Last Cebu Marathon marked my 5k graduation. I started running last May 2011 and I have been running since then that my calves don’t hurt anymore from running 5km.
I must admit, I don’t have a hold on my discipline but this time, I am determined to push through with my resolutions.
So twilight of January 22, I was ready with my shoes, singlet and fuel belt. I ate at 2am with the food I bought the night before. My heart beat faster than usual – it must have been excitement mixed with fear.
I was there before 4:30am but I realized that I left my race bib at home. And there I was – running even before the race began, using the energy saved for the run.
This was a simultaneous run, it started 10minutes late. We started first. Halfway through, I was gasping for air. I haven’t run any farther than 7km. Nevertheless, this was make or break for me.
It was good that I had an acquaintance ran with me. We didn’t stop running – except for occasional stops for water and when I felt like I was coming with cramps. But we never walked beyond 50meters and ran again.
It was daybreak when I crossed the finish line. I finished the run in 1hr, 24minutes.
I must say that I was a little bit disappointed because there wasn’t a refreshment at the finish line. There were vendors on the sides, however.
It doesn’t matter. I shall run farther.