Saturday, January 15, 2011

Subic International Marathon

Subic International Marathon
January 09, 2011

I made it, my first 21k!!!  My first 21k and the most difficult route I've run so far.  It was a great challenge to join the 21k race and at the same time unfamiliar with the course.  If it have been in BGC, I may not feel the same way I felt during the race.  I almost died at most of the uphill part of the route, and there were lots.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Running for a Cause

TBR Dream Marathon
March 20, 2011
Nuvali, Laguna

On March 20, 2011, I'll be running my first full marathon at the TBR Dream Marathon 2011 in Nuvali, Laguna.  Being my first, I want this to be memorable as much as possible.  Not only running, but being a HERO through running. So how am I or should I say are we supposed to be a HERO through running?

Photo downloaded from The Bull Runner website

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cafe Juanita

Cafe Juanita
Kapitolyo, Pasig
November 27, 2010

Late lunch at Cafe Juanita was worth it.  We circled the Kapitolyo for a couple of times looking for this place.  We assumed it was just near the vicinity of the former Astec office in Kapitolyo as Nona said, so that's where we went.  Not knowing it was just at the main road.  We first went to their spot at the corner but they already transferred to another spot just a few meters away.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Runrio Leg 3: Unilab Run United 2

Runrio Leg 3: Unilab Run United 2
November 21, 2010
Bonifacio Global City

The 3rd and last leg of the Runrio Trilogy was a success.  Before I talk about what happened during the run, I would like to thank Coach Rio for coming up with this wonderful event.  Also to Unilab for sponsoring this the 2nd time around.. There were some hitches during the registration period but all of these were forgotten when race day came (at least for me).  Knowing Coach Rio, the race was really organized and I had fun running my 1st 15k race.  It was a nice experience and nothing not so good happened along the route. Lots of water stations, marshals, and signages along the route.

Monday, October 25, 2010

TBR Dream Marathon Training: Week 1

TBR Dream Marathon
Week 1 Training
Oct 18-24, 2010

Week 1 training is all about walking.  As Coach Jim Lafferty wrote, "we must ask your body, in GRADUAL INCREMENTS, to do more than it has done before, such that in the 48 hours post-exercise the body will undergo changes on a cellular level so that next time you can do it better." I really have to follow this training plan if I want to finish the full marathon.

Monday, October 18, 2010

TBR Dream Marathon Training: Day 1

TBR Dream Marathon Training
October 18, 2010
Week 1, Day 1

Today marks the start of my training for the TBR Dream Marathon on March 20, 2011.  It's a 22 week program designed by Coach Jim Lafferty, a former and present-day Marathon coach.   Retired P&G General Manager, finisher of 23 marathons, coach of multiple US national team members, and TBR Dream Marathon’s race director. Week 1 will start with just brisk walking to ease us into running so I just had a brisk walk for 30 minutes.  Well, it felt good as this is the start of a new milestone in my life.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Philstar Christmas Celebrity Run 2009

December 20, 2009

Philstar Christmas Celebrity Run 2009 at The Fort
I ran 5km with my brother Dan Erik. I just don't know why they called this a Celebrity Run when I only saw 3. Maybe there are more celebrities I am not familiar with.

Monday, December 28, 2009

2nd Wedding Anniversary

December 15, 2009

Two years since we tied the knot… We just celebrated with a simple dinner at Balducci Ristorante Serendra.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Makiling Nature Run

December 13, 2009

My first 5km run, Makiling Nature Run at UP Los Banos (my Alma Mater).  I ran with my brothers Dan Emil and Dan Erik.  It was challenging as we passed two uphill routes going to Faculty and Infirmary.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fit 'n Right Fun Run 2009

November 22, 2009

My first ever run...  My brother Dan Emil inspired me to join running events and this was supposed to be my second run.  Signed up for the Timex Run but sprained my ankle in a volleyball game 2 days before the Timex run.  My ankle is still hurting that time since I was still recovering from that accident a week before the Fit 'n Right Fun Run which was held at the Mall of Asia in Pasay.  Ran 3km...