We have done this before and we will do this again.
That was what I told my kids who ran the Hello Kitty Run on 1 November 2014, Saturday.
Hello Kitty Run 2014
My girls and I waited for the flag off patiently but grey skies loomed above. It sure looked threatening from a distance. Shortly after the third wave was flagged off, big droplets of rain fell on us.
‘Press on, children! Let’s finish it and head home. We have done this before and we will do this again.’ It rained cats and dogs during Cold Storage Kids Run 2014 as well. My eldest nodded and persevered inches behind me.
Holding my younger girl’s hand, we walked up the slopes and ran on flat ground.
It was definitely a teaching moment. ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going.’
We were ‘fortunate’ to be able to collect our medals and I must declare, the medal was the prettiest I have ever received. The best part, I have three of them. My girls proudly wore them as soon as they received it.
Between morning to the evening, my Saturdays are normally packed with chauffeuring the kids to their classes, three different classes in different centres to be exact. 1 November was no different.
Puma Night Run 2014
Without any rest, by evening, I was off to Sentosa again, for Puma Night Run.
The hills and slopes in Sentosa were something I had not prepared for. The one word that was on my mind the moment I hit flat ground was ‘compensate’. I kept looking at my Runkeeper app to track my timing and compensate as best as I could. In short, the race was pretty well organised (except for the baggage collection), the bright coloured Puma tees certainly brightened up the dark scene in Sentosa.
Thank God for the wonderful weather in the evening, the run was a good one. Despite the crazy day I had, I managed to finish the run, achieving my personal best.
See you, running mummies
Hi five to those who did both cat runs last Saturday at Sentosa. To fellow mummies whose children were as soaked to the skin as my children were, take care and hope to see you and your kiddos at Santa Run for Wishes and Run for Hope in weeks to come.