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Shoot, where are my shoes?

Wednesday, June 28, 2006
I have new shoes, but dang it! I miss my old pair. Where are they? Ppppth.

Anyway, I bought a new pair of Asics yesterday evening from Queensway. It looks like this (I am too depressed to take a real picture of the shoes):

The shoes are great though -- I hardly felt them in my run yesterday evening. The store I usually patronise (with the lousy service and good price) actually sold out of the Asics GT-2110, so I tried on the Asics 1110 instead, but it just wasn't as good. Am glad that at least one of the stores had the Asics GT-2110 in stock.

Did you know that Queensway is now fixed-price? I paid about $20 more for my pair of shoes than I did last year, because apparently a new agent has taken over and has decreed that shoes can only be given a maximum of 25% discount. Pppth. Considering that I paid $20 more for the last pair than for the previous pair, and $20 more now for this pair than the lost pair, I would have to conclude that PRICES ARE SKYROCKETING!

Good thing I don't have a gym membership.

I was tempted to get the Mizuno Wave Inspire instead because of the 30% discount for Mizuno Wave Run participants, but it worked out to be only a $20 difference between something I love and trust, and something I'm not too sure about. The Mizuno was okay, but it wasn't the kind of shoe that made you exclaim, "Sweet! You are mine! It's a deal!" the moment you put them on.

I think I will go broke by twenty dollar bills.

Army Half Marathon

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

27 Aug 2006, 5:30am

$18 for non-Safra members

A 10km Sheares Bridge Run is also available ($12 each).  Check out their website for more detail.

Registration is open from 3 Jul onwards at all SAFRA clubs.

New Balance REAL Run

20 Aug 2006,

Run over sand, trail and pavement in this Sentosa 10km Run.  At $25 a head, this is a pricey run as far as runs go Check out their comprehensive website for more info.

Registration open at

HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok Clubhouse
2 Bukit Batok West Avenue 7 S(659003)

HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse
31 Ah Hood Road S(329979)

New Balance Technical Centre
60 Alexandra Terrace #02-09
The Comtech S(118502)

New Balance Concept Shop
3 Temasek Boulevard #02-057
Suntec City Mall S(038985)

New Balance Concept Shop
252 North Bridge Road #B1-79/94
Raffles City Shopping Centre S(179103)
*Opening July �06

Liang Court Shopping Centre
177 River Valley Road S(179030)

Century Square
2 Tampines Central 5 S(529509)

Hougang Mall
90 Hougang Avenue 10 S(538776)

Tiong Bahru Plaza
302 Tiong Bahru Road S(168732)

White Sands Shopping Centre
1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3 S(518457)

Sports Fashion
1 Queensway #01-45
Queensway Shopping Centre S(149053)

Mizuno Wave Run

Mizuno Wave Run 23 July 2006 (10km)

$10 Fun Run; $15 Competitive

This 10km run is supposedly the worst organised and hottest run in Singapore.  It is held in the Kovan area: the route starts at Kovan Hub and loops back on Tampines Road.  The goodie bag includes a $39.90 Mizuno event tee (which looks lime green in the brochure) and a drawstring shoebag (for competitive runners only).  At registration, you will be a given a chance to purchase any full-priced Mizuno product at a 30% discount.

Registration opens from 23 June at:

Mizuno Paragon #04-37/38
Mizuno Marina Square #03-120/121
World of Sports Isetan Orchard Level 4
World of Sports Plaza Singapura #03-13/14
World of Sports Jurong Point #02-29
World of Sports Toa Payoh Blk 192 Lor 4 #01-674
World of Sports Heartland Mall #03-10
World of Sports Takashimaya Level 4
Feder Sports #02-53 Peninsula Plaza
Running Lab #03-20 Funan IT Mall

In memory of you

If I ran slow, it was not your fault
For you were sleek and swift
As light as cloud, as fast and wind
A knight's horse with a rubber sole
You wore the garment of elves
Turquoise silver, green and grey
Taking the brunt with every step,
Always selfless, true and kind,
Eight months is far too short
To count your days as mine.

(October 17, 2005 - 26 June, 2006)


Arrghhhhhhhh! I left my shoe bag in the bus to work this morning!!!! My Asics are shuttling to Woodlands Regional Interchange even as I blog!!!!!!

Update: Argghhhh! SMRT searched the bus I was on but didn't find anything. Argghhhh!

Update: 24 hours have gone by and the hope of retrieving my shoes is dwindling. I really thought I would get them back too, since I have an ID card with my name and contact number in the shoe bag, and I don't see why anyone should want my used shoes. Aw well. I'm just glad I didn't have my running clothes in the bag as I usually do.