Monday, July 20, 2009

Globe Run for Home

Globe Run for Home
July 19, 2009
Fort Bonificio Global City, Taguig
Distance: 5K
Target time: 40mins

 Globe Run for Home, my most memorable race so far. All my first “in running” happened in this event. My first race, singlet, bib, 5K run and even the timing chip which was first introduced to this race. I was so excited even though I have no idea what’s going to happen. I met Jhun, my friend and Yan, which I met over the forum. We went all three to Fort Global. I was overwhelmed with the crowd. Everything went well. I managed to control my pace, enjoying every stride. I am very satisfied with my record of 33.52mn. After the awarding, I left the area immediately and rushed to work with my post-run pain all over my body. Nevertheless, I was so happy less that I failed to meet the peeps at this time.

Newbie Runner

I haven’t written anything yet about running, my new passion in life, how it started, my races and finishing moments, people that I have met, experience, records, goals and achievements. I am not a blogger; I am just a plain guest and often a lurker who enjoys reading the articles of “my” fellow runners. It’s been a while that I attempt to start writing about running, but my ego doesn’t permit it. Now I am here in front of my computer,  thinking what to do, thinking what to write. I was amazed with the different stories behind each runner’s running shoes, stories which inspires me to struggle more in my goals, to be a finisher in every race and soon to be a placer.
I am a traveler, an adventurer but never been an athlete, not much with physical sports especially if requires upper body strength. Certainly, running is not in my bucket list. In the mid of May I decided to run within our village, to try it out. Then was followed the next day along Sumulong hi-way, unaware with the distance, pace and time. After a few runs, I noticed that my cross training shoe is about to retire. There, I started to make some research about running. I found out that there are some factors to consider if you are going to take it seriously, running shoe, training plan, sched races, etc. I was lost and don’t know where to start.
I saw one of my friends in fb who were into running. He advised me to get a pair of shoe first. I followed the instructions I have searched over the internet, unknowingly that I have a neutral foot. I bought my first shoe and break that in within the day.
In June 12, while searching for the races in the metro, thru the help of mr. google, I was redirected to website. I joined the forum and instantly post my first message in newbie section introducing myself. I once became a lurker and seldom join the shout box as a greeter.
I trained for 2 weeks for my first run, Globe Run for Home, July 19, 2009. It was my first 5K run but before the big day, I attended the Run Aid Event in ROX, BHS which brightens my mind in running.