OYM 3/4 Race 2018

Mental block .... give me a few days to fix this post. ( I am only human ) ;-)

I was thinking of joining the 28km event but the 3am gun start was just was way way way to early for me.  I love joining races but I really have a difficult time waking up at 1am to get ready and drive to the race venue.  The 5am gun start for the 10 km event fits well with me.

It was a good race with a generally flat course all through out which made it pretty easy to enjoy, relax and indulge in a little chitchat after with friends. Looking forward to more Affineatea races to come.

 Chiqui D.
with classmate Jayson T.


Kamusta anak.
Mag papaalam na ako sa iyo dahil kailangan ko nang bumalik sa Pilipinas.  Sa totoo lang, ang lamig dito sa america at sinusumpong na ang aking mga tuhod.  
Pero bago ako umalis,  gusto ko lang  sabihin sa iyo na ako na ata ang pinaka masayang ama sa buong mundo dahil ikaw ay nakahanap ng isang mabait at responsableng  lalake na mag aalaga sa iyo at maging kabalikat sa buhay. 
Si Mitch ay isang mabuting tao at nakikita ko sa kanyang mga mata na mahal na mahal ka niya.  Minsan ay nagtataka lang ako kung anong itsura niya pag inahit niya ang kanyang balbas (hehe), pero hindi na yan importante.  I only wish the best for you both. Magmahalan kayo ng habang buhay.  
Humihingi ako ng paumanhin na ang ating pamilya ay hindi perpekto at kinailangan kong tumayo bilang iyong ama at ina.  Ang buhay may asawa ay nagdudulot ng maraming hamon. Laging manalangin sa diyos na ikaw ay pagpapalain. Ilagay sa iyong puso na ang iyong ama ay laging naririto para sa iyo at maaari mong asahan sa anomang oras.
Ay sya !!! ... bago tayo mag iyakan dito ay magpapaalam na ako sa ngayon.  
See you soon Anak.  Madalas na ako maglalakbay dito sa America para mabisita kayo. Baka sa pag balik ko ay meron na akong apo.
Ingat parati.
Ang nag mamahal mong ama

My Daughter is Married !!!!!

On August 17, 2018 my Daughter Patricia " Frankie " got married to a wonderful man name Mitch Mitchell Alan Montgomery in Boston MA. 
Here are some of the highlights of the wedding 
and my Trip in SFO and Boston.
We miss you Cesco

SFO Cityhall
Downtown Boston

The Ring
The Montgomerys 

Boston Skyline
 Muir Beach

MILO 21km Race 2018


For the MILO 2018 race, the morning proved to be wet, cold and windy with occasional downpours. Despite the muggy weather, I was doing quite well in the beginning until I hit the 15 km mark. I started to cramp on my arms and inner thighs which prompted me to slow down several times. I tried to adjust my form and pace but nothing seemed to be working out for me. Eventually, I just had to stop several times to stretch out the cramp and walk it out and then tried to maintain a steady pace until the finish line.

I don’t know what happened but this is the first time I’ve experienced really bad cramps on a 21km race event. Maybe it’s because I didn’t fuel well enough or the food intake the day before was not to plan. Maybe it’s the dankness of the weather or the water... Whatever happened that caused this unexpected “misfortune”, I will just have chuck to experience. Sometimes even veteran runners have to accept that life oftentimes throws you lemons and we just have to deal with it. I realize that I am not as fit as I used to be but I am still up for the challenge and still hoping for the best in succeeding races...

Love you Babes! πŸ’™

Maxicare Run 2018 - 16km

The Maxicare Race was held on Aug. 08, 2018 at SM by the Bay.  The weather the day before race day was crazy !!!  One minute  rain would be pouring with flooded streets , 0 visibility, category 4 winds , 100 % humidity then the next minute the sun just comes out. For a second there I thought the race would be cancelled but luck favored the organizers and the weather pulled through. The extreme humidity during the first half of the race made it a bit of a struggle to get my rhythm going but as the sun started to come out, I finally found my groove. 

Though I would run an average of 15 kms a day, the longest race distance that I have done since December was only 10km.  It was a confidence booster to start moving  up in the race distance category like before. 

Congratulations to the race organizers, Lyndon Cosico of Leadpack for pulling it off despite the weather.