Just 2 weekends ago, I clocked my first 10km run for the year with my group of girlfriends.
But how could I leave my family out of the running action when we’re all working towards a healthier lifestyle. So last week, the whole family got into our running gear where we did our first family run at the Music Run by AIA at Sentosa.
The Music Run by AIA
The weather couldn’t have been more prefect that day even though there were light showers earlier in the afternoon. As we approached the music village from the beach station, the music from the live band filled the air and certainly put us all in a groovin mood
Sam Willows was on stage and got the crowd on their feet, but what caught Sophie’s attention was the inflatable slide …
I wasn’t planning to go on it but the staff there said that adults are welcome to take it too and it was such a thrill! Haha Alexis was still reminding me, please don’t scream when you slide down 😛
Sophie had a go on the life sized keyboard that played a tune when she stepped on each note that literally puts a beat to her steps.
If you’re wondering what the Music Run is about, it’s a run where it’s touted to be the world’s loudest 5K, where different genre of music is played for this non-competitive run that’s suitable for runners of all ages.
First up was the Rock Zone for the first 1km. Sophie was in high spirits as she sprinted and skipped to the tunes. To be honest, she didn’t prepare for the run and I was worried that she may whine and complain. But she kept going and occasionally told me that she had to slow down and walk, which was absolutely fine by me.
Next up was the Pop zone and her eye lit up when she saw runners throwing the balls as they took selfies, wefies and groupfies and of course, she went straight for them too.
As we approached the 3km mark, Alexis decided to give his little princess some assistance where he hoisted her up his shoulders and Sophie was so relived that she didn’t have to go up slope through the nature trail for about half a kilometer before she got on her feet again for the Old School zone where to my horror of horrors learnt that Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears have been relegated to the Old School genre! #stillindenialthatimnotthatold
These dancers at the Hip Hop zone were so spontaneous and sneakily gathered around us when we posed for a photo. We also got our hands on the inflatable boom box and tried to channel our Hip “sey” as we danced our way at the last 1km.
At the last 1km, Sophie saw runners giving high fives and thought she’ll do likewise as well. It was so amusing to see this little girl waving her foam palm as she shouted, HIGH FIVE, HIGH FIVE to the fellow runners. I even overheard someone say to his friend, when a kid wants to high five you, you better give her a high five!
It was so heartening to see Sophie enjoying herself and having such a exuberant time at the run. To be honest, her enthusiasm took me by surprise but I suppose there’s nothing that she can’t overcome with her sprightly character where she put a smile to many of the runner’s face some who were struggling in the last leg of the run.
My dear Sophie,
You totally outdid yourself by completing your first 5km run with mummy and daddy at the Music Run! I’m so so proud of you , not just for completing the run but doing it without a single complaint. We may have taken an hour to complete the run, but you sure proved that there’s nothing you can’t do if you put your mind to it and tackle it with positivity! You go my little champion and here’s to more family runs for us
PS: Sophie said she’ll be back at the Music Run next year!