I didn’t join this one to race. I came to provide moral support to the organizer (my sister and friends!), to take a stand for breastfeeding, to run (of course!), and last but not the least, to enjoy!
The atmosphere in Mommy Milkshake Marathon Year 3 at Bonifacio Global City last Sept. 5 was laid-back and fun. With a jester juggling, a man on stilts, a big blue teddy bear mascot, and moms and kids strolling about, a runner would’ve thought he stumbled into a kiddie party instead of a run. But, one quick look at the sea of pink runners pinning their race bibs, stretching, or warming up, and one would know it was truly a fun run.
The great thing about this run was the variety of runners that showed up: non-runners such as pregnant and breastfeeding moms, newbie runners hoping to gain their first friendly race experience, serious runners bringing friends and family along, hardcore ultramarathoners (in pink too, mind you), and even the elite. Despite the various backgrounds, runners of all shapes and sizes were there to have a good time.
As for me, I planned on running 15k (and the hubby 10k) before Mommy Milkshake, plus another 5k with the hubby and kids. Due to the rains, I slept longer than expected (whoops!) and thought it best to keep the kids at home. So, the hubby and I arrived at the race with enough time to run only 5k. We ran 5k during the race after which I ran another 6k to complete a full 16k as prescribed in my training program. It was an enjoyable run under cool weather. Even better with great friends and family around!