Thursday, November 13, 2014

SIA Charity Run 2014!

2014 is coming to an end in less than 2 months time, the question to ask yourself would probably be, "What have i accomplished this year?" If you read my 2014 resolutions post this year (click HERE to read if you are interested) I set about 8 resolutions/ goals for myself this year and i'm ashamed to say that i'm not even close to achieving half of it, LOLOLOL Shall review it when i do my 2015 resolutions post, haha. Anyway, one of my resolution/ goal this year was to:
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Well, reason being is that i'm fat and lazy. Running is like my no. 1 most hated sports/ outdoor activity. I can never understand people who can do those long distance marathons or runs! Can't believe i'm telling you guys this but i failed my 2.4km twice this year and only managed to pass on the third attempt. For the previous years, i could pass my 2,4km without even training, achieving the minimum timing and i thought i could do the same this year but i was wrong, LOL Must be all the cafe hopping food that i've been having every now and then. Feel so fat omgg. Anyway, with this SIA Charity Run that i went last Sunday, i achieved my resolution #6! *throw confetti all over the place and pop champagne*

My first run this year was the Singapore City Race - 15KM. Then again, it's more like an amazing race around Singapore and the total distance covered was estimated to be 15km or more depending on how you plan the route, you don't really have to run throughout actually but never mind, it's still considered a run, HAHHAHA (Read about my attempt HERE!) I also got my very first race medal! I intend to join the Singapore City Race next year, hopefully with more friends to join in the fun as well! My second run was totally not planned for - Color Run 14 - 5KM. Once again, it's not exactly a run run per se but more of a fun run, LOL Not going to go through the whole grandma story on how i got tickets to join the run but you can read the post about it HERE. Just realised i diligently blogged about all the runs i went for! Applause, tyvm.

For my third and probably the final run of 2014, i registered for the 5km SIA Charity Run! Chanced upon it online and thought since it's for a good cause, i had to clock my third run eventually (and the medal looks good!), i should register for it! Was supposed to go with one of my colleague but he had something on last minute so i roped in Joyce to join :)
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Met up with Josh on the actual day who kindly helped to collect our race pack because i was away in Australia during the race pack collection day. Changed into our official run singlet, put on the race bib and we were ready to go! Did you notice that my name is "andystorm" on my race bib? LOL We can actually put anything we want to be printed on the bib!
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This Charity Run is organized by SIA so they had this whole aviation themed whereby we have to lined up on the runway before "take off" and the emcee was like, "ARE YOU GUYS READY TO TAKE OFF IN 5 MIN TIME!" I literally rolled my eyes HAHAHHAHA By the way the run started at the F1 Pit building. Slept at 1am plus the night before and woke up at 6am and travel just for this run. Less than 5 hours of sleep #zombified. Everyone was taking selfie/ wefies while waiting or the run to start. See i photo-shopped my selfie above until so flawless, no wonder i got no facial sponsor. LOLOLOLOL

The weather was pretty nice and cooling that morning (the forecast was 70% rain but thankfully it didn't, phew.) and the route was pretty easy and scenic. Even though we technically did not run throughout the 5km, it was quite enjoyable catching up with one another while strolling, HAHAHA It was a pretty healthy Sunday morning run/ walk! :D
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At the end of the run, we collected a bottle of isotonic drink and not forgetting, our medal of achievement! Now i have 2 running medals! Probably more in the future. While cooling down, we walked around the area and went to a few booths one of which was giving out free packets of potato chips, like totally defeating the purpose of the run but i still took one anyway! Another was giving away cups of chocolate cereal (still acceptable, haha) There was also an Old Chang Kee mobile van and i was like thinking in my head, "got people bring their wallet along to the run meh?" Apparently there is a queue at the van! The main highlight which got me and Joyce excited was the Milo truck! When was the last time we saw one of these? I think mine was during secondary school sports day. HAHA The Milo from these trucks taste exceptionally good and seem like it cannot be replicated where else. So magical, dunno what they add, LOL This SIA Charity Run is probably my last run of the year, November and December seem to be pretty packed and busy :)