Arts and Culture, Running

The Ninja Turtle’s Collection of Outdoor Winter Running Photos

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Up before the sun, for a 6am run. The full moon stares into the silent and frozen landscape.

 

Foggy midday run. The cold and humidity made the Ninja Turtle hurry home for some warm soup.

Foggy midday run. The cold and humidity made the Ninja Turtle hurry home for some warm soup.

That awful day when the winds were gusting 65kph. Not that you can tell by the naked trees with no leaves.

That awful day when the winds were gusting 65kph. Not that you can tell by the naked trees with no leaves.

Trail running through the forest. A word of advice for winter trails, avoid in the following order of importance: puddles of icy water (no matter how waterproof your shoes claim to be, you will be cold and miserable), slippery mud (you may slip and fall), uneven grass patches (you may roll your ankles).

Trail running through the forest. A word of advice for winter trails, avoid in descending order of importance: puddles of icy water (no matter how waterproof your shoes claim to be, you will be cold and miserable), slippery mud (you may slip and fall), uneven grass patches (you may roll your ankles).

Modify usual running routes according to inaccessibility.

Modify usual running routes according to inaccessibility.

Best for last. Beautiful sunny day for today's LSD of 22miles (35.2km). All the same, the Turtle returned with frozen fingers after 4 hours outside.

Best for last. Beautiful sunny day for today’s LSD of 22miles (35.2km). All the same, the Turtle returned with frozen fingers after 4 hours outside.

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Arts and Culture, Travel

Scenes from the Southern Ridges

This weekend, the Ninja Turtle got to mix more family and fitness time, with a walk along the Southern Ridges trail with her relatives. The Southern Ridges trail consists of several sections, and is one of the more popular running routes in Singapore.

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Some of the interesting sights captured on the walk included:

The hothouse nursery at Hort Park. Shhhh.... baby plants resting!

The hothouse nursery at Hort Park. Shhhh…. baby plants resting!

Students from local schools contributing to the national body of public art

Students from local schools contributing to the national body of public art.

Beautiful garden-scaping and resting areas through Hort Park

Beautiful garden-scaping and resting areas through Hort Park.

Cousin of the Ninja Turtle, the Power Ranger explores the vegetable gardens.

Cousin of the Ninja Turtle, the Power Ranger explores the vegetable gardens.

Singa the Lion, a childhood memory for the Ninja Turtle from Singapore's National Courtesy Campaign. He used to teach us how to give up seats on the trains to pregnant women, etc etc.

Singa the Lion, a childhood memory for the Ninja Turtle from Singapore’s National Courtesy Campaign. Thanks to him, an entire generation of Singaporeans learnt how to give up seats on the trains to pregnant women, the elderly, etc etc.

Along the trail, you might encounter exotic fauna. No fear - here is your friendly PSA action plan In Case of Monkeys.

Along the trail, you might encounter exotic fauna. No fear – here is your friendly PSA action plan In Case of Monkeys.

A black-and-white house (that's what they are really called), a 19th century remnant from Singapore's colonial past. These government properties can be leased in 2-year blocks (POA).

A black-and-white house (that’s what they are really called), a 19th century remnant from Singapore’s colonial past. These government properties can be leased in 2-year blocks (POA).

Reflections at Keppel Bay, one of the several architectural peculiarities that have popped up on the island in the last several years.

Reflections at Keppel Bay, one of the several architectural peculiarities that have popped up on the island in the last several years.

Finishing the walk at a cafe, where milkshakes and a bite were very much welcome

Finishing the walk at a cafe, where milkshakes and a bite were very much welcome.

Sans doute, in a year or two, the Power Ranger is going to outgrow the Ninja Turtle *sob*

Sans doute, in a year or two, the Power Ranger is going to outgrow the Ninja Turtle *sob*

GodzillaPin, this one's for you.

GodzillaPin, this one’s for you.

After completing the longest walk in her life thus far, the Power Ranger has earned her rights to ring the Bell of Happiness.

After completing the longest walk in her life thus far, the Power Ranger has earned her rights to ring the Bell of Happiness.

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