After participating in my first ever run, I’ve come to realise why people take part in marathons/runs. The feeling of completing what you set your mind to do is pretty exhilarating.
I would say I’m a rather determined person, especially when I want to get something done. In uni, I would study till I ended up crying, with notes beside my pillow etc. Simply because I had to prove everyone wrong about my grades in secondary school/poly. Of course I had lots of fun too.. But point is, seeing results generated from sheer hard work is ecstasy.
I took part in the inaugural Pocari Sweat run (5km) last Sunday together with Yasi. It was at Gardens by the Bay and the route went past the Marina Bay Sands as well as the Marina Barrage (which was a killer btw, some serious upslope). Flag off was at 7am so I was up by 5:30am.. Never been up so early in a loooong time!
I ♥ Pocari. I’ve loved them for the longest time. It’s seriously the best sports drink around. I hate carbonated stuff so Pocari really hits the spot for me. Did you know that Pocari is developed based on years of scientific research? The composition of the drink is such that it is made very similar to our body fluid. This is why our bodies process and absorb Pocari much faster than any other isotonic drink – hence replenishing any loss of body fluid much more efficiently.
I also like that Pocari doesn’t contain any artificial sweetening agent. If I’m not wrong, the mild sweetness from the drink comes from sugar cane. Try some before you hit the gym. It really does make a difference. To be honest, I drink Pocari whenever and wherever haha!
P.S. Pocari’s really good for hangovers and headaches too ;)
Now I wonder, will I ever try a 10km run? I used to only be able to run 2-3km (embarrassing max) but now that I’ve done 5km, it’s truly mind over matter :)