I was invited to the Run Rhymes with Fun party last night at Taverna Verde on the other end of my world. But, the trip was well worth it as I finally got to meet Alf Pena-Reyes, one of the masterminds behind Run Rhymes, along with his partner and a friend, Jody Jacinto.
Alf and Jody through Run Rhymes offer free plyo-run workout sessions in Philsports Complex (Ultra), Pasig every Tuesday. Alf said that they started with only four friends and now the group has ballooned to over 40 members. I was a witness to such a big (and fun) running group last night.
Aside from the food, drinks, more drinks, and a raffle prizes (grand prize included round trip tickets c/o PAL to Naga-Camsur, Bora, Cebu or Bohol…wild!), Run Rhymes had an informal forum on all things running. I, along with other guest panelists: Coach Rio dela Cruz, Drew Arellano, Jake de Guzman, Javy Olives, Hector Yuzon, and Coach Jody Jacinto, answered questions from the curious audience. Well, most technical questions were handled by Coach Rio, Jody and Hec, while the rest of us were there for entertainment and inspiration. Right Drew, Javy, and Jake? hah!
It was great to meet old friends again and to see new faces in this ever growing world of running. May more running groups like Run Rhymes continue to inspire and motivate more people into our beloved sport!
For more info on Run Rhymes with Fun Sessions, contact Alf (0918-3026302) or Jody (0917-5288767).