This morning, in Ayala Alabang Village, I got this humbling experience of arriving to the finish line as the last runner in 10K .
It was my first time in that part of town with race course I truly enjoyed and fell in love with because of its friendly people, wide roads and huge trees. I was also treated with never ending uphills which to my standard cannot be simply described as challenging, as the word challenging is an understatement. I even compared each hill to every obstacle I encountered and overcame in my life. There were so many hills and humps which tried my patience but here I am standing proud that there was not a single moment I entertained a thought of quitting or giving up. I conquered that race in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 11 seconds.
Thanks to the support of my family, fellow runners and friends especially the blue ranger who ran ahead of me almost all throughout the race. He led and guided me until the end. He even introduced himself to me as the 2nd to the last runner as I made my last turn to the finish line.
Overall, it was a great race which gave me a lot of lessons to learn. It was another bonding time for family and finally a time to meet in person some friends met through the web.