BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon 2014

Assalamualaikum,

Last Saturday, 11/10/2014, I finally participated in Putrajaya Night Marathon 2014 after months of waiting. I participated in the 5km Fun Run with my good friend, a first actually, as I’ve been joining fun runs/walkathons alone.

The night was full of excitement as there were thousands of runnera. The motto for this year’s marathon was NIGHT RUNNER: NULLI SECUNDUS and the running bib is yellow in colour. Last year’s marathon was QUIT AT NEVER with a flourescent orange running bib. I was also on a personal mission to reduce my weight by 31kg. Yes! I’m obese according to BMI standards.

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2 of my brothers also participated in this marathon. Brother no.3 is running the Full Marathon for the 1st time & brother no.5 is also running his 1st ever Half Marathon. Their race started at 8.00pm & 8.30pm respectively. The 10km race & my fun run started at 8.45pm & 9.00pm respectively.

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My personal achievement during the fun run was I managed to run 1km non-stop before I continued with brisk walking for the rest of the 4km. Haha. A big achievement I tell you as compared to what I managed 2 weeks ago in the Pink Charity Run 2014.

But still I was sweating, puffing & aching my muscles trying to finish the event. My friend initially had the intentention of crossing over to the other side of the route & give up. But she managed to overcome that feeling & continued to finish the fun run with me. This was her 1st time running & she love it. I think everyone should join marathon even just once in their lifetime.

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Yeay! I got my finisher medal & certificate of participation.

Ok now I’m going to tell you what I took that helps me in my fun run. I took Shaklee supplements of course! And the combination is this:

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1. ESP Soy Protein Isolate Powder – taken 2 hours before the run to fuel me & keep me from feeling hungry. Also it helps to make me feel full & avoid solid food as eating food may cause heartburn as what I experienced last year.

2. Performance Orange – drank during the race to keep me hydrated longer.

3. Omega Guard – taken 3 capsules immediately after I finished the fun run. This helps to subside the swollen muscle & prevent sore muscle the next day.

4. Ostematrix – taken 4 caplets before I went to bed. Magnesium in Ostematrix helps to ‘massage’ our muscle & let it relax.

And Alhamdulillah in 3 days, I don’t suffer from any muscle ache. Usually, it’ll take me about 7 days. And I hate it so much even if I know it means my muscles are functioning. However, the pain is of muscle ache that lingers on, has cut my enthusiasm to execise.

But now no more!
I have found my ‘magic potion’ to exercise and I can’t wait to run some more. I’m targetting that by next year’s Putrajaya Nighr Marathon, I’m going to run the 10km race!

Salam sayang,

Huda Mahmud
Shaklee ID No.: 928995
H/p no.: 012-2794197 (SMS / WhatsApp / Telegram ONLY)

P/s: Exercise lessen stress & anxiety and I’m inviting you guys to join one.

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The Pink Charity Run 2014

Assalamualaikum,

Today, 28/9/2014, is the first time I joined The Pink Charity Run 2014 & my 2nd 5km marathon of the year. The Pink Charity Run is organized by Pantai Hospital in support and awareness of breast cancer.

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I started my day at 5.30am with 5 tablets of Alfalfa Complex, 1 tablet of Sustained Release Vita-C & 1 tablet of Zinc Complex. Well, this is my normal morning supplement routine anyway for detox & strengthening my immune system. I learned the hard way in my 1st ever marathon last year that you don’t run when you just ate 2 hours before. It will give you heartburn which really hurts.

So in order not to run on empty stomach too, but not wanting to eat something 1 1/2 hour before the race, the best option for me is Mealshake & ESP – Soy Protein Isolate Powder. My favourite source of protein shakes to energize the body so early in the morning for the race. I just mix few spoonful of both powder in a shaker & shake!

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As a preparation to hydrate myself during the race, I also prepared my special marathon drinks – Performance Orange mix with Cinch Tea Mix. Performance Orange is known to hydrate the body faster than the usual isotonic drinks and taste less sweet. It is used by American athletes to make world record! Cinch Tea Mix is a drink that helps to increase your metabolism. I really need it as I was quite sleepy! Haha.

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After Subuh at 5.50am I drove from Sg Buloh to Setia Alam in Klang. When I reach there around 6.30am, the road leading to the Setia Welcoming Centre, the starting point of the race, was already full of cars! I had to detour & parked 500m away from the Centre. At 6.45am while I was still walking towards the Starting Line, the organizer let off the 12km run participant. My 5km run started at 7am.

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I mostly walk all the way with some small jogs here and there. I saw everyone did the same anyway. Haha. Well, it is more of a family event than a professional race. With running, it doesn’t what age you are, it’s never too late to start. And here I am, a 35 year old, obese woman just starting to run walking is more like it.

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I finishes my race in 1 hour 2 minutes. A normal time for walking 5km. I didn’t even stop to have a drink at the water station. My Performance Orange & Cinch Tea Mix kept me going. My legs did felt at one point it wanted to stop but I focus my mind ahead and keep saying, “You’re going to finish it. Just keep going!” And finish I did.

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Yeay! And I got a medal too. You know, those medals that you get in a race is what kept me going. After the race I watched all the the top 10 winners received their trophy. The top 5 received a watch sponsored by Seiko. The veterans run quite fast too! I’m in awe of them as I can’t run properly yet & I’m much younger.

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Tonigh I need to take my other supplement, Ostematrix, which will help to relax the muscle. This will lessen the muscle sore which I normally experience the day after the race. What can I say, I seldom exercise & my muscle are not used to running. But Ostematrix really helps a lot because sore muscle is what puts me off when I want to exercise.

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Overall, I had a wondeful day. I have 2 more marathons to go for this year which is Putrajaya Night Marathon on 11/10/2014 and Standard Chartered KL Marathon on 12/10/2014. A back to back race
Oh my! What have I got myself into??

Salam sayang,

Huda Mahmud
Shaklee ID No.: 928995
H/p No.: 012-2794197 (SMS / WhatsApp / Telegram)

Of Marathon: My New Like

Assalamualaikum,

I’m quite new with all this marathon/walkathon thingy. In fact just under a year. I started joining my first ever marathon in Putrajaya, Malaysia by accident at the persuasion of my brother who runs every day. It was night marathon & I join the 5km fun run route. I walked rather than run all the way. My brother joined the half-marathon that night.

Since then I’ve joined 2 more marathon & walkathon. All 5km route. This month I’ll be joining the Pink Charity Run on 28/9/2014, also a 5km run & next month in October after Raya Haji, I’ll be joining my 2nd 5km Putrajaya Night Marathon on 11/10/2014. The next morning on 12/10/2014 I’ll be joining Standard Chartered KL Marathon also a 5km route. My brother commented on my Instagram, “5km je?” (5km only?), well at least I’m starting somewhere aren’t I? For someone who never runs all her life, this is quite challenging! Anyway, my 2 brothers will be joining the Putrajaya Night Marathon too but theirs will be the Half Marathon & Full Marathon. My best friend who will be joining for the 1st time too will take part in the 5km run! Yeay, I’m happy :):)

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The race kit for Putrajaya Night Marathon is already here. Can’t wait to run this time, as you may have read my past entry regarding last year marathon that I suffered from heart burn due to my own mistake!

This year I’m going to take care of my diet properly.

First thing, when I feel hungry 2-3hours before the race, I’ll take Cinch Shake Mix & ESP mix with yoghurt drink so that I’ll feel full much longer.

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During the race, rather than drink the isotonic drinks provided at the 2.5km check point, I’ll just drink Performance Orange to dehydrate as it is well known to be used amongst athletes in the US. If you’ve tasted Performance you’ll find that it is not as sweet tasting as the other isotonic drink. Plus, Performance can reduce muscle ache & cramps after the marathon

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Before sleep, I need to take Ostematrix so that I will not have sore muscle, which is a normal occurence for someone who doesn’t run that much. Plus I have another marathon the next morning (Oh! What have I got myself into?!)

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Well, that is all the supplement I need to assist my body in the run.

You can have all these too if you’re taking up running for the 1st time. Let’s run for health!

Salam sayang,
Huda Mahmud
Shaklee ID No.: 928995
H/p No.: 012-2794197 (SMS / WhatsApp / Telegram)
Email: huda.mahmud@gmail.com

IMPIAN TERCAPAI : BERLARI!

Assalamualaikum,

Sudah seminggu berlalu rupanya sejak saya masuk Putrajaya Night Marathon 2013 pada Sabtu 19/10/2013. Tarikh larian itu juga sebenarnya 2 bulan selepas saya operation apendiks & ‘ruptured cyst’ (akan saya cerita nanti).

Sebelum tu risau juga sebab takut merasa sakit sebab tak pasti dah benar-benar sembuh atau tidak..tapi dalam 2 bulan selepas operation tu memang saya amalkan pengambilan Shaklee untuk mempercepatkan penyembuhan.

Ok, back to marathon.
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Pure Hydration

Assalamualaikum,

Semakin lama saya semakin menambah produk Shaklee dalam hidup saya. Yang terbaru saya mengambil Shaklee Performance. Rasa macam air oren walaupun adalah hint sikit air 100Plus tu.

 

RM82.50 (539g)
RM82.50 (539g)

 

Shaklee menggelarkannya PERFORMANCE DRINK ialah kerana telah terbukti di makmal (ujian makmal bersama-sama high-level athletes) bahawa:
  1. Meminimumkan kehilangan cecair untuk memantapkan hidrasi badan. Kurang rasa haus.
  2. Mengalirkan elektrolit sepenuhnya ke seluruh badan, termasuklah kalsium & magnesium (tiada pada minuman isotonik jenama lain).
  3. Menstabilkan paras glukosa di dalam darah untuk mengekalkan tenaga berterusan, serta menambah stamina.
Performance Drink ini sesuai diambil ketika :
  • cuaca panas melampau (badan dehydrated)
  • badan tidak sihat (demam/ selesema/ cirit-birit)
  • beriadah
  • dan lain-lain lagi.
 
Golongan yang sesuai mengambil Performance Drink
  1. Mereka yang aktif bersukan .
  2. Mereka yang berpuasa (diambil semasa sahur dan berbuka).
  3. Mereka yang menghidap gout.
  4. Ibu yang menyusukan anak.
  5. Ibu hamil yang mengalami muntah kronik (terutama muntah air) akibat dari morning sickness, dan tiada selera makan.
  6. Mereka yang kurang minum air.
  7. Mereka yang kerap sakit kepala.
  8. Bila rasa nak demam, atau sedang demam.
  9. Kanak-kanak yang demam.
  10. Menggantikan minuman ringan terutama yang berkarbonat (kerana Performance Drink tiada karbonat!)

 

P/s:

  1. I’m preparing myself for the upcoming month of Ramadhan, so this Shaklee Performance is good to keep me hydrated during the fasting month (since I work on site half the week anyway) & to keep me energized for the ibadah
  2. Performance adalah salah satu dari set Might 3 Gem Programme – ESP + Meal Shakes + Performance