Last Saturday, me and my training buddies took a break from running our usual route around the Green Meadows, Temple Drive, White Plains area as we drove instead to Bonifacio Global City (BGC) and ventured once again for a 21k run to this now busy commercial hub where races seem almost de rigueur every Sunday morning.
The rapid expanding skyline has definitely changed the running ambiance of the area where the open spaces and greens are now few and far in between and i kind of miss the fresh air and low traffic that was once the magnet for running in the vicinity. All is not lost though, when you start real early in the morning, when traffic is at it’s lowest and the air is not at its smoggiest.
And last Saturday had the coolest temperature so far around the metro (17.5 degrees) that we had to run a few extra kilometers more before we had ourselves break for sweat. An air-conditioned BGC or we were perhaps transported to the cool city of Baguio–that was the feeling! And it was great!
We zoomed past the area and visited nooks where races don’t usually cover it like Burgos Circle, parts of the American Cemetery, the Emperador Stadium, the inner parts of McKinley Hills and more.
It’s great to be running outside when the weather gets balmy as this. Find time, take your running shoe with you, go out, run and take advantage of the cool air! Offer lasts until 1st week of February only!