It's my first run for Men's Health, and also my first run ever since I've joined the corporate world. My last run was in my College years - The Panagbenga Festival's 1st 21k marathon run in Baguio City during the Flower Festival celebration held last Feb. 27, 2000.
I was so excited for the Men's Health Miracle run. This time, I am not running for myself alone, but also for the GMA Kapuso Foundation - the "run for a cause" of this event. Four of my officemates also joined the event who are all first time runners. They ran in teams of two, while I joined the Individual category.
Running on the streets of Fort Bonifacio gave me more excitement. Though I have already expected that my knee joints will give-in due to rheumatism, or arhtritis, or lack of proper training. And that's where my knee pads helped a lot. And I thought that I will not be able to finish the full 10 kilometer because of aged joints, aged training, and aged in the office chair. But I was surprised upon seeing my elapsed time on the finish line - 1 Hour and 9 minutes. Not bad enough for me when I expected that I would finish for about 2 hours due to my slow pace in the middle of the race route.
Personal Race Profile:
Distance: 10 km. Individual
My Personal Time: 1:09:08
When: Aug. 17, 2008.
Where: Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Click here to download the official race result.