Maxicare Run 2017

I run not because I need, but instead, I run because I love to.

I’ve been running for 2 years already and I think I should be sharing each and every event.

As for this post, this was sponsored by Maxicare, one of the leading health care provider in the Philippines. This is one of the common HMO being tied up in most of the company here in the Philippines. And for that, I decided to join because I feel like the runners will be safe.

Just to set things straight, here in the Philippines, not all events are the same. Not all events have the same organizers, thus, making everything different. From loot bags, to water stands, sports drink stands. Some of them are generous enough to provide wet cold sponges and bananas at the mark of 16k, some of them gives energy boost gels, menthols sprays for the legs, and ambulance stands. Unfortunately, some of the organizers lacks these. There are some events which lacks water stands, and ambulance.

And thankfully, I had fun running this event, event if I only took the 10km. Maxicare Run details — all event details are posted here. The route has different elevation level, and making it a good taper run.

Overall, I didn’t have any negative experience. I intentionally left my earphones at home, and I still enjoyed my run. Sadly, I wasn’t able to beat my PR. But hey! It wasn’t that bad after all. 😊

Here are some of our pictures after the event. (I dont take pictures during the run).

But lucky enough, a photographer took a photo of me along the road.

Here we are (me and my running buddies), at the runner’s village, just after claiming our finisher’s loots. Showing our finisher medals!

Photo below is my mandatory selfie with the maxicare mascot ❤️


Run : RFPilipinas run 2017 – 16km 

Been running for almost 2 year now, 1 yr for 10km, and another year for 21km. Now, I’ve been wanting to finish my first marathon this year, that’s why Ive been doing my training for the past couple of days. 

Last Sunday, I joined RFPilipinas run, which was held behind the CCP complex. The event is small, and despite the fact that it’s small, the organizers wasn’t able to start the run at the exact time. Time is important to me as it’s hot here in the Philippines. Better to cross the finish line before 7am to avoid the heat of the sun. 

The run started around 5:10~5:15, when it should be starting at 5. 

All through out the course, I was able to keep my 7-6:30 pace. Just had an issue running on a ramp. Anyway, I was able to beat my PR, and crossed the finish line strong and here’s my medal. One big worth it medal! 

Now I realized how important it is to do your trainings. Run, core exercises, whole body exercises, and mental exercise. And it’s really important to do extra care with your body when you’ve chosen to run long distances. 

Another highlight of my last Sunday’s run, is the beautiful view across the finish line. 

But wait, wait you turn around, you’ll be seeing lots of buildings and cars. 😂 

Excited for my next run! I’ll keep on training. I’m stil thinking if I were to join this year’s NatGeo run.