The last race I ran was probably six or seven years ago. At my age now (going 42 in a few months), I feel that I need to get back into some form of fitness routine. Then I got the email inviting me to join this year’s Mommy Milkshake Run. I felt that it will be perfect to ease me back into running.
A much as possible, I try to avoid peeing during runs because of those atrocious portable toilets / portalets. I dread entering those plastic boxes even for just a few seconds! Ugh.
But the call (of nature) was just too strong, and it kept pushing and pushing (at my bladder). And so had to I asked around and was pointed toward this area:
Wheeee! Andaming portalets! I thought: “Wow, okay ‘to! Which door to choose? Oh please please, let me be lucky…”
During the Run For Pasig River, there were two busy portalets to serve about 20,000 runners (excluding vagrants, tambays, palaboys who were curious about those brightly colored cubes). Imagine. Imagine the stink.
This time, at the Nature Valley Run, there were about 30 happy portalets to serve a number of runners a lot less than those of the Pasig River Run. So, “wheeee! Ang dami, salamat naman, no need to line up,” I thought happily.
But of course, why was I expecting to be pleasantly surprised, duh. It still stank. I really could not imagine why people sh!t in these places. OMG. There I said too much. Time to end this entry. 😛
Although some people argue that running isn’t a sport, saying it does not require any skill at all (yeah right! Try at least one race and see if you don’t need skills), more and more people are starting to take it up. Yes, as a sport.
Proof: check out the busy schedule of running events at Takbo.ph.
Then there’s trail running, a variant of running that’s fairly new in the Philippines. The North Face is actively promoting trail running by doing a series called Thrill of the Trail. There’s one that’s happening on February 14th. Read more about it at Project: Fit.
I signed up to join the Megaworld Fun Run on the 24th. The race event, which will be held at McKinley Hills, Fort Bonifacio, is for the benefit of the Haribon Foundation. Meagworld, one of the country’s leading real estate developers, supports green building.
There are 3k, 5k and 10k routes. I can only manage to run the 5k for now. Prizes are at stake for top finishers.
Registration fee3 is P350, which includes a singlet, race bib and race packet. For more information, check out the Facebook page of Haribon Foundation.
My training seriously starts tomorrow. 😀 Continue reading Stride for Greener Communities at the Megaworld Fun Run
Last Sunday, November 8th, I, my niece and 20,000-plus others came together at the Quirino Grandstand for one cause – to support the campaign for a clean Pasig River.
The response was overwhelming. My niece said that there were over 1,500 students from University of Sto Tomas (UST) alone. I also saw groups from the Police force, CHED, and other organizations.
The dream to restore Pasig River to its glory of old days is not impossible. If we work together and support the cause like the 20,000-strong runners did, it can be done.
If I keep running, I will have no need for any fat burner ever! There’s another run in November 22 – the Dare to be Fit ‘n Right Fun Run. This is for the benefit of Typhoon Ondoy survivors. I am still thinking whether to join or not… hmmm. Let’s?