KaRUNungan 2010: Run For Knowledge

On November 28, 2010, Sunday, I’d like to invite you to join the KaRUNungan 2010: Run for Knowledge. This run event being led by The Knowledge Channel to “generate awareness and support for the cause of Philippine education, particularly in bridging the continuous resource and learning gaps present in our educational system.”

Here are the race details:

When: November 28, 2010

Where: Meralco Compound, Ortigas

Assembly Time: 4:00 am to 5:00 am

Distance Categories and Race Start: 15K – 5:30 am | 10K – 5:45 am | 5K – 6:00 am | 3K – 6:15am

Race Fees: 15K & 10K – Php 600 | 5K & 3K – Php 400

Race Maps: Please click HERE

 

Registration areas:

Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. – 5/F Benpres Building,
Exchange Road Corner Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig

Chris Sports
– Ever Gotesco Commonwealth, Upper Ground Floor
– SM North EDSA, F-104 Ground Floor
– Market! Market!, 439-440 4/F
– Glorietta 3, 2nd Floor
– Festival Mall, 3rd Level
– SM Megamall, Building B, Lower Ground Floor
– SM Fairview, Ground Floor

R.O.X.
– Bonifacio High Street, Building B1, G/F

Second Wind
– Ortigas Home Depot
– #88c Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City

 

I am looking forward to this event. One is it’s for a very worthy cause. Two, it presents a new route which I know is a very challenging one as I work near the area. So, what are you waiting for. Sign-up now and let’s support The Knowledge Channel’s worthy cause! Registration is on-going.

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The “M” Word

Gulp?! Dare I say it? I get tense, jittery, edgy and anxious with just the thought of it. You can even collate all the words synonymous to being nervous and it may not be enough to describe how I feel. Yikes!

Gulp?! Am I really doing this? Being the planner and sometimes obsessive-compulsive individual, I get the feeling that I’m rushing this.

Gulp?! So, this is it! The Marathon beckons!

The Initial Plan

Running a marathon is one of my goals for this year. But the plan was to do it second half of the year. I’m looking at QCIM or, if there’s an opportunity, the Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon. Like a slow warming diesel engine, I figured I should spend at least 6 months training for it. My injuries have been well chronicled in this blog and I am wary that forcing the issue might not be a good idea.

Opportunity Knocks

Then again, this flat foot runner can be quite stubborn. I may adhere to a conservative plan, but my thought bubble is already filled with aggressive plan B’s and C’s. It’s the kind of thing that sometimes gets me in trouble. But I can’t resist the opportunity that came knocking. It’s too good and too enticing to pass up.

My First Marathon

As such, I took the plunge. Come May 22, I’ll be running my first marathon. I have signed-up for The Bull Runner Dream Marathon at Nuvali, Laguna. It’s a marathon conceptualized, of course, by TBR and it’s targeted mainly to first-time marathon runners – like me!

I’ve always read and heard that a runner will always remember his or her first marathon. Somehow, I’m starting to understand better what they mean. The journey to the marathon is just as important as running it. And I’m in the journey now…lovin’ and enjoyin’ every minute of it. Quite soon, I’ll complete this journey and I can’t wait to tell my story.

A Busy February

A busy February running month awaits all of us. Several big runs are scheduled every weekend of February. The kind of ‘big runs’ that are much anticipated with the hype and the well-known corporate sponsors. I sure am excited and raring to go!

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The Condura Run 2010 – Run For the Dolphins 

Condura Run 2010

When: February 7, 2010, Sunday 

Where: Fort Bonifacio 

Distance: 3K/5K/10K/21K/42K; 21K & 42K will run through Skyway 

Status: Registered (21K)  

I’ve been looking forward to this race since last year. I wallowed in the hospital as the first race to run through the Skyway was being held. I fervently hoped for another opportunity to run through Skyway. And thanks to Condura, I’ll get to run there for the first time.  

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The North Face (TNF) Thrill of the Trail – Nuvali 

 

When: February 14, 2010, Sunday 

Where: Nuvali, Laguna 

Distance: 11K/22K/11K Couples 

Status: Registered (11K couples run with Suzanne, my wife) 

It is officially our Valentine’s Day date. The first race where we’ll run side by side up to the finish. It will be my third trail run and Suzanne’s first. 

I enjoy trail runs. I enjoy the scenery and the fresh air. I don’t worry about setting a PR; I don’t even mind the time. When I joined last year’s TNF Thrill of the Trail at Nasugbu, Batangas, I was even carrying a digital camera to capture every moment of my first trail run. This year will not be an exception – we’ll be on a chillax and picture-taking pace.  

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Century Superbods Run 2010 (RunRio Trilogy Leg 1) 

 

When: February 21, 2010, Sunday 

Where: Fort Bonifacio 

Distance: 3K/5K/10K/21K 

Status: Not Registered Yet (Will register for 21K) 

If there’s a 21K category, I’ll most likely join that race. It’s my favorite distance category nowadays. I figure it will help me a lot in my weight-loss goal. Plus, I need to consistently log miles as I start preparing for a full marathon this year. 

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There you have it. Some great runs we can look forward to. Good luck and Happy Running!