Wimp Who Hates Running Joins a Run

For someone who likes doing such a physically demanding activity as mountaineering, I can be awfully lazy. I’m not so crazy about exercise and I hate running. The only gym class I attended with considerable consistency was yoga because it didn’t involve running around or lifting stuff but even that didn’t last.

That’s why I’m marking this as a historic achievement: I finished my very first run! Fine, it’s a five-kilometer fun run which I completed in 40 minutes and I actually jogged the whole time in about the same pace as the six-year-old next to me but let’s not get lost in the details.

Jet cajoled and coerced and bullied his way into making me join the Run Against Cancer event held in Camp Aguinaldo yesterday. It was spearheaded by Nanay Nini Sacro of Climb Against Cancer, and we love and adore her so it was hard to say no. The run was for the benefit of the pediatric cancer ward of the National Children’s Hospital. Registration fee is P450 inclusive of singlet.

Jet, me and Leejay on the track. Diba ang saya ko lang.

Jet, me and Leejay on the track. Diba ang saya ko lang.

Des, Jet, Fred and Leejay, the first four finishers in our group.

Des, Jet, Fred and Leejay, the first four finishers in our group.

Vernz, me and Karen with Phoebe and Doc Joyce of CAC.

Vernz, me and Karen with Phoebe and Doc Joyce of CAC.

Run Against Cancer banner with tatlong epal sa harap.

Run Against Cancer banner with tatlong epal sa harap.

Vernz and Karen showing off the shirt and cap they won in the raffle after the run. I'm not sure why Vernz is going for that disgruntled-gang-member look with the cap turned sideways. Naka-shades pa. :D

Vernz and Karen showing off the shirt and cap they won in the raffle after the run. I’m not sure why Vernz is going for that disgruntled-gang-member look with the cap turned sideways. Naka-shades pa. 😀

HLGG group photo with Phoebe.

HLGG group photo with Phoebe.

Running may not be as bad as I thought. I even managed to, dare I say it, have fun. Don’t expect me to start training for a marathon anytime soon though. Running and I had a great first date but I’m in no shape yet to get serious.

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8 thoughts on “Wimp Who Hates Running Joins a Run

    1. Tintin Post author

      Oo nga. Hehe. May tinulugan kaming climb kaya di kami nakasama (in fairness to us, sobrang puyat lang talaga) so tumakbo na lang kami pagka-Sunday. 😀

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    1. Tintin Post author

      If that was subtle, I’d hate to see you getting explicit. Hahaha! Fans yun ni Fred, PA nya lang ako dapat dun. Hehe. But thanks, I didn’t expect to have that much fun or even survive the whole thing. Malay mo, mga run na ni Ed ang sasalihan natin next time. Or not. 😀

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