Mar 18, 2011

Din: This Is It!


Barely less than 48 hours to go and I will be running my first marathon via the TBR Dream Marathon at Nuvali. After going through more than 16 weeks of training, I am experiencing mixed emotions right now from excitement, to fear, to jitteriness and the intermittent doubts and then back to excitement again. It's an emotional roller coaster to say the least.

I am guessing (correctly I hope) that all marathon first-timers go through this stage. To calm my nerves, I just repeat, silently and sometimes out loud (when I'm alone of course!) that I can do this! I can do this! You already have a plan. Stick to the plan! Finish this and you can now proudly say, "I am now an idiot!"



6 comments:

  1. WOOHOO!!! Kaya mo yaaaan!!! Get ready to FEEL the PAIN!!!! It will come! And you're gonna love and hate it all at the same time. Heeheehee. ;-)

    Hope to read your account of your 1st FM next week!

    Good luck and all the best!

    Kaya mo yan!!! :D

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  2. Tapusin na ang marathon na yan para maka-graduate na hahaha! Mayon and the world of ultra running beckons! lol

    Good luck, chief. I have absolutely no doubts that you will kick ass. Ikaw pa, e sobrang scientific ng preparation mo. Pero relax lang ha, I don't want to lose my potential pace mate for the Mayon 50-Miler! Remember, TBR is just a 42k training run for bigger (and longer!) things hahaha

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  3. Good Luck! You will survive and finish the race!

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  4. @daytripper1021: maraming salamat chief. =) bring it on! hehehe =) sabi nga ni dean karnazes, if it's not painful, you're not doing it right. =D

    @carrie: of course with you by my side, i can do anything =D

    @barefootdaves: maraming salamat Daves. i read in your blog that you are planning to join TBRDM 2012. it's the best decision to have your first marathon! i am pretty sure that you will have a grand time. =)

    @Julius: maraming, maraming salamt chief. my eyes are on the ball! hahaha =D i'm not losing sight of the bigger and "terrifyingly" longer goal hahaha =D

    @jazzrunner: many thanks Sir for the kind remarks. thank you for visiting our blog.

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