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Run, Baby, Run

Brought the kids for their first run yesterday. Wait, they’ve obviously ran before and they do it all the time at home but I’m referring to the kind of run with lots of people and cool T-shirts and a proper number tag and medals and all that.

The husband has done several of these sorts of runs but I’ve never been inclined to join him because I generally start to feel faint after running about a hundred metres.

So when we heard about the Cold Storage Kids Run, I didn’t particularly fancy the idea of running with hundreds of other parents in the sweltering heat but he somehow managed to talk me into joining the parent-child 800m Fun Run. It was “for the kids” apparently.

It was so cute that the kids were really excited, especially Truett, who’s in this competitive phase right now. The moment the race started, he took off and sprinted down the track without even looking back.

Good thing the husband was his tag-team partner because Kirsten and I took our own sweet time and did the leisurely walk that pregnant women and small babies are entitled to. Halfway through the race, baby girl started looking all exhausted and miserable but I was so proud that she powered on and shuffled her way to the finish line.

Here’s my little champ looking mighty pleased with his first medal ever. Never mind that it was only for participation and shaped like a fruit. He loved it so much that he couldn’t stop admiring it for the rest of the day, beaming every time he looked at it and showing it off to everyone who who would listen.

I guess I’m still not a fan of running but looking at how much they enjoyed it, we’ll probably be doing this a lot more. The next round, we might even try swapping run partners.

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  • Reply Willyn May 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Obviously, he might be an athletic someday. Love to see him sweating as is he enjoyed it a lot. He’s truly a champion.

    • Reply Daphne May 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Thanks Willyn! Hahah we’re hoping he becomes an athlete someday too! Or a soccer player would be really cool

  • Reply prince n princess mum May 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Wow! Energetic!~~~

  • Reply Abby May 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    You should do it more often yes! A love for sports/exercise won’t be bad for the kids. I am signing up mine soon. Do they allow parents push babies in strollers in the kids run?

    • Reply Daphne May 22, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      Yes they had a parent stroller run too! Very cute

  • Reply Katriina May 22, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I’m incredibly impressed that you all managed to last 800 metres! That’s a very long way for small legs! Coincidentally, last weekend my daughter’s school had a sports day too – she is 6, and I was very proud of her for finishing a 400m race without having to stop and walk. I was so proud, in fact, that I agreed to join in the mums’ 400m, thinking that if my 6 year old could do it, I should at least give it a go too. Gotta admit that after 200m I was about to puke and was experiencing serious second thoughts, but somehow I kept going, through sheer bloody-mindedness. My daughter was so proud. I could barely move for the next 2 days, but it was worth it :)

    • Reply Daphne May 22, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      LOL congrats on finishing the race!

  • Reply Susan Lee May 23, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Daphne, your kids are so adorable! Feel like pinching their little chubby cheeks! Love your blog. Love reading all about your daily musing and how your kids every little action especially those heart warming moments. Keep it up and congrats on your nomination on the blog award! Have a great week ahead! :D

    • Reply SengkangBabies May 27, 2012 at 2:23 am

      Seems like a whole lot of families were down at Padang that day haha. I bet your kids had a fun day too.

      Love Cold Storage’ organisation, they make it so hard to lose a kid haha :) This is really the Best Kids’ run in Singapore :)
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  • Reply Relaxing one corner with my Osim uAngel April 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    […] is one of the sponsors for this year’s Cold Storage Kids Run, which will be held on 19 May. The kids had a great time at last year’s run and they’re really excited to take part in the run this year. Who knows, we might even trade […]

  • Reply Running, running, as fast as we can May 20, 2013 at 11:18 am

    […] Last year, she was completely pooped after running like all of 5 steps and spent the rest of the race shuffling her way miserably to the finishing line. This year, she was determined to run the entire 800 metres without stopping. […]

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