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Preparing for the Big Fun Run


There is something about running that makes it fun. Maybe the terrain or the people you are with. Have you heard about the recently concluded Jurong Lake Run here in Singapore? The race was joined by more or less 16,000 people from fifty countries.  The Jurong Lake Run is now on its fourth year. For the first time, the run was conducted in the evening.


Part of the revenue will be donated to beneficiaries.  If you joined the Jurong Lake Run, you felt how fun and meaningful it was. You did not win but the experience was significant. Do not worry because you still have the chance to win – next year. So, here’s how to prepare for the big fun run:

  • Enjoy the road. There are runners who only see the prize. They only look ahead. Sometimes, you also need to look sideward and appreciate the beautiful environment or enjoy the people you are with. You run because you love to not because you are forced to. Do not forget to wear that smile. It will brighten everyone’s day.
  • Fuel up. Few days before your racing day, you should remember to increase your caloric intake. This is to facilitate in fuelling your body. With that, you should make sure that you are eating enough carbs. It does not end there. You have to drink water too.


  • Warm up. Whenever you go for a run or for a cross-fit training, always remember to do warm ups and cool down. Sometimes you just ignore its importance so you go about your training.
  • Sleep. You have to get enough sleep. The recommended sleep is at least eight hours.
  • Dress appropriately. You have to make sure that you dress for success. Do not wear simple or extravagant clothes. Wear clothes that are functional and comfortable because it will bring you to success.
  • Trust and believe. Sometimes, things will come up beyond your control that will test your spirit. When you encounter any “hopeless” moments, you have to trust and believe that you can do it. Believers are winners. It may not be your time now or in the next year but you will eventually have your time. So, if that pesky voice of hesitation bothers you, kick it.

If you are seriously thinking about being a winner, you can use the help of trainers. There are many trainers here in Singapore that you can seek for help. Fun runs are memorable if you do it with your friends and family.

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