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I made it!

The smile of a person who got her confidence back (in running, that is). Thumbs up!

Not on the cover of the Runner's World Philippines (just not yet).

I attended the Runner's World Philippines Running Clinic Second Leg at the San Miguel by the Bay of SM Mall of Asia.

Close to 40 runners (from newbies to the not-so-newbies) participated in the clinic. Apart from the pre-registered participants (one of them was me), they were some who just signed up on the day itself.

Coach Joar led the running clinic. After spearheading the slow jog, he gave us a short lecture on proper running form (he based the lecture on his observation on how we ran).

Doing the "zombie stretch." Oh wait, the plants are over there.... :D

Coach proceeded to teaching us the dynamic stretching and drills for mid foot strike. Both are important to lessen injuries.

RWP Participants after the clinic, holding their copies of the Papa Piolo issue.

After Coach Joar showed how do to each stretching and drill, all participants were asked to return demo per group. "With the proper running form, you would look like an elite runner even if you're just running 3K," Coach Joar said. Everyone laughed, but we all agreed.

After the cool down (this is also important!), Coach answered some questions from us. His advice to newbies? Do 2-1 in your training (for example, run 7K this week after running 10K last week) to prevent over fatigue and injuries.

Coach Joar and Prince, a co-participant, who happens to be my brother's former colleague in the altar servers group in our parish.

The Runner's World Philippines Running Clinic boosted my confidence to run again (which I admit, waned down when I got my injuries last year).

Can't wait for the next session on March 11!

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