Came the race day, we arrived at BGC around 4:00am. There we met few other people.
Sir Gerard Pizarras, Sir Bearwin Meily and the rest of Team Soleus with Aga.
Then, they went to the VIP tent for an interview. Yes, we were informed about it but still we were blown and so overwhelmed.
Gunstart for 21K runners were at 5:00am. They were a bit late but they intend to so they can easily pace Aga without the rest of the crowd. My and I were just to bandit run for 5K, so while we were waiting for our gunstart, My was warming up while I was having conversations with Mama. We tried Aga's energy gel, which for us tasted so awful.hehe and I blame it for having a bad tummy that morning.
And the aftertaste? The name says it all... BOOM!
Aga and the team where just about on their 10K when My went back to the finish line. There we waited for the 21K runners to cross. We saw Sir Bearwin strongly finished at 1:48. He is so admirable! hehe
with my new crush. hehehe
Then we waited again for Aga. We knew there was something that took them longer to cross the finish line because the last time he ran 21K, his PR was 02:18 and that was even last December. With his improvements, I know he would beat his previous number. At 2:32, he crossed the finish line but without Sir Gerard. We learned that on their last few kilometers, Sir Gerard suffered from cramps on both legs. Unfortunately, he needed a massage before he could continue running. And it was so nice of him to let Aga just finish the race first even without him. A very commendable act from Sir Gerard. There were times that they slowed down and went back to Sir Gerard hoping that they could still finish the race together. But Sir Gerard insisted and encouraged Aga to still get a strong finish. On about their 5km, Aga decided to also run barefoot. Which was the very first time he tried on a running event.
Seeing my brother sprint his last few meters unto the finish line almost made me cry with so much pride for him. He may not got a better PR but the fact that he still finished the race is still worth the medal. Then they went to the tent again to have some rest, interview and I don't know.hehe They did lots of stuff so My and I went to Highstreet to buy thirst quenchers while waiting for all else to be done.
Ms. Jan Marini with Aga
Bought Jamba Juice smoothies (plugging?LOL)
Passed by KK store with the hotlight on! So it means. . . . . .
Free OG doughnuts!!! Yay!
While we were walking back to the activity area, we heard Aga's name being called on stage. We ran hurriedly so we could see and take photos of him but we missed it. Aga already got down the podium when we came and was already being interviewed for..well, Sprinto I guess?
Mrs. Pizarras thanked us for entrusting them Aga. We are more thankful to the couple for letting my brother run on that event and for opening great opportunities for him. They really are so nice.
After that day, an article about Aga on www.pinoyfitness.com was posted. People now really starts to recognize him. We really appreciate the recognition people give him but what's more touching is to know how people get inspired by my brother's story. Every comment is very heart warming and we have never been this proud of Aga. We will always be thankful to God for people like the Pizarras couple, Sir Gado, R.O.X., CORE and all those who appreciate Aga. The rain that just started pouring now showers. Glory be to Him ☺♥