So I experienced my first flat tire on my car after around 2.5 years of ownership. It was a rather interesting affair as I normally carry a spare tire around with me and the puncture occurred during the one time I didn’t carry my spare. Talk about bad luck.
First of all, a friend loaned my tire repair kit which consisted of a manual jack and the tools to remove the rim. Thank goodness the lock nut was not stored together with that kit! But because of friends about, I managed to borrow a hydraulic jack (the ones you find at the tire repair shop) which made things very easy. Also I wanted to borrow the pressure gun to loosen up the nuts but they were all in use at the time.
The manual method was fine and within 5 minutes, I got the rim out and inspected the tire. There was an obvious hole in it and I thought I needed to patch it up. Richie was kind enough to drive me to Dengkil to patch up the tire with the risk that no tire shops were opened on a Sunday. Thankfully on the way out, I stopped by and asked CB and he gave me directions to a nearer tire shop.
Within 15 minutes we arrived at the shop and gotten the tire patched but alas, the hole was too big and the patch job which costs RM5 still had a slow leak. I knew I had to change tires anyway for the fronts so I didn’t really think much of it.
3 days after the whole incident, I just realised I had a tire sealant kit in my trunk. Talk about forgetfulness. That would have sealed up the tire without much issues!
And speaking of spare tires, I just started a new habit after my 2 week stint in Australia, that is trying to be a bit healthier. So I started going to the gym and gotten a personal trainer to torture me. It is now day 3 of the torture and I am completely worned out. My arms are completely weak and I have two more sessions this weak.
All this to remove my spare tire around my tummy. At the start of last week, the personal trainer weighed me and the results are……..an appalling 111.7kg. I am definitely in the obese category with body fat at around 34% and muscle mass of 41%. My target, to hit 87-90kg by the end of June. So far it has worked out pretty well, I just weighed myself today and I was already at 107.3kg.
Let’s see how well it goes after the next two sessions. Hopefully I would have dipped below 100kg by the 27th of April where I will be participating in the TimeToAttack Event!
Having covered the event last year, I was drawn in by the atmosphere and fun of the event, so this time, I hope that I can have a bit more fun as a participant.