Run or You’ll Bleed.

Posted in Uncategorized by Tinay on August 8, 2011

Fact #1: I am not a sports buff

Fact #2: I have an embarrassing amount of tolerance towards muscle work that call for strength and endurance.

Fact #3: I’ve never done laps nor sprinted to save my life…

… up until last week.

Don’t get me wrong but to be literal about it, it wasn’t exactly my life I intended to save. It was for the life of a woman at future risk for obstetrical hemorrhage while at the process of giving birth.  They say that an alarming number of mothers succumb to severe blood loss during this circumstance—a reality highly preventable had there been enough resources to sustain them.

So it’s a good thing for the eager beavers of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) Cebu chapter to have organized a fun run to augment funds for the said cause.  What’s even better was that it was backed up by a large number of people who not only came for the running but for the advocacy as well. Me included!!

And given the bazillion of fun runs that have transpired over the year, I’d have to say this was my first! So I couldn’t care less at the thought of having to wake up at 4 in the morning for my dose of jogging, which as predicted, ended up as an aimless hike.

What I found special about the run was that they created a unique category dedicated to pregnant women and cancer survivors who came, one in her wheelchair even!  And personally, I’ve secretly made it a lifetime goal to support women’s health advocacies—breast and/or cervical cancer in particular. So for this purpose, I gave it a shot 🙂

Aaaand, here are a few shots from the second best highlight that morning: BREAKFAST!!! 🙂

 Laughs. Loves. And Empowering women.

* tinay *


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