Back To The Jungle

A game I would play nearly every weekend since July 2009, but in the last two years I didn’t play anywhere near as often. In fact, played Airsoft only a total of 3 times last year.

And this was the third game for the year to date.

At my peak, I had a total of 15 Airsoft guns in my collection! But last year, I forecast playing this sport less thus I sold most of my toys away and keep a handy 4.

To think I spent most of my weekends in my 20s playing this. It’s been great fun, however I had also missed out on other things I could have done.

While I remain focus and committed to growing my Internet business, I find myself doing a wider variety of activities in the last 12 to 18 months alone: dated more, joined obstacle courses, attending social dances, and this coming weekend parkour and freerunning basics.

This means playing Airsoft a lot less than before but one thing is for sure: every time I’m back to the jungle, it’s always home away from home.

My First Spartan Race

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.

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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!

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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.

Skytrex (Not So) Extreme Challenge

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.

Christmas at QLS Fitness

Ever since I started Musemancer as a company with full-time staff last year, I frequent the gym about 1-2 times a week compared to average 3 times a week before.

With the long holidays, I’ve squeezed in the past two days with gym training at QLS Fitness, and topping off with home training.

Good news is: my chest and arms are more solid now.

Not so good news: somehow the flabs accumulate at the love handles, lol

 

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Andrew “BEAST” Lee and I at the gym today. 🙂

OK current progress update:

Current body weight: 65 KG

  • Squats – 65KG x 6 reps x 4 sets
  • Deadlifts – 100KG x 6 reps x 4 sets
  • Bench Press – 60KG x 6 reps x sets

My goal now is to get rid of the little flabs at the sides, that’d make what will be the perfect body for me! 🙂