Sunday, March 13, 2011

Takbo para sa Karunungan (MYM#10 & Mommy and Me Mondays #10)

On March 13, Sunday, we joined a Takbo para sa Karunungan at the Quirino Grandstand. This was organized by DZMM the radio arm of ABS-CBN. The event also marked their 25th anniversary, thus the proceeds of the run will provide for the schooling of 25 scholars.
All the while I thought it would only be and M who will be jo
ining the run. Although Joel, his officemate was there too. M actually learned about the run through Joel. But M wanted to bring along the kids but I said we can only bring Leon.

We took off at 3:45 am to be able to reach Quirino Gra
ndstand before 5:00 am for the on-site registration. It was only me and M who registered, fee was at P300.00 or about $7.3. Inclusive of the fee is the race bib, singlet and map.
During the small program and warm up exercises, we were already wearing our singlets, Leon asked for his. Oh no! I immediately told him, I was wearing his. (I got
a small sized singlet which was really small - yey! I fit it). He just nodded, but when we were about to run, he insisted to wear the singlet. I had no choice but to take it off and had him wear it.
We ran the 3 kilometer distance. I was able to do the course wi
th more run than walk, 70% run 30% walk. While father and son mostly did the walking. Leon said when he reached the finish line, "I got tired walking but wasn't tired at all from running" - cute!

Father and son crossing the finish line

The run was generally okay, there was the 25 kilometer distance to which a Kenyan runner got the 1st spot. 10 and 5 kilometers were also available at it is in most of the runs here in the Philippines. Added attractions were the local celebrities who were there to support the cause. Spotted were Karyll who ran the 5k distance and Winnie Cordero who joined the 3k participants. The former vice president Noli de Castro was there, ran the 5k too, same and the ever gorgeous Cory Quirino.

with Winnie Cordero, one of the news anchor of DZMM

M, Leon and Joel with the Karyll before the run

We went home all tired but was feeling great about being able to help bring children to school through a fun activity. Looking forward to another run within this month maybe or next month.

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4 comments:

shopannies said...

love that you made it a family event awesome

simply kim said...

that was fun and healthful!

AC said...

wow! what great way to bond with the whole family. thumbs up to you and your hubby. =)

Krystyn said...

Way to go..and to involve the whole family in exercise.