Last Saturday, wifey and I went running with some friends of mine. As a challenge, we decided to go somewhere new and ended up at MacRitchie Reservoir, where there is a 5km looping trail with much nicer views than just a stadium and track.

On hindsight, this zig-zagging bridge should’ve been a clear sign that something was not right about this place

Now a 5km loop doesn’t sound that bad, but what I wasn’t prepared for was the fact that it’s pretty much constantly uphill! 

There’s some law of physics that if something goes up, it must come down. Well, that doesn’t apply to MacRitchie Reservoir because it was just uphill and uphill in a way that should not be physically possible. I don’t know if it’s because there’s some strange inter-dimensional flaw here, or if it was because we were jogging in Ellen Page’s dream… but it just wasn’t right.

It was like jogging in Escher’s drawing of the Penrose Stairs! How else you could you run a loop that’s constantly uphill and still end up where you started?

This was what jogging at MacRitchie Reservoir felt like

Hmmm… come to think of it, this whole experience really reminded me of working in Singapore, for some strange reason.

About Drew

I love my kids, my wife movies and video games (in no particular order). Sometimes my dog too, but he likes to stink up my pillow these days.

3 responses »

  1. hey drew … sounds like San Francisco. What you think is the top of the hill is just the crest that leads to another hill that leads to another hill and so forth.

    • drewpan says:

      Hahaha oh man… but SF is the perfect setting for videogames like Crazy Taxi and Sonic the Hedgehog – but of course, going downhill. Have you seen them?

  2. zezil says:

    oh. what an analogy!

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