I entered the world of running few months ago. After my first run, pain from my different body parts was felt. My leg muscles and even my abdominal muscles kept bothering me for days. So when I registered for Run United Run Rio, I told myself – here we go again! Prepare for the pain. 🙂
It was raining when I arrived in the venue. I waited in Fitness First for my companions since I was the one who arrived first (early bird!). That gave me the time to contemplate whether I will push through with the run or would just go home. I am scheduled to sing the following day and I am quite concerned for my voice. Since I was already in the venue, I decided to push through. We did the usual warm-up, then, (bang!) the gunfire signaled the start of the Run United Run Rio Trilogy 3.
It was the first time that I ran under the rain. The advantages – it was not hot and I did not get get sunburn afterwards. The disadvantages – it was cold, rain kept on splattering on my face, and I accidentally step on puddles from time to time.
I had an enjoyable run! What an experience. One of the things that made running fun is that you have the opportunity to test your endurance and determination. Even though you are already tired, you keep on telling your brain to make your feet to run.
Crossing the finish line is such a rewarding experience!
I finished the run in 24 minutes. Out of 545 runners I finished in the 145th place (overall) and ranked 21st in my age division. There is a lot of room for improvement.
(some photos courtesy of Unilab RunRio 2012)