With Or Without Invitation

17 11 2010

“Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.” -Russel Conwell

After running in 1 hour 30 minutes last Friday morning and another 1 hour and 42 minutes in the afternoon…Awesome feeling! : )

It’s alright if  in case I’ll not be invited to join the BDM 151 on March 2011. Although I was able to join the first and the second edition of BDM 102K, I have to respect the decision of the Race Organizer, Sir Jovie Narcise aka Baldrunner. At this time, I have no invitation yet for the BDM 151 simply because I was not visible in any of his races ( PAU races) or in any running events here in our country since I finished the BDM 102K last March 2010.

The reason for this is because of my work schedule. I was hired last May 11, 2010, mostly working at nights and during weekend and so it is so difficult for me to run during Sunday’s races. However, after January 31, 2011, I’m already  entitled for  vacation leave and use that for the incoming Ultra-running races.

I’m still very optimistic that BR will invite me. Although I’m not visible in those races, I’m religiously following my training program- running 5x a week not less than 2 hours per session, Biking 3x a week and going to the gym 5x a week too.

In my entire career as a runner, I finished almost 80 races with two 102 kms, one 100 km, one 50k trail Run, one 24 hours race, twelve 42 kms and galore of 21 kms and 10 kms. But my running resume’ is nothing without God’s grace. If it’s not God’s will for me to run the BDM 151, then it is alright. BR knows best if I’m qualified or not.

I’m praying to receive that ‘invitation’. However, with or without it,  as I’ve said, I’ll always respect Sir Jovie’s  decision and will always support his  advocacy  in running.

See you at the road.

To God be the Glory!

 


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17 11 2010
kingofpots

ronnie, i just posted the partial list of applicants and invited runners for the 1st BDM 151 in my blog’s BDM 151 Page and you are one of them…#21 in the list. good luck & train hard.

17 11 2010
runnerforchrist

Sir Jovie, so humbled by it. Thank you coz I’ve found favor in your sight although I’m inactive in your PAU races. Rest assured that I’ll do my best to carry on the trust you have bestowed upon me. Can’t ask for more. God bless you and yes, I’ll train hard for it. : ) See you soon.

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