Monday, June 21, 2010

New Balance Trail Run 2010

There are good days and there are bad days. Today started out badly. I woke up with a splitting headache and a bad feeling in the stomach, so I wasn't sure if I could finish this 5k. And the bad move: I ate cheese sandwiches on my way to Nuvali. Perfect, I thought, I wasn't going to throw up on an empty stomach. =|

But who could pass up this kind of challenge, right? I was determined to finish the New Balance Trail Adventure in one piece!

I walked/jogged my way slowly up and down the narrow trail to the finish line, and got to look around me. This was my closest approach to the Tagaytay ridge on foot! There was a lot of grass and a few scattered trees (quite expected). Clouds over the Laguna de Bay enhanced the already great view: cloud-covered sunlight casting a golden glow on vegetation and on muddy soil. =) Too bad I didn't carry my camera along during the run... what a waste of view. 

Fifty-one minutes later, I crossed the finish line. Headache gone. Stomachache gone. The day was getting better and better, finally!