April 9 is a holiday, a long weekend! Instead of the usual beach plans on a summer holiday like this, me and my friends from The Team Bald Runner -Professional Group planned on a run at Bosoboso. This will be the second time we’ll hit this road, Somewhere around the 2nd kilometer, we saw the signage “Sierra Madre Hotel: 12 kilometers away!
Me: Wow! If we reach that part, that would really be so Uphill! Pero may breakfast dun.
Randy: Breakfast? P200 lang money ko.
Me: Okay yan, may change pa. A
So there we go…enduring a 14 kilometer of uphill (less five downhills) just to reach that peak. Oh, and we added two more after reaching Sierra Madre Hotel…It is easter already, so bakit nga ba kami nag-penitensya? Or probably, it’s just our own way of celebrating “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Valor day). Ugh! Or we are just CRAZY!
You will see a few residential houses every two kilometers or more, that’s a warning sign that there are DOGS barking (they don’t bite though or at least we didn’t get bitten!) and oh, you will see Goats as well but they go hiding after seeing us. Lucky, there are sari-sari stores and their water is priced a lot cheaper than 7-11. This makes it a lot better than running in The Fort, huh! At the end of the feat, the hotel awaits us!
After breakfast which we weren’t able to document, we went back on the road. It was past ten already and the sun is up!!! Our goal is to reach our cars back the soonest. Ugh! 14 kilometers more! 2K up, 3k down, 4K up, 5K down and finally – our cars!
Total Distance: 30kilometers. Average Pace:7.45 (including stops for pics and water refill)