Runners are a friendly lot for sure. World without strangers :) memang betul diket !
I tried the small park this morning. It looked deserted when I arrived so I decided to run out on the road first, covering 3 rounds and then made my way in. (its a 1.3km stretch)
Met a chinese aunty who had just finished her normal 3 rounds and she sure was chatty. Wished me good morning and immediately noted that I was new! I guess me standing outside the gate looking totally lost did the trick ha ha. Talked with her a bit, and found out that even though its rather quiet its still quite safe to run there - but I am going to get pepper spray and run with it nonetheless. Its rather deserted on weekday mornings. One loop in the park covers slightly more than 1km depending on the path that you take. I havent tried the longest loop yet.
Said my goodbye and started to jog slowly and saw few other people .. passed a few and got some nods and smile. Waaaaa ada orang jb yang friendly he he (i did say my condo ppl aje yang snobbish kan??) .. few abangs and adiks and only 2 ladies including me. Tried my luck and caught up with the lady and gave my salam. She was really nice, and we had a good short chat. I was told weekends the place is quite pack. I am going to try and run in the evening and see the crowd.
I did 7km this morning, test run and enjoyed it. Its not a fantastic place but a place nonetheless. Hopefully the Clark Hatch Gym near my place will reopen in February as they announced on the notice board and I also have a nearby starbucks to lepak and a cinema in the same vicinity. Its not too bad now that I have this combo of run, gym and lepak place. No one to hang out with wont be so bad !
I also bought a spanking new squash racket! I played when I was in my 20's and was actually quite good at it. There is a squash court here in the condo so its gonna be one of my activities, good thing its a game that you can play alone he he :) Now just need to find out if I still remember how to play .. do you let the ball bounce before you hit? or not? hahahaah .. I guess it will come back to me when I start playing? No?
I have been driving around, found the nearest bank, nearest kedai runcit, found all FOUR jusco here and some other gyms, unfortunately its a workout gym only, no aerobics classes. Maybe I should go and register myself for the fitsness instructor course eh? They are looking for candidates, even those without any experience but with the right amount of enthusiasm and stamina LOL. You think I can qualify?? Must ask age limit lah pulak!!! Found the nearest maxis , digi, celcom and P1 centres too. Ha ha. Every day I plan to drive to a nearby town and check out what they have there !
And I am joining the yoga class today here woot woot.