Race Day. My 3:15 am wake up alarm went off but I was up already with excitement. I had multiple alarms set: My Smartphone of course, a battery operated analogue clock (old school) and my Timex Ironman wrist watch…talk about overkill. It was quite the melody until I turned them all off.
Having my usual pre-race breakfast this morning: Breakfast bars, Dried Cereal and Milk. It’s not Ackee and Saltfish with fried Plantains…that’ll be on Sunday! Then it’s off for the short walk with a lot of other like-minded runners to the Start at Long Bay Beach Park. I can hear the loud Reggae Music already…
Torches, Drums, Bob Marley. Race Director Frano sends us off at 5:15 am sharp! Don’t be late!!
I have butterflies in my stomach before the start of every race and Reggae Marathon but Reggae Marathon takes it up a notch. Reggae Marathon Rocks!
Until next time…
Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)