Oct 23, 2012

Running With PUP Students and Alumni

Last Sunday, I had a blast joining yet another 5K Fun Run. It was organized by the PUP Alumni. I did not attend school there, so I'm just another outsider joining in the fun. Most of the runners are young college students, so me and my companions were kind of out of place, and yes, feeling old already compared to the students. Maybe I'm just being paranoid that a lot of them were eyeing us, seemingly assessing if we could still run lol!

I was snickering to myself at the starting line. At gun start, a lot of students ran full speed as if the finish line was just a few steps away. Before the one kilometer mark, most of them slowed down to a walk, having spent all that initial blast of energy. I can't help remembering I was that enthusiastic also a few runs ago and like them, I ended up slowing down to a walk. Not this time. I learned my lesson already, that in longer runs, you got to plan your pacing well. So while everyone was running fast, I'm just taking it easy at my own pace.

Still, I could have done better. This is the race where I had no preparation at all, my last run being the Kislap Butil Night Race. It was a foolhardy thing to do. And so, even if my lungs could still take the running, my legs were giving up already in the middle of the run. I had to slow down the running or turn to brisk walking. Slow walking like what some where doing would be detrimental for me. I get leg cramps if my legs slow down too much so it was like a marathon-walkathon routine for me.

I did finish the race and at a shorter time than my first ever run.  However, I feel I could have done better had I prepared well.  So next time, I'm going to do just that.

I'd just like to share some pictures at the CCP Complex last Sunday:



I think I looked better than my previous fun runs.   Not too red-faced this time, considering that it was a rather warm morning and no breeze! Maybe that is also the reason why I got more tired than usual.  Yesterday, I had muscle pains in my thighs but I can still walk normally so, no harm done.  I just look at it as muscles building up hehehe.

After the run, they also had raffles and if you know my track record, I never win in raffles.  So I just enjoyed the mini show hosted by Papa Jack and Lala Bandera.  Sounds familiar?  Yep, DJ's in person.  Oh and there were booths as well.  They have this body fat analyzer and also giveaways from Sustagen.  Cool huh?  

I wonder what our next run would be.  I'm excited, as always. 


37 comments:

  1. running with an impressive cause, GREAT
    congrats again ms. aileen

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  2. Another bonggang fun run mo Ate! Kakainggit! hahaha. Sana pwede na ako tumakbo! :(

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  3. So proud of you talaga sis. Keep it up :) Visiting from commEx 10/23.

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  4. Wow.you are very consistent sa pagtakbo sis! Congratulations!

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  5. I admire you for being consistent in this sport and for striving to live a healthy lifestyle! Congratulations, I really hope I could sustain the running that I started again recently. :)

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  7. Yay for your latest run! It's good that you are chronicling your runs and the lessons you learn so that the next runs are bound to be better :)

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  8. Great to read that you are doing better with you timing on this run. Good on you!! :)

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  9. buti ka pa, you have time to run.. im so jealous, i cant run, dame q dahilan, no time, no proper attire, bfeeding, bla bla bla... paglumaki na c babe, and not so dependent anymore, i will run tlga!

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  10. Pagaling ka muna...ang tahi hehehehe

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  11. You can do other things naman for fitness sis...mahirap nga to leave the baby behind.

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  12. I do hope I get better with it and not the other way around :-)

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  13. Not so consistent sis...striving to be is more like it.

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  14. wow! i miss fun run ;-(

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  15. Oo nga ati eh. Wala na ako masyado ginagawa.. nakaka stress din pala yung di mo pwedeng gawin yung mga dati mong ginagawa... hehehe. Ako lang yata yun eh!


    At tsaka.... antaba ko na ulit! :(

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  16. Baby fats lang yan lol!

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  17. aww... may fun run pala ang PUP. Oh I really missed my alma matter :) tagal ko nang hindi nakaka visit sa Peyups :P

    random blog hop!

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  18. Nice! :) when will i finish a marathon? hmmm..

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  19. Good for you for another run Aileen. My next one isn't scheduled yet until Nov. 18 so I'm still working my way up for a smoother run by then. Addict na ako! haha. :-)

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  20. Sis, ikaw na!!! I have no exercise for two weeks na...I am coughing like a seal hayyyy...

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  21. have a fun run!

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  22. so nice! one of my soon to be hobby will be this! I just hope I can invest in a good pair of running shoes..

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  23. I am still not into runs... but my staff had their third straight weekend run and I can see they are enjoying it a lot!!! Congratulations for getting into the healthy lifestyle!

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  24. Wow another exciting fun run? I'm happy for you Sis. I know it's your passion and I'm glad that you're doing well on this. :)

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  25. I admire your motivation. Galing naman!

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  26. You are so active in your running career sis... goodluck more.. pretty healthy result talaga nyan...

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  27. I wish I could also join such running event.

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  28. We just make it a point to have one running event every month :-)

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  29. That's what I want to do sana, to have regular runs, at least 3x a week...kaya lang medyo malayo din pumunta sa places where we could jog.

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  30. Hope you get your Skechers soon! :-)

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  31. I didn't have enough exercise also prior to this run kaya pagod agad ang legs hehehe

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  32. Good for you! Where's your run on the 18th?

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  33. Thanks for the visit...You have nice blogs...those themes you used were two of my chosen themes if ever I would tinker with this blog again...but I'm still too lazy to do that now hehehe. Sayang, you didn't join that run.

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  34. Thank you for including me on the list :-)

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  35. oo nga, ginagawa q n ngang weights c baby e hehe

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  36. Wow! Seeing as you've already joined (and completed) several runs, it shows you have amazing endurance. Ako, brisk walking lang sobrang hinihingal na.

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