26 days after the Milo Marathon last Dec 12, 2010 saddened me. I thought that i will be strong after finishing my first full marathon last QCIM2 but i was wrong. My mileage started fading away after my 21K race 4 weeks ago. A very painful injury that crippled me for weeks up until this very moment. Iliotibial Band Syndrome, a grimacing type of injury that will require the best of what a runner can get, a nightmare, a black hole for me. For the past weeks i tried to hinder the pain that stings all the way up!
It seems to me that Milo Marathon is my official jinx when it comes to running, last time i checked, i was in my adolescent stage running the 10K category sometime July of 2010. I was a total douche bag, over training myself, not knowing how to rest before race day. It got the best out of me. Limping after hitting a good PR but suffered the wrath of a shin splints injury, bed ridden for 6 weeks, accumulating pounds and increased my weight a bit. Vengeance was great, following the doctor’s advice and a few months conquering my first Half-marathon in CamSur.
After Dec 27, Rizal Day Run, a race organized the premiere runner Sir Jovie Narcise, I was able to convince my self that resting for 14 days isn’t enough to heal the wounded tissue. Unable to continue with my usual pace and almost reaching the DNF zone mentally. I started walking the 20th Kilometer mark which was a bit diappointing and at the same time painful. I was like dragging my right leg every step while the sun is on rage. It was a blessing that inside Camp Aguinaldo there were portions of shed from the trees.
I finished the race at 4 hours 38 mins. A devastating fact that i tried to push myself despite the lurking pain that waits. It was also a good thing I did the impossible. it’s like watching the running videos from Youtube of people getting injured and finishing the race despite of the load. I managed to do the same thing. I will give the liberty of those who throws stones at me because it was my fault. It helps me grow and mature as a runner.
Thanks to Baldrunner for making me not curse this race hence just making a promise to get my hands on the 3rd Rizal Day Run next time we set the pedal to the metal inside Camp Aguinaldo.. ARYA!
(again my apologies to the grammar nazis)