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Showing posts from June, 2009

to give and not to count the cost

it was my first time to volunteer at the botak 100K aid station set up by & sponsored by sir amado's company (reinier pacific international shipping, inc). to be more honest, it wasn't really in my plans to join and be part of the support group there. it just so happened that certain events led to things that led me to being part of the crew. we've had meetings about these, ung sa support mismo, daming nagpunta etc, pero when the actual thing was getting nearer, parang nagtaka ako why it seemed like, those people i was expecting to be there were "not there". nung una kasi ang dating for me is pwede shang gawing mala-outing kasi puro tropa ung kasama sa aid station eh, so its gonna be fun din diba ;) sa start, it was ganon. ang thought ko was, its gonna be fun! :) another mala-outing, pero may kasamang work, pero bottomline eh, fun sha :) so there everything was "going according to plan" until nung saturday morning when i was gathering up

no more training wheels

this morning, i had my first ever official 15K race at the mizuno infinity run :) never din i imagine that i would be able to finish a race almost on target with my intended finish time. my first ever attempt also at doing long runs without pacers. AND i was timing myself also while running, first time ko ata to see myself reaching 5K mark na sub 30, (i was at 28 something when i checked my timer), although i wasn't able to check na sa 10K mark, pero i was actually amazed at myself at today's race. i wasn't really expecting to finish that strong pero i do believe i did. for the past few long distance races, i'd always relied on my pacers to help me with the race (docE sa 21k botak, bongZ sa slimmerun 16(15)K, at sa 21(18)K botak). para akong batang nag bibike na may training wheels, hindi pa sure kung kaya na mag isang umandar at mag balance while moving forward. always relying on the training wheels whenever may sablay, may sasalo agad. na when i fail i can always

something to think about.

got this on one of the forums in some are pang pa good vibes, while others are pang reflect. 53 RUNNERS COMMANDMENTS 1. Do not be a whiner. Nobody likes a whiner, not even other whiners. 2. Walking out the door is often the toughest part of a run. 3. Do not make running your life. Make it part of your life. 4. During group training runs, do not let anyone run alone. 5. Keep promises, especially ones made to yourself. 6. When doing group runs, start on time no matter who is missing. 7. The faster you are the less you should talk about your times. 8. Keep a quarter in your pocket. One day you will need to call for a ride. 9.Do not compare yourself to other runners. 10. All runners are equal, some are just faster than others. 11. Keep in mind that the later in the day it gets, the more likely it is that you will not run. 12. For a change of pace, get driven out and then run back. 13. If it was easy, everybody would be a runner. 14. W