SIM 2009 – my side of the story

October 25, 2009

I love to go to Subic, simply because of the Duty Free Shops. I’m a chocolate addict, (Hi! my name is Let and I’m a chocolate addict!) and whenever we got the chance to go to either Subic or Clark, you would find me in the Chocolate section of shops here. But it’s a different story now, we drove to Subic because Erick would be doing another full marathon at Subic International Marathon.

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Last Monday,  I asked him if he is physically ready in doing another 42K after the last QCIM, I told him he’s no Ultrarunner or hardcore like many runners who were doing the TKO250. These runners are physically, mentally and emotionally ready in doing back-to-back-to-back full/half marathon. It was only last Thursday when he decided that he would push through with run. I told him to run in an easy pace and not to push himself too much to prevent any injury which he agreed to.

We left 10AM yesterday for Subic, but we have to check-in first at Holiday Inn Clark where we will be staying. After leaving our baggage at our room, we’re on the road for Subic. Erick doesn’t want to be late.

24102009(004)On the way to Subic via SCTEX

We arrived at Remy Field around 1:30PM.

let'sWith Bro. Ronnie aka RunnerforChrist

Erick getting ready.

24102009(008)On his way to the shuttle bus

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My turn 😀

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The bus left not later than 3PM, I prayed to God to give Erick the strength and courage to finish the race no matter how long it would take him to. And to guide him and keep him away from any harm. I really don’t know what to expect! All we could do was wait!

HOURS LATER:


This is what Erick looked like after finishing his race:

24102009(032)He became nauseous after the race and went straight to medical team (Notice how he’s still smiling!)

24102009(034)I gave him iced-cold softdrinks and chocolate bars

He said it was a tough race, and water was the only available liquid he could get from the water station, there was only limited Pocar, good thing he has his hydration belt with him. Despite all of this Erick got to finish his fourth marathon in 3hours 56minutes, which was a best for his personal record. The medal look good!

Congratulations to all the finishers, it was a tough course (Erick said) and I envy all of you for doing a full marathon, it’s still one of my goals, a goal that I hope I could achieve (in the near future). Praise be to God for keeping my husband safe and sane! To God be the glory!

erick'sPhoto courtesy of Bro. Ronnie


A Salute to the Bataan UltraRunners

April 7, 2009

I salute all the runners who participated in the recently concluded Bataan 102 Ultramarathon, and to Mr. Narcise “Baldrunner” for coming up with an event. I know in myself that I would NOT be up for this challenge (even in my lifetime) but it would be great to volunteer for such a race. I do hope in the next Bataan 102, I would be able to  volunteer for this race. Congratulations to all the finishers and participants!

img_0267Participants (courtesy of Baldrunner)

05042009898Kilometer post (courtesy of Runner for Christ)