Running Fiesta In Miri

18th March 2018 marked the 2nd Miri Marathon that organised by local Miri Marathon Association.  This is also one of the station for the Great Borneo Series (3 major marathon series in 3 different cities in Borneo island – next will be in May at Kota Kinabalu then in August at Kuching city).

In the tribe, not many of us are fans of running.  But because we workout as a tribe, hence we decided to participant this Miri Marathon as a tribe and show our town what November Project is all about.  Close to 60 of us signed up for the event.  The excitement got hived up into the next level in one of the morning breakfast session when everyone got “Jio” (mean Challenged) to upgrade their race distance to next level. Here is our own definition of the running categories. read more

We want you…

…to #justshowup and help us! Bring scrub brush and bucket…READ ON!

OMG it’s a November Project Malaysia blog! For those of you who missed the blog, here is the latest edition. We have not been posting these as regularly as we had because quite frankly, we really didn’t have anything great to share or big announcements to make…until now. read more

Guest Blog from Mat the man

I knew Mat (real name Mohammad Hadafi) since 4 years ago when we worked under same department but in different team.  He is famous in our department due to his outgoing character and a very active person in our departmental community activities.  He was known as Hadafi back then and now we call him “Mat”. read more

You didn’t know? Now you know!

Doing a little Sunday Workout with the tribe because we wanted to celebrate a 5 day long weekend.

The recap:

Crate Escape.

Victor is hearing Impaired but still volunteered to share his story. He typed it out so I can read it to the tribe while he signed it. We thank him for being inclusive with us and also because he is a Badass! Recently finished 5 in the Veterans category in 12KM for MerdekaRun 2017

Our latest edition of crate escape was small in numbers but the 20 some that did show up brought their willingness to share and as always, the positive vibes. We didn’t get any volunteers to share their story except the always fast and badass Victor but the rest were opened to stepping up to the crate when their names we drawn. We had 9 tribe members step up to share about changes in their lives since being in the tribe. Most shared about fitness, personality and mentality change; from never running to tackling 10kms/21kms, others talked about being more open and talking to strangers and some shared about how the tribe have inspired them, and made them more comfortable in stepping out of their comfort zone. All in all, as individuals and as a tribe, we have come a long ways but always with the love and support of each other. read more

Finally, We can say we are #Weatherproof

They came, they got wet, they sweated yet they are still all smiles. Top row standing (left to right): Andy, Ying, Harry, Farourke, Carberry, Kendary, Celestine, Valentine and Teck. Middle row (left to right): Robert, Victor, Shayne, Abigail. Bottom row (left to right): Blue, Beatrice, Audrey, Davina

4:00AM Wednesday morning, time to rise and grind, get ready for the weekly meeting with the November Project Malaysia tribe. Getting ready to head out, I thought I heard rain on the roof top but we have had this before, light rain before the workout and by the time 5:15AM rolls around it turns to drizzling and eventually stops before we bounce. Thought nothing of it until I opened the front door, this was no usual light Wednesday morning rain, it was a downpour with a strong gust of wind to back it up. My phone started to buzz, messages started to roll in: read more

What is November Project Malaysia? Or at least what I intended it to be:

This is your tribe! #Justshowup because we are so glad you are here and we love the shit out of you!

Blogs from the other NP Malaysia co-leaders Ing and Harry have given you their perspective of November Project and what it means to them and this city. Initially, I wasn’t going to three-peat with a “What November Project means to me” blog but something happened recently that challenged my believe and impression of November Project. As the co leader of a new tribe, I needed to re-affirm this to my immediate community. read more

PR – Take Two

PR –  take Two.

2nd August marked the 2nd PR for November Project Malaysia.  Due to some confusion in counting during our first PR (suicide uphill between the lamp posts), we have decided to simplify the loops by doing the full hill, which are “A side” of the hill down and up about 1km and “B side” side of the hill down and up about 800 m.  The PR was set to complete 3 loops (A+B side) within 30 mins.  This make life easy as we eliminated the counting post part. read more

Embrace the change; it will lead you to beautiful things: From shy tribe to hugging strangers; look at us now.

    We have come a long ways, from nodders to shakers to hi5’ers…and now we hug!

Being a first time father about 2 years ago, I really wasn’t sure what the full responsibilities entailed. I had equal parts of excitement as well as fear but the only way I knew how to deal with things was head on (Not like there were any other options here). And in this 24 months, I have seen and experienced change beyond my 40 (fine 41) years of existence.THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME EVER AGAIN!!! read more

What November Project mean to a Mirian like me?

 What November Project mean to a Mirian like me?

I first heard of November Project couple of years back when I first joined the local #freefitness community aka MYYFITNESSFEAT led by Ridley.  He shared the inspiration on how we could pledge to become part of the NP tribe one day. Things wasn’t getting heated at that point of time until November 2016. The topic was brought up again for discussion among the team and we received lots of positive feedback.  So I thought, “WHY NOT TO GIVE IT A SHOT?!” read more

Aftermath of our first PR day

So this week, the Malaysian tribe had our first PR day and boy, was it a success! We hit our elusive 60 and welcomed the most newbies in one single workout. Great job to the tribe for hyping up PR day and brought their friends to experience the joy of November Project.

Because of the nature of our workout location (it is a hill with slopes down each end), we had to come up with a simple way to measure PR and make sure it is still a killer workout. Hence, the co-leaders decided to make it a suicide runs and count PR by the furthest lamp post the tribe can reach before the clock hits 35 minutes. read more