Saturday, Dec 6
After weeks of preparation, we were able to stagged the second Accenture Fund Run exclusively for Accenture employees at McKinley hill. This fun run was sponsored by the Wellness Club (which I became an instant member) and is a fund raising activity for the benefit of the company’s custodians.
The race started late, around 7am I guess but good thing it was overcast and was relatively cooler. After warm-up/stretching exercises, the 12K runners were sent-off followed by 6K then 3K. The route was this 1.5 loop starting at the Accenture office, around the open field at the back of Chinese International School.
Not being baised but I have to say we have done a pretty good job in organizing this event. What I liked about this race is that there were less plastic cups on the road. Garbage chutes were stratigically placed a few meters after the water station so by the time you are done sipping your water you can throw your cups on the chute.
The surprise of the day was me placing 3rd in the male category for 12K. My legs are still sore from the Nike Clinic and I did not get enough sleep due to race preps but I still got a decent unofficial time of 1 hour and 8 minutes. Congratulations also to Quennie (ChicksNiManok) for placing second in the female category for 12K.
Smashing the shuttle
So after the fund run, I went straight to Yonex Badminton Center in Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong for the 5th Accenture Badminton Tournament. Since the fund run started late, I arrived late and defaulted our first game.
I rested for a while, ate a banana and drank my sportsdrink while waiting for our next game. My partner and I just enjoyed our next 2 games and ended up winning them in straight sets. But our efforts were not enough for a semifinals slot. Sayang talaga yung first game, oh well there will be next time.
Singing Yuletide Songs
After our last badminton game, I hit the showers, got dressed and proceeded to Cybergate office to meet with my choirmates.
My choir – Fishers of Men sings twice a month at Greenbelt chapel and has been singing Christmas carols for the last 4 years to raise funds for charity. This year’s benenficiaries are the Philippine Band of Mercy and Maiarayon Foundation.
Last Saturday was our first day of caroling and we visited houses in Las Pinas and Ayala Alabang. I was in the US last year so I was very much excited to do this again. It was an afternoon/evening of singing, fun, laughter and of course food! I departed from the last house really really exhausted and arrived around 1 a.m. leaving me just a few hours of sleep for the next day’s Yakult 10 miler run.
PS. I also have a volleyball semis game but skipped it to attend the 1st day of caroling. I failed to accomplish my first “tri”…hehehe