All Systems Go for NYC

Only a week before ING NYC Marathon 2010 and we’re about to go to get acclimatized.  What an exciting time for us… our first trip to  the US of A, running the biggest marathon in the world!

Long runs all done.  Taper mode for me pushed to the limit with very little mileage due to colds and coughs.

I know, i know, what a bad time to get sick.  I’m taking all the necessary steps to come out of this — 2 days off from work, mega dose of vitamin C, colds and cough medication, antibiotics, water, pineapple juice, chicken soup, etc.

Family in NYC say weather forecast for the next week, all throughout marathon week,  is very cold… BRRRRR….  I hope to be well enough to battle the cold on marathon day.  I am hoping the marathon spirit and the earlier training will pull me through this.  I am hoping to do better than 5:22 during my first mara at  TBR Dream Marathon but then again this is a tougher course.  I’ll be happy with just enjoying what might be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me.  Praying all systems will really be a GO come Nov 7th.  Lord, HELP!

One thing for sure though… can’t wait to have a fabulous time in New York, New York!!! :)

Can’t believe it’s almost here— my dream marathon, the ING NYC Marathon 2010.  Preparations have been quite rushed on booking flight schedules, coordinating with family, researching and preparing clothes and gears for cold-weather running and going around.

Our marathon will be sandwiched with lots of sight-seeing and not too much shopping for the pink sole, i hope,  We really got to make sure we   squeeze in a couple of short runs in between.

Truly praying for a great NYC marathon experience for us both.  What a great privilege… God be with us…

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15 Responses to “All Systems Go for NYC”


  1. 1 a9entk October 29, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    good luck guys!

  2. 3 Julie @ Hotlegs Runner October 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I am truly…TRULY excited for you guys. And it’s your first trip here pala! Oh wow, talk about being super blessed! It is very cold here now. most esp in NY so I hope you got beanies and running gloves. stay warm now. looking forward to your updates. safe travels =)

    • 4 thesolemates October 29, 2010 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you Julie! yes, we’re really so excited! I think the excitement diminishes the nervousness for now. hahaha BRRRRR… really hope we’ll get used to the cold even just a little. Take care of your knee…

  3. 5 bro j October 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    We are praying for a great marathon experience for both of you! Have fun! God bless!- broj and swthrt

  4. 7 Bards October 29, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Layer! Arm covers will be great to have. Im so excited for you guys. And the shopping, hay blue sole when you hit the expo haha im sure pati ikaw mapapashop.
    Will be sending good juju your way on race day.

  5. 8 bards October 29, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    layer! tapos strip as you go. arm covers will help a lot.

    im so excited for you guys! have lots of fun. and blue sole, haha im sure pati ikaw will go crazy sa shopping sa expo.will send good juju your way come race day. :)

  6. 9 thesolemates October 29, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks for the tips Bards! Just read your NYC Mara post and it helped a lot in building the excitement and familiarization with the going-ons in the expo and the race. Hay, I’m sure I’ll go gaga in the expo! I’m pretty sure pati si Jun! ahahaha Thanks again for the well wishes!

  7. 10 e October 30, 2010 at 12:30 am

    goodluck!!!!!!stay safe!

  8. 12 Benny October 31, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Have Fun and be safe!!

  9. 13 mixednuts November 3, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Good luck. enjoy. FYI, the comment in the previous post from iamninoy runners is from me. Forgot to log out. Be safe guys.

  10. 14 cruisec0ntr0l November 3, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    goodluck uncle jun and auntie mariel hehehe…

  11. 15 m8parco November 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Go go go, Tiffin and I are rooting for you guys.!!!


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