Zero Mella MD on the Independence Day Run, Subic Bay

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Subic Bay, Philippines – Starting as a small joke between me and my wife turned out to be a reality as we signed up on the last minute of the preregistration. Getting up by 5:15 am on race day, we panicked as we were supposed to be there 15 minutes before as the race starts at 5:30. We were out of the house by 5 minutes and on the starting line for the 3K on the dot.

We were amazed at the number of kids on the 3k starting line that we felt embarassed joining the Kids race. Albeit that, we were able to finish our first marathon and we are planning to do it again. We loved the experience and we even took pictures with a few acquaintances. The independence day run was a charity event for the School of Aetas and for other charity events by the Franciscan Sister Order.

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