41st National MILO Marathon

41st National MILO MarathonI still can’t believe I ran my first 10k with a finisher’s medal at 41st National MILO Marathon last month and that post-run smile above sums up the sweet experience. All glory to God!

  I’m not a hardcore runner and don’t participate in every single marathon. But, I’m fond of running events that are held for a cause and MILO Marathon is no exception. Aside from being a MILO kid at heart, I’m moved by its mission that gears toward molding athletes, granting them privilege to represent the country in top international marathon events as well as helping underprivileged children through the HELP GIVE SHOES advocacy.

I’ve participated in MILO Marathon through 5k run since 2014 and have always enjoyed it (2015 here). I almost missed this year’s Angeles City leg as I was clueless – maybe because it’s not heavily advertised. Thanks to Krisha for inviting me to join the group and handing me the form which I filled out immediately not realizing it’s only a few days left before the event! In short, I got no time for jogging and exercise.41st National MILO Marathon41st National MILO MarathonRunning for 10k isn’t easy, what more with 21k and 42k? Kudos to running enthusiasts and athletes! Despite of not having pre-run preparation, I was filled with dose of energy and excitement. When I and my knees felt like giving up, I said a prayer and moved forward. Having a quick chat with other runners or even just smiling at them also helped me stay on track. I didn’t feel tired and exhausted at all and that moment running past the finished line ahead of cut-off time – it’s surreal!41st National MILO Marathon41st National MILO Marathon41st National MILO MarathonThank God, each one in our group made it safely and we’re still loaded with energy and good laughs after the race. Next, Run for Christ 2017. See you there!

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