Saturday, August 29, 2009

when doing less means achieving more.

who ever said multitaskers are the best? this study proves otherwise.

a friend posted this link (in Facebook) from Standford indicating that being a MEDIA multi-tasker may not be the way to go. (HA! FINALLY!) this applies to the current work setting where we are bombarded by different media (ipod, computer,cell phones, facebook, etc.)

a lot of times i've been told to multi-task, and that for some companies, they prefer people who multi-task. at one point (or should i say, most of the time,nah, ALMOST ALWAYS) i've thought to myself that doing A LOT of things AT THE SAME TIME would not be really beneficial as one would tend to focus, or should i say, not focus at the task at hand.

in my own opinion, doing a lot of things at the same time would force one to start something, and might not be able to finish one task AS multitasking tends to have someone to start several things at the same time. i'm not saying that being multitasker is a bad thing, i'm just saying that doing several things ALL AT THE SAME TIME gives the brain a lot of stress. (parang dahil sa sobrang daming ginagawa and/or iniintindi, nalilito si brain on what to do/ focus on, etc).
bottomline is, there are a lot of things to do at hand. focus on one and finish it BEFORE doing others :) this might not be the "ideal" for some bosses, but i believe this is more healthy AND more efficient :) para lang yang training for a race. focus on one goal, achieve that goal. and then move on to the next task at hand.

maybe that's the secret of the successful people (those who weren't pressured to 'multitask' haha).

agree? APIR!

Friday, August 28, 2009

are you ready?

2nd MIT – Mountaineering Club Orienteering Competition
August 30, 2009 – Maragondon, Cavite

Registration Fee includes:

01. Race Kit (map, race number, passport, control description)
02. 2 Cans Pocari Sweat
03. Souvenir Shirt
04. Lunch (I wonder what…)


Champion = 3k + trophy + sponsor items
1st Runner-up = 2k + trophy + sponsor items
2nd Runner-up = 1k + trophy + sponsor items
Fastest Couple = 1k + certificate + sponsor items
Fastest Barkada of 3 = 1k + certificate + sponsor items
Fastest Barkada of 4 = 1k + certificate + sponsor items

Mandatory Equipments:
Baseplate Compass (at least 1)
Hydration (at least 2L) note: no water station
1st Aid Kit
Trail Food

Recommended Equipments:

Insect Repellant
Arm and Leg Warmer (pwede kayang mag sun block?)
Poncho / Rain Gear (rain forest ba yun?)
Headlamp (bawal gamitin ito, ibig sabihin GINABI NA!)

NOTE: GPS not allowed. (Ground for disqualification)

Race Schedule:

6:30-7:30 – Registration
7:30-8:00 – Final Briefing
8:00-8:30 – Program
8:30 – Start Race (2 min. interval per team)
12:00 – Estimated time of arrival of first team
3:00 – Awarding Ceremony

NOTE: Lunch is provided strictly for racers only. Non-racers/Guests may buy food and beverages at the starting point.

Monday, August 17, 2009

akalain mo yun....

a fellow runner from celebrates his 1 year runn-iversary today, Aug.17,2009. when i opened his blog, i saw that his first run was with Men's Health Miracle Run last year.

tapos napaisip ako.

teka, hindi ba ang unang beses kong tumakbo eh nung unang Miracle Run din?

kung tutuusin, nung umpisa pa lang akong tumakbo eh, feeling talaga ako, hindi ako nag practice, feeling ko ang lakas ko kasi nag babadminton ako, pero sa totoo lang eh mahirap pala yun! hindi naman ako gumamit ng hindi running shoes talaga. in fairness eh ginamit ko ay tunay na running shoes, tipong lumang luma na sha, na out of retirement na eh binuhay lang ulit. eto sha oh :)

naka lagay sa time ko sa 10k was, 1:19 daw, wahahaha pero sa totoo 5K lang un (talk about super bagal and super taba diba?)

hahaha hassle diba?

after nung miracle run eh di na muna ako tumakbo. so kumbaga sa relationship, eh cool off muna kami. and this cool off would last sobrang tagal, tipong the next race i was aiming was, the next miracle run (which was slated ng march 28, 2009 diba ang tagal!) feeling ko kasi sobrang ang hirap ng 10k, so dapat ganon katagal ang pagttrain ko dapat.

so far ok naman ang experience ko with running :)

after that i told myself, 2009 im going to change, im going to be more active, and incorporating running in my regular routine. medyo nag serious lang ako ng december when i gifted myself a new pair of serious running shoes.

after that, i tried looking for RUBUs (running buddies), which then led me to

joining that forum led me to seriously train for races which started with the March 8 LSD.

more and more friends were gained during the Condura CLP and Condura Run mismo, and also the Miracle Run. sobrang addictive to the point that we had an SSD the day before the Miracle Run mismo.

isang patunay ng sobrang ka adikan eh itong feature sa akin sa

marami pang mga sumunod na karera, takbo, inom at kung anu-ano pang masasayang bagay at realizations while running, during, before and after races, pero bottomline, this addiction will not stop. may pauses at times, pero wala na atang titigil dito :)

dati ganito lang ka konti ang mga kasama kong tumakbo

take note, mga officemates lang yan (well, more on ex- officemates na, kasi wala na sila sa Summit, ako andito pa rin).

ngayon ganito na ka dami.

(pero konti pa yan sa totoong group pics. for more pics from the different races, click here. and here.and here.(these are JUST some of the pics taken during numerous running events and other running related events.)

from the kenkoy runner....

HAPPY RUNN-iversary!!!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

adiZero Gram Challenge

ever since I've been seriously into sports, i realized that i've wanted adidas. i'd prefer adidas over nike, for the simple reason that, i'd go for the "underdog" my first serious running shoes were adidas, even when i was not that knowledgeable with running shoes, i'd still prefer adidas than nike. until recently, i've tried other brands, primarily because of the big weight difference.

i think this will be where i'd use my discount stub :)

now my question is, what model is for light stability? :D

my adidas supernova sequence :) my christmas gift for myself :) nice shoes huh :)

with a smile

this entry is not running related.

(pero you can still read on :) )

It’s been a week since August started, and yet, I haven’t been able to really blog about what has happened during the past week. It has been only yesterday (August 8, 2009) that I was able to go home early (meaning, I was home before midnight, or the next day haha).

So what happened during the first week of August? For one, we went to Tagaytay last Saturday (August 1), hang out lang, tambay, chillax. This idea actually started the Saturday prior to August 1, when we were hanging out at Trinoma and all the coffee shops were closing out on us (eh we didn’t want to go home pa then. Actually at that point, I was really thinking, “is she liking me back na?” whenever I ask her to go out with me, she almost always agrees/ goes naman din. BUT I didn’t bring much thought to that idea, basta go with the flow lang muna). SO there, finally our plans pushed through and we were able to go na nga to Tagaytay that Saturday. The weird thing with that weekend was, it was really raining hard, to the point that while we were in Tagaytay, parang may bagyo. So kahit na bumabagyo sa Tagaytay, ayun, tuloy lang kami with the “surprise” lunch date at Sonya’s Garden (yeah I know, laspag na or SMB, but what the heck, diba? ☺). Ayun, tambay lang and usap until we were bored with the place and changed venue.

her food (pasta and salad)

my food (salad & pasta)

Since both were coffee drinkers/ lovers, we decided to look for a place to hang out again, and at the same have some coffee. Initially we intended to have coffee at Bag of Beans, but since the weather seemed uncooperative, we decided to look for a place with a view AND indoor sana para mas maganda ung tambay moment, with matching ulan and hot coffee diba. Initially, Starbs sana, but everyone who went to Tagaytay that weekend was there also, we opted to go to Pancake House instead. Sobrang ang kulit lang din because, sa sobrang lakas ng ulan, we even considered staying there kasi nga lakas ng ulan, and baka di kami makauwi safely. Hehehe as a result siguro of waiting for the rain to get “mellow” (?),we stayed there from 4pm until almost 8pm just chitchatting about life in general (be it love life, school life, work life, running, cooking, eating, basta! Kahit anong pwedeng pag-usapan, napag usapan na ata namin dun.)

We went home na mga 9pm ata. Traffic on the way back to Manila was surprisingly smooth –sailing until we neared Alabang/ Festival Exit. IT was hellish sa traffic! We had to exit sa Alabang Exit to have CR break. We bade good bye and were both still in a daze, parang we both left our houses “single” tas pag uwi, “it’s complicated” na. ☺

The next day, I had to wake up super early to marshal for the run in Ateneo “Takbo para sa Pag babago.” I think there was something in me na made people ask what’s up with me. Actually the only person there who knows about the change in status was BongZ, while the rest were still figuring out what’s new ☺

The marshaling went fine naman, as it was only a 3k and 5K fun run. There wasn’t much of a hassle handling the event. The usual Sunday post-race breakfast occurred in McDo Katipunan where I slightly sent out feelers on the reason why I was happy ☺ wahehehe ☺ all they know was, parang we were only dating pa lang etc, pero there. ☺ After the breakfast, diretso uwi sa house to hear mass, before meeting up again for lunch, and movie, etc. Hang out lang ulit, watched TheProposal, tas there. Ganun lang, para lang ang date. Pero this time, hmm, official na? Ewan pa. basta ganun.

Monday came, weird time sa office as I hinted to one of my officemates na “kami na” or something to that effect (“exclusively dating” was the term she initially used, pero for me kasi, anong difference nun?) Anyways, the kulit thing here was, the Friday before, they were bugging me to have a GF na daw, kasi lahat sa department was having a partner na (from those who broke up last year, ako na lang ata walang partner). Ang kulit pa nila kasi may order pa ng dates sila, and may “ultimatum” pa ako na dapat daw ang monthsary ko eh 19 para sunud-sunod kami (may 17, 18, tas 19 daw ako). So yun tanong sila ng tanong, ako naman, ayun, lutang pa rin. Ang hassle pa with Aug.3 was, di ako sinabihan ng kapatid ko na til 9PM pa pala sha, at ako naman eh ayun, naiwan sa office mag-isa, nag ttry mag work, etc. This prompted me to ask her if we can meet up na rin the next day (Aug.4) kung ganung time din naman mag susundo eh, aalis na lang kami, tipong dinner lang, tas alis na ulit, para lang di boring, she agreed.

Tuesday went by sobrang fast, and sobrang funny lang kasi dahil nga birthday ko the next day, eh pinayagan ako ng bossing ko mag early out, tipong mga 530 eh nag out na ako sa office, to go there sa kanila. Ang kulit lang, kasi pumayag din ung bosses nya there ☺ (uhmmm, are the heavens conspiring for this to happen? ☺ ayot!) tapos yun, we went had dinner lang ulit, usap, tambay as usual, tapos when we were about to go, we saw that it was really raining hard na. I told my dad na since susunduin ko daw ung kapatid kong isa, eh sabay ko na sha kasi umuulan at baka magkasakit dahil sa ulan, at walang payong. Hehehe (agree naman si daddy kaya ayun, nag aantay kami til 8pm dahil sabi ni papa eh, 8pm daw ung isa ko pang kapatid, so there, sabi ko hmm, bkait kaya ang tagal nila?

So yun, uwi, hatid, etc okay naman. It was sobrang weird kasi parang ang “aga” to meet the family nung Aug.4, na initially we intended to introduce pa lang the next day, Aug.5. okay naman sha ☺

Abangan ang Part 2.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

birthday run & run for cory

twenty six years ago her husband was gunned down on the way back to "free" the country, and now, the country is mourning the death of the first ever Lady President of the Philippines.

on the day i celebrate my 26th birthday, i am conducting my birthday run, and at the same time, dedicating it also to cory :)

as a member of iamninoyrunners, i'd repost na lang din the request for a Run for Cory tomorrow as seen in The Bull Runner's blog:

while they may be running sa AAV, i will be doing my birthday run sa UP Acad Oval, wearning my iamninoy shirt na rin :)

two birds in one :)

happy birthday timmy!

farewell tita cory :(