|the second run was for the grace to become hopelessly optimistic and to allow God (the king of the road) to (seriously, with my open heart) take the wheel..|
after almost two weeks of no run, i was happy to make it to ultra yesterday to have a quick warm up. although it should have been rest day for me to prepare for the race, i still decided to have a few rounds at the oval. after awhile, rain started to fall. since i was not yet satisfied with the warm up, i decided to continue running under the rain. it actually felt good. interestingly, music playing when the rain started to pour was please don't stop the rain by james morrison. after a few rounds, i decided to stop for fear of getting sick and not making it to the race afterall. haha.. it was just then that i realized that beside me doing his stretching was actor polo raveles, together with his brother and probably, his girlfriend. anyway...
i was hoping i'd beat my previous record. monitoring my pace and time, i knew the difference would not be significant. i reached the finish line with OMG, wesley gonzalez 3 steps ahead of me. time read.. 38 minutes.. it is just a minute lower than my previous.. but still the same, the run really felt good.. thank God i reached the finish line.
hmm.. i must say it was really another achievement for me. i must say i really enjoyed the run even if it was running in the category without a friend along. i must still say, i am proud of myself. :)
after the run, Pilosopong Komikero and i decided to stay for awhile and to watch the program. robbie domingo came up the stage and Pilosopong Komikero was laughing out loud to see my face turned all-red.. haha.. i really did not understand why, but my heart was jumping to see him (he passed by me during the race)..well, just another simple joy.. and then of course, there was coach rio de la cruz and chris tiu.. hay.. just really a beautiful sunday to embrace.. just too bad the camera went off earlier than we expected, so, bad news... no pictures with them.. bottomline.. it is still another sunday i celebrate..
we went home and decided to spend the hour before lunch on swimming.. water was cold, but the chance to give the heart another form of breathing was a gift..
for now, one cup of rice for the run, and another cup of rice for the swim.. with 3 pieces of tinapa and sunny-side-up egg.. closing it with buko pie for desert and text messages to my sweet peas..
next race is on nov 7... bluerun here i come..