The Month of March

Aside from this month being the birthdate of my parents, it’s also the month I made a good and big progress in my training. ๐Ÿ™‚

I postponed the hardcore CORE training up until some other months because I work at night for this month. Energy is already up and at a good level, but I have to balance my time…family, work, running. I did not even accept coaching for this month.

Here’s my progressive mileage so far, for this month. Note that I have not been joining any race.

As of the night of March 25, 2015
As of the night of March 25, 2015

With this much, I have been ranking at 2nd, 3rd, and now 4th, as of this writing. Only in the Philippines, among those who are up to the challenge.

4th, this day
4th, this day

I am already at my racing weight. I already have maintained it for this month. I am still not racing though. Not registered to any up coming race too.

It would be as expected, by the end of this month. A 250-km mileage, if not more. Anyways, it’s a personal challenge to me. Given the work I have, the schedule, family time and errands all factored.

I was not able to run a marathon yet. I also failed to execute a planned ultra distance some time on the 2nd week.

To God be the glory!

 

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This is my Ramen

The soup stock is all beef bones and cartilages. Boiled for many hours in salt, Kikkoman, garlic, kintsay and spring onions.

The noodles is one brand of miki.

I added nothing but Baguio Petchay. Not for anything but for its texture.

Wife seldom say this, but this time, she admitted that this one is delicious. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The finished product.

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Noodles, Veggies and Beef slices.

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The soup base. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks be to God! This soup goes well with a lot of things! Even with Fried Chicken and Crispy Chicken Skin!

Put Some Effort

I was out very early on this Sunday morning. I started at 3:40am. Lots of people in Luneta…but they’re not runners or walkers. Either they spent the night there or they are the ones who literally live in that place. By the time I was circling around Grandstand, there’s already a big crowd of walkers, joggers and runners. After 11kms there, I proceeded to CCP/PiCc. Good thing though, there’s a race and Roxas Blvd is closed to all types of vehicles. I was able to maintain my pace. As usual, the CCP ramp is loaded with walkers and joggers, while the road is filled with walking racers. Pathetic as it is, its reality. These are the people who can afford to register for a race to walk. I am not here to belittle them. What I’m saying is that, its their choice – not a wise one. The crowd of non-racers I was running with along PICC moves a lot faster than the racers I saw. Its a moving reality. They’re not training to race, but jogging and walking their way to the finish. Its not supposed to be that way, but that’s how it is.

As I took the road to home, I came across a bunch of bikers with their expensive bikes. Some with Fully Bright Lamps…at a time when the sun is almost shining. lol.

You can also see the obvious habit of biking nonchalantly to anywhere. What the…its supposed to be a trip to somewhere with some effort to raise the heart rate and expend a lot of sweat! Anyways, its not my expensive bike. I am not wearing the expensive gear they have. I am just an observer.

So I ate at the nearest Tapsihan where I Finished my run of 21K. Yummy!

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I also had a Hot Choco at McDo while my son ate his chicken fillet.

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The run itself was nice. I was able to maintain my easy pace average while mixing the 2nd 5K with speeds.

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All praise and glory be to God for this beautiful day!

Making my Own Ramen

Sad to say, I’ve tasted a lot of ramens in the Metro and almost all of them lacks something.

  • taste
  • too little pork (which is my favorite)
  • too much salt
  • too little soup

So, I’ve decided to make my own.

Yeah. I know what I want.

My Tare ใ‚ฟใƒฌ shall be Shoyu. But the taste shall be from Tonkotsu ่ฑš้ชจ.

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It will be rich in pork, and scallions, and egg and garlic.

Soon! I will post the picture. Very soon!

I guess it will just be like our local chicken or pork mami, but, this is more. Soon!