What do you do on a Chinese New Year and Valentines Day? Why run of course!
Mom and I did the 5K run at PSC’s Run For Your Heart today, and I must say we had a a blast with all the freebies that awaited us in the finish line. The race itself was a little disorganized (did I say little? It was VERY disorganized.) We consider it an irony because the event organizer was the Philippine Sports Commission itself. From the beginning, runners from the 5K and 10K were set off only about a two minutes apart, considering that the 10K runners should have gone about 15 minutes before. Their flaw kind of worked to our advantage since our race was supposed to start at 5:45, (yes we woke up late) and yet they had us go at 6:00am. We also approached them afterwards to check our official time, but we were much disappointed to see that they had it way off. I don’t know what’s up with their manual whatchamacallit device but surely I finished earlier than 54.20 (I was timing myself, so at most even if my watch was off I’d still be within 30 minutes). So there anyway enough of the rants. The only redeeming thing is that they had lots of food to give away. We gorged on fried rice, misua, lugaw, Gatorade drinks, ensaymada and cheese mamons, and they even had free shirts and slabs of tikoy to have us take home… bawing bawi na for the 100 peso registration! The best reward I got from this marathon is finally convincing my mom to join. We had the best bonding time this morning, and I’m glad she got infected with the euphoric mood of the races. So far this has been my best Valentines day/ Chinese New year ever. Now who says that fancy dinner dates are a must for Valentines? Not me for sure.