Sometimes, things don’t go as planned. And sometimes, that’s even better! That’s how I found myself back inside BGC after a very long time.
I was originally planning to cross the newly opened Kalayaan Bridge on foot last month. But as it’s still closed to pedestrians at the time, I had to scrap that plan. Conveniently, I was already at the doorsteps of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) so I decided to just continue my run there. It officially started at the foot of the extension of the Kalayaan Bridge landing near Uptown.
Running on these roads brought back a lot of memories. These were the roads that I used to run, both in races and casual run sessions. These were the roads where I felt I had the world to myself as they used to be empty with nothing but grass on them. These days, hardly any empty lots remain and I barely recognize the surroundings.
It was such a challenge to pick which route to take as there’s something new to me just about everywhere I look! I didn’t have that much time allotted for my run so I can only afford a single pass through BGC. Still, I ensured that I passed through some of the more familiar and memorable places like Terra 28th and The Fort Strip (probably one of the oldest buildings in BGC).
My diversion run within BGC ended at the corner of McKinley Parkway and 5th Ave., but I continued traversing McKinley until I ended my session in EDSA.