And I was told that of the three races held so far, I had joined the toughest!
I believe that. This is probably twice the difficulty of Viper Challenge. 20 kilometers with 30 obstacles, with a lot of windy uphill and unforgiving terrain. Rain made an already tough challenge, tougher. This made VP look like a walk in the park, really.
Starting the race with a 80% healed lower back injury, I was careful not to injure myself when attempting each obstacle, and when doing burpees for penalty I took my time to cautiously do the routine as to avoid the sharp pain on my lower back.
I had failed at a lot of the obstacles and half way through the race, legs were giving in – and I consider myself someone with good walking and jogging stamina.
In all, it took me around 6 hours to complete everything. Crossing the finishing line to get the medal felt really good, and I thought it would take nearly forever to get there!
Not sure if I want to do it again. Right now I feel like getting a shower to wash off cakes of mud, treat myself to a solo pizza party and sleep for a century.
After DBA Jakarta, we extended our stay here for another two days. Sovi and Jen took time off to bring us around including: Pantai Indah Kapok, Mangrove, Time Machine (my most favorite and highlight of the trip!), Korean BBQ, LemonGrass Bogor, and Little Venice @ Puncak.
Gotta admit, it was a bit of a guilty pleasure as I have a launch coming soon with Kate (this being her first) and I barely got anything done in the past several days.
Great trip overall to wrap up our visit to Jakarta!
Last year I went to DBA Surabaya Live as a speaker, this time I returned as an attendee. Joining me from Malaysia are my ex-interns Shaun and Cally, workshop student Kate, and newcomer Charis 🙂
There were about 70+ people attending this event, and even though I think some parts of the event could have been improved we got what we came for: networking and connections building. Plus, catching up with friends in this business from long ago.
Didn’t get much work done as Internet is sluggish at JS Luwansa and with long hours at the event. I reasoned that I do a launch almost every month but it’s not all the time I get to meet my business associates and friends face-to-face.
Spent a good 4 days here receiving luxury and pampered treatment, lol.
After the event, we extended another two more days stay to visit Jakarta…
Went on a short vacation and took my mom to Disney Land in Hong Kong (yep, Hong Kong again… even though I was here just last month!)
With a lot going on this isn’t the best time for me to be on holiday, but I figure I can always make more money anytime.
Also, I promised her long ago to take her on a long overdue vacation and originally, the idea was to go to Europe. However it doesn’t seem that safe now, and my business is demanding more of my time than before, I wouldn’t have been able to properly plan the trip.
So, Disney Land it was.
Your parents won’t be forever young; if you can you should take them out for a treat while they still have the health and mobility to enjoy!
It’s been probably 3 years since I last went to Skytrex. Came back here again with Kiwi Piwi and first timer Jun.
There were some notable changes at Taman Cahaya Shah Alam: Entrance is a different place, the bus seats have changed, there were some upgrades to the Skytrex entrance facility…
… And downgrades in the obstacle course itself 🙁
The course is shorter this time with some obstacles from before clearly removed, and we weren’t used to the new magnetic U and C ‘click’ hooks, totally unlike the carabiners we’re already familiar with.
Finished the course in easily 1.5 to 2 hours, and that’s us taking our own sweet time; could have finished it in under an hour if we wanted to.
Good morning workout, but have to say it’s a little disappointing experience this time.