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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? 



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