It was like the first time. I wonder if I can still do it. But somehow the theme of this race took away the nerves. Last July 20 was The Bull Runner-CarbTrim All Woman Race in Filinvest City. Celebrating womanity with women running and men alongside wearing tutus!
It was a fun day after the calm. Everyone is in high hopes that the weather will be just fine and it was! Women (and men as honorary women for that day) ran the half marathon, 10k and 5k.
The route was a friendly one caramelized with flat roads and hills that would make the race not your ordinary one. Since most of our women who are fond of running are stronger than men, hills are just a way of waking up the legs and hips! (I mentioned this part because I am really cursing that part, haha!)
I tried the Galloway method (1k run: 1min walk) but at kilometer 14, I gave in. I thought I have a marathon to finish next Sunday so I just have to do a muscle memory in this one. Glad that I paced with most of the triathletes training for the upcoming IronMan in Cebu and most are quite popular in the triathlon scene.
As some of them were chanting that this is for their IM, I was silently concentrating how on earth will I perform on my full marathon next week. Oh well, with the pink tutu I am wearing, I was reminded to have fun in this race, matched with my red shirt, red socks and white with red shoes! (Thanks Mizuno, Zoot and Vamos socks!)
It was really fun and as promised to Macel and Jaymie, I still remembered blushing when they dressed me up with the race singlet, tutu and boa! Told them, I will wear that tutu and be Tessa Prieto for a day, so I did and the rest of the men who were game!
It was a comeback race for me after getting that skin injury (MRSA) that almost crippled me last March and April. My last race was October 2013 in Nuvali (Safeguard 2XU Sole Racing) and last January I suffered a terrible dehydration for a week (I am lactose intolerant, note to self) that made me miss Run United 1 this year.
It was also nice that I bumped into familiar faces in the running community. Something that is not common nowadays as there are a lot of runners already.
And so this one was a success as I crossed the finish line and got my medal. Thanks Jaymie and the rest of the TBR team and CarbTrim for a successful event! Looks like this one will be the start of annual event huh? :)
Loved the medal and the post race atmosphere. It really felt like a festival celebrating womanity and even running.Welcome back run in All Woman Race! It was like the first time. I wonder if I can still do it. But somehow the theme of this race took away the nerves.