This morning we joined the Terry Fox Run 2013 at the Crescent Area. We’ve been joining since we got here in Vietnam except for the year when I was preggers.
The unforgiving Saigon sun was beating hard on us, but the runners, walkers (not the The Walking Dead), scooter-riders, roller bladers, and bikers, trudged on!
It was actually a great day. Blue skies and all.
The Terry Fox Run attracted companies, schools, families, and individuals — and pets too!
We were thinking of riding our bikes but we couldn’t figure out how to bring our 1 year old. It’s his first time and he was absolutely livid at the start of the race with so many people. He calmed down when there was more space to move around.
Initially, we just wanted to get past the bridge from Crescent and walk back to the starting point because we didn’t think our 5 year old can manage to finish the whole thing. But it was his idea to finish the whole run. Yeah, because he figured he can finish it on Daddy’s shoulders. 😛
Along the way, we saw lots of students holding signs with, “You can do it!” And towards the end, there was a sign, “Almost there!” It does lift the spirit. But an ice cream cone wouldn’t hurt too!
Dunkin’ Donuts was the popular pit stop for the race as they were on Buy 6 Get 6 Free promo. S0 it was not unusual to see runners and She Who Must Not Be Named, running away with a box of donuts! 😛
We were at the finish line in no time. 🙂 We started at 8 am and ended a little before 9 am.
It’s Sam’s second Terry Fox Run and this time, I had to explain to him why we were joining. I hope he understood because the big C is something very real to our family.
This one was for you Dad!