It was not an easy road. A lot of mistakes from my first marathon. I didn’t have enough understanding about running. I just challenged myself to see whether I can do a marathon. I didn’t undergo proper training. Sometimes I can be very stubborn too. It took a toll on my record as you can see but then I was inspired by other people who keep on bettering themselves and having their personal bests achieved every time. If you wanted something so badly, then you have to work for it. I don’t have a personal trainer or coach and I’m not on strict diet. Being selected in a prestigious race is a blessing at the same time a motivation to improve myself. These three races are almost 7 months apart from each other. Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (2016)-my first marathon. Gold Coast Airport Marathon (2017)-my first overseas marathon. Tokyo Marathon (2018)-my first world marathon major. (Sabi pa nung usad kong Tiyaon, dati daw nung saday ako paluypakuyon daw ako. Ngana baga daw naga-marathon na ako. 😂 - in our dialect.) I discovered a lot of things when I joined the running community. Things that you will not learn at work or any place/situation that’s always in your everyday routine. I hope that the day will come that I get a spot on the starting line of Boston Marathon, the oldest marathon and the holy grail of all the marathons. Difficult to qualify and this race has the highest standards among the 6 WMM. Still a long way to go, so I just shared a throwback to all of you. In addition, I would like to greet all of the ladies and women out there, a Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s make the world a better place!