Someone in my network said that when your legs hurt from running, you run with your heart. I have always been a believer of this adage, practicing and applying it in countless occasions. Until one day, until that early Sunday morning of June 26th, until that event for Bebe. On this day, I ran with my heart from start to finish. It was for a good cause and it was worth it!
I liked the lightness of it all. No one seemed to be worried about anything. The setting was intimate. It was a gathering of friends, colleagues and families – all joined together for Bebe to support her battle against nasopharyngeal cancer. In this part of the earth, the sun did not shine its brightest but the natural goodness in everyone did.
One of the neat things about running is meeting new friends. This event did not disappoint. As I cooled down, a handshake and a huge smile greeted me. It was Ling Abella, a fellow blogger, in person (above photo). What followed was a lengthy sharing of good and bad accounts while racing. The running veterinarian had a lot to say. Good things do come on Any Given Sunday – that’s the title of her blog.
Overall, it was a fine run. Simple, yet inspiring. To all the participants - Mabuhay kayong lahat! To Bebe – Keep hanging on. To the Code Blue Running Club and Runcheck - Kudos for a well-organized event. May races of this kind dominate the roads of Cebu, the Philippines, the World!