My First Automattic Worldwide WP 5K

I’ve been blogging with WordPress for seven years now but this is the first time that I got to do something with the community, albeit not in the same location per se.  And for this year’s Automattic Worldwide WP 5K, I ran in Bonifacio Global City, my favorite location in Metro Manila, Philippines.

Being a runner that runs anything from 5K to 102K, doing a 5K in the middle of the week after work is not really a big deal.  Knowing that I’d be doing my 5K run with individuals all over the world is!  Anyway, I’ve known this place for about seven years as well so I know the place like the back of my hand.  Running is such a familiar place could be boring, but to make it more interesting, I made the traffic lights part of the challenge.

The challenge is to run continuously (not necessarily fast) with minimal stops.  Running in a city will eventually lead you to an intersection where you may be forced to stop before getting across.  The challenge here is if you come across a red light, you continue running in the direction where the light is green (or simply follow the curve of the block you’re running in).  This should reduce the time you stop and could lead you to interesting areas that you don’t normally go to.  Of course take caution that you don’t go into unsafe places.

I was able to just that for the most part, and I ended up with this:

I wasn’t really focusing too much on my distance so I got a bit over the 5K mark 😀
(Captured via Endomondo)

To everyone who completed their 5K during this period, Congratulations!  How was it?

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