I went back to the Truefitness Gym on Tuesday, after being away from the gym for more than 3 months. I need a quick fix and tomorrow's Bootcamp felt so far away. ....such an adrenaline junkie I have become. I tried to kill myself at the gym doing endless leg press, leg extension, bench press, shoulder press but could not get similar dose of Adrenaline as at the Bootcamp.
Today, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 is KL Alpha Session 8 and also the date I am scheduled to address all Proton Edar Northern Region Dealers in Penang. I would have left to Penang last night and missed this morning's Bootcamp session but I did not want to give SHOBHA & SOO PEY the LUXURY to broadcast my LESS THAN 100% attendance!! (tough luck!)
With only 4 hours of sleep preparing the speech and presentation, I arrived at Padang Merbuk at 5:35pm and although I thought it was a full quorum, Sergeant Sim still gave us 10 complimentary grunts... so kind of him!
Today's Bootcamp was all about RUNNING... or was it SPRINTING.......... or a better word RACING!!!!
I was breathless, running & racing with the Delta was like ............ breathing under water or in a plastic bag tied over the head.
Gasping for air HELP... HELP...!!
and the heart rate was dancing at 182bpm...maximum heart rate!!!
I would have given up, stopped running and simply just walked to catch a breath disregarding everybody else but the encouraging voices of Sergeant Sim and fellow Deltas Chia Kai Chun, Doc Malek, Kenny and other Deltas aspired me to continue and run...!!! The 10 V12-speedy Delta members bounced back and ran with us a few times to support us through.... Such was the Spirit of Bootcamp Teamwork........!!!
I burn 910 calories today with an average heart rate of 172bpm.
After the Bootcamp session, I rushed home, showered and quickly attended Fasfik meeting at head office before driving up to Penang.
It was a short 3 hours and 30 minutes drive and we arrived at Proton Edar Northern Region office to be greeted with almost 100% attendance from Proton dealers in Perlis, Penang, Kedah and Ipoh... the Northern region. I was fortunate to chair and spoke non-stop throughout the whole meeting... Otherwise, I may just fall asleep.
After the meeting, we head back to KL and I received an email (via Blackberry) of a Corporate figure and a marathoner Ranjan Das, the President and Chief Executive officer of India Subcontinent.
" Ranjan, 42 years of age, was the youngest CEO of an MNC in India. He was very active in sports, was a fitness freak and a marathon runner. Just after Diwali, on 21st October 2009, he returned home from his gym after a workout, collapsed with a massive heart attack and died.(see: Media)
It was a wake-up call for various corporate personalities and was even more disastrous for runners since Ranjan was an avid marathoner. The question came as to why an exceptionally active, athletic person succumb to heart attack at 42 years of age. "
The Real Reason was the fact that Ranjan used to make do with only 4-5 hours of sleep. (Click Here for more details)
I had a non-stop intensive workout with the Bootcamp on Monday, GYM @ Tueday, Bootcamp again on Wednesday.. and now in Penang with barely 4 hours of sleep......
.........and although I arrived home from Penang at 11pm and was ready to post this KLAS 8 blog... but I was disturbed by the story of Rajan... and went
to bed instead of blogging......
*Errr.. thats not me! ...but quite close
Phew... save by that Rajan-email from an otherwise a 'no good reason' for the delayed blog and might even have to do 40 grunts from SGT SHOBHA & SGT SOO PEY!!! ... ...
On a more serious note, whilst we are all a junkie to Bootcamp, we MUST ALWAYS ensure that we have (at all time) sufficient rest and sleep whilst undergoing intensive training... a minimum of at least 6 hours of sleep is a MUST but it is better if we can get at least 8 hours of sleep.
So SHOBHA, SOO PEY & PUVANTHRA, if you ever feel tired due to lack of sleep or lack of rest... Please take a day-off and do not attend the Bootcamp. I promise and will guarantee that I will BROADCAST your absent at OBC FB page, twitter and all accessible media whilst I happily keep my 100% attendance... alone!!!
Other Bootcamp articles, see: Bootcamp 10, Bootcamp 9, Bootcamp 8, Bootcamp 7, Bootcamp 6, Bootcamp 5, Bootcamp 4, Bootcamp3, Bootcamp2, Bootcamp 1.