Tree of Life .....

As i went for my early morning run
I saw this Tree out in the open field
It had a certain symbol ...
It had a story to tell.....
How i wish i could tell my stories about life to this tree. 
Maybe i did and it listened thats why it died .

Holy week ....

Picture by - Thomas Hawk

In my years of existence,  I have never been alone for Holy week. Usually I'm with family or friends at the beach or somewhere out of town or out of the country.  For this year however,  I'll be spending Holy Week alone.  Maybe there is a reason for my solo flight this year.  Maybe it is a sign for me to be still, possibly read some verses in the bible and listen to what His message is for me especially during these complicated times of great trials. I would also be able to get some writing done and go for longer meditative runs. 
 Whatever it may be, I will take this opportunity to be selfless and make time to reflect, repent and pray not only for myself but for family and friends as well most especially those who may be going through tough times and personal suffering. Being alone for Holy Week will surely allow me the chance to strengthen my faith and deepen my personal relationship with the Lord.

Have a blessed Holy Week.

Palm Sunday .... Me time

After a 20.23 km Sunday Run with Megan Young.
I took a quick shower and went to church for PALM SUNDAY Mass, Not only is Palms Sunday Mass a day of obligation for us Christian's but today i really felt that i needed to connect with God. I guess it was just one of those days ....
Anyway, after Mass i decided to have some "ME" time. I drove down south to eat lunch in my Favorite Carinderia. The place is out doors with flies once a while buzzing around your food but The food is super cheap and believe me its super delicious " Home Cook meals " just what i needed and the view ain't bad too.
After lunch i checked out the wet market and did a little sight seeing. Before Sun down i decided to head back home.
It was a good day Today. 
Thank you God

Palm Sunday
Lunch in my Favorite Carinderia down South
Sisig, liempo, bulalo soup, rice with toyo, sili and a cold Beer.
Oh and the crowd in front its all the Customers and waitresses watching the Paquiao Bradley fight.  
Pig Heads in the Palengke about 20 meters away from where i was eating
The View from my Table ...

PBA Run for a Cause - 15 km

I rarely race on a Saturday but because the holy week is just around the corner, most of the good challenging races have taken the back burner for the meantime.  The only good race I found was the PBA run.

Since MOA/Roxas Boulevard is one of my favorite running ground, I basically opted to take it easy and just enjoy the run.  I  think I was enjoying too much that I noticed boyfriend Paolo C. was only about 400 meters behind and slowly catching up. Was I enjoying the race too much that i forgot my speed ? 

I noticed not many people joined the said race with an estimate of about 500 participants for the 15 kilometer distance. What was interesting though was that most of the PBA players did run the shorter distances. I felt like a dwarf as I passed them giants.  It was a good day for an easy Saturday run with time enough for an impromptu road trip and a scrumptious and hearty late lunch. Best part is, there was no pressure to sleep early on a Saturday night with no race on Sunday.... but I still did go on my usual run the next day. I guess old habits are just hard to break. 
Paolo c.
Icar H.
Day Walker
Road trip .... Food Trip

Pinoy Fitness SUB 1 - 10 km Race

Rarely do I join 10 km races but when you get to be my age, it seems the supposed fast twitch muscles in my legs seem to be turning into slow twitches so I think its time they needed a little waking up. 

Generally, it was a good "out and back" course which started near the BGC football field heading towards Kalayaan Avenue then turning back before we hit Malugay Street.  The up hills in Kalayaan Street really got the legs burning.  It was during the last 2 kms of the race when I heard Running Host, Boy Ramos' voice over the boom box announcing the clock time of 48 mins. This was only when I decided to pick up the pace and hoped to finish with a sub 55.  I clocked in at 54.52, still way beyond "puke pace" and way off my PR of 41 mins.  I am still quite pleased with my performance BUT maybe for my next 10 km race, I will aim to be less conservative and just go for it.

Congratulations Pinoy Fitness. It was a very good race.  
See you next year. 

Boyfriend Paolo C.
Tanya , Puker Friends and I
Hi Mars!
Hi Mia M!!!!!