Sofitel Manila Half Marathon 2014!

Running bores me. But there’s something about an organized run that motivates you, and to run along with the crowd. My officemates and I certainly had fun joining yesterday’s Sofitel Manila Half Marathon 2014. We were there on behalf of our company (PAGCOR) which was one of the event sponsors :)

Collage

Overheard as we raced through the finish line: “O ayan, 1 kilometer na lang. Kelangan nang mag retouch para maganda sa picture.” LOL.

I realized it’s been three years since Rexona Run 2011. I looked at my before and after photos and happy to feel fitter and leaner now.No, I didn’t go on a crazy diet and will NOT give up rice. But I certainly put an effort in going to the gym (albeit irregularly) and practicing portion control (when not food blogging).

at Sofitel Manila Half Marathon 2014

Anyway, the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon 2014 was for a good cause since the funds raised will benefit the street children under the care of the Virlanie Foundation.

Virlanie kids

We spotted: Miriam Quiambao and hubby Ardy Roberto.

Miriam & Ardy

A 21K finisher proudly shows off her medal

Finisher

The finishers’ kit looked pale compared to the last time. But there was a lot of freebies if you line up in the sponsors’ booths

Finishers kit

The Casino Filipino booth gave away umbrellas, bags, tees and playing cards through raffle ;)

CF booth

…. and after the run, there was even a fun zumba session.

Zumba challenge

Finally, munching on the Breakfast Deluxe Combo at Chicken Bonchon to counter the calories lost. Thumbs up to their French toast!

Bonchon breakfast

Hello and congratulations to the participants and organizers of this event. I should be ready for my 10K in 3 months Coach Rio! :)

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