7.5.07

Men's Health Trail Run

5:30 kame dumating...excited. DIET: 0.500 ml of water + oral salt + 4 bananas
bracket ko...
Tulong muna sa pagkabit ng telon...
6:45 am...ang get up na pang die hard hehe...
cge una na ko ah....
starting area....
unang nakarating sa finish line...ng may pulikat hehehe
Romy Garduce...MT Everest Philippine Expedition team...
hiya ako...hehe
Reema Changco...Host - Sports TV

It was one of those days na you wouldn't dare to try again. Gasps one of the runners ,"This is the hardest 9K I have ever ran". Hehe....Aray tsakit pulikat ko...

For sure it was. Premier assaults, rough terrain and scorching heat are some of what is at stake for the penultimate winner of this much-awaited health event.

We arrived in San Mateo a little bit earlier than what we expected. Supposedly, I would go alone but naawa sakin si Stip kaya naman he tagged along to Timberland Hts and sleep at the parking area while I do my trick. It was a great day to run. (LORD: Kala mo lang yon...). As the instructions were given, people lined up at the starting point to hurdle the 9km trail run which was said to be "more exciting & more challenging". Ok cge na simulan na to!!!!

During the first 2km run, the road was concrete, but all are uphill climb. Kala ko matatanggal na ang binti ko...but since the runners kept on going I also didn't stop running the steep ascents. I brought with me a liter of my pre-concocted med oral salt and water. Siguro kaya ako mabagal gawa ng dala ko...(LORD: Mabagal ka lang talaga...). The stretch going to the wilderness was the hardest. Dust and steep off road trails would welcome you as you enter the narrow points of the Timberland hills. That was probably was the farthest and hardest 5 km that I run. The last 2 km became a reality for me. Pinupulikat na ko wahhhhhh...But I tried everything to not mind the struggle. Several people along the my path offered me RUSH (2% sodium vs my meds' 10%) & water...hanef andami pa palang Good Samaritans...One gave me his half-filled RUSH bottle as I tackle the last kilometer. Another gave me a sip from his water bottle when he saw me limping down the final stretch. Around 500 meters to the finish line, a construction worker gave me another bottle of RUSH when I stopped in front of their shaded den.

As I walked thru the last 100 meters, I saw people cheering me up. So kahit na ala na talagang lakas to run, I managed to do some jogging and finished the race with both arms raised. Hehe....2 hours and 22 minutes, that's my official time. Wow, t'was great conquering your own limits. I was actually surprised at myself for finishing that 'more exciting & more challenging course' hehe. But then again, with all the preps I made it was all worth it. Cheers!

Photos courtesy of Stip.

15 comments:

A! said...

Congrats u.t.o.y.!

Senor Enrique said...

Congratulations!

rhodora said...

Aba, fit na fit ka naman pala, e! Congrats!

donna said...

Gel, ang galing! CONGRATS! :)
I thought Romy Garduce was medyo senior na... Halos ka-age lang pala natin? :)

Stip said...

hehe.. you can strike that off in your 'things to do before i die' list. congrats!

i should have run. inggit ako sa finisher shirt. hahaha.

U.T.O.Y said...

Salamat A! Sobrang hirap ng trail, dinako uulet hehe

U.T.O.Y said...

Senor! Maraming salamt po. Wish you were there. I was the only one (and Stip my friend) who were busy taking pictures. Sana dalhin ko yung cam while I ran kaso hassle. hehehe

U.T.O.Y said...

Hi rhodora thanks. kunwari lang fit. I just hope i can do this for a long time if given a longer lease in life...many thanks.

U.T.O.Y said...

honnabel, kala ko din e matanda na yaang si pareng romy...mga 3 kms to go e inunahan nya ko sabay sabing "Ayawan na!" hehehe.

U.T.O.Y said...

well stip, i guess i have conquered one of my hard-fought targets before I bid byebye to Earth...hehe...

considered ba to as my 4 mountains to climb this year? hehe. two in one package deal hehe

tutubi said...

lovely lady kasama sa pic...
ako kaya kaya ko yan?

sexy mom said...

congratulations! it was tough, but you did it!

U.T.O.Y said...

kaya mo din yuun...hehehe...kapalmuks ko...

U.T.O.Y said...

hi sexy mom...thanks..twas real tough...next year i doubt it kung sali pako but it's all worth it naman...

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