“People must be charmed into righteousness.” -Reinhold Niebhur
It was February 11, 2007 when I first joined a race there in the high altitude known as Baguio City -the Adidas King Of The Road 10k event. The singlet given then was the white one, one of my favorites. I can still recall my companion, Jack Marcos (great grandson of the late Prez). That was my 9th racing events then, and my time was 59 minutes and 12 seconds. The route was rolling terrain and very challenging.
After more than 2 years, this coming Sunday August 9, 2009…I will try to conquer again that scenic city, this time in Milo 21 kms. Since the route is harder and more difficult than in any locations, I’m giving myself +15 minutes from my previous best PR for the half-marathon.
My yoga trainer, Bert Rodillas, a 61 year old strong runner will be with me, along with his friend Jun, from Westgrove Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
We will be leaving tonight, Thursday, at 11:30pm via Victory Liner and hoping to come back Sunday afternoon after the race.
And if time will permit me, I’ll try to visit Quirino Cagayan Valley after that Baguio’s race. My father in faith is inviting me to run with him there, in his bailiwick and stay with him 2-3 days.
I’ll miss blogging then. But whenever and wherever I am, I’m one with you as we run.
God be Praised!