Wednesday, November 6, 2013

pangarap ka na lang ba or magiging katotohanan pa

i'm a huge fan of simplicity, with a tinge of surprise. normally i would be attracted to dominantly blue bikes, but this one, gives the necessary oomph that i usually look for. (this criteria applies to all ha). simple yet has that accent that will make you take another look at it. i am the type of person who prefers something (or someone) you'd get bored easily after staring at it for a long period. yung hindi nakakaumay pag tumagal. (same with girls, i don't like girls who are "WOAH" at first look, but eventually i'd realize that after staring at them for a long time, i'd get sawa all of a sudden. 
from a far you'd think that this bike is just your typical black with accent bike.

i'm not the one who'd like a super expensive bike (well, this one is kinda expensive as well, pero hindi naman super expensive hahaha!), but this one, would be worth it. 

simple pero rock.

cervelo's 2014 S2.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

shoe wish list

I hope these models arrive here sooner than later.

Saucony Type A6

Mizuno Wave Evo Cursoris

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

what have i been doing these past few months

it has been a while since i last posted here. there have been a lot of things going on with my life, add to that the fact that, i'm not even sure if there are still people reading running blogs that have personal insights. (as i've been telling my friends who i've been running with since 2009 [yes, it has been ages since i started into this addiction called running], most of the so-called running blogs nowadays are just people re-posting press releases, as compared to the time when i started blogging).

so, what have i been doing lately?

earlier this year, i had my 3rd Condura FM.

my mizuno elixir's first full mary

towards the last stretch
image from Mikey Macainag (if i'm not mistaken hehe)

Also, I was able to do my 2nd Ateneo Aquathlon.

sa mapula or sa maputi?
"face off" for fun bet during our teammate's farewell breakfast
ateneo aquathlon
my 1st multisport for the year
based on the facial reaction, i believe you'd get how the race was :)
lack of pool time was the culprit hahaha!
Despite my busy schedule, I was also able to participate in some runs.

goofing around with Team CB's Bilz & Daie Juanting at the start of MC Cool Run

first sub 60 10K in a long time
Post-race pics with officemates/#TeamAlmostThere 
As tradition, I have been given the privilege to run during the Takbo Runfest, also known as's Anniversary.

It's been a while since I ran 21K (obvious ba sa mukha? :) ) 
Finally. natapos ko din. 
And in fairness, 2:29 finish time for someone 'rusty'
I've been also able to run the RUPM 2013.

RUPM 2013 10K race kit
still with #TeamAlmostThere/officemates at the starting line
one of the rare moments i was seen or had a picture during the race.
first time in a long time to wear mizunos during race.
On top of these limited races, I've been around a few road races and multisport events as part of my work.

1) BDO Race for Life

first time to be on stage, as a presenter. 

2) 2013 Tri United 2

with Timmy Dadia.
photo taken by Michelle Santiago
3) Cebu Ironman 70.3

Last year, I said to myself, I would be in Cebu for my 30th birthday. Fortunately, I was assigned to attend this year's Ironman 70.3.

business before pleasure.
"mandatory" solo picture with the M-dot logo before the day ended.
Saucony & K-swiss. with my friend Billie (K-Swiss) during the expo.

with my Endure teammates after their Ironman 70.3.  

4) Cebu Radio Tour
As part of my work in Cebu, I represented my brand during the launch in Cebu. I toured 3 radio stations during my short stay there.

5) 2013 SCTEX Duathlon

instead of competing, i was limited to manning the booth and giving out premium items.

So what's next for me? 


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saan na nga ba ang Barkada?

Last weekend's runfest was a celebration of running, and for us "pioneers" of, specially these types of running/gatherings are one of the most memorable events in our now-more-than-ever toxic days. nakakamiss din to have these people with me, although most are still visible, be it during ultramarathons, triathlons, duathlons, aquathlons, whenever we get together, it's like we were still the newbies we were a few years back. has been my first running family, and a lot of teams i know, all came from as well, as the group eventually grew big. 

Happy 5th Anniversary!  More power!