Saturday, 4 September 2010

A wet Yellow Ribbon Run

Looking at the miserable state of my garden yesterday, I had asked for rain. The plants always perk up after a heavy downpour. The rain gods must have heard because I woke up to a wet morning.

Argh! Of all days! We went for the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run anyway. The rain didn't let up even when we were waiting for the flag off. At 8.30am, we set off in our ponchos.

A superhero?

Might as well grin and bear it.

The run took us through a scenic route (with several inclines) outside the prison walls. Due to my lack of training, it felt longer than 6km. Thanks to the cool weather, I didn't feel exhausted at all.

The kilt-wearing members of the Singapore Women Police Pipes & Drums were there too.

I must say the event was very well organised. We received a bag full of goodies (banana, orange, muffin and drinks) and a lovely Finisher 'key' but where was the elusive ice cream?

It was too cold for ice cream anyway, so CH and I went for roti prata and teh halia (ginger milk tea) instead.

9 comments:

Ji said...

yes it was a wet wet run. so you were the one who brought the rain, haha.glad you were up for it though we did not get to meet. this year, you needed to play some games in exchange for the free anderson ice cream. ya agree it was too cold for ice cream. the muffin and the goodie bag was nice though and the whole event was very well organized despite the wet weather.

Blur Ting said...

Ji - Oh, I kept stretching my neck to look for you but there were too many people and everyone looked the same in the yellow tee! It was enjoyable though. Thanks for recommending.

JY said...

Good deal! I bet CH was wishing he could be wearing those kilts too! ha ha... Congrats to both on the finish!

Ash said...

Atleast your smiling eyes light up that gloomy day brilliantly !

Malar said...

Great that you have good time running together despite rain! I wish there will be rain here as well!
Roti prata during rain is great!

Blur Ting said...

JY - Bingo! If he can find a way to run comfortably in his kilt, he will!

Blur Ting said...

Ash - Thank you! You've just brightened up my (otherwise gloomy) day!

Blur Ting said...

Malar - Rain is a gardener's best friend :-)

Jack said...

Hi,
just found your blog - it's an eclectic and interesting mix.
I'm new to blogging but I started it because I want to put together a book of recipes from all over the world, the only problem is, they all have to use sausage in the recipe! Can you help? Do you know any recipes which use sausage but look and sound interesting? If so, I would love to post them on my blog and maybe use them in the book.
Thanks,
Jack.