â€œAre you ready???? Attention!!!!! Rooooow!!!â€
After running 15km in The Green Miles (see previous blog), Josiah, Kuya Dane and I headed to Manila Bay to witness (and to participate) the first leg of the Philippine Dragonboat Federation.
â€œReady for 30 powerlongs???? NOOOOOOW!!!!â€
Community-based and school-based teams competed for the 300m race course. The participating teams were UP Dragonboat Team, DLSU Rowing Team, PNP Rowing Team, Rowers Club of the Philippines, Philippine Dragon Rowing Team, Philippine Youth Rowing Team, Triton, Aqua Fortis, Manila Dragons, Sea Dragons, Manila Ocean Park and Drago Pilipinas. And boy, it was a good sunny day!
A couple of weeks ago Cat was inviting me on The Green Miles Run. I didn’t register immediately thinking that the run was still 3 weeks away. I then registered on friday, they said that theregistration has ended. Since my mind was set, I was determined to run 15kms on March 21, 2010.
I haven’t ran in MOA, not for a race nor for a simple jog around the complex. Since I wanted to try this, my decision was made, I will be a bandit runner.
“For the opening remarks, please welcome Mr. Piolo Pascual!” What?!? I didn’t know Piolo was there. I didn’t know that there were a lot of delegations from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). There was also a parade.
For our category, 22-29years old Female, 3 heats were expected based from the numbers of registered participants. But, for some reason, maybe 2/3 of the participants opted to watch the Pacquiao-Clottey Fight or maybe because it was too late before we start, less than 20 females participated in the said category.
We did 600m swim. And did I mention from the 16 participants, I was the only one who is not a swimmer? For that, I was the last one to finish the swim leg. It took me 19 grueling minutes. I failed my training buddy and my mentor, Kuya Bobong. I did not start and finish strong. It seems all my hard work did not pay off. It was unfair, I thought.
Itâ€™s almost a week now since the Ateneo Aquathlon 2010 event, I was not a participant there but I went cozâ€™ my younger brother [/boss] Josiah [Sai] asked me to take pictures while he and Cat partake in the event. Itâ€™s my first time witnessing an aquathlon, cozâ€™ I’ve only been to a marathon when I joined Kennyâ€™s Urbanite Run 2009. Ever since then I couldnâ€™t get myself to drag my feet out of the bed and join another marathon, as those kinds of activities usually takes place early in the morning [way too early for an insomniac like me].