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Rain or Shine its Fun Run for Bruno

  
It was raining hard last night and until I woke up at 4:00 am it was raining still. I was already thinking of not going but seems Bruno knows we'll be participating in Merco Anniversary Fun Run 2012. Bruno was already awake and excited when I went out of the room, so I recited . . .

"rain rain go away come again another day, my lab Bruno wants to play"

http://www.journey-ni-ikoy.com/2012/10/rain-or-shine-bruno-had-fun-running.html

Not very long after the rain slowed down, I took Bruno outside so he can do his potty while I changed clothes and also prepared Bruno's things. It was already 5:00 am when we left home. The assembly place was at Rizal Park just infront of Davao City Hall. When we arrived, the 10K run was about to start already, and I haven't found a place to park yet. Good thing walk/jog with your pet category was the last to go. Finally I got a parking spot along San Pedro St.

According to last week's count the participants in all categories already reached 1500 and even when it's raining many went there to participate. Finally our category was called to go to the starting line and Bruno just can't hide his excitement not only to run but also in seeing other dogs and  fellowship with them =)

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Most of the participants brought their dogs to run with them. There were several breeds around and this event was also a good venue to find possible stud and bitch matching for our pet dogs. It was still drizzling when Bruno and I was approaching the finished line. We were just a finisher and I am good with that. I am not really into running or a fitness buff but I am doing this fun run for Bruno. And of course there wouldn't be any stories to tell if I don't do this journey with Bruno my lab.

Here are some more of the photos of the event   =)

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Bruno having a back massage before the race
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A runner with his Siberian Husky
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Other participant
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Two cute runners
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One of the youngest participant
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Bruno's freebies
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Bruno and me
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Dave Penn with Bruno
After the race, snacks/breakfast was served by Merco and ice cream distributed by Selecta. To conclude, it was another successful event for Merco, and Bruno and I really had a great time in this sports event.

MERCO ANNIVERSARY FUN RUN 2012 
October 21, 2012 (Sunday)
Rizal Park, Davao City


34 comments:

  1. Nakita ko na naman si Bruno and I can't help myself but to get envious of your dog. Yung dog ko kasi can't do anymore long distance running. 12 years old na kasi at may rayuma na.

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    1. That's sad, but I'm sure you had fun days with your dog when he/she was younger =)

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  2. There's no stopping BRUNO in making that run with his beloved AMO. Congratulations to both of you.

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  3. Congratulations! I am sure the dogs had fun and so are their masters! Lol!

    I guess it's all about commitment, rain or shine, all for the sake of fun!:)

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  4. I'm a animal lover specially dogs and its great to see peps that are of same advocacy as mine. good for you, Rain or shine go for success. :)

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  5. great time for you and bruno... according to my dog's vet, labradors are among those dogs who really love water... so i guess, bruno will love the rain while having a good time with you...

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  6. Wow, it looks that you had fun especially Bruno on this event. I would love to try this as well..:-)

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  7. GGood job to the both of you. 10K na next. =>

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    1. Ha ha ha ha 3K nga lang todo hingal na'ko Franc baka pag 10K derecho na'ko sa hospital nyan. Ha ha ha ha

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  8. cute ni Bruno! mukhang excited sa pagtakbo at sa mga tao.

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  9. Wow! Gotta admire the perseverance. I wish I had it.

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  10. Wow a fun run for pets and their owners! This is the first time I've seen anything like this. Looks like a great deal of fun. :)

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    1. Here in Davao City this is done twice a year and I think there are also events like this in Manila and other parts of the country =)

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  11. Kasali sana kami dito kaya lang nasugod anak ko sa hospital last Saturday night. Tatakbo sana sila for 3k...sayang...Anyway congrats BRUNO though it's raining you're still there with your amo.

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    1. Sayang na meet ko sana ka'yo, may next time pa naman =)

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  12. what a nice bonding and fun activity with your beloved pet Bruno :D

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  13. Congrats to Bruno for another successful run. I do hope he always remain in good health for more upcoming events, goodluck!

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    1. I do hope so Gigi, theres more fun run to do he he he he =)

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  14. I admire people who really take care of their pets like you do with Bruno, not just giving him the basics like food and shelter but also fun time as well.

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  15. What an exciting bonding moment with your dog. I wish I could do this too. :)

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  16. Based on one of your photos, it really looked like you and Bruno got drenched.. or was it a combination of rain and sweat? Hehe! But on a serious note, I'm glad you still pushed through despite the rain since Bruno seemed very excited about the race. :) yey to you and Bruno! :)

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    1. Hi Mai, it's actually rain and sweat. Running with Bruno is actually fun and I also always keep my commitment =)

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  17. Bruno looks so happy! It's his event, you guys!! :)

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    1. Yes Rizza, as many Vets would say " a tired dog is a happy dog" =)

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  18. This is such a cute run to join. I tried exercising my girlfriend's pug before but it could barely finish the length of a block :P

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    1. Just like people we have to do it one step at a time. I know a pug who can run 5K with his master while me and Bruno only 3K =)

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  19. oh that's nice. one question, di ba nag-aaway mga dogs? it must have been a fun event. too bad mg dog died a long time ago and i never wanted another one. nakakadepress kase.

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    1. Hi, fortunately they don't, maybe because just like my Bruno they must have enrolled their dogs in obedience school. Also, if dogs that are use to socialized with other dogs are not aggressive unlike the dogs who are left alone, caged or leashed most of the time =)

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  20. Fun runs are so much "in" nowadays that there are also for dogs. cool! Lucky dog to have found a best friend in you (and the other way around).

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  21. looks like bruno and the other dogs had fun, this is a good way for owners to bond with their dogs and both get to exercise also :)

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  22. I have only dreamed of joining a run and I am not sure if I will ever run with my pet turtle. Anyway, what are the challenges of running with your dog? And is running with your pet possible only if your pet is a dog? :)

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  23. awwww, how is Bruno??? A dog like that must get you a lot of envious look. Bruno is also date bait!

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