Run United 1

The much-awaited family running event is on! Unilab Run United 1, slated for March 4, will officially open RunRio Trilogy this year. This will be followed by Run United 2 on June 17 and Run United 3 on September 16.

Runners are in for a number of new features and exciting firsts that will make their running experience better, including new race routes, better hydration stations, improved security, more safety marshals, freebies, and more.

Five race categories are available: Ceelin 500-meter dash for kids aged 5 to 12 years old, 3km, Dolfenal 5km, Enervon 10km, and Enervon HP 21km.

This run’s pre-race giveaway is a race belt or bib holder. Those who will run 21km will not only get a unique collectible finishers medal, they will also enjoy a new race route starting at Bonifacio Global City in BGC and finishing off at Mall of Asia. Shuttle service will be provided from Mall of Asia as pick-up point for 21K runners. Details will be announced.

Kids joining the Ceelin 500-meter dash will also get their own singlet.

Registration for Run United 1 is ongoing at the following stores
• Riovana at Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan, Quezon City
• Toby’s at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
• The Athlete’s Foot at Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas.

For online registration, check details at www.runrio.com. Registration is until February 26.

Courageous The Movie

I highly recommend the movie Courageous for all families to watch together. It tackles the importance of faith in the family. The issues dealt with in the story are very real and common in our every day life. It deals with death of a family member, teenage issues, past mistakes and integrity at work.  The story centers around the men or the fathers of the home.  It is a good eye-opener to families everywhere how God could be at work in their individual families as well.

We may face challenges and trials every day, but God will see us through every situation.  He will make us courageous as we stand up for what we believe in.

Quitting Smoking

If you have been smoking cigarettes or fuente cigars for some time now, it is usually very difficult to withdraw from smoking entirely. There are several suggested ways but all of it requires diligence and patience.

Here are some tips which can help you get started to quit smoking:
1. Get a friend or accountability partner who has quit smoking to do this with you.
2. Remove the cigarettes from their usual place, better to get rid of them all. Remove the ashtrays as well.
3. Try to exercise and walk around the village more often.
4 Start saving the money you used to buy cigarettes with.
5. Let others know that you have quit smoking so that you can be accountable with them too.

Airplane Travel Tips

I love our recent family vacation trip to Bohol and Cebu. Not only was it our family’s first vacation away from Luzon but it was my kid’s first time to ride on an airplane too! Overall, it was a good experience for all of us. Here is what we did in preparation for our first airplane ride.

I prepared my kids by telling them that there are a lot of waiting in the airports and inside the airplane.

We brought several books and things they could play with to avoid becoming bored and frustrated.

I brought some candies for my son to chew on to avoid ear problems while the airplane is ascending and descending.

Bring paper and pencils and ask your kids to draw what they see.

Don’t bring too much hand carry when you have kids with you.

Do you have any other airplane travel tips? Share them with us.