The body does not want you to do this.
As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong.
You always go too far for your body.
You must handle the pain with strategy...
It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.
Jacqueline Gareau (1980 Boston Marathon Champ)
Photo taken at Buendia (Sen. Gil Puyat) Avenue flyover while running on my 8th kilometer trail for my first 16-kilometer run. My birthday run. The first eight kilometers includes up hills and down hills at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) and I have to tackle this flyover twice. The first time was coming from BGC Taguig when I took this photo. The second time was after running two more kilometers at the turn around and it is more elevated than the first.
I honestly did not anticipate the flyover run. I usually just peek at the map before the run. I take note of the vicinities that I will be passing by but not the details of the road. I don’t want the map to motivate or unmotivate me.
Passing by this flyover on board a vehicle is ordinary to me being a city dweller. But taking this by foot more so while running a race is an entirely different thing. It gave me a different perspective of the place. It also fascinates me to be able to cross two cities by foot. From Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, to Buendia, Makati City. Few more kilometers and I will be in Pasay City, then it will be three cities by foot. It gave me a good mental calculation if I can finish a 21K race.
This is one tough run, actually the toughest so far for me. But I just pushed myself until I finished!