Come what may…
I was sick the whole week prior to the event. The thought of not going to the QCIM was indeed a nightmare for me… Good thing I felt better Friday night, and continued the following day. I was relieved… At least I could run now at my next half marathon; however, the thought of going into another PR was no longer an option.
Oh no! I was late; the race has just started… Good thing the baggage booth was near to the starting point that I don’t really need to take time into in. I hurriedly ran as soon as my bag was placed. I know some of my friends were really surprised seeing me… I guess they were just worried about the fact that I was running again, a couple of days after I got bed-ridden.
As soon as I approached Gab and Rosel; both 7km/min pacer, Rosel told me to just slow down and be carefree. I decided to do so also for the fear that fainting in the event is possible. Everyone turned and went out from UP and we were really surprised to see the flock of 10K runners! The whole Commonwealth Avenue was colonized by runners both 10K and 21K. I saw Pepsi with the Team Logan. Eyes wide (I guess) asking me why I’m there. I told her I was fine now and really feel the running high. Saw Also Rico, and told me to take it easy because of the marathon we would be racing a week after.
Zoom! Did I saw the Kenyans? Oh no I don’t, they are really terribly fast! Zoom! Another one passed! It was really awesome seeing them! As we go along long road, I recognized a number takbo.ph friends; Gingerbreadman, Carly, Edu, Sam, the Running Ninja, they were in fact impressive seeing them all improved. Come turning point and I decided to slowdown… I even considered of following the 7km/min pacer but decided not to anymore… I felt the dehydration in my body and decided to just have it rested. I know, I shouldn’t have run… but I’m just freakin’ stubborn. I want it! I don’t know…
Gladly, I finished the race. It was 2:33ish at the clock. I look after for my takbo.ph friends to do my other passion, which is taking pictures. Nao, was there together with Art and Cess on their half marathon debut.
I really don’t want to miss a thing. Thank God for giving me the opportunity to show what I could really do… I am really grateful.
Few Pictures in my gallery: