Running in the rain at The Robinsons Supermarket 11th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run
Its that time of the year, when Robinsons Supermarket holds their annual Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run. I've been part of their buddy run for the last 3 years and its one of the more fun runs because you have to be with a buddy until you cross the finish line, making it a "couple" effort of sorts.
I have been running for the past 3 consecutive years with my buddy/partner Ed Uy of whereiseduy.com. This year was supposed to be even more special as it would be the first time I'd be partnering with my daughter Angel, however, the weather had other plans.
We woke up at 230AM and dressed up hurriedly, as we wanted to get a good parking space near the grandstand. Last year, we parked 5 blocks away from the venue and we were forced to walk that far carrying our huge and heavy loot bags. We decided to come early. We arrived at 330AM and found a good spot we even had time to take a nap, but we were awakened by the sudden heavy downpour.
The rain continued even when it was already time for the gunstart and the organizers had to check the safety of the course before allowing the runners to begin.
They decided to push through but had to disable the racing chips for the safety of the runners. Although we were a bit drenched going around the various booth we decided not to continue as it was very cold.
My grandson Finn was also just recovering from cough and though he was excited to run, we all decided it would be better to just wait it out and stay at the stage area and watch the program.
Celebrity endorsers Mikael Daez and Jessy Mendiola graced the fun run while Celebrity fitness trainers Jim and Toni Saret hosted the event.
Robinsons also gave everyone their heavy loot bags even if most of us didnt finish the race. In all it still turned out to be a fun even and Im hoping next year would have a better weather.
The loot bags contained lots of freebies from Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Wyeth Nutrition, Abbott Nutrition, Fonterra and Unilab.
The fun run is in line with Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness commitment to continuously encourage more people to choose and live healthier lifestyles.
Find out more about the wellness commitment and other activities at their official website at www.robinsonssupermarket.com.ph or like their official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketofficial.