Scratch one off the bucket list. This is my very first Marathon Major! And it was a glorious and magnificent experience. No run in Philippines can ever compare with this experience. Hordes of runners. People lined up in the streets, cheering, screaming, shouting Gambatte! – Japanese for “You can do it!” Aside from the plentiful hydration stations and the usual bananas, we had cherry tomatoes, adzuki (sweet paste) bread, and a variety of sweets.
Right now I'm relaxing and will probably fall asleep in a few minutes. I will write about my experience and greater detail. I just need to get some sleep.