At the annual fiesta of the Seminary compound I grew up in, there used to be a Fun Run for different age brackets. I was never athletic, but I remember joining at least once. I’m not sure if I finished all the way ’round the designated area, and even if I did, I probably walked for the most part.
Now, guess who signed up for this year’s Color Run Manila for UNICEF?
Oh yes! Together with my girlfriends, I registered to join this 5k fun run in support of UNICEF Manila’s programs.
This is the first time any of us will be doing this. There are many such events in and around Metro Manila, some even with shorter distances, but none of us have ever joined one. What got into us?
Why are we doing this?
- At first it was the attraction to the unicorn- and rainbow-themed freebies 🙂
- There’s also the opportunity to support UNICEF in it’s programs for Filipino children while having fun!
- For me, it was yet another challenge to take on. I’ve found myself pushing my limits lately in my own wellness transformation, and participating in a 5k marathon is sure to keep things exciting and fresh!
But seriously, do we really know what we’re getting into?
There’s no turning back now. We have registered, paid up, and we have received our race kits (image courtesy of RunRio website)!
Sadly, the deluxe kits ran out before we could register so we aren’t getting the cute plushie and socks. But that’s okay. There’s more to the race than the freebies 🙂
The excitement is really building up. We run (or walk, more accurately) on September the 3rd, just a couple more days away. To prepare, I’ve been following this 3-mile/5k power walking workout on YouTube and it’s been great.
I’ve even convinced to get the hubby to workout with me a few times. Progress. 🙂
Hands up for those who are also joining the Color Run
Any tips for me? What should we do before the run and after? How do we not injure ourselves?