And then I signed up for a 10k…

Yes, a year ago signing up for a 10k wouldn’t even make me blink.  I mean, that was even less than my usual short run, right?  Heck, I used to run 20 miles for torture fun!

These days?  A 10k is a big deal.  Specially since my current 10k PR was achieved last November, while running with the flu, and sadly I know there’s no way in hell I can get even close to that time nowadays, specially after achieving a personal worst at the one race I ran in Manila. 

The last time I ran a distance above a 5 miler?  It was during the first weekend of April, at the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler.  And since arriving in Manila, I only ran a distance above a 5k once.

The kicker?  The race is in 2.5 weeks, so not necessarily enough time to get back to a proper mileage either, but if I don’t just go for it, I’ll never go for it, you know?

It all started when I got a call asking if I can be the Embassy liaison for the local Avon race to fight breast cancer…


Of course, I promptly said yes.

Then, I spoke to Mai Mai (my new running buddy!) and she was in for the 10k as well. 

So I signed up.  Today I even walked to the Avon headquarters and came home with my race packet and posters to put at the Embassy.

I hope I can get a good crowd together, and even though most people are leaning towards the walk now, it’s all for a good cause, regardless how you get there.

Plus, the race shirt is pretty cute…


Wish me luck.  Let’s hope I’m not the last one to cross the finish line…


Filed under Manila, Race

12 responses to “And then I signed up for a 10k…

  1. Sounds awesome! Good luck!

  2. You can do it. It might not be pretty, but you can do it (and however long it takes you, I promise I’ve done worse!).

  3. Jen

    Yay for you- it is truly about doing it. Not how fast, but doing it with pride, believing in what you are doing and in yourself.

  4. Katie

    You’re going to do great. Remember your banner – even if you finish last (which you won’t), you’re still lapping everybody on the couch! Lots of luck!

  5. Oh, wow! That is awesome! Good for you going for it! Have a great time out there…all for a great cause. Smiles!

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