10km Run (Round 4)

Every year, for the past three years, my mom, dad and I participate in the 10km run as part of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore. This year was no different. I woke up this morning, got ready, slathered some peanut butter on toast, gobbled it up and was out of the door. The race started at 7:15 and fortunately, the sun really only came out towards the end of my run.

The first two years, I stuck with my mom, and we would walk, run, walk, run, walk, run in spurts. However, last year I was determined to finish in under and hour and decided to run with my dad. I was pretty sure I couldn't do it, but I truly surprised myself, finishing in 54:26!

This year, my goal was the same - under an hour, but the circumstance were different. Last week, I sprained my ankle, yesterday morning I stubbed my toe in karate and yesterday evening I had my school's annual biathlon (1 km swim + 2 km run = no easy feat!), so once again, an hour was looking tight. Nonetheless, I pushed through with my dad's support and we did it! 57:20 :) I am very proud of myself and must say that I truly couldn't have done it without my dad.

Thanks dad! I love you <3

After all of it, we went to the nearest Starbucks and ushered in the festive atmosphere by drinking our first peppermint mocha frappucinos of the year. Yum.

Here is a picture of the three of us after the run: