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Grooving and Running on a Saturday Afternoon

This is a guest post by Ruth Honculada-Georget, a former technical cooperation coordination officer with the International Labor Organization and a stay-at-home mom to her little angel daughter.

For someone who struggles to run but loves to dance, the Music Run 2016 was like a dream come true!

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At the starting line

I have been an on-off runner for the last ten years struggling to put into reality that cliché called work-life balance. To add, the last few years have also made it more difficult to run with a three-year old to keep me occupied.

One thing is for sure though dancing was an easy squeeze in my active daily life! I have never lost my love for music especially, dance music.  So when my good friend Running Diva invited me to the Music Run, my gut told me that this was it! The best way to get back to running and to survive five kilometers was to get into the grooving at the same time.

The excitement was contagious from the moment we stepped into the West McKinley grounds with the DJ mixing the latest dance tracks. This was definitely PARTY TIME! I truly enjoyed the wide variety of music genres that were blasting every stride of the run. The best part was wearing the most comfortable exercise clothes, runner shoes, and partying with hundreds of equally enthusiastic runner-cum-party goers!

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Happy Ruth

It was truly a gorgeous afternoon with lots of greenery along the course and all I could think of was THIS IS AMAZING! I could sing at the top of my lungs, wave my hands in the air, and wiggle the old jiggle like nobody cared. The adrenaline rush had kicked in and I managed to run 5K with lots of extra energy to party some more. As night came, the DJ mixed wonderful variety of music and dance performances brought the house down. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there was a fireworks display that totally caught us by surprise! WOW!

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Marga of UNICEF, Ruth, Running Diva

What a great event! Thanks to Philam Vitality, Alcatel, Takbo.ph and the rest of the sponsors and organizers for The Music Run Manila for bringing the healthy happy lifestyle closer to many Filipinos! I am certainly looking forward to next year’s run … or should I say parteeeeh!