Rule Followers – Movement Labs

Rule Followers

Singaporeans love rules.  More specifically, they love to follow rules.  I think they also like to make rules, possibly just so they can follow them.  Let me share a few signs I spotted the other day in a restroom:

Please Pull The hand towel at both ends

I was feeling rebellious, so I just pulled one end.   If my blog posts stop, then the Restroom Police found me.

Please report toilet defects to "Hon"

Funny – I also call “Hon” when there’s a toilet defect at home (usually, it’s just that I’m out of toilet paper).

My socks are tall enough, yes they are tall enough!!!  (To keep the sneaker tongue from chafing my ankles.)

My socks are tall enough, yes they are tall enough!!! (To keep the sneaker tongue from chafing my ankles.)

In other news, KMN and I did 5.2 miles at MacRitchie Reservoir this morning.  All five-point-two of them were AWESOME!  First of all, I wore socks of the proper height (see here if you’re confused).  Secondly, the weather was a bit overcast, which helped keep the temperature down.  Good thing, because we didn’t actually get out of the house until after 8AM.  [Too many late nights of lawyering – KMN, and blogging/websiting/coaching – Me.]  Thirdly, my IT bands were feeling good.  Five miles is pretty much my long run these days, but I’m feeling very optimistic about continuing to build and thankful for every ouch-free run.  I count that as one day closer to some hard(er) core run training.

Holly and KMN, with the reservoir in the background

Yeah, it’s bright out, and I still haven’t quite mastered not looking at the phone’s screen when I snap a picture. But hey!  That’s MacRitchie Reservoir in the background! And this is exactly 3.99 miles into our run.  Yes, I checked.

Upon returning home, we rehydrated and got cleaned up, then promptly left the house for the rest of the day.  I don’t spend 12 hour days out of the house so often these days, and I’m beat (plus, it’s 2 AM here!)  So I’m going to bed.  And tomorrow, I will tell you all about KMN’s post-run science project.  Hehehe… 🙂

Seen any funny signs lately?  Do share.

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  1. Duane January 14, 2013 at 3:09 am - Reply

    Holly, somewhere I have a photo from Camp Gorham with signs posted near the lake that say something like “CAUTION, ice on lake does not freeze.” Great catching up on your blog / life, and Happy New Year to you and KMN!

    • Holly KN January 14, 2013 at 8:28 am - Reply

      Hahaha! That’s a good one, Duane. Someone should capture a shot of that one next year. Based on what I’ve seen/heard, there’s very little at Camp Gorham that DOEAN’T freeze! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by; hope to see you back soon! 🙂

  2. Efo January 15, 2013 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Tehehe, I know what you mean about Singapore and their signs/rules. Those are pretty great. I have a “don’t squat on the toilet” picture/rule/sign framed and hung in my bathroom (that I procured from my days in S’pore). YAY McRitchie Res! I love that place…

    • Holly KN January 15, 2013 at 8:23 am - Reply

      Hahaha! I have one of those same photos from our trip to Cambodia. On a related note, I can’t even imagine doing that. Really, with my coordination, my foot would be in the toilet every. single. time.

      Lovin’ on MacRitchie. So thankful we were able to get a place for ourselves a merely half mile (ooops – kilometer!) from an entrance to the trail! 🙂

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