Most of us often slip up from our fitness goals. I am guilty of this. For the longest time, I never get the traction and had struggled to get off the couch after a long day of work.
As I age, I feel the need to get back on track and try to focus on easy ways to be more active, like walking, or even running. I find that running is a fun and exciting way to achieve a fitness goal or to get back on track to a healthy and active lifestyle, especially when done with a friend or loved one.
My daughter and I joined in the 10th Robinsons Supermarket’s Fit and Run Wellness Buddy Run last Saturday held at the Parade Grounds of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Both runners must run and finish at the same time for either 10K or 5K run.
Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness Fit and Fun Wellness Buddy Run gave everyone an opportunity to partner with friends and family, and run together towards the finish line. It is part of their annual wellness campaign to continuously encourage more people to choose and live healthier lifestyles. The Fun Run is just one of the programs this July.
“Through the years, the Fit and Fun Buddy Run has been a much-anticipated event for a lot of people. It’s our kick-off as we celebrate with the nation, Wellness and Nutrition month. It provides a fun gateway activity for fitness newbies who are just about to start their wellness journey and loyal runners,” said general manager of Robinsons Supermarket, Mr. Jody Gadia.
Hosted by volleyball superstar and TV personality, Gretchen Ho, the event also featured exciting booths with lots of freebies from Nestle Philippines, Johnson and Johnson, Fonterra, Unilab and Wyeth Nutrition, Unilever, International Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (IPI), Procter and Gamble, Abbott Nutrition, Getz Bros, Ecossential, Del Monte, Foodsphere Inc., and Philusa. The different booths have interesting activities that guests, kids, and running enthusiasts got to enjoy.
Coaches Jim and Toni Saret prepped-up the runners with a work up sweat early in the morning. Everyone was invited to register on-site for the Fit Filipino 1 Million Pounds National Weight Loss Challenge, the biggest on-ground and online wellness program in the country which aims to encourage everyone to pledge and lose weight.
After the 10K, the 5K Running Buddies commenced at 6:20AM. It was our 5K run together and I was glad that my daughter actually liked the fun run activity. I find it pretty hard to exercise on my own, moreso finish a strenuous 5K trail. She urged me on to pick up the pace (most of the time). We ran the course, walked the course and did a bit of both!
At the marathon finish, I realized that a running buddy is more than just someone who runs next to you. My running buddy gave me the motivation I needed to carry on from start to finish.
Robinsons Supermarket’s commitment to wellness campaign extends to providing Filipinos with delicious and healthy food options and alternatives. Learn more about its Route to Wellness campaign by liking facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial and visiting www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph.