Two days after the injury. Today is even worse. The pain is debilitating, so far the most painful physical pain I have ever felt in my life. I cannot bend my knee. When I do, it feels like my knee is being torn apart from the inside. The pain is making me either curse or … Continue reading Oh My Knee!
My palms and feet were cold and sweaty as we looked for a parking space around the already-jammed Mall of Asia grounds. It was the onset of another anxiety attack. Last Sunday was the (dreaded) National Geographic Earth Day Run. What was even more dreadful was the distance I signed up for—the 10K. The Backstory … Continue reading The 10K Assault
Running is supposed to increase your endorphins, the brain’s feel-good chemical. But I was close to sobbing in the cab on the way home to Makati after my diagnostic run in UP. No, those were not tears of joy. I was disappointed, worried and ashamed of my time—6.6 kilometers in 51 minutes and x seconds. … Continue reading I Thought I Can But Actually Can’t
New achievement! I ran 3 kilometers (no walking, promise!) yesterday morning when our group participated in a fun run organized by the city government of Sagay. Many of us were regulars at fun runs in Manila three to four years ago, around the time our country manager quitted smoking and started adopting a more active … Continue reading I Am Now a 3K Finisher