Finally I have reached Manila after 37 days of running & walking (well, mostly walking) !
I felt great when I woke up. The diarrhea was gone and I was able to rehydrate with the Oral Rehydration Salt that Cyrus sent me.
Early this morning, Cyrus (a runner who communicated with me in the runner's forum) was waiting for me in front of the church. After walking together for less than an hour, the vehicle of the Baclaran Redemptorist community arrived bringing some young members of the Baclaran church community who came to join me in this leg. So it was indeed a time of merriment and conversation as we walked together crossing from the province of Laguna to MetroManila. The weather was perfect for walking most of the - cloudy and windy. We dropped by at the St. Andrew Cathedral to say hello to my friend Msgr. Manny Gabriel.
We arrived at the Baclaran Shrine of the Mother of Perpetual Help where Frs. Ino & Willy and a crowd with the media were waiting. It was indeed a grand welcome with a brief liturgy followed by interviews.
So finally I can have my much needed rest after covering 1416 km.