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Pushing myself

Ever feel so frustrated with yourself that you just push yourself to the maximum and don’t give a damn about what happens to you? The past couple of weeks I’d been busy with my new job and tons of research and documentation and I hardly got any time to indulge in my model kits or exercise. Yesterday after a very satisfying lunch I thought ‘ok enough is enough, time to get this lazy ass back on the right track’

I drove to Shuwaikh KNPC KPC area and parked my car right at the very end of the lot and after warming up I started off at a brisk pace towards Sharq. Initially I thought I might be able to jog all the way till Kuwait Towers but as I went ahead I realized that may be too optimistic so I thought I’ll keep going till my legs can’t take it anymore. I had a full bottle of ice cold Gatorade and a playlist with Avial, Apollo 440 and Tron OST and the weather was perfect. It was about 40 degrees in our residential area but at the beach it was probably just about 28 or 30 degrees and there was a constant breeze which made things easier.

I jogged and speed walked all the way till Souk Sharq and I needed to stop at the shops there to fill up on water and that’s when I started to feel the fatigue. I understood that as long as I kept moving my body wouldn’t signal me that I was getting tired but when I stopped at the shop all of a sudden my knees felt weak and my calves started cramping up. It didn’t feel like I could go another inch forwards so I filled up my bottle and walked all the way back to my car. After uploading my run data I was happy to find out that I had broken my previous record of 12 Kms during the Taj Mahal run and also increased my top speed from 13 Kmph to 15 Kmph. Here’s the run data;

2011-08-12 18:57 (End)

From KNPC Shuwaikh to Souk Sharq

Created by My Tracks on Android.

Total Distance: 13.32 km (8.3 mi)
Total Time: 2:08:25
Moving Time: 2:05:20
Average Speed: 6.22 km/h (3.9 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 6.38 km/h (4.0 mi/h)
Max Speed: 15.30 km/h (9.5 mi/h)
Min Elevation: -25 m (-83 ft)
Max Elevation: 15 m (50 ft)
Elevation Gain: 283 m (929 ft)
Max Grade: 16 %
Min Grade: -18 %
Recorded: Fri Aug 12 18:57:09 GMT+03:00 2011
Activity type: jogging