Sunday, March 27, 2011

Team Lucky Toe at the Globe Run4Home Run 2011 (Mommy and Me Mondays #12, Blue Monday #1 & Ruby Tuesday #12)

Running as a race has become a craze in the Philippines. Check out running portals and you will find all weekends of the year already filled with so many race schedules.

It is such a great opportunity to run for a cause. Since we had our first experience of running for a race when we joined Haribon Foundation's Million Hectare Challenge last year, my husband and I were all set to join more run this year. What sets us apart though is that we run for a cause.

Haribon Foundation was one of the 4 organizations to b
enefit from Globe's Run4Home 2011.
As a beneficiary, we were given free race slots to repres
ent our organization.

@ the Haribon booth before the race

Yesterday, March 27, Team Lucky Toe was fortunate to have the chance to run at Globe's Run4Home. Since there were still extra kits, I grabbed the chance to get one for my husband and for Leon.

M run the 5 kilometer distance while me and our son Leon did a combination of run-walk-carry-walk-run at the 3 kilometer distance. We were with my office mate Nikki and her daughter Maxine. Leon and Maxine are like cats and dogs when in the office, we were surprised though that even during the warming up, the two were like good friends, and was holding hands most of the time. lol!

with Maxine, fooling around during the warm up exercises

Something to be proud of Leon was that even when he was already too tired, but upon seeing the finish line, he was determined to cross it, running! Some 50 meters away, he started running again and was even more challenged when he heard people cheering for him while he was running. I ran behind him, cheering him as well until he crossed the finish line.

added attractions for the kids,
2 Star Ship Trooper runners (walkers)

past the 1K mark and still running...

As a mother, looking at his face lit up upon crossing the finish line was something I cannot describe. He stood gallantly at beyond the line because he knew what he has accomplished. For a 4 year old toddler, 3 kilometer is definitely a long way to go, and Leon conquered it!

Team Lucky Toe after the race at the Haribon Booth

more shots after the race
got the chance to meet up with some
high school friends who joined the run, too

Until such time that Maia joins us again, when she's a bit older, the three of us are looking forward for the next run which will be next weekend, April 2 at the Hyundai Accent Run.

Hope to see you there too!

Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn at Really, Are You Serious?

Smiling Sally


sHeNgKaY said...

wow! galing galing naman ni baby!
happy MMM lucky toe!

Belle said...

Super cute :-) happy bonding moment..


Belle said...

I mean my Blue Entry

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy 1st Blue Monday, Hahai.

Lola said...

Cute pics - and blog!

Happy RT!

XOXO Lola:)

maria said...

Mukhang sobrang enjoy ang mga kids. :) Happy RT!

Mine's here.

chubskulit said...

A fun and healthy way to bond with family!

My blue, have a good night!

Joyful said...

The children are so cute! HBM.

sHeNgKaY said...

visiting from red mommy..hope you could visit back..

Lesa said...

What a great thing for your family to do together! my little boy would've went wild for the storm troopers too!

Thanks for the visit!

Marice said...

great job sissy! cute ng mga kiddos mo :)

Krystyn said...

Way to get the kids involved...awesome.