Friday, March 12, 2010

2nd BDM 102 - Part 2 (Extra Push)

March 6, 2010

We finally arrived at the very posh Villa Imperial. Tried to get some shuteye. But wasn't really able to sleep. I just laid there while trying to keep my mind off with the impending race.

At 6PM, Doc T, Poj, Gab and I went to the nearest church to ask God for guidance and strength for us to finish the race.

Then some photo-ops back at Villa Imperial...

By 8:30PM, we were on our way to KM0 in Mariveles Bataan.

Before our group went down from our vehicle at KM0, Mar and Marky offered prayers for all the participants.

The atmosphere was festive at KM0. I had goose bumps looking at the mix of participants and support crews. It was overwhelming...

big bee staring... scary...

Team Boring!!! Woot!!! peeps!!!
thanks to
Mark Castillo
Brando Losaria
for the pics!!!

While waiting for the race to start, I just felt that something was missing.

Flashlight, check... Garmin, check... Timex watch, check... RoadID, check... Race bib, check...

Weird... I have everything I need for the race.

30 minutes before the gun start, I called up my wife to check on the kids. Then she gave the phone to my youngest, Justin.

Me: Hey... bat gising ka pa?
Justin: Dad, tatakbo ka?
Me: Yup... mag-sleep ka na.
Justin: May medal?
Me: Meron medal...
Justin: Yehey!!! May medal ulit ako!!!

All of a sudden, I felt complete... I felt ready.

That was the one thing missing, that one extra push from Justin.

Something to fuel me to finish this race...

'to be continued...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

2nd BDM 102 - Part 1 (The Birth)

March 2, 2010
  • CLP / BDM Support meeting @ North Park, Market Market
  • Doc T was problematic because suddenly they have no support vehicle for the race
  • Doc T's problem was solved as we welcomed and embraced him to our group
The atmosphere was very festive and the participants were very enthusiastic.

see??? enthusiastic kami... =D
(standing: me, pojie, gab)
(sitting: argo, jet, vic partially hidden)
thanks to Doc Marvs for this pic
  • Moved to next door TOSH for a more serious meeting with our group
  • 2 bottles was the order of the Doctor for the night! Hindi pwede uminom si Jet!!!

March 4, 2010
  • BDM 102 CLP & Final Briefing @ Camp Aguinaldo, QC.
  • Original bib # 133 was mistakenly given to someone else. Got a favorite number instead.

thanks to Marky for this pic
  • Went to Rob Galleria after to meet with the group again. You just can't have too many meetings...

March 5, 2010
  • Went with Vic to get the support vehicle
  • Went to grocery to buy additional supplies for the race
March 6, 2010
  • Woke up 5AM to buy ice and stack gatorade, water, pocari
  • Picked-up Gab, Cindy, Pojie, Marky
  • Waited for Vic @ McDo Muñoz
  • Still waiting for Vic @ McDo Muñoz
  • still waiting....
  • and waiting...
  • finally....
  • Picked-up Doc T from his house in Bulacan
Since the travel was loooooonnnnnggggg. The group exchanged stories about the race; the preparation, the hydration, the people. That's how 'bored' we were.

And so... Team Boring was born...

Ang haba noh??? Yun lang pala dahilan kung bakit may Team Boring???

'to be continued...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Am I Real

I was supposed to get bib #133, during the CLP for the 2nd BDM 102. But for some reason, someone else got the number. No worries there as I was given a new number. A very special number. One of my favorites.

214, or Feb 14 is Johann's birthday.

It's also his hospital room number when he was born. (wala lang.. para may masabi lang.. =p)

rock on!!!

It's also the title of a favorite Rivermaya song.

Am I Real...

Well... we'll see after March 7, 2010. =D

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Breaking the Jinx

Just thought of writing this down to break the jinx...

A while ago, I talked to my wife informing her that I'll be home late. Because I have to attend the BDM support group meeting at Market, Market.

As I was about to put the phone down, my wife told me to go home early because I sound sick on the phone. True, I have colds right now. But I still feel okay.

Then my wife goes on telling me the last time I was sick and there was this one race I missed. The race was the SIM last 2009. I was really looking forward to that race last year. And even helped some of my friends to register early just to get the early bird discount.

Now.. here comes the BDM 102 this coming March 6-7. I wont miss this for anything. Good thing that I got the colds this early as I'd be A-Okay by D-Day.

Keeping my fingers crossed!!! Wish me luck!!!

Or should I say.. WISH US LUCK!!!