roller coaster ride. Two weeks ago, we
were all ecstatic and our spirits were high with the visit of Pope Francis. We
were all filled with positivity and happiness that not even a storm could
dampen our spirits. The Villamor Airbase drowned with the chants of people
awaiting the touchdown of Pope Francis’ arrival from Sri Lanka.
wailing and tears, all of the opposite of what happened just a week ago with the arrival of the 44 fallen Special Action Force (SAF) men of the
Philippine National Police who died in pursuit of arresting an international bomber
considered to be the Bin Laden of Asia . This tragedy brought the Filipinos outrage and raised hurting questions on
who should be accountable for their deaths.
well laid out in my Facebook posts.
country that which he is supposed to lead.
|Photo: Regent International School|
since I am not an expert on the issues surrounding this, I’ll keep my mouth
shut and my feelings mine. But I cannot control the anger, betrayal and the
hurt that the Filipino people may be feeling right now. Just read the posts on
Facebook and other social media sites. As one netizen said, “Facebook is the
new EDSA!” And I am one with the people in shouting “We want peace!”
2015 and it turned emotional for most of us. The theme for this year’s run is “I
Ran for a Hero”. The concept and the beneficiary , Hero Foundation of the Armed
Forces of the Philippines, was already chosen a year ago, but then
coincidentally, it became more meaningful with the recent developments in our
|Photo: Facebook page of Condura Skyway Marathon|
As we started to form at gun start,
the emcee told us that we have 44 special guests from the SAF each holding
a photo of their fallen comrades. And as soon as we passed by them, we gave
them our snappiest salute. It was one touching moment, as some even touched the
photos of our Fallen44. Othe runners dedicated to run an extra 2 kms for our fallen SAF.
like run, walk, selfie, run,walk,repeat. My sister asked me to leave her at her
pace and meet her at the finish line. Younger than me, she was surprised I
still had the endurance to run. Thanks to my daily walks. I prefer walking than
taking a ride. It is the only exercise that I do on a daily basis. Sometimes I do simple
The 42K and 21K got finisher’s shirts. I was contented with my brass medal. I
just achieved my goal, I finished the race at 1:15:16. Not bad for someone who
doesn’t have enough practice.
It’s two days after now and I’m still walking like a duck. My body is sore, my feet is a bit swollen. But thanks to the Mueller Easyfit Kinesiology Tape Pre-cut X-Pattern , it did it’s job in lessening muscle pain. Actually, I didn’t felttightness in my right calf than on my left without the tape.