Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gone Na'vi

Na'vi what?

From the movie AVATAR, The Na'vi are a race of sentient extraterrestrial humanoids who inhabit the lush jungle moon of Pandora. Humans are known to refer to them as "Blues", "Savages" or "the locals".

About an hour ago I have no idea what a Na'vi is if it wasn't for Tim. Thanks bro!

But let's not talk about the movie... I haven't seen it yet.

Here's why the name Na'vi came up.

hello... my name is Na'vi
orig price: P5,495.00

I bought the shoe... err, Na'vi yesterday. While lurking at shoutbox, I followed a conversation regarding a shoe store in Makati selling Nike Lunarglide+ for 3K+.

As I'm not a fan of overpriced shoes, I thought "wow, 40% off!!!". I searched for the shoe store's number and gave them a call. I inquired about the shoe and the sales lady told me that it's their last pair for men's. I asked about the size... lo and behold it's 10.5!!! woot!!! My size!!!

I used my afternoon break time to check out the shoe. Reached the store, immediately tried them on, paid for it, then zoom back to the office.

Haven't break in Na'vi yet. But checking on reviews by Vener, Sam and Natz, I know I made a steal. =D

Now, where can I get a compression tights that has the same colors...

Watch out for the G!!!

A little birdie told me that early next year, "G" will finally land on the PI. And they'll be putting up service centers. Woot!!! =D

Monday, December 21, 2009

Celebrity Run?

I can't rant about this race as I got my 10K race bib for free. So, I'll just write here what I overheard from other runners during the race.

21K runner 1: "What time ba ang start?"
21K runner 2: "Gun start is 5:00AM. But knowing the race director, it's going to start late."
R: "ehem..."

lady runner: "WORST RACE EVER!!!"
R: "hindi naman, almost lang..."

manong 3K runner: "Dun ako napatakbo sa ruta ng 21K. Walang marshall!"
R: "ayos! times 7! apir!"

21K runner 3: "Sobra ng 1.2 yung ruta!!!"
R: "manong, plus 1.2K ka pa pala."

10K runner 1: "ang gulo nun route papasok sa McKinley!!! nagbabanggaan mga runners!!!"
10K runner 2: "marshalls at the bottom of McKinley are just making kwento with themselves, you know!!!"
R: "errrrr..."

R: "I got a new PB for 10K. according to my Garmin, I finished in 54:44 for a 9.71Km route. Short, I know. But even if it was an exact 10K distance, I'd still get a new PB."

21K virgin runner: "walang certificate?"
R: "wala eh... meron ata birth certificate."

Friday, December 18, 2009

Traffic Sucks!!!

Earlier, I planned to use my lunch break to go to Glorietta to check and possibly buy a shoe to replace my worn out leather shoes.

At exactly 12PM, I went out of the office and rode a jeepney going towards Glorietta. But as luck would have it, there was traffic on the entire 2.5km route. And I wasted 40mins of my lunch break in traffic!!! Grrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!

Alas, I wasn't able to buy a shoe. Instead I made a quick dash to the grocery and bought chocolates to calm me down.

Only 10mins before 1PM and I thought that if I again take a jeepney going back the office I might be charged with over-break.

My solution... Walk and take the short cut back. Besides, I can include this as part of my heat training.

But how short was it? 1.3Kms and it only took me 13mins to walk back to the office.


Monday, December 14, 2009

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

56 + 46 = 102

Training for next year's BDM 102?

Game?!? =D

Monday, December 7, 2009

Conquering KM0-KM56... at last...

Sunday, December 6, 2009 @ 1AM

While some of our friends were in Baguio, Corregidor and Singapore either sleeping or preparing for their respective races that day. A dozen running souls were at the KM0 in front of Dr Rizal’s monument getting ready to start the much anticipated repeat of the Luneta to Tagaytay LSD.

This LSD repeat was a test for me as I did not finish the distance on my first try.

1:07AM, after the pep talk and prayer led by Mar aka Pojie we started the run.

We ran at the right side of BayWalk up to the CCP where we decided to transfer to the left side of Roxas Blvd since it was safer and well lighted.

Upon reaching the corner of EDSA, the group again transferred to the right side of Roxas Blvd until we reached the Uniwide Coastal Mall footbridge.

More than an hour of running. We took our 1st break at 7-11 NAIA Road. After a few minutes, we continued our run now in Quirino Ave positioning at the left side of the road where it was safer.

Passed Paranaque River Bridge, St. Andrew’s School, St. Paul’s College and San Dionisio Chruch then making a quick pit stop at 7-11 Kabihasnan. After which we ran again in Quirino Ave.

Passed St Joseph Parish (Bamboo Organ Church) in Las-Pinas City then the boundary of Las-Pinas / Cavite. Took a break at Jolibee Zapote Kabila branch where Pojie and I ate breakfast.

No sign of ITB yet. So far, so good.

After a 10min break we continued our run. I was surprised to see that the Bacoor to Imus road was well lighted and was freshly asphalted. Thumbs-up to the Senator from Cavite and DPWH for the good work. Last time we ran here it was pitch dark and very unsafe. And blinkers from my fellow runners ahead of me gave me a head ache.


el capitana: power nap

el capitana: power nap pa din!!!

We made two more stops before reaching KM31, WALTERMART DASMA.


Paul, Angel, Eric and Raff stopped at this point. This is where my ITBS showed up the last time. And I was assessing myself if I should continue or make a u-turn at KM35 and run back home just to complete the 56K.

After passing the KM35 marker and ITBS nowhere in sight, I decided to move forward going to Tagaytay.

After Doc T and I bought noodles and pinipig ice cream at 7-11 Dasma we were greeted by the cool and fresh air of nearby Silang.

DOC T: are we there yet?!?
Along KM45 we were greeted by a familiar face.

Hardcore runner Jerry Karundeng saw us and gave me, Tere, Sam and Jun, Gatorade Tiger drinks. Jerry just came back from a mountain run in Mt. Batulao that morning and saw us runners invading his playground. Hehehe! Thanks Jerry!!!

KM48 was our last pit stop. I removed my Camelbak hydration and relied on a bottle of Gatorade. The buses there was a nightmare as they were really driving dangerously fast.

At this point I was like in cruise control. Speed walking more than running.


may gaaaaaadddddd.... ang laaaayyyooooo....

The last 2K of the run was the real killer for me. Good thing Gab was with me as we psyched and pushed each other to finish the last stretch. It felt like there were metal balls chained in my legs.

Mark's inspiration... next to Bea of course... =p

But when I saw the rest of the guys waiting for us, cheering at KM56, I know I have won this battle.

the group @ KM56

KM0 - KM56 finishers(Gab, Mark, Me, Doc T, Sam)
(glenn not in pic... tumakbo pabalik ng manila =p)

The route according from GF305

Till the next…

thanks Doc T for the pics


Somewhere in KM48 from a Buko Vendor (BV)

BV: Nag-jo-jogging pa kayo? Tanghali na ah.
Gab: Oho... papunta kami Tagaytay... galing pa kami ng Luneta...
BV: (Imagine Tito, Vic & Joey) HAAAAAAA?!??

gusto nyo tumakbo ng mabilis?!?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

X-Mas Wish

dear santa,

if it's not too much to ask, i would love to own a new pair of ASICS GEL-KINSEI 3 this Christmas. you see, i've been using my NB 825 and ASICS 2130 alternately this year. and i'm planning to let go of my NB 825's as it has given me more pains than mileage.

please... please... please...

look at her... she's calling me...

ain't she a beauty... *sigh*

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What's in the box??? (The Opening)

The "box" arrived last friday, 11.27.2009.

Excited and nervous at the same time. I think I heard the angels sing when I opened the box.


I already used it last Saturday, 11.28.2009 and at the NB race last 11.29.2009. And boy do I like it!!!

A running buddy (RuBu) saw the new toy...
RuBu: I thought, TIMEX was a sister company?
Rod : Yup... eh may mabait na nag-abot ng GARMIN eh. Hindi ko tinanggihan. =D

Wait... parang may laman pa yun box... hmnnn....