I love it that this year, Shape Run introduced the new 1.8km family fun run, to enable the whole family to run together. Fun like never before! Thanks to Skechers, we got to participate in our first ever family run!
We arrived with just enough time for some photographs before we proceeded to the start pen. So grateful that I bumped into Mabel and later on Cherie while waiting for the hubs to park our car and make a dash over – it means I have nice photographs for keeps.
I felt an adrenaline rush just before the race. The fun of being in the midst of the others and anticipating the countdown and sounding of the air horn kept me on my toes. Before the start, me and fellow mummy friends made full use of the time to take some pictures!
I love this candid picture of us with our children, all of them found their own way to manage the bright sun glares.
Shortly after, we counted down and off we went!
Joy was exhilarated. She ran and ran! Joy had her Skechers Foamies on to cushion every step and she really did look like she was comfortable and enjoying herself.
Fast forward to later, somewhere along Nicoll Highway, Joy finally used up her energy and got affected by the strong sun as well. That’s when I was glad that the hubs could join us in the run and that we both had the Skechers GoRun Strada running shoes for support. We took turns to carry Joy and taught her that even if we were tired, it’s good sportsmanship to press on and finish the run.
Cherie’s family and mine ran together for most part of the race since we were going at about the same speed. While the hubs carried Joy, I raced Cherie’s boy, Jerry to keep us motivated.
Plenty of fun and light hearted moments photo taking along the way of course!
When we saw the finish line from a distance, I asked Joy if she would want to finish the race with her own two feet and she said yes! I feel happy that we eventually finished the run as a family and proud that Joy made the effort to finish the race on her own two feet, despite being really affected by the strong sun.
Shape Run 2015 is super well thought out. After the finishing line, there was a stretch of running track for us to walk through and cool down. Immediately after, tentage with clear indications and ushers to direct is to the right station for a much needed drink and collection of our finisher’s medal and my finisher’s tank top. We were also each given a nutribar to fuel up.
There was a cupboard dustbin right at the end of each station, and it was not already overflowing with rubbish even though ours was the last race of the day. Thumbs up for being so well organized and thoughtful!
We popped by the Skechers booth after hydrating ourselves and did a short recording on the run. I was still on a high from the running and I think I said boring things like “We had quite a lot of fun during the run …” when I really meant more to tell everyone that “The run was so fun! Especially the part where carrying of the tired child can be shared between the hubby and I – this is truly a run for the women!! Check my blog for posts, yo!!” Can you tell? I still get some kind of high even if I’m just thinking back on the run.
Not that he is hard to spot but Joy can really spot the Skechers mascot from a mile away. She hi-five him at the start of the race and wasn’t going to go without a parting hi-five!
Shape Run 2015 was really fun! Please keep up the good work, see you next year!
Disclosure: Big thanks to Skechers for inviting us to one of the most well organized race I’ve been to and for sponsoring each of us a pair of running shoes. All photos not otherwise credited were taken by Cherie!
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