I started my fitness activities by participating in a run where I ended up looking like a weird mixture of Fiona, The Incredible Hulk and the Swamp Thing.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am the green thing you are seeing on the very top of this post. This picture was taken after the final leg of my first 5 kilometer race for the year, Color Manila Run. The race, which covered 1.5km, 3km, 5km and 10k, puts a vibrant spin to the usual activity by assigning color stations per race leg. Earlier was a visual treat with pink, violet, green, blue and yellow. It was like being showered with shavings of the rainbow except that the darned things gets in your hair, nostrils and eyes. I am pretty sure that deep within my lungs, there are varying colors of the rainbow mixed with my bloodstream.
As usual, I alternated between running and walking during the race. After FitFil ended, I never really had a good work out, save from the 4-minute work outs that never really left me satisfied. My record this time is 57 minutes, not far from my previous one during the Milo Marathon last year where I had previous training and had practice runs with FitFil. Not bad, but I guess my goal on my next race is to end at least at 50 minutes, or below.
The finale of the activity was a grand “color fight” which reminded me of “Holi”, the religious spring festival in India. After seeing this featured at National Geographic, I always dreamed of traveling to India and experiencing it first-hand. I can just imagine the beauty of the festival and I can’t wait to try it first-hand.