Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Walk to Remember

I couldn’t believe that I’ve actually walked 22km from our office (Braddell Road) to Terminal 2 Changi Airport. I guess no one will believe but yes, we did it!!

It’s all started on Monday when the Management had our Capstone MBA session where we were talking about BELIEF.. So our CEO, Michael, suggested that we should walk from our office to Changi Airport for our Wednesday Health is Wealth. Most of us shocked! We knew that we couldn’t do it for sure cos it will be a long walk.. But according to Michael, if we believe in ourselves, we know that we can do it.. We can reach Changi Airport.

So with the belief that we had in ourselves, we were ready to go for the Capstone TGR Challenge. Before that planning were done by our Health Is Wealth guru, Jerome. Routes were all planned, enuff food & drinks, safety measures were done and we were all ready to go.

In fact I was a bit skeptical whether to join the 22km walk cos I’m unsure if I have the stamina to complete the whole journey. Fear but yet excited on the event. Since most of them had set their mind to go, I followed them. Anyway we were not forced to complete the journey. We can fall out anytime we want.

So 14 of us set off from our office at 3.40pm after our warming up session led by Farhan.

The routes that I can vividly remember were:-
- Braddell Road
- Toa Payoh Lorong 8
- Potong Pasir
- Bendemeer
- Whampoa
- Kallang Bahru
- Mountabtten Road
- Old Airport Road
- Fort Road
- East Coast Beach
- Budget Terminal
- Terminal 2

2 Pitstop – Carpark B1 (light food & drinks) & F2 East Coast (light food, sugarcane drinks & tea) - all thanks to Cik Husin.

Challenges: Walking along ECP grass area. Lotsa pot-holes and uneven grass walkway.

Fall out: 1 colleague Casualties: none except our legs are still sore and pain (I'm feeling it now still, cant even walk properly)

Arrival at Terminal 2 was at 10.45pm. It took us 7 hrs, 14 mins & 59 secs. Our CEO then gave us a treat at Swensens for our late dinner/supper. Eyes were half closed by then but the feeling that we've actually completed our journey was priceless... Great achievement I must say! Not forgetting the bonding that we had and most importantly the support that we received from one another.. That was priceless too! :)

A walk that I will remember for the rest of my life…. We are given an off day today. And my left leg is super aching... ouch!

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