Maricar, one of my closest buddy back in college, joined a 3K marathon at the Mall of Asia Grounds in Manila a few months ago. Her sister asked her to join so she tagged along.
It was her first time to join a marathon so she felt like she needed to show off and prove herself.
After sometime, she felt tired and wanted to give up. She wanted to hitch on the passing jeepneys and finish the marathon via the public transport. She felt as if the marathon was too long while seeing everybody else already running back.
At the finish line, she saw waiting for her waving.
“Bakit nauna ka pa?”
“Ate, 3K lang kasi tayo. 5K yung tinakbo mo.”