Wednesday, August 09, 2006
I awoke with a dizzy spell today, my mind still stressed by my tired body telling me to get back to sleep after a distant run of fourteen-point-four kilometers yesterday. It was part of the conditioning for the upcoming Army Half Marathon on the twenty-seventh this month, and I needed this. I've been missing the training for the past three weeks, and that definitely ain't good. It was a turn-off to have to run in camp, whereby the dull scenery repeats itself in a seemingly endless nine rounds. Alas, the thought of getting the three days off for completing the run gave me some encouragement. (It must be below two hours and thrity minutes.) Welfare comes in such difficult trials nowadays.
The thought of McDonald's Hotcake Meal made me get out of bed with a certain ease, and with a little stomach growl. I've been doing it for the past few weekends, or any mornings I'm at home for that matter. I'm not sure if it's the honey, the melted butter on the hotcakes, or simply my empty stomach being pampered, but it makes me happy for most parts of the day everytime I do so. Maybe it's a psychological conditioning effect brought over from the past, from which I remembered Hotcakes being my childhood favourite meal, almost every morning. Times then were much happier, where all you had to do was say what you wanted, and depending on how reasonable your request was, you'd get it with no qualms or worries. How pampered we were, and how different a life we're living now as compared to that. Totally different. I feel a little old thinking about the past now, but I guess the solitude at home makes you travel back in time sometimes.
Speaking of time travel, it reminds me of Michael Crichton's 'Sphere'. A beautifully written book, although I know some may not appreciate the concepts of scientific facts being in it. I realise I liked his books because the scientific facts he states in his books stir a sense of wonder with every page I read. 'Jurassis Park', 'The Lost World', 'Timeline' and 'State Of Fear', all these books have a certain scientific theme to it. I give credit to his style of writing too. I think I'll go ahead with reading all his books, although I've been warned that some are not as good. A partial reason may be due to me being oblivious to other wonderful writers. I shall slowly discover them. By the way, read 'Sphere'. I highly encourage that. I'm reading 'Prey' by Michael Crichton now.
How time flies when your mind is at rest. Thought of a few things in the sub-conscious zone. Been having a few more dreams lately, and I'm not sure what they mean. There was one that made me happy though, but when I think about it, it's sad to think that the feeling of happiness can only be achieved through dreams. That would be a sad life, wouldn't it? A temporal drug that gives infinite possibilities, on both sides of good and bad. How scary.'Life is a reminder to let us know that death is around the corner.'