Runner’s High…

Psalm 28:7 
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. 
My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”

whew!! i did it! i finished my second half marathon here in Vancouver via the BMO Vancouver International Marathon.  though i was not able to beat my last year’s time, it was okay. i am happy i didn’t feel pain at all, thank God for that, just got tired too early. i think i was overconfident and not to mention the heat, i guess i have gotten used to running late afternoons and cooler weather..

anyway, just looking at the brighter side of everything, i am glad i conquered 13.1 miles, everyone was cheerful and most important thing of all, we all went home whole and happy and got together with our loved ones.. also, since Dersky was working and he’ll be done by 10 a.m. i didn’t expect him to be there by the time i crossed the finish line!!! i was soooo happy to see him.. i have here my photos with captions and let them tell you what i experienced along the race course.

i’ve mentioned that i got tired too soon. actually i never left the 2:15 pace bunny, since i was trying to beat this finish time.. but being the impatient being that i am, i thought, “she’s a bit too slow for me”, so i went ahead and used up all my energy, until such time that i couldn’t find her anymore, hmmm bad move.  i wasn‘t sure if she was ahead of me or not because i have been pausing every so often to take photos he he.. , and next thing i knew i was trailing the 2:20 pace bunny… hmm, good enough i told myself.. but… really didn’t know what happened, just took my time and finished the race… at 2:38 official time, chip time 2:31… 

special thanks to my cousin Ate Nita, and her sweet daughter, Jacqui, for accommodating me last night, their place is nearer the train station.. thanks Ate Nita.. 🙂

enjoy! (please hover over the photos to be clearer)

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7 thoughts on “Runner’s High…

  1. nice pics. kita mo na si Dersky pa din ang #1 fan mo…. so happy for you. i am glad at naging smooth ang run ninyo. walang bombing bombing….. 🙂

  2. CONGRATS on your race! Even though you didn’t beat last year’s time, you did great! And learned about pacing. 🙂
    Beautiful views along your course – just gorgeous!

  3. thank you, Jill. yes it’s a lesson learned.. we had a really wonderful sunny day yesterday so it was a blessing 🙂

  4. nge. why naman si Dude, kala ko ikaw hahaha.. tange, bawal ang idolatry.. tnx for dropping by, someone,, (walang name eh) God bless. 🙂

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