Yeah so the year is almost at an end and it is function upon function until then. We are storming the end of the year and the new year by filling up our systems - I mean EATING and indulging in all the fine cuisine that the Philippines can offer. Guess what, come next year we are upset when we look at ourselves in the mirror. Now it is back to basics and back to the treadmill, oval track or wherever we were in order to loose weight.
I would like to focus on another area we can join which is once a week and it also helps us in loosing weight..... RACES.....
Races in the Philippines is fast in catching up with the world standards. The only way we (Philippines) can get there is if us as runners support these events and our race organisers. We are quick to complain that we get water out of a tub and therefore we carry our own water for a race or the reused the water cups at the water stations during this and that race. We were actually joking about it last night at ROX but in all honesty, the only way we can get to the Singapore or US standards is by supporting our local races.
When I came to the Philippines and joined my first race the Runnex race, there were not as many runners but lately it is different. We all share this passion of running so let's support it in all the ways we can. If it is to loose weight, meet friends, be competitive as Baldrunner puts it or whatever reason we are running, let's put our hearts into it and help the growth of the sport here in the Philippines. While we are supporting the sport why not do it also for a good cause. I have been given a list of races from family runs or fun days out to full on races and it is all for a good cause. I am not saying let's only support these but this is a good start. Below is a list of races for the new year so let's block it on our agendas and start to sign up for these right away and get rid of those extra pounds and do it for something good..... Killing two flyes with one hit.... I hope to see you all at these races.
January 25, 2009 THE HAPPY RUN 3km, 5km and 15km. NBC tent The Fort
March 1, 2009 2nd DOCFIT RUN 5km and 10km (MD and Non MD category) UP theater UP Diliman QC- poster to follow
March 8, 2009 RUNew (ASIAN Hospital) 5km, 10km and 15km Bonifacio taguig
For more info on these races please go to Rio's site.