I’m an explorer and I love daring adventures.
When I read in Atty. jon’s blog about this Fat Ass 24 hours Run (as relayed to me by Francisko Lapira aka Isko, the Hunk) I said to myself that I’m going to join this race. And as expected, I enjoyed (and hated LOL ) every moments of it. Forget the pain, hardship and suffering I experienced during the race. It was now a history. Some called it madness, others were still in doubts, but I made it.
I conquered a short distance (2.2 kms route) but an incredible time- 24 HOURS, and a 94.6 kilometers.
I also subdued a 43 loops, first time in the history of my running career that I covered a 43 loops in the same area or route.
At 1 am, having been running and briskly walking for more than 17 hours- I ‘m so sleepy and even at running mode, I can’t control my eyes as it closed automatically. It was only then I stopped for a while, got a cup of coffee, and I re-assured myself that all things will gonna be alright. And by 8am in that beautiful Sunday morning, It was over.
Let me mention these ‘Fat Asses’ who have set a new trend in running history. From now on, our names will always be remembered as the Pioneers in the 24 Hours Run. Actually, we are only ten in this group:
In any order…
1. Ronnie de Lara
2. Jeffrey Abenina
3. Isko Lapira
4. Romeo Irevera
5. Atty. Jonnifer Lacanlale
6. Don Ubaldo
7. Mendel dela Cuesta
8. Elizabeth Siojo
9. Bert Sama
10. Marianne Fuentes
Furthermore, our Certificates proclaimed…
Congratulations!This is to certify that you are honestly indeed a FAT ASS RUNNER for being crazy enough to run around in circles in the Clark Parade Grounds for 24 hours straight, completing 43 loops, covering a total distance of 94.6 kilometers. This Certificate serves as your bragging rights and a reminder of your lapse in sanity.
As Tom Hanks once said, ” If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.”
See you in the 2nd edition of Fat Ass 24 hours next year, exact date: January 8-9, 2011.
More of this race, next time.
God be Praised!