Saturday, September 29, 2012

My first 10k Run

I'm a sedentary person and I never joined any fun runs. So, as a first timer and a sedentary person, I should have started with the shortest route first which is the 3k but, because my friends opted for the 10k route, I went for the 10k as well. 

trying my best to smile before our run
Me and a friend were planning to back out because we only had an hour of sleep but, since we wanted to support the organizer of the run, despite wanting to go back to bed, we went to the starting line of the run. We filled up the registration form, got our singlets, had our little warm up and we stayed for a moment to wait for the gun shot for the 10k(which is 30minutes after the gun shot for the 21k). We left the starting line at 5:30.

 Before reaching the 1.5k mark which is the water station, I was already tired and I have thought of giving up. Oh, did I mention that I'm the last?haha! But, I'm not a quitter so I still continued until I reached the 5k mark. That was the time I finally had it. When I was already waiting for a cab, I saw two of my companions who were left behind because they got lost along the way. Since I wasn't alone, I pushed through with the run. From the 5k mark to the finish line, we just walked and when we reached the finish line, it's already the awarding ceremony!haha! The worst thing about us being late is, there's no food left for us. So, we were tired, hungry and late!

10k last placers
Though we didn't place and it took us forever to reach the finish line, I realized, it's ok. At least I got to bond with Ate Shine. We've been friends for quite some time but during our walk from the 5k mark to the finish line, we formed a great bond and we became closer. 

face of a happy runner(I look awful in stolen shots!haha)
Because we were tired and very hungry, we went to Citylights Hotel for a buffet breakfast then went straight to the spa where we were massaged til we fell asleep. After the massage, we went to a restaurant and we ate a lot of food again. :)

Miscellany Monday
Monday Meet up 


  1. awesome! I am glad you did it. I've always wanted to do it. I want to run in a group, I would even go for the triathlon if my body would let me.

  2. That's great! It's always fun to take care of the body. I also have that "I wanna give up" feeling in fun runs but my motivation is I don't want to be the quitter. :)

  3. Wow! Congrats on your first 10K - that's an amazing achievement.