What’s up with super heroes these days? One moment it is Captain America versus Iron man. The next you have Batman versus Superman. Perhaps the movies are a reflection of the complex world we live in. You may think you are doing the right thing but someone else might think otherwise. Who is truly right in the end? I do not know. What I do know is that since my wife and I were on team Performance, it is up to the kids on team Batman/Superman to accomplish the 5km at Sentosa Island.
Team Batman-NSF Nephew, Saturday Son, Son
Team Superman-Helper and Daughter
Since my helper needed to take care of the entire group, everyone went for team Batman’s route. At the flag off, they were greeted by guys in real super heroes outfit.
Getting a 5 year old to walk 5km by herself is not an easy feat. Her favourite words about halfway through? “Carry 抱抱?”, usually repeated over and over again until she is being carried. This time round however, she managed to accomplish the 5km all by herself. Did the cape or singlet play a part? Maybe.
Somewhere around the 3km mark, the kids hit the beach. Instead of proceeding forward, they went ahead and played in the sand for a while.
They must have seriously forgotten the time here. The kids only realised this when they saw the volunteers picking up the cones from the rear. One of them even told my son, if you don’t make it by the stipulated timing, you won’t even have a time for your race. With that, the kids started to pick up pace. Despite their attempts, team kids were dead last. Of course being last in a race is nothing to be proud of. But then again, how many of us have done that before. It is like playing one of those video games and suddenly you managed to unlock “Being dead last in a race.”
Since they arrived at the carnival area at such a late time, there was no way they could play the games. The queues were insane. With that team kids joined team performance at Vivocity for some Brunch.
The other reason why we joined this race? The medals of course. We were extremely pleased with the quality of the medals we got from the Little Pony Run earlier part of the year. It seems that medals from character races always have the highest quality. Maybe it is due to the licensing requirements? Or perhaps it is organised by Pink Apple? Well, whatever the reason, the medals are big, heavy and impressive. I mean you could even use them as Batarangs. With the exception of a suit, belt, grappling hook, bat cave and bat mobile, I am this close to being Batman. Ok. I get what most of you guys are thinking now. Team Batman for the win!
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