taper time…

today is saturday, 1:30 p.m., a week to go til race day.

it is taper week. i am glad i was able to follow my 12 week train plan though not exactly to a tee. last saturday, Blynn and i were ready for our last long run before the main event. sad to say, 3 kms into the run she was in pain and still is. i told her to stay off the ground since i heard her complain of thigh pain (or hamstrings? don’t exactly know). but you know sometimes we get to be stubborn when it comes to doing what we enjoy doing. i am still hoping she would recover and see her finish her marathon with only one week to rest.

so, i did my long run last Monday, 18kms which is short of a kilometer per the plan i am following. but it’s okay. as long as i can run without a hitch, i am good to go. what adds to my excitement was that the organizers withheld the presentation of medal designs and tech shirts they will be giving away until this past week only.. here they are: 

medal_half_copy   shirt_half

at this point, i pray that nothing unfortunate will happen on race day. we were assured of tighter security measures. but still, we pray for peace and safety of all runners here or everywhere.. my husband instructed me to run in the middle and not by the side of the road.. good thinking, i say, but i told him, Dear, if it’s my time, so be it. but of course, i want to cross the finish line first.. and still, praying that violence and hatred and indifference will evaporate in this world.. it is going crazy that we have forgotten why we are here in the first place. 

Peace to you all and thank You, Lord Jesus.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~John 16:33



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