Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sugar Rush (After run): A run for the benefit of people with diabetes

With just 3 hours of sleep before the race I can say I'm not in my proper condition to beat my personal record. I signed up for my 6th 5K with the same familiar venue in Mall of Asia where I was quite comfortable running already. The route used is the same as the Rexona Run. Race started early which made us finish before the sun gets too hot. My in-laws also joined the 3K run because of the cause. There are a few who joined compared to other runs I've participated.

At the starting line I was almost in front. Running in less crowded event like this has so many advantages like the ease of space although motivation to run faster to race with other runners was low. I run continuously for 2K then decided to run/walk the rest of it. Tried playing my fave song in my head and everything but I was really not that motivated enough to run I guess because only few are running side by side with me. The encouragement came when I was nearing the finish line. Hearing people cheering runners to finish strong was a big help. So at the last right turn going to the finish I sprinted concentrating on my breathing and stride. Crossed strong but wishing I run the whole distance without taking walk breaks. I just want to mention that my bib number was 5050... Weird as it is but it reflects the effort I inserted on my run.

As promised here are some snap shots I got from the race:
All in all the race organizers did great; there are a lot of water stations, portalets are enough for the participants, the flow of the program was simultaneous and most of all it was informative.


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