I was hesitant at first to join this run due to two reasons: 1) I was feeling worn-out due to non-stop weekly fun run schedules since the month of November started; and 2) I don't like the color of the singlet. In contrast, there were also three reasons which encouraged me to join the event: 1) it will be another run-for-a-cause; 2) the race venue is UP Diliman; and 3) MinnieRunner was so enthusiastic about every running event. It really pays off when there is someone who have high level of running enthusiasm. I hope that the members of our running group will also have such running spirit whatever the running event is.
The Strathletes with TsuperRunner's son
The presence of the Kenyans and PNP runners gave some chill of excitement and nervousness to some runners (or it was just me?). Just seeing them on the event makes me think more than twice if my day will still come where I can hold a place or a prize. I really wonder when can I outrun those long-legged running Kenyans and PNP Officers/Cadets.
The first half of my route was really really tiring to the point that I was already feeling lazy in the middle of the run. And yeap, I was so slow that I crossed the half-split at around 32 minutes. I was already thinking that I would be running the whole 10K in more than an hour. Luckily, my body, as what always happens, just heated up at approximately 6K mark. So I ended up in the finish line outpacing one runner of the PNP group, a female Cadette, lol!
My Diadora shoes, which I bought two years back when I joined our company's badminton tournament at a sale price of Php 500.00 bid goodbye to me when the outer sole just went-off right after I finish the race. It must have known that I had been planning to buy a new running shoes for the past weeks, but I didn't expect that my shoe will surrender ahead.
As for the overall rating, though the race started late, I salute the organizers for well-prepared and well-organized race event. The post-race giveaways were superb, hydration, and carbo-load with yummy "lugaw", which my wife also liked. I just didn't drink the Bacchus energy drink since it is caffeinated. MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando was also present during the post-race program. And to my dismay, Mr. Fernando used the opportunity for his early campaign for the 2010 National elections.
Final Run of my Diadora
Distance: 10 km.
Net Personal Time: 00:54:52
Official Time: 00:00:00
Official Ranking: xxx
When: Dec. 13, 2009.
Where: UP Diliman, Quezon City
Event: Pioneer Mighty Bond - Mighty Run 2009
December 21, 2009 - 10:00 PM
December 22, 2009 - 08:00 AM
Keep posted for the official race results.