Sun Moon Lake Marathon 2018

2018 Sun Moon Lake Marathon¬†falls on 28 October 2018 and it is a scenic run, giving you 6H30M to cover the entire course leisurely and time to explore Tai Chung City on your own. Yes, I am taking part in this Marathon and hope to provide day-to-day coverage on this event as a Vacathoner. This... Continue Reading →

Change in Perspective

One of the route that I used to take is into Japanese Garden and exit via Chinese Garden. I thought that the path is closed but there's actually a small pedestrian path that leads to Japanese Garden. What a discovery and I saw this when I am taking a double deck bus that passes there.... Continue Reading →

Hands Off….your phone.

This is true only to those elite runners. There's a lot of people checking their phone, replying messages, taking photo and even making calls. My opinion is that there might be only 2 situations that one don't check their phone. 1. The battery is dead. 2. They are sleeping and it's on night mode.....or do... Continue Reading →

Sophisticated Runner

There are lots of personal monitors for sports nowadays and it is getting ever more sophisticated. For me, it started with Polar watch that comes with chest strap that monitors distance and heart rate. Then it follows by Garmin with chest strap and then Jabra wireless headphone with built-in HRM + iPhone. Now, I am... Continue Reading →

Pit Stop

Pit Stop service for Sundown Marathon tomorrow, available for all runners and you can make appointment 1km in advance. If this is not available, the app will route you to the next nearest available. Wonder how's the take up rate going to be like and the distance their guarantee distance before next change. Good Luck... Continue Reading →

Importance of Target

What's the big deal in setting a target for Vacathoner? Well, it's challenging to keep myself motivated for covering longer distance if I do not have a target in mind. What's the best target? Register yourself for a Marathon! You have an end in mind and tends to work out training schedule to meet that.... Continue Reading →


Do it or not doing it? It's always my dilemma for this as when I am sleeping, I will think of going for a jog. When I am jogging, I will think of resting on my bed. Thus, it's a struggle between Road and Bed. One of the way to overcome this is to have... Continue Reading →

Don’t give up

I recall that in my first Marathon, my thought then was to give up at half way point as my right leg was hurting as I jog. When I am approaching the half way point, I told myself that I need to hang on until that point. However, I later realised that I actually missed... Continue Reading →

Left, Right, Left, Right….

There are people who asked me how do I run a Marathon. Well, the most simple answer is to move your left foot forward, then right foot, then left foot, right foot, left foot.......and keep breathing while doing all these. Just like what Gimli had said in The Two Towers - Lord of the Rings...."Keep... Continue Reading →

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