Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Freedom Run, 4th Participation

Last Sunday, October 19, I participated in the annual "Freedom Run" sponsored by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) in partnership with other organizations, government offices and private enterprises. It was my 4th, straight participation in Freedom Run. The 1st Freedom Run was held in November 2011 at UP Diliman campus. It was only a 3K and 6K run, many joined it. I did the the 6K and it was my first run after about 12 years. My legs were hellish for 5 days that week and the pain was gone on the 6th day.

The 2nd Freedom Run in 2012 was held in Taytay, Rizal, going to a portion of Laguna Lake, and back. I ran the 10K. That time, the pain in my legs lasted only for about 2-3 days.

When I do 10K, I ran for only about 4-5 kms. the rest is brisk-walking.
The 3rd Freedom Run in 2013 was held at the Quezon Circle, going to Commonwealth Ave. and back. Here with friends from FNF, from left: Julianne S. of the regional office in Bangkok, Thailand, Pimrapat also from Bangkok, Sungeun Lim from FNF Korea, and Wimonpug also from FNF Thailand.

Last Sunday, I met a friend from Congress Mountaineers whom I have not seen for nearly two decades, Doming Gonzaga. He also ran the 10K.

I like joining these runs because there are many water stations. Pocari Sweat's water is nice, a bit sweet. Maynilad Water has plenty of stations, I used some of the water to wash my face and head as I walked or ran.

Thanks to FNF for organizing such a famous annual running for freedom event.

* See also FNF Freedom Run, December 03, 2011

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