I ran my first 10K last Saturday at the Nike Run Manila 10K event held at Bonifacio Global City. I didn’t have as much fun as I had in the previous two runs that I joined, and it wasn’t due to the longer distance that I had to finish. I wish it was as organized as both Rexona and Unilab since all running events were staged by Run Rio.
For one, there should have been lighting fixtures installed along the race route, as there were few stretches that were in nearly total darkness and one had to use a torch or a phone’s flashlight app to see the track. Claiming baggage was a total mess, and it took me nearly an hour after the race to get back my bag, afraid that it might end up with someone else and along with it some precious possessions.
On the plus side, I like the running shirt that Nike provided. I wish, however, that the finisher’s kit would be really distributed by the sponsor. Joining the event wasn’t cheap, so to make fees really sulit, getting the finisher’s kit would be really nice.
Lining up at a game booth with Sandra.
Awww… how cute!
Event grounds at BGC
He looked so out of place 🙁
The best way to end a fun Sunday morning: pigging out on seafood and loads of rice.
What’s in the loot bag.
|Running is exercise. Exercise creates endorphins. Endorphins make you happy! Smiling for the official photog with running buddies, Kris and Sandy|
After months of on-and-off running, I finally joined my first 5K race. Thanks to Sandra who invited me to join the Rexona (Men) Adventure Run, and much thanks to the heavens for giving us two weeks of nearly rain-free weather, which allowed me to prepare for the race. We had a great morning of fun marathon, games, freebies, and lots of photo-ops 🙂
|DJ Chingggay Andrada hosted the event|
|I’m sure these two clocked in much more quickly than I did.|
|Thank you, trustworthy runners!|
I was a bit disappointed with my run, on the other hand, as I already managed a faster pace the previous week. Oh well, I’ll try to make 5k in under 30 minutes next time. I’m just happy to finally strike another item off my “35 before 35″ list.
After running 5k and two hours of hanging about at the MOA concert grounds for freebies and picture taking, we trooped to the first decent open restaurant for heavy breakfast: Ya Kun Kaya Toast (“Uniquely Singapore”).
What’s in the loot bag: Pain reliever, Rexona products good for a year, hair care stuff, discount cards and stickers to Victoria Court. I’m not sure I’d be able to use the last two items.
On top of your many commendable qualities, I wish I had your mile-long legs, your wardrobe, and your fortune. However, if there is one thing about you that I do not wish to have, in addition to your tendencies to express your on-court fierceness vocally, it is your badminton skeellz. Judging by your attire, the court/surface, the choice of arm (aren’t you a righty?), and your pre-smash stance, you are doing it wrong. Moreover, badminton is not a backyard sport.
I expected that with badminton being more popular among Europeans (you are European) than Americans, you would have known how to do it better even if it was not your racquet sports of choice. Clearly, you have been taking clues from the Americans, so allow me to remind you that unless you time traveled straight from the 19th century, only kids and drunks play badminton in the backyard.
Photo credits: All I Need is a Picket Fence