Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Why running? ☻☻☻

…boggling thoughts… ♣♣♣

I run through races. I joined races to support the charitable institution or foundation. I know by simply joining the race I already support and help them in my own way.
I run because it gives me peace of mind and time to think, it’s like detoxifying my body and mind, releasing all the bad energy.
I run because I want to test my body, my capabilities, determination and strength.
I run because I simply enjoy running.
I run because I appreciate the beauty of nature more, appreciate and be thankful for what I have.
I run because I’m happy and inspired to see runners who are at their best, though they do it for personal fulfillment or with a reason.
I run because I can go to different places.
I run because I want to escape, (personal reasons).
I run because for me this one of an adventure that I want to try.
I run because at the back of my mind I know it is one of my childhood dreams, to run fast, to run longer distance.
I run beacuse I want to meet new friends who shares their ideas and thoughts and vice versa.

Monday, February 22, 2010

First 10KM Run/Walk.

I register for the Century Run for 10KM, why? (since I don’t have training at all, ang weird nh!, and this is not yabang)
First, I just wanted to test on my capabilities, kung hangang saan ang kaya ko. Second I just wanted to try the place, first time to run in BHS,

I ‘m late for the 10KM gun start, I was with 5KM runner, and at the last since I can’t go in front because there’s a lot of runners. When the 5K runners turn left, that’s the time I saw myself running alone, only few late 10K runners are left. I’m not familiar with the place so I have to check all the signage, follow the marshal and see to it that I was not left behind with the other 10K runner.

I must admit I’m not a runner since I had to walk most of the time, because my right leg and stomach is really aching, also I’m having a hard time breathing. I’m sorry to all the runner who was annoyed with me since I’m only walking, I know some of them are not happy seeing someone walking in a race , my apology. And I want to thank some of the runners that pass me along the way who says encouraging word “kaya mo yan, takbo pa” while smiling at me, I feel the sincerity on it . Thank you.

As I run/walk alone, I was thinking, why I’m doing this were in fact I didn’t get 100% support of my family (they can’t still understand why). I also thinking, that I had to register pa para makapamasyal sa Bonifacio Global City, hehehe. I envy those runner who consistently run on their pace, hoping that I can do the same (maybe if I train  ).

My last few meters is the hardest part, I was about to give up, but in my mind “ I will finish the race quitting is not an option” (paulit ulit ko tong sinasabi sa isip ko ), I finish the 9K so I will finish it, though I heard the marshal at their post “alis na tayo, kaya na ni ate yan while laughing at me” and the guard said “mam aabot ka pa, with that not so good smile” . I really feel the pain but I have to finish the race.

On my few meters away to the finish line, I saw BR at the parking lot beside his car, half naked, smiling at me and encourage me to run, and also some 21K runner who at my side, keep on telling “kaya pa yan”. I run as much as I can, I was about to collapsed since I have a zero visibility already but this 21K runner told “smile para sa picture, while his hand go up” , thanks to you  .

When I step on the finish line, I was relieved “thanks God, natapos ko”, also I’m happy when I heard my name announced that I already finished. (I’m not after on the PR or time, my goal is to finish the race, and I did )

I crossed the finish line alone, indeed a lonely runner ; I really want to cry at that time, I envy other runner with their family who are patiently waiting for them, I still wish I had with me , I know I have friends , though not physically present but in spirit they are in me , thanks to them . Nowhere to go, I just go with the other runner, going to the village for the freebies, food and water. Thanks for the goods organizer.

Note: thanks to Sir mike and Kuya (their driver) for the vehicle and picture, I know they waited for me so long. Thanks to Cris (Sir Mike’s friend) for the breakfast. Thanks to all those who prayed for me, they knew who they are. Thanks God I finish my 10KM Run/Walk.   


Every time I got home from a run, I just told to my Family
On the Run for your Heart – “Tay, Nay I run 5K to get free tikoy ”
On the Century Run – “Tay, Nay I run 10K for this free bag ”
When I’m telling them my story, ok they will listen but they did not feel how I feel, I understand them; I should because I knew them. But at least lagi nila akong hinahatid, pinapaalalahanan, since I will be travelling as early as 4:00am to Manila, I know pinapakaba ko sila everytime na aalis ako but still pinapayagan nila ko, because they knew I’m happy doing it. Thanks them. 

Monday, February 15, 2010

♥ a Valentine Treat...♥

I started my year with a Great and Fun Run.
At first I'm hesitant to join on this race coz I dont know where to register,though I asked at the Takbo.ph forum I still don't know how to get there,hehe. But since I invited my friend Gemma, who is new to running that this would be our Valentine's Date (or she say a Single Awareness day, hehe) . We still go, I told her that if there is no onsite registration we will just run/walk with the runners. At 4:00am in the morning, we are already at bus on our way to Luneta.
When we are at the starting line, we look for the possible onsite registration, and Thanks God there is, we signed up already for 5KM run for P100 (so cheap,hehe) and they give the BIB number, as per them finisher shirt will be given at the Finish Line, but for me for P100 reg fee i did'nt expect anything. :)
As the race begin exactly 6:00AM, me and Gemma had a great run/walk as we saw the Pulis, AFP and the Philippine Team running as a group, they are also singing (so cute, hehe) and also a lot of students who joinded (i just don't know if it is compulsory to them to attend since some are not enjoying or just there bcoz its needed..:) )
At first at the race, me and gemma run and walk side by side, but after the U turn, I left Gemma and I run and walk till the finish line, at finish line I saw a lot marshall saying, "malapit na" and saw may time at big Timer for 50:55 (mm:ss).
I run back to cheer Gemma, and so i saw her smiling, finishing her 5K run.
There's a lot of booth at the place, we got are finisher shirt and free tikoy. Lot of food, misua and rice meal (like chao pan in chowking,i don't like the food do i got my hot misua), ensaymada, gatorade and milo. Even the people around(not runners) also get their free food (that's how generous the Filipino-Chinese, hehe). Then a program that we can't watched because of the heat and sun, we can't stay any longer at the place coz we really feel the heat at our body.
All in all I had fun for my first 5K run for this year, my first Valentine date, and my first tim to wear my new merrell shoes in a race. Thumbs UP for the organizer. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

my first time...(though its been a year already)

(this is a very late story but still fresh from my mind and heart )

May 31,2009 my first Fun race. My officemate marky_mark invited me for this Fun Run for the benefits of K.I.D.S foundation. I easily said yes because I knew I can help the foundation by simple registering. Days before the event already have question in mind, this is a race, a 5KM race, I’m a laid back girl, and I don’t have any sports. I don’t know how to run (that’s true coz I haven’t tried it), what shoes to wear(I’m not fan of wearing rubber shoes),what will I wear(is it need that I wear shorts). Even with a lot of question in mind, I’m excited.
The run will start at 6:00 in the morning, I can’t sleep on that night because of the excitement and nervousness. Marky already texted me at 4:00am to be ready , wearing my converse shoes (that’s the only rubber shoes that I have L), my jogging pants and the singlet provided. I have to travel as early as I can since I will be coming from Bulacan going to UP.
A lot of first time happen on that day.
First time in UP at 6:00AM (since I attended class their at 6:00Pm onwards)
First time to attend a Fun Run event (I did not expect that I will see a lot of runner, even Marky told me that there are 3 races happen on that day)
First time to run (wow, as in first time)
First time..basta first…
Gun start, every one run,I run too, Marky run with me (pace with, only knew the word recently) But I told him to run fast (kasi sobrang bagal ko, nahihiya ako) because I can sustain my breathing so I have to walk.
Run-walk-run-walk.. can’t imagine how long I already did, just enjoying the scenery.
Run-walk-run-walk..appreciate more the beauty of nature (I’m a nature lover since I grew up in a province)
Run-walk-run-walk…feel the peace of mind, serenity and making plans in future
Run-walk-run-walk..i keep on smiling as I pass by all the marshal and support shouting all encouraging words.
Run-walk-run-walk..i already want to stop, but I can’t..i don’t want to give up..that’s the last thing I would do.
Run-walk-run-walk..i saw the finish line, saw Marky smiling at me. (since then I called Marky as my coach who introduced me into this whole new world.)

After that run I realized that I found a new sport that I will enjoy. A day to remember, that I knew myself well.

RUN with the K.I.D.S. 31-May-09 UP DILIMAN 680 0:49:03

I thought im the last runner to pass the finish line, but Im not. Though I’m happy since I finish the race with smile at my face. And have pictures of Diether. J J J