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Mommy MilkShake Year 3

I intentionally didn’t register for Mommy Milkshake this year to give way to other runners. But a nagging thought kept telling me to join so just two days before the race, decided to call the organizer (crossing my fingers) hoping to get a slot. However, I was told by the staff that registration was already closed. Well, I decided to go there anyway as a bandit. And I was not alone as some takbo.ph runners were running as bandits as well.

It was a festive Sunday morning even if the weather was kind of gloomy. Because this was a bandit run for me, I instead brought along with me my pink disc to coincide with MM’s color and may be just play with some takbo.ph disc enthusiasts after the race.

I really didn’t want to run as a bandit. With this in mind, I approached the staff and asked whether they were still accepting registrants. Timely, the Bullrunner‘s sister was there when I inquired. I was so glad when the organizer accepted me as a legitimate runner for the 5k event. After I got my bib, I informed my fellow bandit runners that they were still still accepting registrants. Thanks so much to the Bullrunner’s sister. We were bandits no more! Yahuuu!

This was just a “chillax” run for me as I had a bigger race the next day, the 33rd Milo 21k San Pablo, Laguna leg. So to enjoy the chillax run, I paced with Mykolant of takbo.ph. Mykol was a strong runner. He finished it with no walking and even went past not only two runners but five! Congratulations Mykol!


Photo 1: Mommy Milkshake Year 3 with takbo.ph and Happy Feet
Photo 2: Mommy Milkshake Year 2 with Happy Feet
Photo 3: Barbizon Mommy Milkshake Year 1 with Happy Feet

I was so glad to be part of MM Year 3 edition. From more than a hundred participants on its first year, MM participants soared to 800 registrants this year. Not bad for a free race.

All of us were given a sandwich, banana, bottled water, and Nivea products after the race. Kudos and more power to the organizer!

Mommy Milkshake fun run was started in 2007 in celebration of World Breastfeeding Month. It was sponsored by Barbizon together with Mommy Matters, Best Friends in Breastfeeding, and Philippine Association of Childbirth Educators. The fun run was supported by breastfeeding advocates and running enthusiasts.

Barbizon Mommy Milkshake Marathon, 4 August

Woke up feeling so tired today for not sleeping early the night before and wondering whether to join the milkshake run or not. I had to drag myself down to text Ben for a ride to the Fort. I had to do it quickly because I was only given 30 minutes to prepare and be there at the agreed place. We arrived at the Fort forty-five minutes past 6 am. Smith, who arrived early and was doing a warm up run already, said a “happy” hi to us as we passed him by. We did a couple of warm up runs around Gourdo’s while waiting for Mon to arrive. Mon, finally, arrived with some of his running buddies. We were given free pink T-shirts by Barbizon staff upon registration. Cute color!

Barbizon Mommy Milkshake Marathon, a fun run for breastfeeding kicked off at past 8 am. It was well attended by representatives from UNICEF, WHO, local celebrities like Tessa Prieto-Valdes, children, pregnant Moms, visitors and some serious and no-so-serious runners. I was glad to finally meet the bull runner, Jaymie, in flesh.

Was ahead of the pack of women running but halfway of the run, I tried to catch my breath and decided to slow down. A new found friend, Trisha, went past me … then followed by another runner. Hearing the sound of steps behind me, I increased my pacing a bit. Only to find out it was Smith after all. We paced together toward the Finish Line. (And I learned from our e-group’s post that a fellow runner, Zaldy, saw Smith and me on QTV.) I finished 3rd in this run.

After the run, we got a lot of freebies—food, a bottle of water, laxative medicines, and a pair of underwear. Oops! Sorry guys these are for women only! 😉 To top it off, a Krispy Kreme doughnut treat from Mon, Ben, Smith and Joms made the day complete! After all, the best things in life are free, right?!

Can’t wait to see the photos and video taken by Ben during the race! (For more details about this run, visit the bullrunner’s blog at http://thebullrunner.com/)