Tuesday, October 18, 2005

(Un)Kingly Performance

The Adidas King of the Road, an annual 10K run, was held Sunday at the Adidas Sports Kamp in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The race route was the same as the previous year: from Sports Kamp to Gil Puyat avenue and back.

Coming from a euphoric finish in the Milo National Marathon Finals a week ago, I was upbeat on the Adidas run. My goal was 48 minutes or faster. Sadly, I didn’t meet that. What registered in the official clock after stepping into the finish line was a frustrating 51 minutes! Two minutes slower than my personal best time, the one I got a week ago. In swimming, 2 minutes translate into several laps; in basketball, miracles happen in 2 minutes and well, in sex a baby can be had in 2 minutes! Flatly speaking, 2 minutes in running is eternity.

It’s hard to comprehend how an excellent performance can plummet to mediocrity in a week’s time. I was so disillusioned; my ego disintegrating and the pieces landing on deep shit. It was such a bull of a Sunday.

I kept on thinking what went wrong. Was it the pair of shoes I wore? Was my singlet too heavy? Did I eat the right food? Was I too confident? After a methodical analysis (utilizing the 12-step problem-solving technique – fuck, sounds geeky), I came up with a few valid ones:

(1) Lack of training – Prior to Sunday’s race, I only trained twice - Monday and Friday with a combined running distance of about 20K. Nothing impressive if one considers my average run of about 30-40K in a week.
(2) Too much of the good life – Although I declined 2 social engagements last week, I still went ahead with one (several actually) last Friday: cocktails at Embassy, late dinner at Pasto, booze at Jill’s and a private party in a Makati hotel. It was a night of total debauchery! I ended up sleeping the whole Saturday and missing my training at the gym where my trainer was supposed to condition my leg muscles with some power-packed workout.
(3) Work – I was scheduled to run Wednesday, alas, work got in the way. Hey, I’m not complaining. Hahaha.

However, as they say, think right perspective. So what went right? Drum roll please… I was still faster than my triathlete friends and those guys at the gym! Don’t get me wrong peeps, I’m not boasting. Do I look like a swellhead? Hehehe. Well, I just realized that with my ego gone and shitting in deep shit, I had to pick the pieces quick ‘coz I’d hate spending the rest of the week nursing a dejected ego. LOL. And for sounding like an abnormally (thank you) egotistical person, I am considering adding “egomaniac” in the “About Me” portion of my profile in friendster. But, but…I prefer dropping the “ego”, you know, and end up with the big M. Now, that’s more like it… Enough said. Hahaha. Come to think of it, that’s another topic worth writing.


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At Wednesday, October 19, 2005 11:31:00 AM, Blogger droz said...

andami mong palusot for going over 48 mins! e bano ka naman talaga! hehehe! talo ka parin ni orland.

At Wednesday, October 19, 2005 3:49:00 PM, Blogger Baby Girl said...

what a kuyukot!!! damn hottt!!!

At Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:55:00 AM, Blogger 321Fire said...

hahaha baby gurl.. as if you've seen it! truly hottt kuyukot!!!

At Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:59:00 AM, Blogger 321Fire said...

Droz, nung huling sabay kami tumakbo last year sa Adidas King of the Road, 52 minutes sya (ako nun 56 mins. naman). Hehehe kaso 49 minutes na yung personal best ko ngayon... Ewan ko lang sa kanya now. Hindi kasi sya tumakbo sa Adidas this year.

What a kuyukot! >>> this is my current fave expression courtesy of Cloe hehehe

At Thursday, October 20, 2005 4:53:00 PM, Blogger droz said...

hey! where did you hide the old demented lunatic? serious post?! SHITY! LOL.

testimonial ko! pati yung blog.

At Sunday, October 23, 2005 7:22:00 PM, Blogger 321Fire said...

d'demented is gone pare

At Thursday, October 27, 2005 7:31:00 PM, Blogger stardust081582 said...

damn! now im really interested to see your kuyukot! hehe

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