J.O.G. for GK: Kids’ Running Weekend 2

This is the second part of that back-to-back weekend where our kids joined another fun run.  We almost thought that the rains will continue to pour (very hard) until the time of the race.  Thank God that He stopped the rain for a while and let the runners (the students with their parents, relatives, and friends) enjoy the run for a worthy beneficiary.

The JOG - GK Shirt

The JOG - GK Shirt

This time, Andrea, Patricia, and Karlos joined the 2km run of the PAREF Woodrose School’s J.O.G. (Joy of Giving) for GK.  This run was intended to raise funds to complete the 3rd floor of the Multi-purpose building of the the Gawad Kalinga community inside Multinational Village.  Unfortunately, I forgot the name of the community.  Was it GK Timothy? Hopefully I got it correctly. 

The Multi-purpose building of GK-Timothy

The Multi-purpose building of GK-Timothy

Woodrose has been helping to complete this community.  I’m just not sure when was the exact year but we (Ems and I) has been involved in GK Activities to support this community since 2007.  I still remember that the activity for the parent’s then (2007) was to mix and pour the cement on the second level of one of the cluster buildings on a Saturday morning.

This was the cluster section where the Dad's do the "civil works"

This was the cluster section where the Dad's did the "civil works" in 2007

In 2008, all five (5) of us were given the task to paint the walls.  The kids were suppose to join the other kids of the community to do some art works.  And the mom’s were assigned to join a talk for the mother’s of the community.  However, my family joined me (and they did enjoyed!) painting the interior walls of one of the unit that will be awarded soon (too bad, we didn’t have the photos).

This year, my Karlos and I joined in another painting activity.  This time, it was the exterior walls of the buildings.  Karlos really enjoyed doing the walls.  His shirt and short have paint splashes.

The walls were almost done.  (The photo was taken after he completed the wall assigned to us)

The walls were almost done. (The photo was taken after he completed the wall assigned to us)

Now, zooming in to last Sunday’s race.  All of my kids did well last Sunday.  Both our Andrea and our Patricia were in the competitive mood.  Both of them maintained their pace in the 1st kilometer.  Our Patricia had a big improvement!  During the 1st kilometer, she was already complaining that she can’t run anymore – still, she tried to catch Andrea at the turnaround point.  On the distaff side, Ems and Karlos were also doing well as Karlos was also in the “zone” to run this time.

After the 2km run, our Andrea finished in 18:25 minutes.  She was running tall and maintaining her pace when she crossed the finish line.  I left Andrea for a while and went back to Patricia.  I thought that she was still more than a hundred meters behind but to my surprise she was running fast together with her classmate before I joined them.  Our Patricia clocked in at 19:15minutes (wow! A PR for her!).  Me and the twin got our hydration bottles and the freebies/lootbag (courtesy of Robinson’s Supermarket).  Then we came back to meet Ems and Karlos.  We were so happy seeing Karlos running fast to the finish line where we gave him the high fives!  My 5-year old Karlos finished the 2km race in 24 minutes.

This was another family running experience.  The kids enjoyed it!  Hopefully, we can get another child-friendly run in the next months.

Our Finishers! (Courtesy of Doc Marvin)

Our Finishers! (Courtesy of Doc Marvin)

Shirt design at the back

Shirt design at the back

See you in the next race!

Pacing my friend Danny T (photo courtesy of Doc Marvin)

Pacing my friend Danny T (photo courtesy of Doc Marvin)