At this point, it’s been 9 months I’ve been active in the seminar business. Nearly every week I’d be doing presentations and workshops, though I still train actively by doing near-nightly walks, gym and hikes on weekends.
So I was looking forward to the XS Obstacle Course Race. Even though it’s only 5KM and significantly easier than the Viper Challenges and Spartan Races I joined, the event was to be held back in September but had to be postponed on account of haze.
The race requires a team of 3; we stuck together from start to the finishing line.
My approach to these obstacle races: don’t waste your energy on running; save it for the obstacles.
I look forward to joining more events like this now and then, but not the Viper Challenges (done it like 3-4 times already) and Spartan Race (completed the Trifecta already).
Between the barrage of long holiday weekends and the worsening haze, it affected turnouts for my seminars.
Can you believe it? 3 Mondays that are holidays in a row. And this is the worst haze pollution I’ve seen since 2015. Though still not as bad as back then – back then I could smell fumes in the car and at home!
But the Holiday & Haze combo certainly affects show up rates as people are less inclined to go out, and it sure dampens the overall mood. Just prior to this, I’ve had a 3 consecutive home run streaks with my seminars.
And I picked the wrong time to double down on my events by doing it weekly instead of the usual bi-weekly.
On the brighter side, the holiday streak is over and the haze pollution is expected to last for another week. This morning’s event was a good comeback.
New strategy calls for reverting back to bi-weekly events in Klang Valley; I will be filling the other week in the next city: Johor Bahru.