So when I hear about this race, I really want to join despite my concern about transportation. The venue is few hours drive from the city and I haven't heard any of my running friends joining this race. I did not see it as a much concern though for I know come race day I will be able to find a ride. True enough I did, and able to bring along with me two more running friends. The original plan of sleeping overnight turns out to just be an early ride out of the city.
There is one pebble that gets inside my right shoes even before I finish the first loop. With a hope that it will move towards the front part of my shoes in between my toes, I did not bother to remove it. But unfortunately it did not move at all but rather it just stayed on my heel. One mistake that I did I continue running, until towards the first aid station on the second loop, I can feel my heel started to get hurt. Despite my thought that I should only refill water and ice tubes and grab some food, I really need to stop and fix my shoes. What a relief when the pebble was finally out. And I just continue on.
Picture credit to Gey Enriquez and Katrina Constatino