What do you get when you've created so much hype and expectations and then --- you just didn't run??? A bummer of a let-down -- for me and my friends!!!
What's DNS? Since there is DNF (Did not finished) there is DNS for Did Not Start!!!
Somehow, events conspired for me to miss this most anticipated run for January -- my supposedly first 15K run!!
I was trying very hard to manage my diet for Saturday (Jan 24) but, that was not meant to be. Somehow, somewhere, I made a mistake and the result was a bad tummy for Saturday evening. This was compounded by a Chinese New Year get together with my high school batchmates -- really good Chinese dinner at A Hong Restaurant in Quezon City. But, my tummy wasn't the same the whole night.
Then, my usually reliable alarm clock, my Sony Ericsson p990i, decided to conk out at this particular instance. The alarm just didn't go off. I would later find out that if you don't clean up your text message boxes and it goes above 1200 msgs, the phone just stops functioning -- not just incoming messages but also the alarm!!
So, I ended up not waking up for the event and missed not just the run but the birthday breakfast bash for my friends Jorge and Dave!!!
I'm heartbroken, I'm disappointed and I'm pissed!!! But, what can I do. I humbly apologize to my friends and will just have to contend with making a better go with February races. Maybe I will just prepare harder for the 15K race I'll join in February -- the Asian Hospital Run at the Fort on the 22nd. Maybe this was divine intervention telling me I'm not ready for the 15K -- but, I'll definitely try to be ready in February.
Disappointment aside, let me take advantage of this post to greet everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!!! Kung Hei Fat Choi to everyone!!