We’re finally registered.
Whew. Despite the incessant rains last Wednesday, I went to SM Megamall to have Net, Pao and myself registered.
“Sigurado ka?” someone asked me when I just said that I’ll be headed to Megamall. It was almost noon and the rain was showing no signs of stopping.
“I have to,” I said.
“Umuulan. May bagyo. Mababasa shoes mo. Mababasa paa mo,” she said.
“Oo nga eh,” I said. She knew how much I hate it when my feet get wet in the rain.
After a few seconds, I got up, declared that I was leaving and said goodbye. And off I went.
When I got to Adidas Megamall, there was a long line by the cashier. I had this gut feeling that they were signing up for the run. The woman at the counter told me that there were no more female singlets. I thought we’d end up wearing our singlet of choice, which was all right with me. But then they released gorgeous singlets and I thought one way or another we should have them. I asked if I could get a singlet for female from another registration center. I was told that I could only claim singlets and race packets from the registration center where I paid.
“Ma’am, medium and large na lang po talaga for male,” she said, looking apologetic.
I thought I’d go home without a singlet. I didn’t know that what she was trying to point out was that I have to choose between a large- or medium-sized singlet for male. Haha. She never said so, and I thought I’d look really silly for wearing a singlet for men. So I got the medium singlets. After paying, I thanked them sincerely.
So what’s my goal for KOTR? Every time I head for a race, what I always have in mind is to beat my previous record, but I don’t really set a SMART goal. Moreover, while I’m somewhere along the 10k route, I’d drop the idea of getting a PR and just enjoy the run. In other words, I lose my focus.
Maybe it’s about time I set a running goal the same way I set goals for my career and everything else. I don’t intend to be the King or Queen of the Road in this upcoming race. I guess just like i the previous run, I’ll just treat this as another fun run. Planning may take some time, and I’ll leave that for the next race.