Debbie Lim, 32
Relationship Manager

"I bought my first pair of running shoes after 19 years, in December last year after a particularly bad bout of insomnia and refusing to rely on sleeping pills, preferring instead to exhaust myself out physically so I would have no choice but to crash.
I remember my very first run at ECP on a late Wednesday night - it was horrible. I couldn't even run that first 200m without stopping and gasping for breath whilst all these other runners swanned past me.
I wanted to be like them, effortless and swift as the North Wind. I dreamt of doing a 10km run without stopping; a half-marathon would be a miracle, and a full marathon seemed impossible.
With that secret ambition in mind I continued to run, always alone, and always late at night where there were less people, less pressure, just me and myself. I did improve, I did manage to run more than 200m without stopping, but something was missing and I didn't know what.
Fellow ROCKrunner Kerrin was an acquaintance then a friendly, unassuming soul she is, and she asked me out for a run. That was the first time I realised I could run a full 10km without stopping and I discovered the pleasure of running with a friend, one who could pace you, challenge, and encourage you and give you that hi-5 when the watch stopped.
Kerrin introduced me to Rock The Naked Truth and the rest was history. At ROCKrunners, I did my first ever plank, learnt what a burpee was, and understood the importance of being an all-rounder when it comes to health and happiness.
More importantly, it was the new friendships I forged with some of the most supportive and strongest people I have ever had the privilege to meet. With their cheers and camaraderie I have since done that 10km, that 15km, that half marathon, and as the SCMS full marathon looms before me, I know I will have someone running with me and waiting for me at that finish line. That's what family is about; our #ROCKfam.”

On Instagram

  • Many people often think that staying on and tolerating is actually being strong; but no strength is in standing up for yourself and walking away from it all. #rockthenakedtruth
  • Janet Koh (right) chanced upon our IG post last year about Project Training Wheels, a sponsored programme by @ocbccycle to teach chosen participants how to cycle. She and her running buddy Jolynn (left) made it through the interviews and went on to successfully complete the programme.
They took part in their first cycling event ever, the 23km ride at last year’s OCBC Cycle. Janet has gone on to take swimming lessons and recently completed her first aquathlon.
Though she’s in her 40s and a mother of one, she feels that no one is too old to start a new sport. Her goal is to take part in a triathlon one day. Read our blog for more of her story: http://rockthenakedtruth.com/project-training-wheels-2017-janet-and-jolynn/
#rockthenakedtruth #ocbccycle #projecttrainingwheels
  • After the "How to run pain-free" workshop by Runity, it is now time for a running conditioning class to put those theories and techniques into actual practice. This class will take you through a series of specialist RUNITY conditioning exercises and drills to improve your running efficiency, similar to those that were talked about during the workshop. These exercises aim to condition your feet, hips, spine and running skill in ways to keep you injury free and achieving the goal of running pain free at your own pace. Register at link in bio. #runitysg
  • It’s the start of the Lunar New Year, so do us a favour and give yourself a hug! Happy CNY everyone and Gong Xi Fa Cai 🍊🍊#rockthenakedtruth
  • Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!! Love is all around ❤️❤️❤️ #rockthenakedtruth
  • Full house at ROCKmuayhiit last Saturday! So thrilled to see so many of you at @neuefit throwing those punches and kicks, as we charge up for the Lunar New Year! Photos are up on our FB page ✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼 #rockthenakedtruth #muayhiit #neuefit
  • Be aware of yourself, including your flaws. Don’t be afraid to admit your mistakes, learn to speak up and communicate effectively, and understand that you shouldn’t neglect the big picture while dwelling over the small things. #rockthenakedtruth #selfcare
  • Congratulations Janet and @kangkiat on your first aquathlon! Welcome to the world of multi sport 😊😊😊🏊🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️#rockthenakedtruth #rockrunnerssg #metasprint