I was not really sure how far I could go because I had been runless for the past five days. I told myself that I’d play it by ear and just listen to my body. Surprisingly, I felt strong all throughout my run and ended up doing five laps around the Venetian – Four Seasons complex. One lap was approximately three kilometers, so I ended up doing 15k in 1:33. The Adidas Optiq passed with flying colors. I never felt any pain or discomfort, and they gave me a well-cushioned and bouncy ride. It felt as though I ran in my Nike Lunarglides. Definitely GREAT value for money – I got them for only HK$325 (approximately PhP2,000.).
To this day, I still regret ditching the UNICEF Run in Hong Kong. However, my 15k training run in Macau was a priceless consolation prize. It may not have been an organized race, but it still is my first-ever run on foreign soil, and is one of my running "firsts" that I will never ever forget.