Runnroo Tour de Cebu Stage 10: Falling Inlove

by Rose Buenconsejo

If trails were a boy, I would definitely marry him.

Green wedding, no carbon footprints from wedding car, I passed somewhere in Pinamungajan

Tour de Cebu Stage 10 somehow gave me my first few tastes of running on a trail. There’s a stretch between Barili and Aloguinsan that I would describe as ‘wilderness.’ I mean, of course, it’s not an Amazon jungle because I don’t think we still have some remains of ‘wilderness’ here in Cebu, with its size and population. But it was my first re-glimpse of trails and running on it, and just like that I’m inlove!

Just like love, it’s hard to explain what’s with it that makes me giddy.

Maybe it’s because of the greens which offers a refreshing view.

Or, maybe because of the dirt. Getting rough and dirty make running more festive.

Or, maybe because of different textures and sensations it offers.

It’s just beautiful to get lost in it.

Running in that short stretch of trails made me sad when it came to an end. I just couldn’t get enough of it.

Additional bonus to that stage:

I got to run under the rain.

And, I got down on my knees on the roadside when every thing in me just locked up. I so wanted badly to finish Stage 10, and not DNF.

I think I gave the person on the other side of the road some fright when he saw me got down on my knees and hands.

Plus, it was made extra fun with our side trip to Bojo River (Little Palawan) in Aloguinsan, Cebu, Philippines.

So every time I look back at Runnroo’s Tour de Cebu, Stage 10 is always the first thing that pops up in my mind.

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