|Photo Credit: Running Shot|
There are firsts for everything. The Venus Run was my first all women’s race and my first 5km race. It was my first race that had a warm up ( I think other races had warm ups but I may have missed it because I usually arrive “just on time”).
I signed up with a friend and I met up with her before the sun rise of course and we made it 40 minutes before flag off at 7.30am.
I was also able to meet a friend I studied with since high school. After so many years we finally met up and I was reallly happy to meet her.
I then ran into another friend who comes to the same church as I do but we both didn’t know we would be running that same race! So we had breakfast together after.
Basically, running can be a fun social gathering. 😀
I LOVED and ENJOYED the event. It started on time it was not crowded or hectic. I think it was well organized. They had some food stalls and a small bazaar which I did not get to enjoy as I had another appointment.
Well, let me tell you more about the race through pictures:
|We had our warm up around 10-15 minutes before flagging of. There was an instructor on a small stage they put up.Photo Credit Running Shots|
|We took off and ran and ran and ran 5km. The route was one loop starting at Marina Barrage and ending there running at the park across from it. I forgot what the park’s name is. It’s part of the garden. Darn, what’s the garden’s name?|
|I’m obviously so happy to be done. And happy to be hydrating myself.|
|I love love love the feeling of just being so sweaty!!!|
|I haven’t been running regularly as I should and now my legs are aching as if I ran 30km or something. But just getting out there and just doing it makes me realize how much I’m missing out and not to be such a lazy bum!!|
|Yay! We did it! My high school friend and her friends.|
|How are your legs feeling the day after? 😛 Nothing compared to the feeling of finishing something you thought you couldn’t right???!|
|My running partner in the Centre for the first half before she zoomed off. And my church friend we bumped into after the race. Photo Credit: Frank Lim|
|Just me being silly…|
I had a positive experience and I would definitely join this event when they have it again.
Gahhhhhh!! 2XU Half Marathon coming up in a few week better get serious about my training (like weeks ago!)