Lately

Amazing things happen.

Lately, I get a lot of realization.

Yes, I do read a lot…and from the knowledge learned, you realize somethings.

  • It’s not really embarassing to be honest about what you are.

In all honesty, that’s all there is to it. I am what I am. I can’t be what others want me to be. I can’t be what other’s think I am.

  • I do wished I have the luxury others have.

To race whenever I like, wherever, and whatever.

But that’s not my reality. My reality is that what I earn as a worker is just enough to see my family through:

  1. rent
  2. utility bills
  3. meals
  4. school expenses

A wife and 3 studying kids requires a lot of cash. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Lord’s grace indeed is sufficient. We get to eat as a family 3 times a day. We have enough for that. No excesses at all.

LOLS.

BY no excesses, I mean – nothing for any other thing.

Hence, I do not join races – but I run a lot.

What I can save from my allowance is the same ones I can use if I would go out of Manila to run. Not everyday is a day of plenty. But everyday is blessed enough – for the Lord’s grace is sufficient.

Just last week, my only daughter graduated on her elementary studies. That is enough joy for me. My youngest son did get a 3rd honor on his grade 1 class. My eldest son did get past his 2nd year high school studies.

  • I make do with what I have – and I do try my best not to resort to loans.

I’ve been there once. Made the biggest mistake before. I learned now.

Simple life it is.

I do have wants. It will only have to wait until the time of plenty. My body is ready. The pocket is not. LOLS.

In any case – in whatever things – I thank God. The gift of life and strength is enough reason to celebrate already. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kilometer Clubs

Really? There is such a thing? What are they for?

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I dont know.

I just happen to have the first 1000 as a free token from the BaldRunner himself.

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I am really looking forward to 7,000-KM.

Why? Because I have more than that now:

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I do have lots of shoes. They are living an extended life because the wear and tear is not that much. ๐Ÿ™‚ I alternate the use every week, if not every 2 days.

I still have 1 that is not in the list. Still in a cold box! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks be to God!

BTW: I don’t have a trail shoes. Now you know…

WEEK #2

Monday afternoon run was a hot run. @4pm, the sun still stings.

I took the route of CCP to Intramuros for a change. ๐Ÿ™‚ 8.01 K in 1 hour 8 minutes!

The green F50 Racer isn’t bad at all. The bad thing is that I used a new socks – and suffered a blister. Toinkz!

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Wednesday night run after work is a bit surprising. While I intend to go home early, and do only a very short run, I was able to log a good time.

4 kilometers in 00:23:53 minutes

Splits = 7:04 – 5:54 – 5:57 – 4:58 minutes

The green F50 Racer performed well even with a new Black Nike Cotton Socks.

I followed the run with a Recovery Jog of 1K in 8:26

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Thursday night run was amazing for me. I was actually surprised at the top speed I was running. It was a 2:1 10K run but the run pace is quite impressive to me. The walk pace is even fast. I did sweat a lot but the good thing is I was carrying a micro-fiber face towel.

The Green F50 Racer combined with the new White Nike Cotton Socks proved well too!

10.01K in 1:15:49. Average Pace for this Run:Walk is 7 minutes 34 seconds per Kilometer.

Splits: 8:22 / 7:30 / 7:22 / 8:09 / 7:01 / 8:42 / 7:02 / 7:29 / 6:42 / 7:00

I repeat (for those who might miss the detail – this is a 2 MINUTES RUN followed by a 1 MINUTE WALK. It’s not a continuous run. ๐Ÿ™‚ If I am walking at a 6K/hour pace, my run pace is? You do the math!

Now you know why I am happy.

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Saturday afternoon run was a drag. Jogged and walk from Quirino via Nagtahan Bridge to CEU – TIP and Ayala Bridge to Paco. The Climacool Ride is no ride at all. Felt tired. Felt lazy. It was also too hot for a 5:06pm start. So much vehicle around too. Managed only a 7K in 1 hour 4 minutes 57 seconds.

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Sunday morning run was a long run. I started @6:41am. It’s already too hot.

Took the 16K route from Baywalk to Macapagal Avenue and back via MOA thru GSIS-CCP.

The Climacool Ride is a good ride this time. My thirst threshold stayed at 15K.ย  A nice run on a Sunday morning!

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Last week was overall a bit faster and longer than this week. But I have had the longest run in this week so far. Anyways, I can already see some improvements. I need 2 weeks more before my personal time trial. ๐Ÿ™‚ That will be the proof of the fruit.

Thanks be to God!

SamutSari

oo, Boring.

  • Walang race
  • Walang lakad
  • Walang peak-bagging
  • Walang climb
  • Walang ultra
  • Walang marathon
  • Walang invitation sa blog events
  • Walang sponsor
  • Walang donors

Daming wala.

Kaya nga kahit paglabas ng trabaho, tumatakbo.

  • Bago umuwi, tumatakbo!
  • Day-off – Takbo pa rin!

May bitbit o wala, takbo pa rin!

Wala namang ibang magagawa maliban sa mga crossfit exercises.

Hatid-Sundo lang sa mga bata. E bakasyon na! ๐Ÿ™‚

Duty naman ng weekends.

OO, umabot na ako sa punto na naaawa na ako sa kalagayan ko.

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Pero mabuti ang Diyos. Alam Niya ang lahat ng bagay. Pati laman ng kukote ko!

Kaya naman di ako nalulungkot. May pinagdaanan man – panalo pa rin!

Mas marami pa rin ang pwede kong ipagpasalamat sa Diyos Ama!

Magbabago rin ang buhay.

May mangyayari ring maganda.

Uulan din ng biyaya kung maulap man ngayon.

Week #1

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So far, I like this week.

The runs are a bit consistent and the pacing is not very taxing.

Monday and Tuesday are both CONTINUOUS and NO DRINKS until I stop.

Thursday and Saturday are both a 2:1 run with NO DRINKS.

Sunday is a 2K 2:1 jog:walk until I sprinted the next 5.5K. The pacing was a bit nice and fast considering tht I came from a 12-hour work shift.

Now I am looking forward for the next.

I’m also hoping to get a different route other than this week’s PACO-MALATE-CCP-MOA. ๐Ÿ™‚

Praise be to God!

Answers

This is not my blog for anything related to spirituality…

but then I’m writing it anyway!

It’s my blog, right?

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Just yesterday, I heard the best sermon so far. It’s more of a teaching, though. Why our prayers are not answered. What hinders it:

  • unbelief
  • wrong motive
  • sin

Matthew 21:22 SEE

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If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Mark 11:24 SEE

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Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

James 1:6-7

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But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

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That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

James 4:3 SEE

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When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

John 9:31

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We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.

Psalm 66:18

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If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;

Proverbs 28:9

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If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.

I am so amazed.

The truth just overflows and overwhelms me with joy.

Made me think what applies to me, my life, my family’s.

Nothing is impossible to the Lord God Almighty. We just have to trust Him. Ask Him for his grace and mercy.

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Jeremiah 16:17

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My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.

Hebrews 4:13

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Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Proverbs 5:21

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For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.

Psalm 33:13

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From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;

Psalm 11:4

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The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.

Psalm 102:19

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“The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth,

..so watch what you do.

Nothing is hidden. Every little thing is seen – even the ones you thought is a secret. All words spoken are heard too.

He watches. He waits.

Psalm 53:2

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God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.

Proverbs 15:8

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The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

1 John 5:14

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This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Psalm 145:19

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He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

IN OTHER NEWS 2013 #003

Fairy Tail Chapter 322 is up! I love it! LOLS ๐Ÿ˜›

FLASH

Team Boring’s CJ Paran finished BDM 160K and 102K 2013. BUT – he is not the first BORING member to do that. He is the 2nd, so far!

BORED member Doc Art Virata is the first one who has accomplished such an incredible feat. In 2011, he finished 160K and 102K the week after. This year’s 160 and 102 has at least a month of rest in between.

In the same note, Team Boring’s Daphne Codilla is the 1st runner up for the 5th BDM 102K. She is the 2nd so far! Last year’s 4th BDM 102K 1st runner up is no other than BORED member Aleth Reblora.

Amazing people indeed!

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What Options?

It’s already the 3rd month of the year.

NO marathon nor ultramarathon yet for me. It’s a bit uneasy and unbelievable given the fact that I have ran a BDM event since 2010.

Flash Back!

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a few meters to the finish line. a sprint for me…

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With THE Baldrunner

(see link below for the story, then)

2nd BDM 102k 2010

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1st BDM 160K 2011

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Part 1 2012 2nd BDM 160K

Part 2 2012 2nd BDM 160K

Going back to the present moment – here I am, wishing I could run another 1…well, 2 for a grandslam to be exact. It will not be an easy task but then I also think that it will not be difficult at all. I will prepare well – and that is just 1/3 of what is needed:

  1. Training Preparation
  2. Registration
  3. Logistics

No proper training and preparation – NO run.

No registration – No run.

No logistics, i.e., support car, crew, supplies – No run!

What else must be considered? The meat of the registration and logistics part – CASH!

I can train well and proper given a small area for training ground. But with no cash to spare for #2 & #3, i’d be reduced to an spectator and crew again. LOLS. Too sad a thought.

I’d rather not beg like I did before but I will just wait for someone to sponsor me. ๐Ÿ˜›

(praying that my sponsors from before will come back and sponsor me again)

(mind you, I really don’t mind begging from person to person if I have to) ๐Ÿ™‚

Else, what options do I have?

I don’t even have the answer to that now.

Funny, yes.

Sad too.

Yeah, I got my mind for 2014 already – just a few days after the 5th BDM 102K have ended. Preparation is everything, you know.

It is indeed too early – but I can’t risk being too late.

(Shout-out to all my friends!)