Monday, September 29, 2014

Baby Laica's Podium Finish at Walk for Jesus

"I can't carry your milk bottle, Ms. Laica, but I can carry you." - Super Lolo
My almost-8-month-old baby girl Laica wore a different kind of bib (number 22) and got second place last weekend for the kiddie category of Walk for Jesus, a walkathon organized by Christian Women of Metro Manila (CWMM) at Quezon City Memorial Circle. Although Tey and I were not there due to work demands, it was still a very happy moment for us as new parents.

"I can't carry your milk bottle, Ms. Laica, but I can carry you." I'm so wishing that Laica's lolo had used that line before he literally single-handedly carried my little girl all the way to the finish line!

I'm so blessed to be in a loving family. In some literal way, this event reminds me of how I have always been taught our family should be:
  • We carry those who are in need.
  • We celebrate the successes of each other.
  • We make wearing medals look good. :P

Kidding aside, it's such a joy for me as a parent to see my baby girl growing up in an environment of love, good values, and healthy lifestyle.

I realized in the past year that it's hard to maintain a race-review type of blog when you don't actually, er, join races. :P I look forward to joining races again in the future, perhaps next time there'll be three of us doing the superposition after limping to the finish line on the Skyway.

Here are some pictures from the event (grabbed from my Tita's page):

Cogratulations, Elaina Rebecca!!!

P.S. My wife and I missed running so much that we just had to do the superposition under the sea. :P

Monday, July 29, 2013

Me Vs Myself :Safeguard 2XU International Half-Marathon

This race had taken me by surprise; I was so dumbstruck that it took me 3 months to write about it! :P

Despite being super-delayed (which is an understatement), I believe this race deserves an additional footnote to its already good review.

It was a very humid morning. My wife and I were sweating profusely even before the race started. And it was only 3 AM! We could have sweated a lot more if the race had not been limited to around a thousand runners.

Yes, there were only a little more than a thousand - as in one thousand - runners that morning. The registration fee had been high of course. At Php 2500.00 regular registration, it was easily 3 to 4 times the usual races.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Early Runs 21K for the Mangroves: Condura Skyway Marathon 2013

Quad muscle fever, knee pain, the cold bite of ice on skin. These are telltale signs that I'm celebrating another victory over my willpower. It also means that I'll have a hard time going up and down stairs again in the next couple of days.

Condura Skyway Runs always mark a milestone for me because they coincide with my running anniversary. Three years ago I completed my first mainstream 5K at Condura Run for the Dolphins (2010) and now I have completed yet another 21K and it was up in the Sky! I get pins and needles when I realize that I have gone so far, figuratively and literally. Today I finished with a new PR at 2:44:29 which is faster by more than 4 minutes over the last 21K at RUPM 2012.