I’ve been wanting to make a post about this badly because of the high I got after the run, but I was waiting for the results to come out so I could include it. It was my first half marathon, which I thought I wasn’t going to finish well because (1) it’s a half, and (2) the heat in Manila is crazy (between 30-35C that day). Gun start was at 4:30AM, but being on the last wave delayed me by around 10-15 minutes. Sun was up by 5:15AM and I was roasting before the clock hit 6:00AM. The heat was almost unbearable, but I, along with 3,999 others made it to the finish line.
Thanks to these girls, I made it. I ended up running the whole 21k alone, but a few calls from them in between just encouraged me to keep on going. I lasted with one pack of the gels and no salts.
Victory face for a victory run. And a bad tan line.
One of my favorite details at the finish line (and in Commonwealth, SM Aura)–the Nike wall with all the runners’ names.
We ran Cavitex (Roxas Blvd. to Island Cove) so we decided to head straight to Fuego for our well-deserved chill and drinks session.
And the results, sent in this pretty cool GIF with our name, number, and running time.