victory run

I’ve been wanting to make a post about this badly because of the high I got after the run, but I’ve been 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.

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Photo: Pinoy Fitness

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.

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Photo: Nike

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Victory face for a victory run. And a bad tan line.

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One of my favorites at the finish line (and in Commonwealth, SM Aura)–the Nike wall with all the runners’ names.

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We ran Cavitex (Roxas Blvd. to Island Cove) so we decided to head straight to Fuego for our well-deserved chill and drinks session.

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And the results, sent in this pretty cool GIF with our name, number, and running time.

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