First family run for 2016 at The Music Run by AIA

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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 …

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Sam Willows at the Music Run

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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.

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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.

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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


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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.

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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.

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At the finishing line!!!

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With our Music Run medals!

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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!


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Comments: 15

  1. Ai Sakura April 28, 2016 at 8:51 am Reply

    Well done Sophie for completing her first 5km by herself!! Here’s to more family runs to come :)))

    This looks like such a fun and energetic run!! I asked my friend to help me get the long socks but out of stock by the time she went hahaha

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    • Susan April 29, 2016 at 8:30 am Reply

      Yeah the socks were selling like hot cakes! Your snoopy run on Sunday looked fun too 🙂 Hope we get to join that next year.

  2. Phoebe April 29, 2016 at 9:02 am Reply

    Have been following your photos earlier! really like the inflatable boom box!! So cool! Your family is so sporty and active. Kudos to Sophie for completing the run.

    • Susan May 2, 2016 at 9:15 am Reply

      Yeah the inflatables memorabilia at different stations were such a hot favourite at the runs and some ran out before we got there.

  3. Lyn Lee April 29, 2016 at 9:46 am Reply

    This looked like so much fun! Well done Sophie for cheering all the adults on, I’m sure you made the run much better for them!

    • Susan May 2, 2016 at 9:16 am Reply

      Judging from their smiles, I think she did 🙂

  4. Shub April 29, 2016 at 11:04 am Reply

    Well done little girl completing 5 KM run! Really not easy. Participating in such runs is a great way of family-bonding.

    • Susan May 2, 2016 at 9:16 am Reply

      Indeed, and a family that runs together, stays together 🙂

  5. Dee April 29, 2016 at 12:28 pm Reply

    Thumbs up on the awesome achievement, Sophie! That inflatable slide looks so tempting; can see why you guys loved it too! That up-slope sounds like aching muscles await… Thanks to daddy who came to the rescue! 😉

    • Susan May 2, 2016 at 9:17 am Reply

      Yeah to Daddy to saved the day because there is no way I’m carrying my girl. Haha

  6. Evespiration - what inspires her April 29, 2016 at 1:50 pm Reply

    Looks like such a fun run that you might not even realise that you are running! Amazing feat for a 7years old to run 5km! Well done Sophie and Mummy for that 10KM run too! 🙂

  7. Pooja Kawatra Gupta April 29, 2016 at 3:41 pm Reply

    I have not so far attended any run and looking at these photos make me feel that we as a family should go for it.

  8. Eva Yang April 29, 2016 at 6:22 pm Reply

    Wow, really not easy to complete the full 5KM. Can see your girl is enjoying herself! =)

    • Susan May 2, 2016 at 9:14 am Reply

      Yes she did! More reason to take her on more runs in future.

  9. Jenn-mylilbookworm May 3, 2016 at 9:40 am Reply

    That’s so much fun running as a family. While your 10km run is more for personal achievement, this one should serve to encourage Sophie instead? Great job! I look forward to more runs of yours and maybe join you one day. 😛

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