Gnomes in the City

last day & no more slot for men? oh no!
@Nike Park Bonifacio High Street
I got lucky catching the last day of registration for the Nike We Run Manila 10K 2011 at Nike Park Bonifacio High Street.  But not my hubby though.  The men's category closed a day earlier than the women's category, about six days earlier than the published registration period.  Good thing I found another female who's looking for a "buddy" so we adopted each other as buddy and we both saved some cash in the registration fee.
 After excitedly looking at the pictures of  the race kit items which includes a Nike Dri-fit Tee, Nike Water Bottle and the specially-designed USB Flash Drive for finishers, I studied the race map and laughed at myself.
"IT’S YOUR CITY. RUN IT."
  goes the tag line of Nike We Run Manila
NIKE We Run Manila 10K 2011 – Is a 10k night run that will happen on October 15 and will take the runners traversing the heart of the city’s rising business and lifestyle district – Fort Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The race is part of the Nike We Run City 10k races happening in multiple cities such as Seoul (South Korea), Monterrey (Mexico) and Santiago (Chile) that promises a unique run experience combining running and music.
 Funny I got lost in this "city" twice.  They were on two separate incidents and with two different friends on the wheel. The first time was when we are on our way to attend a necrological service in Santuario De San Antonio Parish.  We overshoot from EDSA and ended up in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).  After several rounds we can't find our way back to McKinley Road. My friend who's driving was so embarrass that we're so lost .  We reached just in time the service is just about to start and my cell phone is clogged with "wer na u?" (where are you now?) messages from other friends who's already in Santuario.

The second time was when we visited a friend confined at St. Lukes Medical Center Global City.  My friend is driving me home and made one wrong turn and we're lost.  And same thing happened, we were so lost for several rounds before we found the right route to our destination.

In both incidents, we were joking that one of us should undress and reverse our clothes to be able to find the right way.  That, of course is based on a Filipino folklore that when you repeatedly get lost on a certain place, there are "gnomes" (nuno sa punso) that live in that place and they are messing your way using their gnome powers. And for you to find your way back is that you need to reverse your clothing. LOL

As I excitedly anticipate exploring this city by running, I have this crazy thoughts that gnomes would be so busy during the race day.  I'm just not sure if their powers can handle eight thousand runners.  Hmn... let us see.  Who knows they might end up running wearing the Nike dri-fit tee. Funny!


"Gnomes in the city?
 Will they be messing our route or will they be running wearing a dri-fit Nike Tee?" 

Map Source: Runrio.com





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