My First Ever Fun Run
Since we have embraced the cold weather this past few weeks Fun Runs and Marathons are now on it's peak! Being a part of a company that supports health and wellness we are always encouraged to join events that involves both, specially now that Dubai30x30 is launched by His Highness and our company is one of it's supporters and sponsors.
Ever since we've moved back to Dubai all I can think of is joining this kinds of events and now that it's here and the location is just a stone throw away from our house what excuse can I have not to join one! Well...except for not having enough time to train for an 8km run! :P
So I registered, did my due diligence of researching the route that we're going to take...and drum roll...JanJanJan Jaaannnnn....I was taken a back...for if you see the map I attached below it really is no joke...8km is 8km! No shortcuts just pure running straight ahead! So I have 1 full day to train and time myself for the run...I started off early morning on Friday as the race will take place on Saturday Morning. Did my 3k run which was easy peasy for me having the daily walk from the Metro to work. So I told myself yes! I can do this!!!
As it is my 1st Fun Run/Marathon was very excited that I was the 1st one to wake-up. Woke up at 5:15am and started stretching and drinking my coffee! :) Once we reached the venue people were already there doing warm ups.
Fun runs as they say is less competitive compared to Marathons, so the vibe is maybe a bit different, people were there in groups with their uniforms, families joined in as well with baby strollers, and there where even Chefs with their hat and Big French Breads on their hands! The highlight for me was when we saw Smurfet and Papa Smurf roaming around and cheering for everyone! :)
The awarding ceremony took place in front of Motion Gate theme park, so we took our due diligence of taking some snaps after the race! Can you see how happy we are finishing that 8k run...:) After all it's called FUN RUN right?!