It’s not just a run. It’s a journey to inspire the right moves.
Running is great, but running for a cause makes it even more awesome! In support of the Yellow Ribbon Project, thousands got out of bed early on a Sunday morning, turned up at Changi Village and participated in this year’s Yellow Ribbon Prison Run. Am pleased as punch to say that I was one of them, despite still having mixed feelings regarding Second Chances \(^_^)/
The weather was perfect – cloudy, relatively cool (for Singapore standards, that is – I didn’t check the exact temperature but I’d estimate it to be about 28°C), no rain. The route was slightly challenging due to the few slopes, and the crowd was a little overwhelming, but I had a great run.
5.5km in 40:20. No idea why it showed 5.5k btw, since it was supposed to be a 6k run… maybe I cut some corners unknowingly while overtaking the walkers… and my time was a little inaccurate, as I forgot to stop my RunKeeper @ the finish line (was taking photographs). Did remember to check my time at the 5km mark and it showed 35:08. Am certain that is my best time for a 5k so far. Sure, I could have done better, had to walk some parts due to the slopes and a slight tummy discomfort, but I’m pleased.
Note to self: Gotta integrate some elevation into my training runs & to spend some time on the porcelain throne prior to future runs.
The post-run carnival at the end point was pretty interesting, with the highlight of it being the formation of a giant human yellow ribbon! Unfortunately I missed taking part in it when I was queuing up at the baggage retrieval counter – had to queue twice cos the first time I went to the wrong colored counter, thanks to a volunteer telling me that I can queue at any one (=.=)*
What I didn’t miss though… was IRON MAN!!
Well… okay, he was more like Styrofoam man, but what the heck! I just had to take a picture o(^^,)o
According to the Yellow Ribbon Project fb page, Wolverine made an appearance too, but I didn’t manage to find him in the crowd 😦
Oh ~ also at the carnival was a small little counter selling items handmade by inmates. There were gift cards, bookmarks, some other stuff and adorable sock dolls. Telling myself that I’m supporting a good cause, I gave in to my weakness for plushies and went home with BlackBlack. Here is him, with the bling from the race =)
PS. Have done Workout 3 of 22 of the Sub-30min 5K Training Plan with this run, my notes about that later…