When my son observed that I was having difficulty caring for my father, he remarked: "I'm glad I won't be taking care of you the way that you're taking care of Lolo, because I'm sure you'll still be running 'til you're age 100".
Then this morning, I read this article from a newspaper that an Indian national named Fauja Singh crossed the finish line at the Toronto marathon last Sunday. Though he did it in over 8 hours, it was his accomplishment that elevated him to the Guinness Book of World Records.
I said to myself: "Gio has a point after all. If this runner can do it, then I can do it."
This thought brought me back to my first marathon, when I ran wearing an ankle support because of a tragic accident that happened 5 days prior to the first ever TBRDM (The Bull Runner Dream Marathon).
It took me 7 hrs. and 38 minutes to cross the finish line.
What if I ran without the injury?
Could my time be less then 7 hrs.? Or less than 6 hrs.?
Well, wonder no more.
Because this March 18, 2012, I will attempt to break my time at the TBRDM in Sta. Rosa, Nuvali.
Wish me luck!
It's still a loooong way 'til I reach 100 but if by God's grace I'm still alive, I promise I will run (or walk or crawl if I may haha...) the marathon.
Then this blog will no longer be "Life Begins at 50" but "Life Begins at 100"!