"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ..." - A Tale of Two Cities
I probably registered my worst finish time yesterday but I had so much fun I wouldn’t trade it in for a PR. Wait! For a Mari-level 1:31 Half …maybe.
Kathy, Vicky, Kristine and I all registered for the race. However, the newest archenemies of running – work and weather – got in the way of training. A few well timed text messages sealed the deal. We will be running at the Nature Valley Run and bounce along and just complete the distance. We planned to do a 9 min run : 1 min walk ratio to break off the race in manageable chunks.
It was great to be out there and running. It was great to see running friends. It was a good thing that we were blessed by cloudy weather and not punished with scorching hot morning for being such lazy runners. Best of all it’s great to be running with T2 again. Wish the rest could join us, too. Soon siguro. I only regret that the turn around point at Heritage was a few meters short of our ManangTaho so we weren’t able to make a pitstop. I was able to make up for it by buying coke and spanish bread at the bakery along Bayani Road.
Congratulations to the team behind Nature Valley Run, as one of the last runners who crossed the finish line, I can say that we had sufficient water and marshals. Even the cheerers stayed at the finish line to welcome us, with matching pom-poms. I was so surprised that we still received complete loot including the uber awesome Haagen-dazs ice cream. The organisers didn’t leave us to fend for themselves. I actually quite envy the last runner who was followed by an ambulance and motorbikes as she completed her final kms.