Jurong Lake Run 2014

Almost forgot to post this! My friends and I took part in Jurong Lake Run 2014. It was the first Jurong Lake Run to take place in the evening. The race was my first back in 2012. I missed out in 2013. I registered this year because (a) it takes place in the evening, (b) Jurong Lake is beautiful, and (c) I needed something to keep my mind distracted after dropping my boyfriend at the airport that same day.

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Race kit includes a singlet, race bib with timing device, brochures, flyers, a sample of “Spatone”, and three sample packets of Kiehl’s.

The race had a 2.5km, 6km, and a 10km route. I picked the 10km route since it’s been standard. This was also my third race within two months (after Green Corridor Run 2014 and Sundown Marathon 2014).

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The race was fine. At first I thought it would be enjoyable to run at sunset. Yes, I did get beautiful views of Jurong Lake. But while running I realised that people’s sweat is a tad bit smellier in the late afternoon compared to, let’s say… a morning run. The Sundown Marathon happens around 11PM where temperatures are cooler. They should have given out body spray at the 2km mark haha. So maarte I know.

A group called “Running Shots” apparently took photos of the runners. I look fucking horrible! Why can’t I look like Exhibit A.

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Photos courtesy Running Shots on Facebook… they are made of AWESOME.

It’s been more than a week already and there are no race results yet. I think I clocked in around 1:30-ish if I’m not mistaken. I’m still trying to get 10km in under 1:10:00. (Sigh)

I have no upcoming races. But I’m gearing up for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore in December where I can hopefully try my first Half Marathon (21.xxxx kilometers).

 

Witnessing thousands gather for Pink Dot SG 2014

“What we are and who we are is not a choice. It is not a lifestyle. We are born this way and so we should be proud of ourselves. When we are all lucky to find that special someone, we shouldn’t be told we cannot love. I hope and I know that Singapore will eventually become a place where we all can truly enjoy the freedom to love.”

Watched and observed Singaporeans come together to form their 6th Pink Dot. The atmosphere was electrifying. Reminded me of my first time to attend Manila Pride. It was touching to see all walks of the LGBT spectrum coming together to celebrate so much love. We really have to do our part to end the hate and bigotry. It doesn’t matter if you are in the United States, the Philippines, or Singapore. We all deserve the freedom to love and that truth is universal.

None of photos I took while visiting Pink Dot SG give justice to the incredible showing of love. See photos from their official albums to see more wonderful, beautiful takes from the event.

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A video I took during the national anthem segment:

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Visit Pink Dot SG’s official website for more information.

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