Everybody were so excited that mom and dad did not had a hard time waking them up at 4:45 in the morning. With a single shake and tap, my twin daughters stood up to prepare for the race. By 5:30am, we’re off to Mall of Asia – the venue of the Looney Tunes Active Run.
We arrived at MOA five (5) minutes before six o’clock. The gun start for the 3k race was at 7am – too early! The kids enjoyed the warm-up prepared by the organizers. A couple of minutes later, Bugs Bunny came out! All the kids were buzy ganging up on him. By 6:15am, the 5k race started. Hmmm, it crossed my mind to run as a bandit since the 3k race will not be starting until 7am. So off I go!
When I came back, I still had time to eat some cereals provided by the partners of the event. By 7:10am, the gun fired for the 3k race. I was telling the kids just to enjoy the run – run tall, swing your arms, and keep the pace (do you think I just was just telling them to enjoy the run?).
My Patricia sped up the 1st 700 meters of the race while my Andrea was behind her by almost 30 meters.
Though i’m trying to push both of them to run, my Patricia just started to slow down until my Andrea caught up with her. After the km 1 mark, my Andrea just continued her easy pace. There was a point where I just told Andrea to run and I will just catch up with her (Patricia was already complaining that she can’t run anymore).
I left Patricia with Ems and Karlos as I tried to chase Andrea who was a hundred meters away already. She just hesitated to cross an intersection at MOA. At the water station, Andrea gulped two (2) cups of water to hydrate. It was also at this point that she was starting to experience side stitches.
We had to take some walk breaks from km. 2 to km. 2.5 due to the side stitches that my Andrea was experiencing. I just kept on psyching her up by telling her that the first finisher will be treated with a Hot Fudge Sundae by the last finisher (we estimated that Ems, Patricia, and Karlos was 500 meter behind already). Oh, there was another stumbling block before she taught of running again, the Red Light of Krispy Kreme was on! She thought that they are not yet giving those free honey glazed donuts since a couple of running families were still outside waiting – thus, she decided to run the last 500 meters (she was even challenged when one of the marshalls told her to sprint up in the last 200 meters and leave me behind).
My Andrea was so exhausted upon crossing the finish line (hey, it was a happy experience for me pacing Andrea until she reached the finish line!). But she was so happy when she learned that she ran the 3k race in 28 minutes!
Ems, Patricia, and Karlos came in after 7 minutes and finished the race in 35 minutes. If not for those honey glazed donuts, Karlos and Patricia will still walk the last kilometer.