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Garfield Run

Okay, so I know that the title sounds a little bit difficult to believe but yes, the lazy cat who would rather sleep and devour lasagna all day than walk to his water bowl has a run. And the Tiger and I went to take part in the Couple Run category.

Rushing down from Kinokuniya Orchard (the Tiger had a launch there an hour before we were supposed to be at the start line!), we made it to the Marina Promontory for a quick drink of Milo and a proper pinning of our race bibs. Raven Silvers was there to join in the festivities, and to be our “porter” for our stuff (mine, the Tiger, and Sarah when she will go for her Fun Run). Since the Tiger and myself were going for the Couple Run, we had to be at the place an hour earlier than Sarah’s Fun Run.

Us before the run. Photo courtesy of Raven Silvers.
Us before the run. Photo courtesy of Raven Silvers.
Where we started before the Flag Off.
Where we started before the Flag Off.
When Sarah arrived. Photo courtesy of Raven Silvers.
When Sarah arrived. Photo courtesy of Raven Silvers.

The Flag-Off started with the appearance of Garfield and Odie, where Odie’s tongue was too huge and probably not attached to the top of its mouth either way. Haha. For the Couple Run, the distance was 5km, spanning the riverfront of Marina Bay Sands, past the ArtScience Museum, through Gardens by the Bay, and with a loop back at the edge of Marina Barrage.

Considering how the Tiger and I did not formally train for this (apart from our regular “twice-a-week” gym sessions and stuff), I was quite happy that we managed to clock 5km in 45mins, with Sarah cheering us from the edge of the Fun Run starting point as we sprinted to the finish line.

All things said, we had a lot of fun with this run. We did not stay for the rest of the festivities, but we still walked away with incredibly cute finisher medals and a great, fun experience. Despite the fact that we were hoping to use the “Couple Punch” sometime. LOL.

Garfield and Arlene Finisher Medals for the Couple Run =)
Garfield and Arlene Finisher Medals for the Couple Run =)
Us with our medals! Photo courtesy of Raven Silvers.
Us with our medals! Photo courtesy of Raven Silvers.

The Garfield Run 2014 was organised by Pink Apple. To find out more about them, click here.

P/S – Many thanks to Raven for looking after our bags and taking pictures for us!Blanket Fortress Logo

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