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Saturday, January 29, 2011

2011. Unlimited Dreaming. Check!

{Win a contest. Check!}

A few days ago, I stumbled on an online contest inspired by The Body Shop's newest fragrance, DREAMS UNLIMITED. The contest was easy enough, just leave a comment answering the question "What is your dream for 2011, and how do you plan to achieve it?"

I answered a non-running related dream- To create a children's book with a matching line of merchandise and furniture to boot. And yeah, I have dusted off ye olde sketchbook already! Out of 287 entries, my "dream" was one of the magic 20. Yay! Talk about a nice inbox surprise.

I had a chat with Ana Santos, author and founder of the blog, which sponsored the contest. And she mentioned that just by writing your dreams down for everyone to see, the Universe (and you) will do everything in its power to make it come true. Why not, right?

Just like my book dream, it's time to level up. So here I am writing about my 2011 running dream- To finish another marathon in 4:30 (or less). So, in between pages of my book(!!??), I'll have to be logging more kilometers as well. Alrighty, let's do this, Universe! ;)

{Next to cross out- Run a 4:30 marathon!}

One of the prizes included a power planner from Belle de Jour. Every year they (BDJ) come up with a bucket list of things to accomplish for the year. I got such a kick out of ticking off item 64. Win a contest first (see topmost pic). Next on the list, item number 42 in record-breaking time! Oh, and since we're already dreaming anyway, hopefully my next one will be in New York, Barcelona, Disneyland, or some other international marathon.

What about you? What's YOUR dream this 2011? I'm curious... and the Universe wants to know too!

{Thank you to Ana of,
and Mona of The Body Shop}
More than the thrill of winning (I love simple pleasures like that), it was meeting these women, hearing their dreams, and knowing what they did (and are doing) to achieve them that was so amazing. Cheers to unlimited dreaming!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Green Means GO!

My first run for 2011. All I see is green, green, green.

While the 1st quarter of 2010 had me fulfill my full marathon dream (twice!), my runs after that were mostly mediocre in distance and performance. Since my competitive streak was somewhat satisfied, I ran just because I enjoyed it. And truly, it was fun. Hey, I'm not complaining. But it's true what they say, after you reach your goal- what's next?

So, this 2011, I'm starting the year with a distance that will push me a bit out of my comfort zone (but not too drastic, seeing that I'm still a LOT out of shape). Plus, I'm looking at a new marathon goal to accomplish (a lot of my friends are running more full marys and breaking awesome PRs).

Yep, I'm seeing green. Okay, maybe a little out of envy, but mostly it means GO! ;)

See you on the 15K route on Sunday!

The Greentennial Run for a cause

The Greentennial Run which is set on the 23rd of January 2011 at the sprawling Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City covers four categories namely 3k, 5k, 10k, and 15k. Registration fee is pegged at Php 500 including a race package.

Renowned and reputable running organizer Mr. Thumbie Remigio will call the lead shots for the run hosted by the La Salle Greenhills Batch 1986.

Proceeds of the run will go to the Greentennial Archers Scholarship Fund which aims to send deserving, young yet underprivileged youth to decent schools for them to have a bright future.


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