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Making A Run For It
PUBLISHED ON 31 Jan 2019
Mr Tan Chuan-Jin
Speaker of Parliament
MP for Marine Parade GRC 


What is your favourite time of the day to have a jog and why?
I don’t have a preferred time although it’s usually not early in the morning! I run when I can, whenever I have some time. I try to squeeze in something, if possible.

What do you enjoy most about jogging?
Jogging provides me with some “me” time and when you work up a sweat, it’s a good way to de-stress and relax.

How often do you jog?
I jog about three to four times a week, although distances vary, based on how
much time I have.

What type of runner are you? In the gym or outdoors?
Definitely an outdoor runner. I work out against my own bodyweight and equipment at the local park. But when I do get to use the gym, I’d use the elliptical and step trainer instead of the treadmill.

One tip for someone who is just starting to jog?
Just start! Run at a comfortable pace and build up from there. It’s not a race nor a competition. Listen to your body and give it time to condition itself.

Describe your pre-jog routine?
Light stretching and start jogging slowly to warm up.

Do you have a music playlist for your runs? What type of music is on that
playlist?

I have several playlists and no fixed routine. It depends on what I feel like at the moment.


Ms Grace Fu
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth
MP for Yuhua SMC


What is your favourite time of the day to have a jog and why?
I often go for a run along Marina Bay after work and before my evening engagements. The scenery around the Bay is beautiful and it is conveniently located near the major art and cultural institutions where many of my activities are being held.

What do you enjoy most about jogging?
It’s a great way to de-stress and log in my 10,000 daily steps. It’s an exercise that I can do easily even when I travel. Some of the more memorable places I have ran are the Red Square in Moscow, the ancient city of Khiva in Uzbekistan and forests in Japan.

How often do you jog?
I log in about two to three times a week, about five to six km each time.

What type of runner are you? In the gym or outdoors? 
Definitely an outdoor, trail runner, as I get bored running on the treadmill. I will run on the treadmill if the weather is bad or if I’m overseas and it’s not conducive to run outdoors.

One tip for someone who is just starting to jog?
Start at a comfortable pace and distance and build up from there. No distance is too short - even 400m is a good start. It is important to build up the muscles around the legs to support longer distances and avoid injury.

Describe your pre-jog routine?
Hydrate and warm up by doing simple stretching and remember to apply sunblock.

Do you have a music playlist for your runs? What type of music is on that playlist?
I don’t listen to music when I run. I enjoy looking at the people who pass by as well as the scenery.


Mr Baey Yam Keng
Senior Parliamentary Secretary, MCCY and Ministry of Transport
MP for Tampines GRC


When is your favourite time of the day to have a jog and why?
In the morning, after I send my kids to school and before I go to the office.

What do you enjoy most about jogging?
It keeps me fit and helps clear my mind.

How often do you jog?
About twice a week.

What type of runner are you? In the gym or outdoors?
Outdoors, usually around the Marina Bay area so that I can enjoy fresh air and a beautiful skyline as I jog.

One tip for someone who is just starting to jog?
Find a convenient time to jog so that it becomes part of your routine.

Describe your pre-jog routine?
I just do simple stretching.

Do you have a music playlist for your runs? What type of music is on that playlist?
Mainly Mandarin pop music such as songs by JJ Lin, Stefanie Sun and A-Mei.


Dr Lim Wee Kiak
MP for Sembawang GRC


When is your favourite time of the day to have a jog and why?
In the evenings after I close my clinic and before Meet-the-People Sessions, block visits or other grassroots activities.

What do you enjoy most about jogging?
Having the freedom to jog anywhere.

How often do you jog?
Three times a week.

What type of runner are you? In the gym or outdoors?
Definitely outdoors – I like to explore new areas.

One tip for someone who is just starting to jog?
Set a routine and target. Start slow and gradually scale up the distance.

Describe your pre-jog routine?
Check my smart watch and phone to ensure there’s enough battery.

Do you have a music playlist for your runs? What type of music is on that playlist?
No, I do not run with music.


Mr Teo Ser Luck
MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC


When is your favourite time of the day to have a jog and why?
When most people are asleep, so no one will stop me from indulging in a run.

What do you enjoy most about jogging?
Getting the “runner’s high”.

How often do you jog?
As often as I need the “high”.

What type of runner are you? In the gym or outdoors?
I am the “look-see, look-see” type. I run both indoors and outdoors and both have lots to “look-see” – the scenery outdoors and YouTube at the
gym.

One tip for someone who is just starting to jog?
Reserve some energy to run the next day.

Describe your pre-jog routine?
Deciding what to eat after my run.

Do you have a music playlist for your runs? What type of music is on that playlist?
Yes, it’s mandatory. Songs from Post Malone, Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar, Bazzi, Imagine Dragons, Gentle Bones, Sam Willows, NYK, Jay Chou, Eason Chan and so on.


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