It was an awesome first fun run at Robinsons Supermarket’s 10th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run. Yes, this is my first time to run after being hesitant in the past years. I’ve had opportunities to attend fun run several times, but I never showed up. Considering my goal to be fit, I grabbed the opportunity this time.
The Robinsons Supermarket’s fun run was held at the Parade Grounds of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. I was so delighted that the event happened near my place. Events like this always starts early in the morning on weekends, so it was a struggle to go. One of the reasons why I was not encouraged to join other fun run.
This running event is a buddy run, but the attendees of the 10th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run came in groups, with family members running together. I’m so happy to see these people having fun, enjoying the company of family and friends, and aiming to be fit and healthy. I remembered my auntie and cousin that day and wished that they were with me.
I was supposed to run with my cousin, but unfortunately she had to look after her mom. My auntie was sick and we can’t afford to leave her alone. I hope we could all go next time.
Despite not having an official buddy to run with, fellow bloggers were present. I ran with Richard Mamuyac of Astig Machismis, and Rod Magaru of The Rod Magaru Show. I didn’t opt to finish the entire 5k course though because I’m also not feeling well that morning.
But it was really a lot of fun, and I realized that I’ve been missing a lot. The 10th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run is part of Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness campaign to continuously encourage more people to choose and live healthier lifestyles. Because it’s a buddy run, it gave everyone an opportunity to partner with friends and family, and run together towards the finish line.
“Through the years, the Fit & Fun Buddy Run has been a much-anticipated event for a lot of people. It’s our kick-off as we celebrate with the nation, Wellness and Nutrition month. It provides a fun gateway activity for fitness newbies who are just about to start their wellness journey and loyal runners,” said general manager of Robinsons Supermarket, Mr. Jody Gadia.
Hosted by volleyball superstar and TV personality, Gretchen Ho, the event also featured exciting booths with lots of freebies from Nestle Philippines, Johnson & Johnson, Fonterra, Unilab and Wyeth Nutrition, Unilever, International Pharmaceuticals incorporated (lPl), Procter & Gamble, Abbott Nutrition, Getz Bros, Ecossential, Del Monte, Foodsphere lnc., and Philusa.
Coaches Jim and Toni Saret prepped-up the runners with a short work-out and invited them to register on-site for the Fit Filipino 1 Million Pounds National Weight Loss Challenge, the biggest on-ground and online wellness program in the country which aims to encourage everyone to pledge and lose weight.
The Fun Run is just one of the programs this July. Robinsons Supermarket is also giving away Healthy You snack platters for a minimum purchase of Php3,000 inclusive of Php 500 worth of participating items of the Wellness Festival.
I was really encouraged as I run the course during the 10th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run. Although it’s a race because of the awesome prizes waiting for the early finishers, I didn’t feel the pressure at all. You basically run at your pace. As a matter of fact, participants would just walk, and then start running again. It is, what it is, a FUN RUN.