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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Run Meter

My first run of the year (2009), The Happy Run, did a heck of a job of living up to it's name. The race had a 3K (Pet/Costume run), 5K, and 15K route. As much as I would love to have joined the Pet or Costume division, the "hardcore" runner in me put her rubber-soled foot down and demanded a 15K nonetheless. Seeing that my last run at the New Balance Power Race was practically two months ago, 15K sounded a little too abrupt. I had three Nike Running Clinic sessions under my belt since, and each session there had me gasping for air every. single. time. But that's another story. Still, 15K is 15K. Who can resist? I say, give in to whatever makes you happy.
Happy Meter:
:/ - Hmm...
:) - Happy
:)) - Happier
:))) - Triple Chin Happiest
Happy Run Highlights
  • Despite the annoying coughing spells, I woke up feeling well-rested (probably from the whole Saturday of DVD marathon-ing Supernatural) and ready to run! :) Happy
  • New tunes in my iPod. :) Happy
  • Quick bathroom break at the Fort Strip before the race, only to realize that they charge 10 bucks for a pee! My money was in the car, and the keys were with my brother. Good thing I didn't have to go that bad. :/ Hmm
  • Great running weather. :)) Happier
  • Off to a good start. Went past a few water stations, but noted the consistent presence of water stations. :) Happy
  • Lawton Avenue and not tired at all! :)) Happier
  • Sub-60 10th Kilometer. So far, so good. :)) Happier
  • Ati-atihan dancers grooving to the beat of Akon's Beautiful and The Heritage Park(?) Orchestra playing Craig David's Insomnia (my iPod was in full blast). :)) Happier
  • McKinley Hills. Kinda walked a few steps... a few times. :/ Hmm
  • McKinley Hills. Second wind. Woo-hoo! :) Happy
  • 14K mark. A little tired and a lot tempted to walk a few, but was pulled (yes, physically pulled!) by Ting. Big thanks! :) Happy
  • New 15K PR! Woo-hoo! 1:32:48. Yay! Thanks to Nike Running Clinic! :))) Triple Chin Happiest
To the super team behind the race, the organizers, the sponsors, the runners who participated, great job everyone! At the end of the day, a lot of kids will surely be happy!
{Jinides, happy to conquer her first 15K}
{Photo-op with Paolo Abrera}
{Happy meter off the scale!}

{Ohh, alright... We're happy to have a photo-op with you too, RFB! hehe}


  1. Hey welcome back. You had to time it with Chinese New Year too, don't you? And what a comeback it was: great race time, triple blog posts. Your cool happiness meter must be bursting with smiles.

  2. Congratulations. great run. hope to see you in the other races. pls join the condura race on march.22. thank you.
    patrick concepcion - runningshield

  3. Hi Rico! That hiatus did me good. Never new how much I missed running and blogging. hehe. =)))

  4. Hi Patrick! Last year's Condura Race was one of my favorites. March 22 has been reserved on my planner in big, bold letters pa. =)

  5. Good to know your back, congrats on your happy run.

  6. Thanks, vener! It was gresat seeing you too! =)

  7. i want to protest my official time! =S

  8. Jinides- Apparently not too happy after all... hehe.



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