Power! Race of New Balance

November 19, 2008

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This would be my very first post about my running galore. I’ve been running and joining races for about five months now, I’m not that athletic type, but my husband is. He was the one who encourage me to join, he said it would be good for my health. So you know I have hyperthyroidism, my heart palpitates and experiences heavy breathing. To normalize this I had to take my medication daily.

My first race was the Mizuno Infinity Run, since then we’ve been joining race and is a member of the happy running group called Happy Feet.

Esposo says that I’m not that serious when it comes to running, but he’s mistaken. Coz’ if not, i wouldn’t be having  jitters everytime a race start.

November 15: My esposo together with my two kids went on a trip to Clark, Pampanga to attend the NB Power Race. I haven’t had my practice run for a while, the last one was last Wednesday and I felt exhausted on the first 2K. What I did was cross trained at home by doing exercise for the thighs and legs, hope it would do good for me.

We checked-in at Holiday Inn and later went to the Parade Grounds to get the RFID timing chip of my esposo for his 25. We get to watch the 5K and 2K runners. That night, we run one lap around the parade ground as a practice run for both of us. We get to sleep around 10:30PM and had a wake up call at 4:00AM, i get to wake up first though (honestly, i was too excited, that is).

It was almost 5:45AM when the gun fired for the 25K runners and 6:00AM for the 10K runners. The weather was quite cold and clouds are covering the sky so it was a good day for a run. I seldom do warm ups, my body tends to get exhausted quickly while running when i do warm ups. Running from the hotel to the starting line made my knees weak. I really had a hard time pushing myself running in the uphill. So I said to myself that I won’t be able to beat my time record for KOTR, the heck, I just have to finish this race.

When i was approaching the 9KM mark, I met Juliet, we agreed to ran together until we reach the finish line, and we did. 🙂 (Thanks to her, if not I won’t be oblige to run the last kilometer, and chatting with her made the running lighter).

It has been my pleasure meeting Wayne aka “Sfrunner“, he is such a humble guy, hope to see him again next year. One thing that I regret is not having a photo with him. And I even get to say hi to Mr. Narcise “BaldRunner“, one of the few that I highly regard in the (blogging)running community.

I commend the organizers of this race, water bottles were being handed to runners every 2.5 kilometers. There were lots of freebies and I even get to have my very first finisher medal (hooray!) And this one I love, i had four different pose and voila! I had my picture courtesy of partypicslive.com, check it out.

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As soon as I was finished with the race, I dash to the hotel to fetch my two kids and to get the camera so that I can take a photo of my esposo doing his 25K. He said the race was tough, I would soon be posting his blow by blow account on his running experience on the NB Power Race.

BTW, this is how he looked when the race was over;

Rod

And this;

Exhausted

So for now, I will just be waiting for the result. Fingers crossed. 😉