Jun 26, 2016

Another step(s) closer to Ultra

So, this happened.

What's the trick this time? 
Train with someone with a better pace than you. My running partner runs at 6'45 and my best record was 7'10 (comfort zone at 7'30, lazy mode at 7'45). 
So when we run together, I pushed my self to stay at my best, and even better! At the end of the run, I could not believe myself that I can manage to run in that pace all 17K through.

PS: I lost one toe nail.

Jun 13, 2016

Training to be Ultra Crazy

Since I managed to not die on this hilly 12K run last May: Lari Masuk Desa, I suddenly feel that I need to convince myself about my first half marathon.
But, I missed the registration for Bali Marathon (booooo to self!), and the closest thing I have in the country is... an Ultra Marathon of 25K in September!
"Suddenly" I found myself registered for the race and now panicking! What was I thinking? I cannot do 25K! And it is an ULTRA; the trek will be hilly and hard and it's basically a trail run!
Fortunately my two Marathon runner friends (like 10 half Marathons a year kinda people) convinced me that with proper training, my body will be able to do it. 
"It is your mind that needs convincing." she said.

Last weekend, I did a 10K run on Saturday at 7:10 pace. And on Sunday, I ran a 15K!! My pace was slower in 15K (7:20) but it was such a new found glory! I never thought that I could do that and now I know that I can, I cannot wait to run farther!
My training game is still long and far but now I feel that my mentality is at a much better stage.
Also, I am training with Nike Zoom Pegasus 32 and I recently learned that compression socks are helpful for me in running a longer distance. No more shin problems!

Any of you training with the same type of shoes or running gear? If not, please share with me what's your fave gears are and why.

Jun 2, 2016

You in Five Words

The past month, I was in this intersection in my career life. After a long thought, I finally made up my mind last week. Disappointing a few, and being questioned by some, I have given my best decision on which road I am taking.
It is funny how things will try to distract you from fulfilling your true destiny. And I know how far I am from my true calling. But at least, today, I know I am not making myself any further from it.

Oh, remember this "You in Five Words" post from two years ago? I tried asking myself again then compare it with my previous answers.

The titles I am giving myself today are:
Movie Maker

And I am gratefully accepting the changes. 
There are three new ones and I can examine them as simple as:

Movie Maker- As a rookie, I think I did a good job and I worked with a well-oiled team. When I was working on my movie script, I was in 99% of self-doubt. But that changed immediately as soon as I submitted them.

Lover- This is a significant change to "Selfish." It was easy, you know, to be selfish and take no one's opinion into your consideration in making life decisions. But I am in love with someone now and I am enjoying every part of it.

Runner-"In my mind, you are a Kenyan." is written in one Marathon signage I know that my pace is nowhere near them. But this running journey has brought me to realize that my strength is in my endurance. I am training for longer runs now. As in... Ultra Marathon. It freaks me out. To the smallest nerves. But that is how I know that I should do it.

Did you write your own"You in Five Words."? Any changes?

May 29, 2016

Best Short- Viewers Choice

"In every victory, let it be said on me. That my source of strength, my source of hope, is in Christ alone."

Some details and photos coming soon, but this one is to show you how grateful I am (and the team) for  this award. Not bad for a rookie script writer, yes?
The team who have worked hard for this movie are the best treasures I found this year!

ps: For those who have not seen the movie, I need to share that at the moment we have taken the videos from the internet for further promotion and possibilities of submitting it for other competitions.



May 17, 2016

Aku Memanggilmu Ibu

A few months ago, aiming to join a short film competition, I sent my movie script to one production house in Bali. At first, I was only expecting to get a half sponsorship in producing the movie. Fortunately, the company agreed to do a full one. 
To share more, the movie script was an adaptation of my two short stories combined: Aku Memanggilmu Ibu and Mencari Bapak.

Sleepless nights and double hours, and 24*3 hrs of shooting time then become my additional routines for one month long. Not to mention the post production work. I cannot tell you how much I have learned from the experience. Film makers are exceptionally talented!

After waiting for a month after submitting the movie, I finally received the letter. "Aku Memanggilmu Ibu" (I Call You Mother) is shortlisted as Top 10 Finalists!
If you'd like to see the behind-the-scenes, please click here

And, I am humbled to request for your support by doing these steps below:  
1.Go to the YouTube channel link below. 
2.Watch and press­čĹŹif you smile/cry/laugh/hold your breath while watching it. Under comments section, write down your email address and the reason why you like it to stand a chance winning prizes from the organizer.
3.Voting ends 22 May, please share with your friends and families who also love to watch movies and like to participate in #celebratingwomen.

ps: And of course, to God be the glory!


May 8, 2016

Three's a Charm: Three Current Obessions

Moving a few steps away from heavy topics, I want to ask: What are your current obsessions? Other than trying to keep my frizzy hair in sane shape, my current obsessions are as follows...

Yes, you've guessed it. "The Jungle Book" got me. I fell asleep watching "The Notebook" and I did not shed a tear over "PS. I love You". But I sobbed like a hungry baby during the scene of when Mowgli leaves the pack.
Kudos, Jon!

Obviously, my recent trip to Tanjung Puting has elevated my adoration over Dr. Birute Galdikas. And guess what is coming for me soon? My boyfriend has ordered the first copy of Reflections of Eden for me. Signed by the Dr. herself!

I am probably the last person who purchased them, I know! But it was so hard to find the right size for me. It took me almost a year! So at the moment, I am looking forward to wear them in as many events possible.
Here are some of styling tips I'd like to try: Stan Smith Styling Ideas.

Tell me yours, lovelies!

Tennis Club after this?

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