What happened to the "Run to save lives! Run for Breastfeeding!" event at MOA?
As I have mentioned in my previous post, I planned to join the Run to Save Lives! Run for Breastfeeding! last Feb.4 at the SM Mall of Asia. The assembly time was 5:00am so I woke up as early as 3am just to finish some household chores, clean myself up and go out the house at around 4am to be able to arrive on time at MOA.
Since there were a lot of runners, walkers, bikers who love to go to MOA to have a morning exercise, I thought there will be many available passenger jeeps in the area as early as 4am, but unfortunately, it was minimal and I had to wait for a couple of minutes to see a jeep that I could ride.
I arrived at exactly 5am in the area, and saw a lot of groups already falling in line on the photo booth and registration area. Most of the attendees were already wearing the event t-shirts. I felt out of place since most of the people were already wearing it.
Anyway, the event started around 6am where they asked everyone to pledge and sign up on the “pledge of commitment” board.
We were also asked to have a warm-up exercise officiated by Bikram Yoga at Alabang. After the stretching exercise, I now realized I am really not into Yoga LOL.
Around 6:30am (I guess), the 5K runners started the race, while we, the 2K walkers, comes next after 5 minutes.
I finished the walk in the 10th spot but since the 2K walk is free and we do not have a race bib, I think it was not recorded… I am just proud of myself that I finished the 2K walk for 29 minutes LOL.
In the Takbo.ph website it was indicated that “Runner and walkers will receive the MDG-F 2030 t-shirts to the first 1,000 finishers.” since I knew that I am one of the first 1000 finishers, I asked for a t-shirt from the lady in the registration area but she said that there was no more available shirts.
Well, I am quite disappointed because I did not bring an extra shirt with me and I was motivating myself to be included on the first 1,000 finishers to get the t-shirt (LOL)
I learned a lot about breastfeeding in this event. I am glad that even for a short period of time I experienced the beauty of breastfeeding. If only I knew that it’s okay to breastfeed even when you are tired then maybe I have continued to breastfed my son even for just 6 months. There are a lot of myths about breastfeeding that according to the experts are mostly not true and became a hindrance for new moms. I suggest if you are in doubt read a lot, research on the internet and ask your doctor about it.
If ever I will be blessed to have another baby, then I will surely breastfeed him/her exclusively until the baby decides to stop.