The sun was scorching hot at 8. The heat was intense as I felt it on my skin while I waited for a friend to pick me up from the bus stop.
The route that was planned was the Botanics Garden. It's really quite a nice place to run. But then, since I was running, there wasn't time to stop and smell the flowers.
There were plenty of people around. One thing which I have to give credit for is that there are many people who are health conscious here, especially the older folks. There are many senior citizens strolling, doing tai chi, having gatherings or just simply spending time with their family.
What is also interesting is that the Botanics Garden is also a place for joggers. It's pretty clever, come to think of it. Since Singapore is so small and space is scarce, whatever that can killed two birds with one stone is essential.
Since I haven't run for a while, I took the shorter route. The original route is about 7.5 kilometers. I think I only did 6 kilometers.
As not to scare the uncles and aunties around here, as after all Singapore is a conservative society as the politicians like to point out from time to time, there weren't many shirtless joggers, unlike in East Coast Park which is specifically for recreational sports like running, skating, cycling etc.
There is only one shirtless guy which was cute that I saw. Nice body, cute face, not too bulky. Just nice. Too bad I have already stopped running, if not, I would have
After the run, we went for breakfast. As it is a touristy place, the food court is also nicer. Quite posh-looking. Luckily, the prices are not overly inflated, just slightly.
Also, overheard conversation from one of the group's runners, "Have you noticed how gay men usually and almost never play contact sports? I have met people who play badminton, kayak, climb, etc but not play football or basketball."
The only girl in the group said, "But lesbians love contact sports. The more contact the better. Or maybe it's just the ones that I know."
Interesting observation really. The gay sports group here, Adlus, has a lot sports on their list, from squash, swimming, volleyball, kayaking, climbing, badminton but NO football and basketball.
Ditto with LPG. Even the Straits Games have three non-contact sports, namely bowling, volleyball and badminton.
I wonder why. Anyone can shed some light on this?