Solomon X-Trail Run 2016, Singapore

Last Saturday, we participated in our first trail running event in Singapore. Though we have done trail running before, it was always at MacRitchie - training.

I thought the running trail was interesting and one of its kind. We ran from proper pathways, then went across few muddy construction sites, into Coney Island, and then back to proper pathways.

Saw few people slipped and fell onto the muddy ground due to slippery floors and I felt pity for them because it was really yucky... offered my help however there wasn't much that can be done... at one point JB also slipped and fell, luckily it was on a grassed slope. Anyway Thank God that we were able to complete the Solomon X-Trail Run 2016 in one piece with the exception of earning few aches from the fall (for JB) and minor cuts from the bushes (for myself)...

Sitting here reflecting on the race day last week, it stroked on me that life is somewhat like taking part in a running event. For this event in particular, there were many mishaps. Firstly on other people around me whom I don't know, then on my family member and then on myself also. This clearly resembles life where it doesn't always goes smoothly and we will inevitably see sufferings and trials. However during a running event, regardless if we fall or if we were afflicted, all of us who participated in the run will want to finish the race somehow... it's only a matter of time and how well we pick ourselves up and continue the run to finish the race... this is true because we know at the end of the race we will receive a medal, maybe a finisher-t and refreshments!!! (which is like gold... lol...) 

But let's expand this into our life, if we are able to run over our life challenges like how we did in a running event, how would our lives be? Wouldn't our lives be more meaningful? And just imagine that everyone of us running over our lives challenges, how would our world looked like? Wouldn't the world be a place that's more hopeful? 

Just some deep thoughts I had today... which also reminds me of Hebrews 12:1
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us," 

Hope you are blessed by this sharing.

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Stupidgale is a Sino-Kadazan office nerd during the day and leisure blogger by night. She enjoys writting about everything under the sun and is currently living in Singapore with her family (including teddygirl the corgi).

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