MY FIRST TIME

Feeling newbie. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have been to a lot of places. This one is what I have been dreaming to try.

So it’s my first time. This route from KM 35 near Jollibee, Tanza, Cavite to KM 65 – the DENR registration area for climbers of Mount Palay-Palay aka PICO de LORO.

Looking back at the invite – what was written was Chika Run. But looking at the personalities behind the run – I knew it will be a fast one. ๐Ÿ™‚

I left home early just to be sure that I get there before anyone else does. I don’t know how long the trip will be – but I don’t mind being early.

@1:06am, I am already in Heritage-Tulay. Fare from home is 8.00 and 11.00 pesos.

@1:10am, I boarded the jeepney to SM Bacoor. I paid P 18.00

@1:34am, I am already @ the 7-11 opposite SM Bacoor.

Tambay ng konti. ๐Ÿ™‚

@1:41am, I boarded a jeepney to Tanza. I expect to be at Jollibee by 2:10am. I paid P 20.00

@2:11am, I am at Jollibee Tanza. I ordered the only breakfast meal available other than the hotdog : LONGGANISA rice. Paid P 89.00 for this. The HOT choco is not hot. It’s not even close to warm. But my mind is too busy to complain. I’m a bit sleepy that I forgot to withdraw cash. (You will find out later why).

Runners started coming.

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a number of runners
a number of runners

It doesn’t take a skyrocket genius to know that this group is fast. ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re all geared up so light.

FIRST STOP:

The route was a bit dark from Tanza. I can’t recognize anything except for the blinding lights of the coming vehicles. It was drizzling a bit when we started. The road is already wet and there are minor potholes to dodge already. ๐Ÿ™‚

By the time we reached the Uniwide Sales property – the groups’ lead shouted out to the rest for a group picture. Stretched a bit too.

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The pace was a good 7 to 7.5K per hour. A good pace for a big group.

I stopped before this at a store somewhere. Bought a green Cobra and a 350 ml mineral water. I paid P 22.00

SECOND STOP:

where we met Jeff
where we met Jeff (the one in Condura shirt

Others reloaded here. After a brief chat, we hit the left side of the road again.

The pace from this point is at 6.6 to 7.2Kms per hour.

pacing
pacing
check out the road's stretch
check out the road’s stretch

THIRD STOP:

Maragondon Arc
Maragondon Arc

I stopped at a nearby store and found nothing but YAKULT for a drink. I paid P 9.00

From this point, we employed (for a while! LOLS) a good 4:1 protocol. It was a sight to see runners moving in one direction.

FOURTH STOP:

Finally...the smell close to the finish
Finally…the smell close to the finish

The group re-grouped here. Re-loaded. Chat.

I bought a Quake something and a small bottle of royal here. I paid 17 pesos. This is KM 19.5 (half-way to the target!)

Then my apps (MAVERICK) suddenly hanged. The time was moving. Distance and Average Pace stucked. Nah.

Another few kilometer and I bought another green Cobra and a 500ml of water before the Bridge where the group stops. This is already 7:41am. I paid P 25.00

FIFTH STOP: (picture!)

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Off we go now to a slow climb.

last stop before the ascent
last stop before the ascent

At a store opposite this view, I bought a blue Gatorade for myself. I paid P 12.00. I still have a 500ml water in my other hand.

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Welcome to the Ascending road. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is where the run starts. The fun started from the start. LOLs

nope, my head didn't fell off
nope, my head didn’t fell off

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SIXTH STOP:

prep for the big run
prep for the big run

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THIS BIG!
THIS BIG!

It’s a challenging one. I like it a lot…no, I love it! I attacked it with all my heart and felt so nice!

thinking
thinking. Hmp! Let’s see!
boys chasing the girl
boys chasing the girl
Thanks for the shot Bajorky!
Thanks for the shot Bajorky!

SEVENTH STOP:

no, it's not an accident :) It's Bajorky lying on the road
no, it’s not an accident ๐Ÿ™‚
It’s Bajorky lying on the road
I did some ups before stretching a bit
I did some ups before stretching a bit

It’s also the last time I saw my water. LOLS. It’s gone when I started moving.

We still have a lot of kilometers to go.

I tried to maintain a fast walk over the rolling hills. Felt so nice running at a good pace and enjoying the fresh smell of the route.

By the time I reached the DENR, Israel, Richard and Paul is already there.

I bought a water and a gatorade (at a gold’s price). I paid P 75.00 for it! …and this is where it got nasty. That was my last! I brought only P 300 and some loose coins in my measly pocket and forgot to withdraw additional cash. I already spent P 231.00 before this purchase. That is already a total of P 306.00

We have to go back. This is where the group stops. We need to pay for a tricycle going back.

Bajorky offered a P 40.00 to add to my coins. Kindhearted guy.

Jef and Daisy paid for my bus. Kindhearted people.

LAST STOP
LAST STOP

LEFT TO RIGHT: Israel, AJ’s one and only, Paul, Enrique, Dexter, AJ, Ploi, Randy, Richard, Johanna, Bajorky,Jef, Daisy, Eli, ME

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AT THE BUS TERMINAL.

While waiting for Jeff and Jen. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Those C like hand-sign means CAVITE

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We will definitely meet again.
We will definitely meet again. Very very soon!

To God be the highest glory!

For the safe trip, for the run, for the fun, and for the great time.

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