My first LSD on a weekday and on a double holiday (Maundy Thursday and Araw ng Kagitingan), this route is basically an alternate way for me from home to work, and also towards the place where I fell in love with running—Bonifacio Global City. This is my first time to run this route so it adds to its sense of adventure.
I started across Commonwealth Market and ran along Commonwealth Ave., turned left towards Katipunan Ave., traced my way towards C5, and eventually reached Bonifacio Global City.
Commonwealth Ave. in general has good sidewalk spaces. Katipunan Ave. on the other hand varies, some areas have excellent sidewalks, some are uneven, some are wet with a lot of loose rocks, and some have occasional obstructions but in general is adequate. C5 Pasig area has useless sidewalks—it looked like sidewalks were made for plants that nobody seemed to care for. The only good sidewalks of C5 in Pasig were those around Tiendesitas and near Pasig River. Across the river is Taguig City where sidewalks were surprisingly better. It just gradually looses width until it virtually disappears as you near Fort Bonifacio. It was only within the Global City where sidewalks are generous. I hope that the proper authorities address this issue to encourage everyone to walk to a healthier lifestyle.
Bonifacio High Street was a good place to end this LSD. It was where I started running so it’s always a pleasure for me to go there. Being a Maundy Thursday, BHS was virtually empty—you get to see it in “maintenance mode,” most stores was closed, and there are hardly any people around—peace and quiet.
I surely wanted to run a bit longer but unfortunately I started later than planned so by the time I was in BHS it was too warm. It’s already summer in the Philippines so prolonged sun exposure is a concern, so running later than 8AM is not advisable. In the end I managed to complete 23K for this LSD.