“. . . those evaporated vesicles, often called aerosol droplets, may eventually condense to form clouds. The water contained in those clouds can be massively heavy: an atmospheric science colleague estimates the weight of clouds not in terms of kilograms but in terms of easier to fathom units: elephants. In a large cumulonimbus cloud, the total aerosol droplet weight can amount to fifteen million elephants.“
– Dr. Gerald Pollack, The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid and Vapor
I ran the 10k for the first time today, joining the World Vision Run 2017.
My farthest run before today was 3k. I signed up for that fun run to support my friend Marielle Montellano, who was invited to the event as one of the celebrity runners. She failed to make it though, but I ended up running since I already signed up.
I ran on fasted state (about 36 hours) but started the day with Bulletproof Coffee, Unfair Advantage and a fat-based Fudge Brownie courtesy of Dave Asprey of Bulletproof.com.
But just in case, I had on me ready, two tubes of energy gels (the no caffeine variety as suggested by my esteemed friend Coach Al, the triathlon coach of the stars) , in case I got hungry during the race. I got them from the Runnr Store in Ayala which I saw when I registered for the race. They were at 20% off since they are near their expiry dates. I did not need them.
A 21k runner parked his bike next to my car and he taught me what to do with the electronic tag:
My friend Gelli Victor hosted the event, which was a pleasant surprise since I have not seen her in a long while. She danced so well! Another bonus was the race starting on time. Plus good weather, despite the storm warning the day before.
At 38 minutes into the run, I had headache which accompanied me until the finish line. Which was good, since I was running alone. I wish I had my friend Jehramae running with me, she’s an adventurous one but I joined at the last minute, so there.
After the run, I had my usual Pork Liempo at A-One.
On the way home, I saw 15 million elephants.