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it's been a while

hello.

this is still timmy's blog.

I know it has been 2 years since i've last written on this blog, primarily because there have been a lot of things that happened, and as compared to before, there are a lot of things better kept in private, as a lot of people, even some of the people I personally know, tend to use their blogs as either, a company's extended PR reading material (tamad na ata sila gumawa ng sarili nilang 'feedback' or response with the events they've 'attended' or minsan, naging way na rin to get freebies, ganyan.

I tried to make this blog, as organic as possible, tama ba ung term? as in, parang online journal na rin of sorts, as if reading the entries parang kausap mo ako, so i hope you don't mind the sudden shift from english to tagalog every once in a while.

After a while, I'm not even sure if people are still 'reading' blogs like these, kasi even those I usually followed before, nawala na ung blog. sayang ang dami pa …
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Maximizing Potentials

Running has always been my favorite me-time activity. It does not only help me clear my mind, it also helps release toxins from my body. Even though running has been my 'sport' and therapy since 2009, I still have not maximized my potential with this sport.

Tonight, I tried to rekindle my love affair with running by jogging (yes, jogging, the slower version of running?) around UP acad oval. I said to myself, just one round of continuous jogging, and I'm done. Mahirap nang mabigla ang katawan, baka may sumakit pa kinabukasan, etc. So I did na my slow jog, and as I was getting into the groove of things, it slipped my mind that my intial goal was only to do one round.

Slowly and surely, the endorphins started kicking in, and I was trying to shuffle my feet faster, slowly increasing my pace, but still a managable one for someone trying to get my groove back. There have been times when I felt a bit of discomfort, maybe because it has been quite a while since I last had a decent…

maiba naman tayo...

most of the races nowadays have been focused on the brands sponsoring the run. I've been very particular on which races to promote on this blog because most of the mainstream races I've seen have been blogged by most of the blogger-friends I know.

if you're not doing anything on Feb. 22, there's this race in UP Diliman campus sponsored by the Rotary Club of Commonwealth and Unilever entitled "Golden Club Fun Run 2015."

If you're still new to the running community, and you've wanted to test your running skills without the glitz and glam of the mainstream road races in the Metro, then this race is for you!

It has a 3KM, 5KM and 10KM races mostly centering around UP Diliman's Acad Oval.






This fun run aims to help the following beneficiaries: 1) the SPED students of Commonwealth Elementary School; 2) the housing project of Our Lady of Banneux in San Mateo, Rizal; and 3) for the surgical and medical mission to our brothers and sisters in Quezon City.

Fo…

attitude of gratitude

last night (or should i say, earlier this morning), i posted this facebook status update:



in my 31 years of existence, I'm not sure if I have been able to openly thank them enough for all their trust and belief in my capabilities, both then, and for some even until now. Admittedly, there may be times when I feel invincible, that I can face anything and come out triumphant, but there are also times when fear and self-doubt settles in my mind.


sometimes, I wonder, how come I can be strong and powerful and proud like the king of the jungle, but there are days when i feel like I'm a helpless lion cub.

Oftentimes I wonder, where should i place myself. For some, they feel they've found what they have been looking for all their lives, a career where they feel they belong. I know how that feels, because i myself have been there. Initially I've dabbled with HR, primarily because of my college degree, but at the end of the day, I felt that there's something more in store for…

surviving 1600

today was the first time in a long time that i swam.  and when i say swam, seryosong swim. initially i intended to swim lang around 500m, or pwede rin tipong 1200m, tutal ang goal naman was to familiarize myself with the water eh. it's been a while since i last trained for swim. the last 'long swim' i had was during my impromptu aquathlon last March 2014. after that, wala nang serious swim.

in the first place, bakit nga ba ako ng decide mag swim kanina?

well for one, pahabol kuno sa summer season. parang buong summer time, i was never in the pool or beach or what. walang kahit anong resemblance na nag summer sa akin. ndi ako nangitim, hindi ako namula, wala. loser ba? hindi naman kasi may important akong ginagawa for now na i am sure the sacrifices will be worth it down the line. 
usual swim day for me. pero parang ang bagal ko (well, as if naman mabilis ako diba?) and during my swim session, ang dami kong realizations.
realization #1: mahirap mag improve if you don't …

where PRs mean more than beating your own records

ever since i started running, the people behind takbo.ph has been my family. they've always been the ones i go to when i was just starting out like most of the newbie runners way back, and each year during their anniversary, they come up with road races where i still feel at home, like when i was starting.

i've had an earlier post before for those people who'd prefer to have their bibs personalized, but for those who weren't able to register then but would still want to join the Runfest, regular registration (ibig sabihin, bib #s lang, at walang special name sa bib) starts today, May 23, 2014 until June 30, 2014. for more details, you can check it out here:

http://www.takbo.ph/2014/03/takbo-ph-runfest-2014/



Markdown Madness 2014

last year,  I was introduced to Saucony (while doing this as part of my job back then). and now it's back. for those people who are into serious running, and would want to avail of one of the best running shoes i've known, but on a discount, try going to the Markdown Madness sale this coming May 2014.

if you have not tried on the Natural Series of Saucony, you can check out their  Geometry of Strong line up, specifically the following models: Guide (stability) and Triumph or Ride (for neutral).

For those more advanced runners who'd want to check out the 4mm offset shoes, you can check out their Natural Series such as the best selling Kinvaras, super flexible Virratas and their lightweight support shoe Mirage.

For race day shoes, you can check out their Fastwitch or the best-selling A5 for faster foot turnover.

for more details on the other brands available at the sale, you can check them out next week.