Last Sunday, after a week of no-run, I was too eager to join the Mizuno Infinity Run 2009 . But, when we arrived at the Fort, 15K runners were gone. I was told that the race already started more than 5 minutes ago. We were late!
Despite that situation, Jun and I tried to catch up. On our first kilometer, we maintained our pace together but when Jun increased his pace I slowed down as I have to make sure I will finish this one. As I ran alone, I dedicated my run to my God. I offered him thanksgiving and praises while running. I also took this opportunity to test my patience and perseverance. I tried to prove my self-worth and character as a person and not only as a runner. I really love long distance running as I can sort so many thoughts and plans in my mind considering that I have to assume greater responsibilities at work few days from now.
My Mizuno Race may not give me a better time as I officially clocked 2:08:45 which is even longer than my Slimmer’s 16K but the contentment and revitalization in my body and spirit made the difference. It was also a great time seeing and saying hellos to running friends like Rene, Jinoe, Bards, Rico, Mar and many more.