Missed out yesterday’s blog for good reason. One was that I haven’t seen my brother’s best friend and family friend for many many years and is back from 1 year teaching in Japan. The other reason is that we also invited him to our training. It was a nice square route but on the last part of the run is a straight 1 km run up a steep hill. We had no choice but to get up there because my van was up there. If you are in my Facebook list then you will see the videos of us innocence before the run to our physical and mental breakdown through that uphill climb. I was pumping myself up at the base of the hill and just died after one street block. It was steep and I guess my muscles weren’t trained for that condition. We didn’t conquer it but we did it and we completed it!
It might be awhile before I’m ready to do that again. I even re-think my plans to do another uphill already that is steep but not as steep as the one we did but it is twice as long so it has a different kind of preparation. But the good news is that I’m back to my lowest weight of 171 lbs. Could have gotten more but we ended up celebrating after we recovered from the run. We haven’t seen him for many years so we had a lot to discuss, catching up to do and learning about life in Japan. It was a very interesting culture and lifestyle.
My cousin and my other brother will be also joining me on this journey so that will make us 5 in a group. Ricco decided to join us also which is awesome. “I am the Tiger!” After not doing any exercise for a long time, he is still ‘Game!” 😀 I’m excited for my first time of doing a marathon. I don’t know what to expect but I hope the experience will make it exciting enough to do it again. The goal is to complete it and then challenge it again in 2016. Hopefully, I survive this weekend with another round of parties but I did okay last weekend and only gained 2 lbs. Crossing my fingers for least damage for the last 7 days before the Run!