Started this new year with an easy run at Changi Beach after the Subuh prayers. Slept at 3.30am this morning. No, I was not out painting the town red. Just that after watching the live telecast of the countdown on national TV, I just couldn’t sleep.
On other days, I will have surely given the run a miss due to insufficient sleep, but since today’s run has my elder sister, my cousin and his fiancee joining for the first time ever, I don’t want to be a wet blanket. I am happy that they have been infected with the swimming and running bugs, thus I hope with my presence I can impress into them the joy of being in perpetual motion and hope that they will make this excellent activity a lifelong habit.
It was such a difference running with someone as their presence break up the monotony of solo runs. I also get to share what ever little knowledge and experience I have about running and hopefully that same nuggets of information can next be passed on to others.
Though it was not my first time running at Changi Beach, a place that is choke full of history, such as the mass murder of the Chinese population during World War II, it was still nice to see it teeming with families having their weekend getaway far from the hustle and bustle of normal day lives.
However one sad note to add is that it was very dirty just now, with beer bottles, rubbish and confetti marring the tranquil image it possess. Well, it must be the beach goers having their own personal new year countdowns.
Boo to them!
A nice note to end this long ramble, is the significant number of cyclists and runners we encountered throughout the run. A nice uncle even greeted us with a new year wish.
Well uncle, wishing you a Happy New Year to you too.