July 29th, 2015

Smile Project Photo

GEWR 2015 Event: #RuntoLiveGreat Welcome Session

Hi people!

Last year, I had an amazing fitness experience when I was part of the pioneer #RuntoLiveGreat programme for the Great Eastern Women's Run (GEWR) 2014.

This year, I am happy to be in the programme again and as usual, I will be documenting my fitness experiences as I go along with the events and fringe activities.

I started the programme by attending #RuntoLiveGreat Welcome Session @ The Luxe Art Museum.

Freebies for the participants who are part of this exclusive programme. There are 80 pairs of us who will be embarking on our fitness journey together.

Notice these frilly tutus? What have they got to do with fitness or GEWR?

This year, GEWR is encouraging everyone to 'Don a Tutu for a Cause'. The funds raised will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation, Community Chest (for children with special needs) as well as the SingHealth Duke-NUS OBGYN Academic Clinical programme (a programme to fund research to improve health care for women and their children).

For a minimum donation of $5, you can get a tutu in your favourite colour from the selection above. Feel free to wear it in public or for photos' sake. If you're running for GEWR, feel free to also wear the tutu to run. For the creative, artsy people out there, you can embellish your tutus with various badges or stick-ons and the ten most creatively-embellished tutus will win a limited edition Great Eastern SG50 ez-link card that has a stored value of $200.

My GEWR 2015 buddy is none other than my pole fitness buddy, Rose!

Photo credits to Great Eastern.

Caught by the cameraman!

We were introduced to the Fitbit Tracker, which was one of the items we received from being part of this programme. This interesting gadget tracks your daily steps, distance covered, calories burnt, food intake, water consumption, sleeping hours and can even serve as your alarm clock.

I've been wearing this everyday in my effort to keep track of my health and fitness lifestyle.

A personnel from Adidas was there to introduce us to the 3 different sport shoes that we could choose from. I'm sure this segment got the participants really excited.

Sharing session by a mother-daughter pair from last year's #RuntoliveGreat Programme. I was really impressed by the mother because for someone her age with health conditions, she actually ran 21.1km Half Marathon last year.

I already felt like dying when I was trying to complete my 10.5km Mizuno Ekiden Race not long ago.

After collecting our goodies, Rose and I went for a shoe fitting and to select our Addias sport shoes.

We had 3 shoes (in black, purple and pink) to choose from. Above were our respective picks and interestingly, the style that we picked tells a lot about our personality. HA HA. Rose is obviously the spunky, vibrant one who goes for bright colours.

I'm happy with my simple black and I'll be wearing this for my fitness activities this weekend. Can't wait.

Interested to participate in GEWR?

If you're interested to sign up for a GEWR Race, check out its race categories and fees here. If you sign up now, you'll still be in time for its early bird rate which ends on 31 July (2 more days)!

If you've got a little girl aged 3 to 9 who wants to participate in this race with her mummy, there's even a 100m Princess Dash category which you can sign your girl up for. Upon crossing the finishing line, your girl will be crowned with a tiara just like a princess. How cute and photo-worthy!

So sign up now and I'll see you on race day! :)