My husband and I went for a short jog around the neighbourhood on Monday, the day after he took the photos for the earlier post.
It was a completely spontaneous decision. We were driving home when he asked if I wanted to jog round the housing area. I said yes. So we rushed to change into our sports clothes as soon as we arrived. We wanted to hurry before it got dark.
We walked for a bit and started jogging once we reached a junction leading to the secondary school in Section Two. My husband had no problems running but I was dying!
My throat hurt so bad as my lungs craved for oxygen and my shins were painful. Pounding on tar is so much harder than on the treadmill, I can tell you that!
I felt bad for my husband because he had to wait for me when I couldn’t run up the hill. After I reached the top of the slope, I could barely force myself to run down another. My stamina was THAT bad!
My temples were pounding as I felt the blood rush to my brain. Sweat started pouring profusely out of every pore of my body as soon as we reached home, a short 15 minutes later.
But I felt pretty good after that. I even slept early that night.
We left the office a quarter past six on Tuesday and were in the jam. We arrived in Shah Alam at 7.20pm and decided it was too late to go for a jog. So we went for dinner instead.
My husband had plans to watch the football match between Malaysia and Hong Kong at the stadium today, so we didn’t go for a run today either.
But he will have futsal on Friday, so that means I get 1.5 hours to myself at the gym. I’ll be hitting the treadmill to while away the time.
I’m glad that I get the chance to work out with my husband this week. He was never into running as he’s more of a team sports person. His favourite games are football and volleyball.
I think the interest in running came after watching the film Did You Hear About The Morgans?
A movie poster courtesy of a website called "blog.80millionmoviesfree.com"
The film stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant as a couple who became estranged after a case of infidelity. But they eventually rekindled their love for each other while on a witness protection programme.
In the film, the Morgans jogged together and essentially spent more quality time as a couple and getting to know each other again. I think this was what inspired my husband.
Suffice to say, the movie has grim echoes of bleak episodes in our relationship. I think we both could relate to it as we have the same issues that the fictional couple faced. You don’t know how real some of the scenes felt to me.
It’s amazing how fiction and reality can pan out in the exact way!
I think it’s a brilliant movie because it speaks to me in a way that other films don’t. It’s not the best comedy out there but it’s clumsy, quirky and real. The movie poster does not do justice to the film, IMHO.
What I like most about the film is the ending and how we are where the Morgans were when the movie ended — at a much happier place.
Seen a movie that has lifted your spirits and made you a better person, improve your relationship, etc? Share with me in the comment section!
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