Wednesday, October 1, 2008

If the Singlet Fits

I spent every minute of my free time yesterday calling the ADIDAS outlets near our place to check if the new batch of KOTR registration forms/bibs/singlets has already arrived.

The guy from RACE Office informed me that at 11:00 AM, he already dispatched the delivery of KOTR materials to Trinoma, Gateway, Megamall and MOA. Sorry, Festival Mall was not included. But when I called MOA, delivery didn't reach them yet. Jaja was kind enough to ask my name so she could reserve a race bib and singlet for me. I assured her that I would definitely go there after I bring my children home from school.

But things don't always happen as planned.

When I fetched Gio, he requested that I bring him back to KUMON to resume his Mathematics tutorial. I wanted to fly to MOA but I couldn't refuse my child--my favorite son.

We just dropped Ate Ella and Eia at home and off we went to KUMON Center at Pamplona Road.

By the time we left for MOA, we were both starved. Decided to eat at Blue Wave to satisfy our hunger. We ordered one P99 combo meal at Pizza Hut. He took care of the spaghetti and root beer while I enjoyed the Caesar's salad with fresh ground pepper. It was our shortest meal time ever. Gio pointed out that it was 7:11 when we left Blue Wave.

Parked the car beside SMX Convention Center. Ran to Adidas Outlet. Looked for Jaja but she already left. But she managed to reserve a KOTR race bib and singlet for me.

After 4 days of wondering and wandering , I am now officially entered as 5k runner with race bib # 9721! The long wait is finally over.

Never mind if I don't have a race map inside my kit. I'll just go around the Fort and go where the crowd is and follow the signs where I should run. This is my very first race in this area and I don't have the faintest idea what road goes where.

But I was given a complimentary running magazine which is really awesome!

And the singlet. Aaahhh . . . The singlet of my dreams--if only it would fit my svelte figure as Gene Ordanza aptly described it hah hah ...

With the singlet hanging loose on top and hugging uncomfortably at the bottom, the question now remain: Will I or will I not wear my KOTR singlet on race day?

Of course I will.

I only need to add 1 inch of flesh on my breast, discard 2 inches of flab around my waist and trim 3 inches off my pear-shaped hips. And I still have 10 days to do all these!

No prob. (Sigh)

How about you? Will you be wearing your precious singlet on race day?