I had been running for 6 hours and 20 minutes.
(Although my longest distance I’ve ran in Japan was 10k at the top.)
I registered for the marathon in April before I was decided as an international student by my school.
One of my goal during my stay in Hawaii have achieved! Yeaaaah!
When I passed the finish line, I can’t stop running.
My friends praised me but I could barely react. I was dizzy.
I didn’t know what to do and where I was.
What I recognized was I cross the goal line and my eyesight became peel.
Every word people talk to me was not understandable.
Sentence were broken into just sounds.
My body function and translation ability was broken down.
My friend said she have never seen me as tired as now.
No doubt, I couldn’t even climb up ladder to my bed.
I wish my college excuses my absents for taking a rest.
When I got to the high way road, I could see runner on the other road was coming back.
Wow, they were super fast, I just let other runners pass me. I was pacing myself.
But I made mistake! They started walking so I could pass them…. I felt superior to them.
My pace was speeding up, and I went into rapture.
It didn’t last long, when I turned at the halfway point, I got camp.
I felt I could not run anymore. I looked at beyond, and recognized I still have half a mile to finish.
Same time as I got frustrated, I noticed a familiar back.… My friend!!
We had same problem, so we ran together and we passed the goal line…
I learned a lot from marathon.
I compare it to life.
The road we are taking is a long road as if you don’t know how long it is.
You sometimes rush, sometimes go slow, it’s changing all time.
If you rush too much to achieve a goal, you would get in trouble…
but remember, you have someone who have cherished and supported you.
Don’t be greedy, you just stay who you are.
It looks endless, but one day it will come to you. Life is a long journey.
Be as good as you can be.
I really appreciate I have friends and people caring of me and cheering me.
This is what I wear for the marathon.
It starts at 5:30 am.... I leave my place at 2:00 am, the time I usually go to sleep.