Another day of fun and joy… why? Because running for personal record is more rewarding if its also for a cause. NaGeoChannelPh sponsored @natgeorun2013, thousands were there to run, have fun, mingle with friends and buddies for this years Earth Day Run at BGC. This will be my third half marathon for the year and I am a bit anxious given I should at least end with a decent time given new course and route, yes there were uphil and downhill. Guntime was moved from 5am to 4am and for us it was good at least if we end after hours it wouldnt be that hot yet. Kalayaan flyover been a friend already since I am in some ways kinda familiar but I wasnt prepared how dark Buendia Ave tho. Anxiety attacked for a second but I managed to kept my cool and continued the race. True enough the new route going to Heritage Park was really something… I wasnt prepared for too much uphill and downhill. Seeing the signage for the finish line on the last kilometer was a relief thinking if I may not end less than my last half marathon at least a decent would be better. But I am thankful ended the race with no major injury and the best part was completing it a minute and a half less than my last… Yahoooo!!
Runner’s Village was almost full when I got there but line was manageable and claimed my loot bag, finisher’s shirt and certificate with minimal queue… thankful I completed the course early. Waited for friends and whoaahh after less than an hour the village was a total chaos as in literary and figuratively hahaha. We decided not to stay too long instead grab some breakfast at Kabisera ni Dencios ordered Letson with Kangkong, two cups of rice and unlimited service water, it was sumptuous I must say.
All in all the day was great and fulfilling knowing I have three trees named as my little give to Mother Earth…til next run. #natgeorun2013@natgeochannelph #running #ilovetorun