I Am a Dragon Slayer

I slew my first mini dragon at the Hoohatlon 2011 in June 2011: The swim leg was only 100m-odd distance inside Putra Jaya drinking-water Lake, followed by roughly 15km bike route, and ending with a 5km run along the scenic Precinct 6 Park, passing under 5 spectacular bridges & looping at a dam whose access was restricted to the public. At the finishing line, my sense of personal achievement was overwhelming and unforgettable for a newbie to racing events at that time; and you could say that “the rest is history”.

What a Dragon Slayer does is to make his/her own history by searching, facing and overcoming physical & mental challenges whatever they may be. In my case, so far, I have managed to slay the following fearsome dragons, post-Hoohathlon:-

Year 2011

  1. My first Half Marathon in Seremban, July 2011
  2. My first 10km at Siemens, September 2011
  3. My first Full Marathon in Putra Jaya Night Run, October 2011
  4. My first overnight Tri-State Half Marathon in Nibong Tebal, November 2011
  5. My first Adination 7km Trail Run in SPK Cahaya, December 2012
  6. My first Larian Bukit Tangga Negeri Sembilan 12 KM, December 2011

Year of Water Dragon 2012

  1. My 3rd Half Marathon at Newton Challenge on 1st January 2012
  2. My first barefoot Multi-Purpose 12km at Padang Merbok, January 2012
  3. My 4th Half Marathon at Brooks Bukit Jalil, March 2012
  4. My first Kenyir Triathlon, March 2012
  5. My first 80km Dragon Back Ride, April 2012

With each “Dragon Kill”, the Dragon Slayer becomes stronger and stronger by feeding off the energy of the fallen dragon: With each increase in strength & confidence, the Dragon Slayer looks for bigger, harder & fiercer Dragons to slay.

Admittedly, I am still a rookie Dragon Slayer with much to learn, and much more to conquer in the days, weeks, months & years ahead.

Like me, if you have dark demons in your mind, stopping you from reaching your goals and dreams, join me and my friends in our battles to eradicate devilish demons & fire-breathing dragons for good.

About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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