Last September 6, I achieved a “milestone” of sorts when we joined the Energizer Night Race in Filinvest Corporate City in Alabang. You see, in the midst of the hype and craze of all these fun runs, it never really caught up on me. Come to think of it, I am the only one in our brood of five who has no atheletic/fitness bone. Unlike my sisters who would go to the gym regularly or my brother who took up boxing, I was never big on exercise. Thus, the thought of getting up at 4am to run for 3km or so did not really sound appealing to me.
The kids are the opposite though. F has been into football ever since he could run while S is into gymnastics training. So when I casually told them of this invitation to run, they were both excited to join! N & I ran out of “excuses” not to go, given that it was a night run (no waking up early) and close enough to our place. So off we went to our first ever organized run!
Most of our group signed up for 5K – N & F, my brothers and my nephew, my sister Kat as well as my cousin, Bea and her mom. S & I registered for 3K only with my mom. My other sis, Faye and her boyfriend took on the 10K challenge.
We got to the venue with some time to spare. The place was packed and bursting with energy! There were all sorts of people: there were those who seemed veteran runners and those who seemed like first-timers like us. There were groups of friends, couples and families in the event. After a while, even the reuctant runner that I was, got excited too! The vibe was just contagious 🙂
S & I finished our 3K run/walk in a little under 30 minutes. She could’ve finished with a better time if not for her mom dragging her. Oh well, we’ll do better next time.