There’s one race that the kids and I look forward to every year. It’s the Mommy Milkshake Run!
Yesterday, over 400 parents and kids trooped over to Mercato Centrale at Bonifacio High Street for some 3k and 5k running action and to show their support for breastfeeding. Spotted there were active families and friends…
– Christine and Paco Sandejas and kids –
– Patricia and Vince Hizon and kids –
– breastfeeding advocate, Abbie Yabot, with husband Mike (not in pic) and her family –
Plus mommy friends and their kids…
– Mommy Power! Gigi (Fit Mommy) and my “twin sis” Jaimie carrying their kids. That’s tougher than a 42k! –
– The Janeo Family: Gab, Mike, and Lola. Missing in pic: Mommy Macel! –
– The Jao Family (Missing in pic: Daddy Jayvee –
Last but not the least, race organizer and my dearest Sis (who really should start running already)…
– Janice, bro-in-law Gary V., and kids –
As for The Bull Runner family, oh, the kids and I were present too even if hubby was off to the beach over the weekend.
The morning started out a bit slow and gloomy for us. It was quite tough to drag the kiddos out of bed, there was an eerie silence in the car and not the usual chatting and shouting, Li’l Miss Bull Runner got cranky after she complained that I was “taking too many photos of her,” and I was just too exhausted from the 21k in such hot and humid weather the day before.
– To think they were so excited about this race! Check out that fake smile and frown! –
– Could they have been any more irritable? –
Before we could rant any further, the race started. There were a few who were serious about racing (my friend ultramarathoner, Toto, was keen on winning the 5k…and he did!) but most were out there to just have serious fun.
The Bull Runner family couldn’t have walked any slower. I was contemplating on replacing Bull with Turtles, Snails, or even Sloths when I had another idea. A few meters into the race, I declared to the kids: Finishers of this race gets a new cheap toy later! (Yes, the word cheap found its way in there!) I saw Li’l Miss Bull Runner’s eyes light up. Then, I made a second announcement: Winner of the race gets an extra cheap toy, too! Before I could finish, the two were gone and had charged ahead just like little bulls!
– Ready…Set…Go! –
– Li’l Miss TBR with her cousin –
– They had a blast… –
– …and a tough workout too –
– Bonding time! –
During the race, naughty Li’l Miss Bull Runner would entertain herself by taunting her kuya…
– Caught in the act –
Spin like crazy to make herself dizzy, and…
– Whooopeee! –
…Just like Mommy taught her, Li’l Miss Bull Runner would cool herself down at the water station just like the pros do…
Both crossed the finish at the same time. (Thank God because this Mom plays no favorites so they both enjoyed the same reward later in the day!) This was truly a fun and memorable bonding experience for us.
We dropped by Mercato Centrale for Mommy Milkshake’s post race activities and to shop for food of course (brazo de mercedes and cupcakes…yum!), but had to leave before the mommy talks and kiddie activities which we heard were a lot of fun.
Congratulations to Mommy Milkshake Run! Until the next one!