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#AdeleWFOTM – Allison Yee

This month’s feature goes to Allison Yee!

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If you’re into TRI, you’d definitely know this girl! We have not actually met in person but we’re connected via social media (THANK YOU SOCIAL MEDIA!).

She’s the definition of someone who works really hard and has earned all her podium finishes! Read on to find out a lil more about her!


 

1. What’s your main sport?

My main sport is running but I started cycling and swimming too. Now, I am into triathlons.

2. How did you get into it?

I was influenced by my triathlete friends and my boyfriend who is also a triathlete! I remember going into a bike shop alone in my hometown, Kuantan, bought a roadbike for myself and joined the local cycling group. I took it as part of my training to become a triathlete.

3. Do you join any groups (running grp, tri grp, cycling grp etc)? If yes, which group?

Yup! M3X for Triathlon; P2K and Team NATO for cycling.

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4. Your profession:

Student. Currently studying in UPM.

5. How do you juggle work/studies and your sport?

Tough question! It was hard at first. I was tired all the time. But as time went by, my body started to adapt. Definitely requires discipline and consistency.

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6. Do you have a training schedule? What is it like?

Yes, I do! It is very important when you’re still a student. I will have my run or swim in the morning before class, or after depending on my schedule. Tuesday night I will have my spinning class and Thursday night will be my night ride with Team NATO at Putrajaya. Weekends are usually for longer training sessions, either a long ride or doing all 3 with relatively shorter mileage.

7. Who do you usually train with?

Usually with my boyfriend when I am in my hometown, or with my good friends – Irene, Barry and Yoshi. I also train with local cycling teams like Team NATO and P2K and sometimes, I join tri clubs too!

8. Which was the most memorable race event and why!

National Triathlon Championship in Putrajaya and the SEA games selection.

It was my first Elite race! Very nerve wrecking and intense as I raced with the top athletes in Malaysia.

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9. What keeps you going?

The joy in doing swim, bike and run. Also, the people I train and race with.

10. Favourite event:

Port Dickson International Triathlon.

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11. Your inspiration:

I do not have an exact inspiration but what I believe is to bring out the best of myself in this sport, and be humble in what you do and achieve. Share more and you’ll learn more too!

12. Any advice for ppl who want to do what you are doing?

Ya! If you’re already an active person, great! Don’t shy away from this sport because of the commitment required in training. For the ladies, don’t be afraid to have a sun-kissed skin! Those tan lines from your swimsuit, tri-suit, cycling jersey and bib, running shorts etc are what you should be proud of!

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For beginners, just take every step slowly and don’t forget to recover well after every tough training session. Sometimes, doing too much too soon will give you unwanted injuries! Plus, it will get in the way of your training sessions.


Very wise words from Allison! Don’t be afraid to give TRI a try! And don’t forget to start SLOW! 😉

Thanks so much for your time, Allison! All the best and continue to give your best in all that you do!

xoxo

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Cycling – My New “Running”

Happy 1st Month (and a few days) of 0 mileage – the longest zero-running streak I’ve ever been on since 2013. I didn’t even stop for that long when I was down with dengue. *Pats self on the back*

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In the past month, I’ve done quite a bit of reflection. Giving up running wasn’t as hard as I thought. In fact, I don’t really miss it… yet! The crazy-obsessive-over achiever-competitive lil person in me feels at peace.

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Running is not bad. It was just how I saw/took it. Sports are always fun……until they get competitive. I was probably much more focused on the end result rather than enjoying the journey of getting there. It became rather destructive. I lost sight of many things along the way and started to take out the fun in running.

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I’ve always wanted to try new things. But at the same time, I was just so stuck with running. Everything revolved around it, even when I wasn’t competing! I just kept wanting more out of it.


 

CyclingWith injury, I was FORCED to change. God is amazing. Just trust His timing. He took something away from me, but He left me with something even BETTER!
And I pray that I will look at things from new perspectives.


 The transition (from running to cycling) was easy, with the help of my friends! I have rediscovered my love for cycling and just doing something DIFFERENT/NEW!

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There was an extra bicycle in the shed and it was perfect (almost) for my size. I am a pretty small person. It is not every day that you find something lying around that fits. Except for my head. I have a big head and I need an XXXXXXXXXL helmet (hahhahhaha! I kid you not!).

IMG_1355Thanks to Ross for choosing the bike, fixing it up and adding some blinkers! :) Oh, and of course, for taking me on my first ride.

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Excited to head out!

 

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IMG_1259Perks of riding – you can bring your phone and capture beautiful sceneries along the way! I never do that with running.

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New AdventuresIMG_1310Riding selfies. Attempt at YOUR OWN RISK!

IMG_1273To the Bay!

IMG_1670Venturing out on a new route! Thanks Matt! :)

IMG_1674We made it to the beach after MANY detours and road closures.

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I absolutely love discovering new places, beaches, dirt roads, catching sunsets and just being in the moment and enjoying God’s creation. It is just so refreshing!

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IMG_1677Spot the airplane!

I still need more practice with the bike, especially BALANCE!

I will let you guys know how that goes!

Till then, KEEP MOVING!

xoxo