Run: Joining A Buddy Run


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Details: May15,2016 Cavitex P2700/pair 21km

Definitely will join this Run! (If my time and money allows). This year’s Nike run will only have a single category – 21km distance. Yes half mary!
I missed the opportunity of joining the nike run last year. FYI (just so you know) Womens’ Nike Run is a buddy run and unfortunately a year a go, I do not have a ‘buddy’  to run with. SADNU. SADLIFE.

But enough with the past, after getting over with my shy-ness (hahah) I have now a few  girl ‘runner’ friends who I can grab to any running events. And kudos to them for believing in me! 👍 (dramatic melody cue) And I really really appreciate them. Thank you God for giving me these lovely creatures!

So here’s my real #TakboFeels about:

First, aside to a drifit included to be used at the run itself, another drifit shirt was given (last year) As finishers’ Shirt. Double the Tech Shirt, Double the Fun.

Second, it is a buddy run! Yes, you will not run alone. You will run alongside with your favorite buddy.
During my first fun run – NatGeo covering 21km, I trained and finished the race alone. Yes, A-L-O-N-E. Two of my colleagues that time were ‘guys’ and during our once-in-a-blue moon training runs at Marikina Sports Center, I am certainly left behind by them. I almost memorized the curves on their backs because of that. (jk)

After my first run at Nat Geo 2015, I told to my self that ‘I will not run again ever in my life.’ I run alone during the event, why not run alone on running ovals for free? I am really traumatized. HAHAH

As a runner, I follow the “Do not let any runner to be dragged by your pace down” so I just say to anyone (running alongside with me) to just proceed with their run and do not wait for me and say the famous tagline “Takits sa Finish Line” cause we would all cross that finish line, no matter what! (Take note, No matter what)                                                 But what I have been following was wrong! (kind of) I realized having someone running beside you is a PLUS! It is either he paces you or you pace him.

From my first hand experience, our body will scream to our brain that ‘You can not finish the race’ , ‘Your legs hurt’ , ‘You will not cross the finish line’ and any other excuses to discourage your inner runner self. Running alongside with a buddy will definitely have a louder voice of encouragement than of those inside our heads.

I started the year 2016 with a fun run. Joining the 4th year of Color Manila Run 2016 Carnival Tour, I ran together with my injured shin and long-patience friend Angel. Yes, we finished and crossed the finish line together! It was actually my first run with a buddy. During the Color run, whenever I slow down to walk, Angel would tell “Tara, Rosa!“ (Let’s go, Rosa) and that kept me going the whole run. I did not really think that I can finish the run since my shins were really in a bad shape. I can not do a simple jump that time, I can not endure the pain in my shins whenever I forced my self to make a step. 😣 In addition, we also did some Chikas along the run. Hahah

Choose your running buddy wisely (identical with your records) Buddies must seen together for picture takings. 😝

A bunch of girls running might be a different experience than those men who run like a horse. Hahahah. So I firmly believe that men are born runners than women. So, joining this run might have a nice impact on your future running careers.

For those who want to try what running feels like, this Buddy Run is truly for you! If I could turn back joining my First Fun Run, I would definitely chose a Buddy Run especially this Nike Event. If ever this is gonna be your first run, Hurray! No biggies, just chill with your pace. Why? Because its gonna be (and definitely) a PR! Its your first time, a dry run, a testing, a study of your performance. You just have to overcome yourself the next time you run!

Runner’s Note:
Nike Run 2015 covering 10k for  P1800/pair
Nike Run 2016 covering 21k for P2700/pair


Trainings I Did:
At first, I just kept my morning jogs. I only have 1 hour spare during the morning before going to work since I have other ‘errands’ to attend after work. The waking up early was the hardest part, but after practicing it for 5 consecutive days your body clock will automatically adjust. I assure you!

Second is the bowel movement. Before running, I also pace my stomach. I have this long run on a Sunday morning, and I did not keep track of what I ate during dinner the night before, after 1.5 hrs halfway of my route, I have the worst nightmare feels of a runner – the running-with-your-unruly-stomach. 😣🏃 That’s it, I do not want to continue the story but I did finish the loop on that memorable Sunday morning.

I take note of my water intakes during the training. I do not want to run with my bladder filled. I definitely do not want to run with a pee on my shorts.



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