"Oh Lord. With you, everything is possible. I trust that you will not abandon me at this time of trial. You only have to will it, and the pain in my left foot will be gone. Please Lord, I only wish to finish within the 8-hour cut-off time and finish without any injury. And if it is Your will and for Your greater glory, you will grant me this wish. Thank you Lord, thank you."
And off we went!
When crossing the starting line to make the first loop, I spotted Marga holding a wonderful poster with my name on it. It was a great feeling, I actually felt lighter.
Thank you, thank you Marga and the rest of the takbo.ph cheering team. I hope to know you all personally.
Then I was all alone in the dark.
Taken before sunrise.
With the ever joyful Tessa. She may have noticed that I was the eldest in the group she told me "Ang galing galing nyo po".
My special special child Eia. Because of her and the other children with Down Syndrome that "Quitting is NOT an Option" for me.
Carlo, my dedicated Dream Chaser who stood by me through thick and thin.
Thank you, Carlo! Hope we could get-together sometime for baked oysters and ice-cold beer.
Hello there! I'm still running . . .
That's my friend Agnes on my left. They rushed to accompany me to the finish line.
Thank you Ate Ella, for the "Super Mom" poster.
Thank you kids for running with me to the finish line.
C'mon. Almost there!
At long last! Thank you Lord!