Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Weekend Runs in SM Mall of Asia in Pasay

My first weekend run for September was in CCP Complex. For the two Saturdays that followed, I opted to explore SM Mall of Asia and see how it looks like in early morning.
It took a lot of will power to get up early as I believe Saturday is rest day for a working mom like me. But I had to get up and push myself to run, or even brisk walk.
The first Saturday, I ran and walked 3K. But the next Saturday, I just brisk-walked because I felt a slight pain in my knee. Old age, maybe? But since it was just walking, I made sure that I walked 5K. I knew about the distance by mapping it in MapMyRun. Using the site's map plotter, I know beforehand how far I would run or walk. I can even use their Training Log to check on how much calories I burn. Useful site, really!
Anyway, here is SM Mall of Asia hours before the mall opens:
I started my run from this bridge (Libertad Channel) in Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City

Breakwater near SM Mall of Asia

I didn't notice this zigzag design until last Sept. 18.
Maybe because we're always here on night time.

SM Mall of Asia fronting the sea

San Miguel by the Bay signage

MOA fountain with early birds

MOA ground is already alive even before 8 a.m.

Women, and a few men, join this cardio class.
Later, a woman with a bag asks for donations to sustain the class, which isn't bad. If they only knew how they help women lose fats or tone their bodies. :)

On my way home, I passed by Microtel.

Finally, the iconic globe. Time to go home!

I'm glad I was able to fulfill my weekend runs in my to-do list for September. Care to join me in my runs and walks? :)


Tita Beng said...

Wow Beth, you're an inspiration! I do some brisk walking too but only on short distances. Sometimes walking back and forth inside the house. Tamad kasi ako lumabas ng malayo. he he..

Malay mo sipagin ako one time and we'll just bump on each other in MOA. Why not?!

dong ho said...

whoa! it's realy worth waking up early whether for a walk or by running. oh microtel! im hoping to try to stay there.

Raft3r said...

my parents jog there every morning
sana magjasalubong kayo
hwag mo lang akong isusumbong, ha

happy weekend, beth!

♥peachkins♥ said...

wow! I hope magawa ko rin yan someday!

Beth said...

@Ate Beng: Kailangan ko talga maglose kasi ng weight. I'm overweight already. I hope we'll bump into each other din. :)

@Dong ho: Oo nga e, nice din to look how things are before the sun rises. :) Thanks for the unexpected visit! :)

@Rafter: If I have all the time in the world, I would also jog there every morning! :)

@Peachy: You can do that, too! :)

Clarissa said...

I'm beginning to shred pounds already,Mommy Beth sa araw-araw na paglalakad.Everyday ako ang taga hatid-sundo ni Haruka sa school eh.I don't run nga lang,brisk walking lang ako for an hour,at least araw-araw naman.Iniiwasan ko ang pag-bukas ng mga malls dito,kasi pag may naamoy ako sa mga cafe shops dito,nae-engganyo akong pumasok lol!Cheers to a healthy life!!^_^