March 27, 2009

The Wind Beneath Thy Wings

Feb 17 - the condura run for the whale sharks was launched
Feb 19 - an e-mail from runningshield to register asap
Feb 22 - registered at nike park trinoma
Mar 15 - lsd at south triangle route
Mar 20 - pasta party at greenhills
Mar 22 - race proper

It must have been cold there in my shadow,
To never have sunlight in your face.
You were content to let me shine, that's your way.
You always walked a step behind.

Part of the long slow distance training prior to the race. The two sundays were full of enthusiasm and anticipation for the upcoming race. She's on a mission for her first half marathon.

So I was the one with all the glory,
While you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name for so long.
A beautiful smile to hide the pain.

The race at the skyway, a one in a million experience for someone dreaming and enjoying the benefits of running. For someone who share the passion with everyone. What a great place, a feeling of tranquility as you run close to the skies.

Did you ever know that you're my hero,
And everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings.

The road leading back to where it all started, a slow descent towards the end. A course that will end the trance but with satisfaction within the heart. After a moment of running joyfully, tiredness is looming on weary bodies. The mind refusing to go home and end the pace from a lovely place. But worry no more, for the dream was fulfilled.

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
But I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you.

Everyone is in a hurry, to finish what they started earlier. Forgetting the experience somewhere near the sky for just a moment, to mark the time that they should be. A best finish witnessed by many.

Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
So high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you,
Thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.

The spirit soaring high after accomplishing an almost impossible feat. Raising both arms in jubilation and in thanksgiving for the One above, praying that there'll be another one of a kind.

The condura run for the whale sharks, a once in a lifetime experience. I ran just behind, a step behind someone who needs my guidance. My wings were spread to watch her progress as she fulfills a dream for many, to run a distance as long as 21km. For every footstrike that she makes, for every journey that she takes, I am the wind beneath her wings. Thank you to everyone for making it happen, until next time as we cross path again.

I may not be a hero for everyone, but I am a hero for someone.

A dedication in celebration of the Women's Month.
Music by Celine Dion


  1. Very nice, Vener. It is always a pleasure to see you and Christy run.

  2. awww! ang sweet naman... :)

  3. Hi Vener. Very good blog entry. The races over in the Phils are very enjoyable as was experienced last November.

    The pics - awesome.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Despite the cold, it was enjoyable to take part last Sunday. Take care and have a good week ahead.

  4. Hi Rico, thanks. That was her first half that's why I guided her. So far so good, sighting the full during the last quarter.

    Hi Vimz, thanks. Congrats on your good half run too. See you again.

    Hi Wayne, thanks for dropping by. The run went well and both of us finished strong. That was a good experience running at the skyway.

  5. Hi there Vener, nice post as usual you're a good pacer ganda ng time ni Christy.. see you next run

  6. Hi Chito, thanks. She did a good prep for that, all the hardworks paid off. See you again.

  7. idol! sweet naman! it's great to see you two running! God bless and see you around!

  8. Hi Bro. J, thanks. It's great to share the road with someone, remember four feet goes further than two. God bless you too.

  9. Yes, Vener. You may not be a hero to everyone but you're definitely a HERO to ALMOST everyone--not only to your better half and to me.

    Congratulations to Christy! With that gentle and loving wind beneath her wings, she can fly anywhere she wants to go . . .

    It's tragic I wasn't there to witness such romance between two people sharing the same passion. Tsk..tsk. . . maybe next time, when Christy makes her debut in the full marathon?

    Miss yah!

  10. Hi Nora, thanks for the kind words. We miss you too on the races, we hope we could run alltogether someday. Get back, run out.