I was in the middle of the run.. then there was functional check. For the Win!
January 23 was the Greentennial Run Day and of all days, I was assigned on-call for the weekend system outage. The scheduled Functional Check was 23:00 UK Time which is 7:00 AM here in Manila. It was already Friday when I realized that I had a run and a functional check happening at the same time.
Hindi ko na makahirit ng replacement kase late ko na nga narealize ang mga bagay bagay. 5:45 AM nagstart yung cue for the 5K Run. Around 5:50, meron nang nagtext! Hahaha. Kelangan na daw mag-online. Sabi ko 15 minutes. Makatakbo naman ako ng malayo layo. I told myself, bahala na. Itakbo na lang to. After 15 minutes, I decided to leave and go straight to office. Ang problema,walang taxi! Sarado yung kalsada diba. Haha. So since wala na rin choice. Takbo pa rin ng takbo.
Exactly 6:30AM, nainform ako na officially nagstart na yung functional check. At hinahanap na daw ako ng mga counterparts namin. Hahaha. Hindi pa makaconnect yung back up ko. Around 6:40 when I found hope! Haha. It was almost the finish line along Bonifacio High Street. Kung kumanan ako, at dumirecho ng Finish Line, siguro nakakuha pa ko ng Finisher’s Medal(First 100).
Ok. Just imagine being time pressured while you are in a run! Nasugutan pa ako while chasing for a taxi.
Some may call it compromise. I compromised the whole Outage Activity and could have caused delay. Hahaha. But hello, kelangan i-sacrifice ang personal para sa 1 hour OT na scheduled ng madaling araw? 😀
I’m glad I’m not regretting anything 🙂 At least walang nasacrifice between the Run and my Work. Two birds in 1 Stone. Thank you Lord 🙂 Hindi malilimutang experience!