Wednesday, 16 February 2011

..jogging and the missus...

..carcass of a boat, pantai irama..

..for the past one week we have been jogging together, my wife and I...everyday at about six in the evening along Pantai Irama..skirting the water edge and getting our shoes wet as it is high tide in the evenings...setting out at a little estuary behind Pak Ya Gulai Kawah and headed south towards Dato Awang Adek family home...

...in the past I jogged alone..my constant cajoling  and comments on her rotundness did not get her to hit the sand...a doctor did...she was told during a routine check that her cholesterol count is a bit on the high side..so is her blood pressure....and I scared her in a worst case scenario and she buckled....

...pitting my 66 years against her 53, I realised that I am in a better form than she is...far cry from Justiffa and Jun  Malik, of course, but she is improving...unaware, our relationship also improves..something about the sea and the sand...and the pounding waves that peters into soft foam chasing little feet...and that particular hour of the day...a setting sun and a couple in the sunset years of their life...it brought about a certain intimacy of a different kind....the sky merges with the sea and it feels good to be alive..it is good to be alive....Praise be unto Him for little mercies such as these...

23 comments:

Wan Sharif said...

Love this entry especially the last para.. I am yet to get my other half to hit the road pavement.. she walked twice weekly, once to pasar tani and the other to pasar malam 1 km away from home as a form of exercise..

Nin said...

Pak Mat, I guess me and my other half too should take the advantage of having the sea and sunset just outside our doors, before we are forced to move elsewhere when his job requires it. But I lack the art of persuasion urgh!

June Malik said...

its so romantic :) enjoy the walks pak mat .. and aisay .. i am not much better lah ha ha ..

takbest said...

indeed, very romantic!

salam pakmat ;-)

i've listened to the 2005 version, it's cool, comforting, relaxing.. and look at them, wow!

but, still i like the 63 version better because it got more emotion there.. kind of singing from the heart.. made me jiwang karat hahaha

mamasita said...

I can sense the rejuvenated romance tallying with the increasingly good health.
Alhamdullillah..keep up the good jog!
Happy lovebirds!

Grandpa said...

Salam bangmat, that's a good start - hope it becomes a regular thing. Most Kelantan ladies (and some men) are rounded - I attribute that to the good and tasty food and happy life, which you had rightly said we should be thankful for.

For me I have no choice but walk up and down the farm and do some work, otherwise it'll turn to a mini jungle!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Abe Mat,
Aaah....a romantic interlude kindled by concerns for health. ppurrr....meow!

YuinTing said...

Hi Pakmat, how I wish there's a beach near the place I stay! In my hometown there's a Tanjung Mas overlooking Muar River where my hubby and I used to spend our evenings together. I could imagine how relaxing & wonderful for you and your wife to spend those beautiful evenings at Pantai Irama. Not everyone has such luxury!

Mamaboyz said...

pakmat, like this post, :D

VersedAnggerik said...

Sweeeetttt....

I love to jog too. But I like to do it alone as my other half usually could not keep up with my pace. Plus, I'm not much of a talker when I exercise!

But, kudos to the both of U for exercising together!

Lili said...

pakmat...

I love them all...the sea, the sky - sunrise and sunset...and I love this post even more! It reminds me of ME - er...minus the jogging with my other half! :)

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Pakmat, both of u still got energy left to unwind after all these jogging ka? :))

sally said...

PakMat,
such a lovely n3..

pakmat said...

salam abe we..your mrs is doing 4km a week..laudable by any standards..:)

salam nin..same here..the beach is part of the scenery..we do not bother about it..it is not a novelty like if it is 50kms away..

salam jun..nahh,..you r much better..

salam debest..come..join us..:)..am surprised..the song is not of your time...but I will always be of the mind that songs my time are better than songs of today..take care..

pakmat said...

salam mamasita..rejuvenated is the word, lady...:)..and we all need those rejuvenation at one time or other..and jogging is a good time as any..cheers..

salam grandpa..kelantanese do tend to be rotund..what with the ever going kenduri all year round and everybody feasting at the least excuse....your r lucky you have your kebun..yg pakmat adalah tanah sakeping kera..

salam mydearcat..ahh..but cats jumped and frolic and scratched..and chased imaginary and rreal mices..and their body are always in tone..

BolasepakMelayupunya said...

Bertahun-tahun RTM yang susah payah menyiarkan bola sepak kepada orang kampung dan akhirnya baru ini Malaysia menjadi juara Suzuki.

Apa yang FAM buat? Bagi hak siaran kepada ASTRO syarikat Keling Ananda.

Siapa yang bagi Ananda monopoli ini kalau bukan Rais Yatim konon semangat Melayu. Semangat Melayu hanya untuk jadi Menteri. Lepas itu semua bagi Cina YTL dan Keling Ananda!!

Siapa yang main bolasepak semua 99% orang Melayu.

Yang minat orang Melayu. Sekarang FAM suruh RTM guna duit rakyat bagi pada Keling AStro!

Apakah halnya.

Telekom Malaysia di suruh bagi 10 juta kepada Astro? TM pun syarikiat Kerajaan Melayu.

Macam kacang lupakan kulit. SEburuk RTM itu duit rakyat dan RTM yang selama ini menghidupkan bolasepak Malaysia.

Bila dah untung bagi kat Keling?

Naz said...

Salam Pak Mat,
We go for walks too but most of the time with all three kids running around. Indeed, some of the best times we have had together were on our walks/climbs.
Occasionally I would go on my own too. I think it is important to not only set aside time to be a part of a couple but also to insist on alone-time where I am just me...an individual.

mekyam said...

this is a romantic piece la, pakmat! ;D

me and the hub bike or go for walks. not only because city jogging sucks [both verbwise and adjectivewise] but neither of us like running.

but whatever the activity, it's the doing it together that matters. i call it jelling time. :D

pakmat said...

..salam YuinTing..I have never been to Tanjong Mas..but have been to Muar a couple of times..stayed at the resthouse bu the riverside..nice place..but those days jogging with the missus was the farthest thing on my mind..:)..take care yuinting..

salam braindrain..come jog with me..:)

..salam versedanggerik..welcome to my blog...noticed that you r a scorcher yourself..wow!..not surprised hubby cannot keep pace...youi kena slow le sikit..:)

..salam lili...where you are...you have an island and endless beaches..talk about being lucky..

pakmat said...

..salam tommy...it is still once in a while weakly...:)..but perking up..who knows?..

salam sally...thank you, teacher..:)

bola sepak everybody punya...now how did this get here..??..

salam naz..I think at my age..I have had enough of being alone time..:)..orang tua-tua hanya ingin manja-manja lor...:)

salam mekyam..jelling time?..it has been sometimes since anything jells at all..:) hehehe..but you are right, of course..; city jogging?..the idea is horrifying..thank god for the beach..:)

mokjadeandell said...

pakmat,
its a beautiful sight to see older couples jogging together.

ninotaziz said...

Dear PakMat,
I was enticed to drop by by Ayoh Wang Sharif and found your beautiful post.

....pitting my 66 years against her 53. How lovely. For me this would be, ...pitting my 46 years against his 35 ....I better start jogging on my own until I can make sure I can keep up with the hubby!

In any case, this was inspiration indeed !

pakmat said...

..salam ninotaziz..we r spurred on by the impending haj this year..now, lets hope our health holds..cheers..and take care..