It started with a simple facebook comment on Caloy’s FB status:an invite to join the October Botak Paa-Bilisan Road Race…”dude, new life?” (yep, running & night life can never be best friends)…after a few convincing from him, yada, yada…I joined my first 5-K Fun Run last October of 2008…..
Fast forward to 2009, I never really took running seriously, joining a few more 5Ks in the first quarter. I had no real training, no goals; Iwas just running and enjoying it with friends. Until Caloy, by mistake (or my mistake), registered me for a 10k-run in May. Time to get a little bit serious about it.
Now, a year and a month after my first 5-k run, I have already joined a couple of 10ks, an 8-mi, a 10-mi and 2-half marys.
And to celebrate my anniv in running, I joined the Botak 15K-race. Too bad most of my running friends won’t be able to join. So, I went there that morning by myself (…all by myself…don’t wanna be…okay, i’m late!). I arrived a few minutes before the start. Yay, my race bib is still with Caloy and he is ahmmm on the stage, hosting.
Just in time, I got my race bib, I checked in and off we go…..It was great to see Tere (el-capitana) at the 3rd-4th k. We ran together, she wanna hit sub-60 while for me- I just wanna meet my milleage for the week. At the back of my mind though, I wanna hit sub 1:30 to please my crazy coach( —- yup, same crazy coach Bards referred to in her blog). I was just enjoying the run and was happy that I still feel strong throughout with no walk breaks, didn’t realize I am on my way back to the finish line and woahh 1:28:12. Feels so great!!!
Okay, time for photo-ops…ooopss, wala pala akong friends na kasama.
Got my car keys from Caloy and headed home.
Two days after….Caloy sent a chat message —- You won Pxxx as 3rd place in your age category. And he wasn’t joking…. Too bad I left early 😦
Wow! How’s that to cap a year of running. Thanks Caloy for getting me into this thing!
P.s. as of this post, I haven’t seen the official race results published but I have confirmed clearly that we were more than three. (apat kami haha….madami daw naman & I trust Caloy, afterall my race reg was free).
See you at the New Balance this Sunday!
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