After thinking that there won't be any more runs for me, I find myself registering for three different races this August. All 10KM runs and one race every two weeks.
The first is MILO Marathon on August 3, 2008. I am not fit enough to do the full marathon as still need to train on my long runs. Milo's Half marathon will only be done in the province so I am left with only the 10KM, but still good as participating in the country's oldest and biggest race. With me is my partner in crime Perper Oven, doing her 5KM. Not much details on this race but think it will be held somewhere in Luneta Park (another first for us...hmmm, where to eat after? so many choices). Only contents found in the race kit are a bib and a MILO singlet, which regulations say it needs to be worn at all times during the race. Wonder how strict this rule is given those who won in provincial divisions weren't wearing the MILO singlet!!! I got a XL size shirt, but it baffles me that it is a little tight (my goodness, am I really living up to my blog name????). Will just bring another shirt on race day and hope the race officials are lenient.
Second race is Men's Health Miracle Run . So far, it is my most expensive run here at a whopping Php 350! But then, MH will give Php 200 to charity for every runner who finishes the race and a big Php 200,000 if all runners finish! I tried registering at Powerbooks over the weekend but they have no idea what it is about (Calling MH!! What happened to this?). Good thing R.O.X. at Serendra already has the forms so my sister registered for me. 5 of our family will do this run. Hassle too that they don't have race kits ready and have to pick it up at Summit Media office or on race day.
Final run will be NIKE+ HUMAN RACE. Whereas Milo is Philippine's biggest run, this will be the world's biggest run! And both happening in the same month! How cool is that? With my trusty Nike+ sportsband (or not too trusty as results fluctuate), and fellow runners JANINE+, PERPER OVEN, BURP, we are ready to do this either on our own or (fingers crossed) with possible race to be organized by Coach Rio. I am so excited for this run that I even had my sister buy for us from the States the very cool (and very very VERY expensive) Nike+ shirt with our own individual numbers printed on it! My bib number is about 350k++ out of possible one million racers. I do hope Nike Philippines comes out with more designs here so everyone can wear it come race day. So far, they have only released a blue shirt with global map as its design and HUMAN RACE printed at back of shirt. Hmmm...come to think, this is my MOST expensive race to date given price of shirt (ironic as race is FREE). Registration is done via the internet so quite simple.
So three runs, 30KM total - - - I shall call this my MILO HUMAN MIRACLE RACE!
Anyone else crazy enough to doing this???