5K

I am starting to believe that I am more of a long distance runner. Well, I try to tell myself that since Sunday to make me feel OK considering my lousy 5K finish.

Last Sunday was the adiNation of Runner’s (aNR) 5th Sunday run. It was the 2nd 5th Sunday run and I am part of the runners representing Team MOA. “We have a very strong team,” that is what I tell friends from other aNR groups. That of course includes me, who’se 5K PR (21:21 set during the 1st 5th Sunday run) is strong but not strong enough. A runner friend who is the team leader of another aNR group asked me about our team and I told him the same story.

The run was really fun but knowing that you are part of the competing group makes it really hard because of the pressure. I just tell myself that I just need to do my best. Did my best, was what I did but it wasn’t good enough. I was a few seconds (3 seconds) slower than my PR this time. My initial plan which include not stopping for hyration did not happen.

Yeah i wasn’t the strongest runner but hey, I believe I had the loudest cheers from friends. And of all the competitors in that race, I was the only one with a crown.

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About Kit Atienza

A researcher/runner/triathlete/cancer survivor who found himself in the world of development work. He enjoys, reflects, and rants about things while doing his job, improving his personal record in running distances, and training for the IronMan in 2016.
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