I was especially excited about my first real jog as a pregnant mum and having gotten the go ahead from my gynae, I felt that I was in good shape and was hoping for an enjoyable time with my girls. The night before, I got our attires, bags, caps, race bibs and breakfast all prepared. Then I put the kids to bed and did my best to rest early too after making sure that the alarm was set.
Lo and behold, who would have expected that the alarm clock failed to ring and for some reason, the hubby also didn't hear his phone alarm sounding too! I woke up with a startle and was surprised to see sun rays coming through the window. Just when I was wondering why the alarm did not sound at 7am, I took a look at the clock and realised to my dismay that it was already 8am! Merely half an hour more before our run flagged off!
As you can imagine, we got into a frenzy thereafter as I rushed to wake the other three sleepyheads and got ourselves all ready to set off in a record time of 15 minutes. We drove as fast as we could to Kallang while eating breakfast, wearing our bibs, applying sunscreen and tying our hair in the car. There was only one thought on my mind - please, please, please let us make it, or I would have to deal with two utterly disappointed kids!
Upon nearing, we saw that many people who had taken part in the 5km, 10km and 15km races had already completed their runs and were heading off already. When we realised that not only were the roads closed, there was also a slight traffic jam near Kallang Practice Track, the girls and I got off the car immediately so that we could dash over on foot while the hubby tried to find the nearest parking lot.
My first reaction was a "No" which obviously didn't go down very well and it seemed like she was going to burst into tears. That, along with the hot sun, melted my heart and I told her that she could be carried for 10 seconds. So I started counting from 1-10 so fast that it ended up being shorter than five seconds but to my pleasant surprise, she was willing to get down the moment I said 10. Awwww. And from then on, we made it through hand in hand, even if she had no strength to dash, she never did stop.
Angel has on the Skechers Kids GOrun 4 which has a cushioned, shock absorbing midsole, lace-up closure for secure fit, and padded tongue and collar for added comfort. I must say that both these pairs of shoes were really easy to wear and most importantly, the girls said they felt very comfortable running in them!
After our run, we decided to hang around, visited some of the booths and also tried to catch all the mascots in sight for a picture. At the Skechers booth, we also shared about our thoughts and experience on the day's events. Thank goodness we could do the interview in the shade and while sitting on the grass some more!
You might think that the girls should have been worn out by now but that's the thing about kids, their energy never seems to deplete, right? I was especially amazed by how the toddler was passionate to join in every workout - pilates, aerobics, everything and anything interested her and made her move!
Hooray for Shape Run 2015 and our first run as a family of four! I do believe that running helps our family to stay together and hopefully, we can continue to do this for as long as we can!
Disclosure: We were invited to join Shape Run 2015 and all running shoes were kindly sponsored by Skechers. All opinions are our own.