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Fitness

First Cebu Press Freedom run

This year’s Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration in September had several firsts, but I only wanted to write about one in particular: the Cebu Press Freedom Run held on September 26, 2009.

Cebu Press Freedom run
Cebu Press Freedom Run 5k men, women category winners

It was an anticipated event by runners in media (the serious ones you can count with the fingers of one hand) and I had wanted to write about the run and how I fared earlier on, but my son got sick, is still sick by the way, and so like the good mother that I am, I dropped everything to see to him first.

Surprisingly, a lot of media workers (more than a hundred I was told) showed up for the run, which had the street fronting the Cebu City Sports Club in the Cebu Business Park as starting and finishing line.
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Top 10 finish in 5k run

It doesn’t matter that they gave out awards only to the top 5 finishers or that perennial race winners were not allowed to join, I’m still happy I made it to 10th place in the 5k women’s category of the 1st Cebu Diamond Lions Club fun run held earlier today.

Sunday’s run was my fifth 5K since I gave in last May to my husband’s urging to start joining running events. My memorable first 5K happened during the 33rd National Milo Marathon Cebu City elimination run in June. It took me 45 minutes to finish my first five kilometers, and I had to slow down to a walk a few times.
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