GU so good. When you find someone selling Gu one week before a marathon, you know your day is going to start on a good note. I met up with Johnny early this morning to get my stash – one box of my favorite vanilla bean. He sold it at Php1280 per box. Cheap. Sorry folks, it’s sold out na. Click here to checkout his blog for updates.
Heat Training. Those who can’t run as fast just trains to endure the elements. Next Sunday’s run will without a doubt start on time. But even with the 430am gun time, I can still see myself battling traffic and glorious morning sun before I cross the finish line. To prepare for next Sunday, we started running at 8:30am today. It was hot but a bit windy. Great day for strolling on tree lined streets. That’s what we ended up doing. I think the plan tomorrow is to try running up and down Roxas Blvd. We are familiar with the route around The Fort area but Roxas will be a relatively unfamiliar area. I may have an evil plan or two for the TinS. Shhh…
Garmin is Alive. When my charger died a few weeks ago, I ended up with a very nice 405 paperweight. Thanks to my Ate Ann, I can use my garmin again to its full potential. The replacement charger I ordered finally arrived today. Yey!
Thanks Ate Ann!
I picked the package from Johnny Air cargo at Megamall. Speaking of Johnny Air, I saw a sign that says you can have your goods delivered to their US address and they can ship it to your Philippines address. I think this is a cheaper shipping option for us.
Back to the Garmin, I’m super excited to run tomorrow. I miss my virtual run partner. I’m also curious to see what is the “easy” pace that Keti and I have been doing lately.
The Medal. The medal story starts with two fast runners. There are 2 female runners I’m always drafting at races … Candy Lee and Bernadette Tan. I don’t know them personally but I always see them so I wave and say hi when I see them at practice runs and at turnaround points. Oh and yes … I know their finish times too. 🙂
Last week, at FF Fort Shiela introduced me to them. After a bit of chika, Bern or was it Candy mentioned that they were able to claim their Botak medal and prize money. Candy finished 3rd in her age category and Bern finished 2nd in our age category. Based on the race results, I came in 3rd in our age category.
Curious and excited with the possibility of getting a medal, I asked how they were able to get it. Candy gave me the number of Franco Atienza of Botak. I texted Franco to check if I could still get the medal and maybe the prize too. I still feel bad about missing out on the Krispy Kreme GC from Airspeed. He texted back and said that I can go to their office and pick it up. Yey n Wow! A medal for a marathon. Never mind the finish time.
I went this morning to the Botak office in QC. Franco Atienza and Rowena Viesta (Chief Accountant) released my medal and Php1000 prize money.
As I was leaving their office, Franco introduced me to Mr Cesar Guarin. I wished them both luck for tomorrow’s 100km race and left with a silly grin. I have a marathon medal and it’s not just a finisher’s medal. Woohoo!