First marathon feat in 42 words

Teeming with gratitude,
I was molded by training
That involved discovering strengths and limits,
And overcoming self-doubts.
I drew inspiration
From within and from people,
Resonating the vigor to finish

To everyone.

The full marathon:
Once far-fetched and feared,
Now solely revered.

medal-kissing moment
Photo credit: Edu Fabian (http://wilfaxby.multiply.com)


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35 thoughts on “First marathon feat in 42 words

    1. thanks! πŸ™‚ how was your race last sunday? didn’t get the chance to meet you. sayang, ang tagal ko kasi. haha. πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks, Ge! Thanks for the encouraging words sa comments section in my previous entry. Helped me conquer my fear of the 42, haha.

      Congrats on your FM finish, too! πŸ™‚ Strong and all-smiles, as always! Nieces mo ba yung sa pics ni Edu? Cute cheerers! πŸ˜€

  1. Congratulations Tracy, the Marathon Lady! Not a lot of women can do your feat in such a short time. =)

    (Teka dapat 42 words lang kasi 42K lang marathon! Hala takbo pa ng additional 8K hahaha)

    1. Thanks, Dennis! πŸ™‚
      I have a looong list of people to thank for for attaining that time. πŸ˜€
      Congrats din on your strong finish!

      (And oh btw, oo nga, pang-ultra ang 50, so I just edited it. 42 words na. Hehe, ayaw mag-add ng kms. :D)

    1. Thanks, marathoner Jet! πŸ˜€ very proud of your finish!
      BDM mode na? UltraJet na next! πŸ™‚

  2. thanks, natz! πŸ™‚ congrats din! how was your race last sunday?
    haha, waah, back to serious BLC mode ulit tayo after carboloading. 1lb pa lang nalo-lose ko. waah. haha, good luck to us! πŸ˜€

    1. thanks, carlo! πŸ˜€ congrats din!
      hahaha, next FM agad? i’d like to go back to 5k’s and 10k’s. i’d like to do FM annually, sort of a pilgrimage. haha. but who knows? baka ma-peer pressure ako if you guys plan to train for another one this year. πŸ˜€

  3. Hi Tracy!

    I think we were running alongside each other for a while. I was wondering if the Tracy in front of me was you. Ikaw nga!

    Congrats on your sweet finish! Truly a life changing experience worth doing again. =)

    1. Hi Janine!

      Yeah, that was probably me! I actually thought I saw you, too, and about to ask you at one point if you’re Janine of Pacecreative blog but then, we had to cross an intersection, so I had to save my breath. Haha.

      Congrats on your finish, too, marathoner Janine! Wow, second FM in two months! Galing! πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks, Selle! πŸ˜€
      I guess the don’t-talk-about-running-a-day-before-FM rule doesn’t apply to me. Your advice certainly helped me on race day. Congrats on your second FM! πŸ˜€ You raced beautifully, as always!

  4. Rare are the women who dare run the marathon.
    Utmost respect we reserve for your breed.
    Our deepest admiration for your fortitude and grace.
    Where you dared go, may others follow.
    While cheered by many, your marathon finish
    is your achievement alone.

    *** That congratulations in 42 words πŸ™‚ ***

    1. Wow, 42 words din! πŸ™‚
      Thanks a bunch, Rico! Your CheerWill helped us push ourselves to the finishline. πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks, Luis. Nice of you to drop by. Congrats, too! πŸ˜€
      Hope you’re feeling better now. BDM mode on? πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Mai! Thanks! πŸ˜€ Hey, no prob! Glad to meet you there sa Skyway. Congrats on your strong finish! πŸ™‚ See you!

    1. Thanks, Julie! πŸ™‚ Congrats on your 21k PR this morning! πŸ˜€
      woohoo!

      BLC 2?! Waah. 😦

  5. Tracy! I didn’t know you ran the Full.

    C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!!

    I’m so very happy for you (but sad that we still didn’t see each other). I hope you’re joining the 21k race at the Globe Run for Home this March 21. See you there?

    1. Hi Nora! πŸ™‚

      Thanks. Yup, I did the full. As always, secret muna, then finally registered a month before the actual race day. πŸ˜€ Congrats on your half mary! Nice, nice!

      And yeah, didn’t you see you (again!). 😦 Next time. πŸ˜€

      See you at Globe Run for Home! πŸ™‚

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