Have you ever thought of running like you used to when you were a child—no schedules, no pace, no distance, no pressure—just pure clean fun? I was lucky enough to have a chance at that last night at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) during my long run. I was pretty bored of the typical Bonifacio High Street (BHS) route and out of nowhere I just thought of running wherever! No defined routes and distance, just being spontaneous. The only rule I followed was to run wherever in BGC I haven’t been to and hopefully not get lost—and I didn’t, so here’s what happened:
At about 4K into my run I received an SMS from a friend that they’d be running towards McKinley Hill. I was at the time already in Market! Market! and taking the usual route to McKinley Hill would take some time. I really was planning on going to McKinley Hill for some hill training and that’s when I thought of joining my friends—by taking C5 to get there.
I was dismayed when I found out how near McKinley Hill was from Market! Market! I’ve never been to that section of C5 before so I had no idea it was that close. After some time I finally met up with my friends along Lawton Ave. and crazy as I am I joined them in their run instead of heading back despite already covering 8K at that time. For some weird reason I was able to convince them to head back to Market! Market! the same way I did going to McKinley—via C5. Like earlier stated it was short but from McKinley it was not easy as it was a very long uphill run on the flyover! From there we had some interesting route going back to BHS and for me ending with a total of 12.92K for the night (including the 1.21K warmup run I had around BHS).
One Million Meters
Upon tallying up my runs since I started August last year I just found out that I already covered 1,000K distance! With this last run I currently have 1,007K under my feet and counting towards my first 1,000K for the year which currently stands at 885K. it was truly a rewarding night since not only did I cover areas of BHS I’ve never been to, I was also able to break 1,000K.