Friday, September 12, 2008

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Trip

My ankle injury has been the longest injury I've had and it took more than two weeks of running from me. On the first week of the injury, I had to resort to lots of cross training that opened doors for me to experience cycling and swimming. The second week of my injury was another adventure, but unfortunately it did not involve running, cycling, nor swimming. It was a trip to Kuala Lumpur with my family.

Since I am unable to run nor cross train, the next best exercise is a long walk. And walking definitely fits our agenda at KL.

If you have been to Malaysia before, you would know that riding a taxi cab can be expensive. Fortunately, the guest house where we stayed was at the center of the city and is walking distance to most places of tourist attraction. The Petronas tower for example in my estimate is 3KM away from where we were staying.

We had only 3 basic agendas during the trip. Eat, Shop, and Sight See. Here are some pictures of our trip:

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We stayed at KL for 4 days 3 nights and as a Tech geek I had to at least get a hold of some of their cheap digital gadgets.

We went to the Digital Mall and I was blown away with their really cheap gadgets. I was able to buy myself an HP 120GB Portable Media Driver for only 199RM (approx. PHP2600). Also got myself a headset for only 10RM (approx PHP130).

After more than two weeks of hibernating from running, yesterday was my break. After office, I checked my ankle and there wasn't much pain and so I went to the gym and hit the treadmill. Although it was a treadmill run, it was so sweet. It was my first run after 2 long weeks of rest. I did 6K and I was happy with it. This morning I did 5K and so far, my right ankle seems to be responding well. The good thing was I was still able to tuck a bike after the run.

9 comments:

The foreign runner said...

It looks beautifull there, would still love to go one or other time. I am glad you are able to run again. Dont stop the cycling now as we must still go one or other time. My question is, where did you get the recipe to make such a beautiful child? It must be the mommy...

Tech Spec said...

Philip - Yeah we still have an appointment. Maybe after the Animo Sprint tri we could have a long ride together. Haha about the recipe, yeah it must be my wife, and a little prayer. We asked for a beautiful daughter and there she is. :)

sfrunner said...

Hi Taki. Nice post and pictures. Glad that you're recovering and running a little bit again.

Take care and will see you soon!

Tech Spec said...

Thanks Wayne. I'm getting the hang to run again.

See you this November. :)

Gigi said...

HI! I love the family photo with the Petronas tower as the back-drop! Looks like you all had a wonderful time..

Tech Spec said...

Hi Gigi, thanks for dropping by. :)

It took us time to get that photo. We wanted to get the whole picture of the Petronas though, but it was too tall, so that was the best photo we could take.

I saw your blog too and its nice. :) I hope you don't mind if I add you to my blog list. Thanks.

marga said...

awwww family trip. :) i remember tuloy that day we biked together i saw the family man in you. nakakatuwa :) can't wait to meet the wifey and the little princess one of these days

Tech Spec said...

Thanks marga. Your going to KL din right? I hope you'd enjoy your trip as well. :)

marga said...

yup from oct 2-9. for work though. groan.