Everybody Loves Raymund

10K for the Tuna, 15K for the Kidneys

Today, I ran the first leg of the Run Rio Trilogy which is the Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010. I was registered in the 21k event but I decided to just do a quick 10K. It has just been two weeks since the Condura Marathon and a week after the TNF Thrill of the Trail in Nuvali. I think I deserved to take it “easy”.

I heard that there were about 11,000 registered runners for the Century run so I anticipated terrible traffic in the parking areas, the starting area and the finish line. I arrived in time for the 21K gun start but waited in the car until they call out the 10k runners. I noticed that the race setup was like no other race I have joined in the past. It felt like I was in a rock concert or festival.  The hitech digital video screen at the Start/Finish arch was awesome. The festive mood was just overwhelming. Rio and his crew have done it again!

Finished the 10K with an unofficial time of 58:09.

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Just look at crowd!

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By the big (balloon) can of tuna with Jaymie and Vimz.

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With the Century Superbods Run winner Ed Buenavista.

After the race we proceeded to Paul Calvin’s Deli for breakfast and a presentation for the Amazing Kidney Race. Fellow runner, Dr. Dingdong Biruar gave a short talk on the role of the kidneys in running, athletic performance and wellness.

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Here are some interesting facts about kidneys I picked up during the talk:

  • kidneys  process about 180 liters of blood everyday.
  • it sifts out about 1.5-2 liters of waste products and water and this becomes urine.
  • kidneys get rid of excess waste products and excess water.
  • they help keep some of the chemicals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorous in the blood to a healthy level.

The Amazing Kidney Race is set on March 7, 2010 in UP Diliman. It is an activity in connection with World Kidney Day. The latter is celebrated annually around the world to promote awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated problems worldwide. The theme for this year is: Protect your kidneys: control diabetes.

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From L to R: Atty. Jolon, me, Miguel, Jaymie, Bobby, Vima, Edward, Christy, Jay, Dingdong, Mariel, Jun, and Vener.

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February 21, 2010 - Posted by | Running

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