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Monday, March 30, 2009

Second Wind Running Store

Second Wind running store is up, and well, running! =)

Where: 88 maginhawa st., teachers village QC
Tel: 799-2089
Store Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 am to 7 pm; Weekends 9 am - 6 pm

Congrats on your new baby, Hector! I'm saving up to splurge in your store. hehe.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Stuck In Da Gut


{Now what?}

It's hard not to laugh, not to cry (he whimpers in pain when moved), to be gentle and sympathetic... all these while taking a snapshot of something that can only happen to Imp!

Monday, March 23, 2009

"L" is for... (Condura Run)

{More photos from Run Unltd. Thanks, Vener!}
I have no excuse. I was in bed by 10.30, but had a hard time waking up and kept pushing the snooze button on my alarm. I guess all those late nights and 24/7 deliveries finally took a toll on me. Wrong timing! Argh~ It was torture to see all the 21K runners speeding past us, while I was still stuck at the traffic light (the loooongest ever) of 5th and 32nd, trying to kick myself within the confines of the car.

Leading the Pack
...of 10K runners, that is! I got a kick out of seeing the first 10K runners looking back to check out their competition-- me! haha. I'm sure they must be thanking their lucky stars that I was wearing a bright yellow race bib instead of the blue one.

Looking Up
I was off to a good start and feeling pumped up. I was even able to catch up to a half marathon runner as I neared the railroad track. Things are indeed looking up. The Skyway is right ahead...

Lifted Running
The Skyway route was great! I was initially thinking of backing out and just running with the 10K runners for a PR, but then realized that I might never get the chance to run on the Skyway again. I'm glad I did. It was such an experience.

I loved the spray from the water truck. A much needed boost for the tired runners. I could feel my mouth curving into a wide, playing-under-the-rain kind of smile as I passed underneath the cool shower. Too bad I just went through it once, I was looking forward to my run back from the 21K turnaround, when I saw the truck drive by me. Aww...

Lady Gaga
I had the Skyway to myself and couldn't resist. And Lady Gaga kept telling me to "Just Dance". So I did. Hundreds of runners ran on the Skyway, but how many can say that they danced on it? For a few seconds there, I was Lady Mukhang Gaga. It was liberating. ;)

Lone Runner Lagging
I hit the wall at 14K. Probably because I forgot to pace myself the first half-- again! Oh, the pressure of catching up. I have to remember that sometimes running is a solitary sport. Funny how I run to lose myself in my own little world, but then always felt comfort when running alongside other people.

Lonely at the Top
The Buendia flyover (going back) was the hardest part for me. It was when everything simply crashed down. The exhaustion, the dejection, the annoyance (at myself), the piled up stress, the self-pity, the loneliness... Haaay~ And to think just a (few?) minutes earlier, I was feeling on top of the world.

Spotted: Running Fatboy, with a water bottle on hand, who ran back the route to look for me (while adding miles to his marathon training). Thanks for seeing me to the finish line in one piece (There were times when I thought I'd swerve into incoming cars. All I could see were dots). You just gotta love 'em friends!

Lost Loot
I lost my loot bag. Boo. And I was so looking forward to the pink Vitwater inside too. Good thing my sister managed to get a copy of The Bullrunner Magazine as well as Men's Health (David Beckham!!!).

Chowking lauriat breakfast hits the spot. Especially if you have it with a halo-halo on the side. I had to make myself feel better. hehe.

To the Condura Race organizers: "L" for Lovin' it! A job well done. To think last year's run was one of the best ones, you definitely outdid yourselves. See you next year!

{Staying afloat at 21K}


{Back to Running}

Sunday, March 22, 2009

BDO Run, Run, Run (Can you guess the song...)

Scenes from BDO Walk for Life. A 3K and 6K Fun Run in MOA.

I joined this for a getting-out-of-the-office-and-back-into-running practice run for my Condura 21K Race the next day. I did fairly ok, but was pretty worried that I easily got tired from a 6K run. But hey, after all those sleepless nights, I'll take whatever I can get. Ugh~

Anyway, this post isn't about me...

Congrats to my sister who placed 3rd in the Emloyees Womens' Division! Way to go! Woo-hoo! =)

Note: The Bald Runner held a pre-running clinic in their office a few weeks back. It pays to take down notes (see Audience). hehe. Click here for the link.

{Good job! Now let's go get breakfast. Your treat, obviously.}

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."

-Dr. Seuss, US author & illustrator (1904 - 1991)


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