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