Cold Storage Kids Run 2013

As you probably know, I’m really not the running type but thought I’d give it a go because Little Edison is really looking forward to the run. The first time I saw the Cold Storage Kids Run advertisement on the newspaper, I asked him if he wants to participate and he was all “Yes! Yes! I want to run!”

So, when I told V about our participation, he didn’t look excited as he probably thought that I will back out at the last minute. The day before the run, he asked me for the 99th times if I’m for real and my answer is still a firm YES!

On the day itself, he saw me packing an umbrella into our backpack. He couldn’t stop laughing and he said, “Dear, if you’re so scared of the sun, why you want to go for the run?”

“Aging woman is afraid of the sun, but that doesn’t mean that I cannot run.” I replied. Luckily, he didn’t see me slapping on SPF sunscreen before we stepped out of the house. Else, he will have another round of laughing.

The ‘kan chiong’ spider in me woke up super early yesterday because I dreamt that we couldn’t find a parking space and hence missed the run. So, we left our house at 7:45am, one hour ahead of our reporting time.

Kids Run 1

When we reached the Esplanade at 8:10am, there were ample parking lots. We took a slow walk to The Padang and took some pictures. The atmosphere was awesome. It made me feel like a 7 year-old kid looking forward to my school sports day.

Kids Run 2

Because of the blazing heat, we reported to the holding area early to get some shades. He was in the Sunshine Orange Chase (Fun Run 800m for 5, 6 years old). We were seated in the first row of the holding area and waited for about 20 minutes before we were released to the starting point.

Kids Run 5

Little Edison looked a little tense now due to the long wait. I was so worried that he will ask to go to the toilet five seconds before the flag off time. Thankfully, that didn’t happen.

The moment the race started, he took off enthusiastically without even looking back. I ran behind him to make sure he wouldn’t fall, but he was too fast. Believe it or not, this boy can actually run faster than me. Somewhere at the 600m mark, I was screaming “Boy, slow down. Wait for Mama!” He continued to run and reached the ending point ahead of me.

Here’s my little champion looking extremely pleased with his first medal ever! He was so proud of it.

Kids Run 3

Despite the crazy heat and sweating like a pig, I really enjoyed myself too. I haven’t been to such run for a long time and I’m glad to be able to run with my son this year. I feel that Cold Storage Kids Run is a very meaningful running event that aims to encourage families to exercise and have a healthy lifestyle.

Hopefully after this event, we can continue to run together as a family. As for Little Edison, he couldn’t stop admiring his gold medal for the rest of the day. Looking forward to the run next year!

Kids Run 4

If you’re interested to view more pictures of the event, check out the Kids Run website.

 

Cold Storage Kids Run 2013 & OSIM uAngel

Little Edison likes to run, but we haven’t officially bring him to a sports event before. So when I heard that the Cold Storage Kids Run is back for the 6th year on 19 May 2013, I thought it’s an awesome opportunity for him to experience the real run. I mean the kind of run with lots of audience, cool T-shirt printed with his name and number, as well as medals.

The Cold Storage Kids Run 2013 will be taking place on 19 May 2013 at The Padang. This year, the event is expecting 5,000 kids to participate in the race, and over 10,000 parents and the public.

Edison

Last Sunday, we went to the roadshow at United Square to witness the launch of the Kids Run as well as to register our boy for the run. There are various activities set-up for the kids, from shuttle run to rock climbing, ball shooting and cartoon characters meet-and-greet.

Edison - Run

Unfortunately, we missed Edison’s favourite cartoon character Bob the Builder when we arrived at the roadshow. Nonetheless, he had great fun participating in the activities. It was his first attempt on rock climbing, but he was very cool about it. He managed to reach to the top and ring the bell.

Edison - Wall Climbing 2

Edison - Wall Climbing

OSIM 2R

Edison - Wall Climbing 3

Well done, Edison!

One of the sponsors for this year Cold Storage Kids Run is OSIM. I’m sure all of you know OSIM as the global leader in healthy lifestyle products, and it’s one of my trusted brands too. OSIM has recently launched a new product called the OSIM uAngel Sofa-Tranzformer.

From its name, you could have guessed that it’s a sofa, and OSIM’s expertise is in massage chairs. So, this product must be a combination of sofa and massage chair. You’re right!

OSIM4

OSIM uAngel is a small sofa that transforms delightfully into a full-body massage chair with just one touch on the button. It offers a range of professionally designed massage programmes to suit our needs, and to keep us healthy and relaxed.

OSIM 3R

I tried the OSIM uAngel massage chair during the roadshow, and I fell in love with it instantly. The three main things about OSIM uAngel that attract me are its outlook, massage functions and price.

Outlook

Most of our Singapore home sizes are small nowadays, and it’s difficult to accommodate a full body massage chair due to space constraints. You certainly can’t have sofa, recliner and massage chair in your living hall.

OSIM uAngel is truly unique in a way that it combines sofa, recliner and massage chair into one. Its smart design helps to save up to 34% of living space. The leg massager can be fully retracted under the seat. So, you don’t have to worry about accidentally kicking on it and trip in the middle of the night.

Massage Functions

OSIM uAngel has five professionally designed massage programmes – 1) Neck & Shoulders, 2) Lumbar, 3) De-stress, 4) Relax and 5) Energise. There are also different massage modes including kneading, rolling and tapping.

No matter what health benefits you’re looking for, be it relaxing stiff muscles, enhancing blood circulation, soothe back aches, relieve body tension, or simply to relax, OSIM uAngel has something for you.

Price

The recliners or armchairs in the market right now are not cheap, they easily cost up to $4,000. A full body massage chair costs about $6,000. What about OSIM uAngel? I’m sure you’re curious to find out.

OSIM uAngel is competitively priced at just $1988, and I certainly think that it’s very affordable given its unique features and massage functions.

OSIM

Before I end this post, I’d like to share with you about the OSIM Facebook contest that is running from 1 to 19 April 2013. All you need to do is to snap a photo of yourself posing as an angel and post it onto OSIM Facebook Page.

Visit http://www.facebook.com/OSIMSG/app_174489652597378 to join now! Contest ends on 19 April, so start snapping away and good luck!

Contest