Milk is the primary source of nutrition for young mammals before they are able to digest other types of food.
It is quite fitting then that the run where I was able to be nourished again by the running mojo is the Alaska World Milk Day Run last June 9 at the Bonifacio Global City.
|Got my mojo back|
As promised earlier, I was an early bird at the venue come the early Sunday morning. It gave me time to look at the various booths which included a photo booth similar to what one usually encounters at wedding receptions. I took the opportunity to have my photo taken. Other booths and facilities included Got Milk booth as well as some tarpaulin contraptions. All these spelled fun.
|Picture from photo booth|
And fun I did have with the actual run. Ten Km runners, including myself, were unleashed on the race route promptly at 5am. As usual, I was at the back end of the pack and this gave me a chance to target a few runners that I would gauge my progress in the race. I saw a fellow blogger by the name of Little Running Teacher and she was the one I tagged as the “rabbit.” In previous races I had joined and seen her, I had not actually overtaken her. This time, at the Alaska World Milk Day Run, I said to myself, things would be different.
An hour or so later, these words proved augural as I crossed the finish line ahead of my target rabbit. I was in 122nd place out of 346 finishers in the 10km race (http://www.strider.ph/races/67/4). Finish time of 1 hour & 7 mins is the fastest 10km time for me this year. Prior to the Alaska World Milk Day Run, my time for the 10 kms this year bounced between 1 hour 12 mins and 1 hour 18 mins.
|Last km to go, all muscles on deck|
|At the finish line|
Finish line vivacity for me included picture taking with the Little Running Teacher as well as the Running Shield. I went back still to the activity area where I had my Got Milk photo as well as got some bread from the merienda booth. The distribution of the loot bags was very much organized with muscle-bound bouncers marshaling the runners. Two loot bags were given with one generously containing Alaska products.
|With Little Running Teacher|
|With Running Shield|
|Got Milk photo|
|Bouncer at the loot bag claim area|
|Loot bag no. 1|
|Loot bag no. 2|
Truly, the Alaska World Milk Day Run gave me back the fun in the run.
Thanks a ton to photo.ops (https://www.facebook.com/photo.ops.com.ph) for the action photos.