The Weekend Runner: Squash

It’s a Sunday night and I am sure most of us dread the thought of going to work again tomorrow. I try my best not to think about Mondays by purposely scheduling an interesting activity every Sunday.  For this week, I decided to pick up squash again.

 

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No I was not swatting a fly

 

Although I am not entirely new to this sport, I still consider myself a beginner because I have not touched a racquet for the past 2 years. The last time I played was during my university days when I get to use the recreational facilities for free. Back then, I did not have any formal training, instead I practiced with a few friends who are already familiar or good with squash. These days I just practice on aiming and running around to keep up with the ball at a nearby clubhouse. But if you are interested to try, I am sure there are plenty of free squash courts around Klang Valley/ KL.

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I found the racquet on sale for only RM60, and I could not resist a good bargain. Best impulsive purchase ever!

 

At the end of the session, squash turned out to be a great complement to my running training. I had a good upper body work out, plus some speed practice because chasing after the ball requires quick bursts of energy.

 

Difficulty: Depending on your fitness level, and willingness to learn

Fun Factor: Fast pace sport, stress-busting

Recommendation: If you are familiar with badminton, then you are recommended to try squash as well

Until next week,

Ainaa, The Weekend Runner.

P/S: Travelling or working outstation is not an excuse to skip working out. I was in Janda Baik for work purposes, and I managed to sneak in a few, quick morning and afternoon runs. Besides, I have always believed that the best way to explore a place is by foot.

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The view beckons for an outdoor run. How can I say no to that?

 

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