takbo.ph has been a consistent sight in every race, and with the numerous races recently, the members joining the group pic keeps on multiplying :)
takbo.ph is not only a group of runners who hang out either at the SB (shoutbox) or in some resto or fastfood that can accomodate the rowdy bunch of happy go lucky runners (who when dressed up, you wouldn't even notice that they are runners!) hahaha peace guys!
takbo.ph is not only a running community, it is also a family.
families help each other out in achieving one's goals and each member tries to help out in their own small way.
at the Pasig Marathon held yesterday, Nov. 8, takbo.ph again showed what family is about.
i guess it was not solely about finishing within the cut-off, but more importantly, the goal was to finish Justin's first full marathon ;)
when the idea first came up in the takbo.ph forums, i immediately thought of joining. this could be my opportunity to be part of "team Logan."
at first i thought, it was easy, it was just pushing the stroller, right? Oh yeah i forgot, Justin's in there too! one has to consider how Justin is doing, how he is with the method you are doing in pushing, and slowing down along the road, and of course, the sun.
the simple act of pushing Justin's stroller was a humbling experience and made me realize:
1) there are just some things in life that you can't do anything about, but rely on Him, and on others for you to achieve your goal :)
2) you can't accomplish things on your own (not all the time ha), you need others at one point (or pwede ring at many points, depends talaga on you eh)
in the case of the PIM, the extreme heat of the sun almost left some of us dehydrated, most had cramps along the way, others almost DNF'd, but with the support and encouragement along the way, we all made it to the finish line, alive. dehydrated, a bit dizzy, most definitely sunburned, but nonetheless thankful that we made it all. this goes for all distances ah, not only the full marathoners.
3) no matter how sunget one might get because or extreme exhaustion, heat, etc, at the end, family is there for you. period. no ifs or buts. no need to explain why you got sunget. they are to encourage and uplift your spirit. that's the spirit of family :)
and as one saying goes, "nobody gets left behind."
hindi lang sa races, but also sa picture taking, at sa kainan :)
pictures grabbed from nuttybunny4, edufabian, and supacow.