Talk about bad news. When I heard about the postponement of QC Marathon from Feb 2009 to Oct. I8, 2009, it was like a rug was pulled out from under me.
Yesterday morning, I was still reeling from the high of finishing New Balance’s 25k unscathed and feeling more confident over the upcoming Singapore half marathon. If everything went well after Singapore (read: no injuries) then the next obvious goal was to run QC Marathon in February, which fell into my schedule perfectly. After experiencing the sense of community and kinship with other Pinoy runners at New Balance, I was even more convinced that QC Marathon was the way to go as I wanted to run my first marathon surrounded and supported by family, friends, and other runners vs. running abroad among a sea of strangers. At that point, I felt like all my running plans were going along quite smoothly, thank you.
Then, I received the awful news about the QC Marathon and, in a blink of an eye, I was goal-less (if such a word exists, but I know you get what I mean.) Suddenly, I had nothing to look forward to nor train for after Singapore. What do I do now? What’s my next goal? Aaaack!
I know many of you are in the same boat. What are your plans? Are you running HK?