St. John’s University Annual Fun Run ~ and we were there ~ YES!
Yesterday afternoon, 3:00 pm, and there we all were, hundreds of students (including all the first years), and maybe 30-40 faculty and staff all being launched forth by SJU President Chen, accompanied by at least 2 drones flying up above ~ while down below we had students dressed as animals, cartoon characters and in all sorts of other fun costumes, and off we set. Our student fellowship group were kind of mostly in yellow and led by Yu-lin from our chaplaincy staff.
3.5km ~ but it felt like a hundred! Almost 30°C and no wind. Hot hot hot!
Around the block we went, past a funeral wake, past the junior high school main gate, down by the old fish farm, along by the sea, up the steep hill, round the back of SJU, in through the main gate, down the banyan avenue, and around the playing field.
I stopped a zillion times to take photos, drink water, and, let’s face it, mostly walked ~ but still came in at #10 for the faculty / staff runners lol ~ and the last one to get a T-shirt! Yu-lin came in at #6. There were prizes for everyone, if no T-shirt, then there were towels or water pouches.
And red faces all round of course with heat and exhaustion. You’d have thought we’d run a marathon. Sadly not. Only 3.5km lol!
And today we’re all staggering around stiff and aching ha ha ~ but, yep, it was certainly a fun run ~ YES lol!
And this is the video made by the drone on the day – I’m waving to the drone at 1:30 minutes in!