Happy Birthday, Tita Cory

Tuesday, 26 January 2010  |  Bullish Insights

– Mayi, Jake, and Pio (in the back) before the run –

Last night, the iamNinoy Runners Group donned their yellow shirts and gathered at Bonifacio High Street to run for what would’ve been our beloved President Corazon Aquino’s 77th Birthday.  With yellow balloons in hand, we ran easy, “kwento” pace around BHS in memory of Tita Cory.

– All set for the birthday run –

As Monday is my only rest day per week, I ran just one loop around BHS (a measly 1.2k) and enjoyed the company of other iamNinoy members. It was nice to finally have time to chat with other members of the group, which started only at 50 runners when we launched in Condura Run last 2009, to over 1,500 runners to date.  Our group is not a political group (doesn’t matter who you’re voting for President in May!) but one that hopes to make heroes out of every runner.  Right now, we run to help reverse the education crisis in the country.

After everyone had finished running (well, we had to stop Jake from doing his 20k so that we could eat already!), we headed over to a nearby bar (complete with disco lights!) for some beer and food.  Phiten gave away 5 Phiten necklaces to some lucky winners.

– Paolo Abrera tries the Phiten tape for his injury –

– Happy Birthday, Tita Cory! Top (L to R): AnPaul, myself, Iya, Drew, Mayi, Pio, Lala’s hubby, Francis. Bottom (L to R): Jed, Lala, Grace, Totoy –