I've known this beautiful woman last September 16, 2013. She was one of the fastest runner I met, she was in the 7th place and I was the 10th finisher. Every time we run, and our path crosses we just wave or smile with each other. An ordinary gesture that a stranger greet do. When we are in Lake Sebu she was the first place finisher and I was the second finisher. That was the time I had a conversation with her. I ask her Ate(Big Sister), is the awarding of prizes is over? She looked at me and said Not yet. Then I was waiting for my name to be called. I was so happy and excited at the same. It's my first award. I saw her in my facebook page appeared in news feed. I was hesitant at first but to no avail I added her in my friends list. I was surprise she confirmed my request. We started chatting sharing ideas. Then we began exchanging numbers oh! I ask her number!hehehehe then we had constant calling and texting. Then she invited our group the Tacurong Runners Club to join their 16 kilometer fun run in her hometown. I was so excited to meet her finally after a month of not seeing her. Then December 1, 2013 we had our first hug. A hug that I can't forget. I felt butterfly in my stomach crawling and then it giggles me. I can't explain the feeling when she's in front of me. The feeling of cloud 9. The person in front of me is the one for me. I thought to myself. (to be continued)
Monday, December 16, 2013
Again I prove my self that I can beat myself by finishing 5 kilometer run with 33 minutes and 17 seconds. It is so fulfilling after the hard work paid off. It is more exciting to run with people you love, people who believe in you, people who look up to you as their inspiration to lose weight. I'm a woman who are capable of giving the best I can. I am a competitive person. I love challenges. My weapon is just I believe in myself. I have confidence in myself.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Getting up early in the morning, muscles pain, depression, sweat and blood paid off. These are the feelings and pain that I experienced in my entire ran. Regrets? Nothing!! It makes me a stronger person, I change for the better not just physically but emotionally as well. The positive outlook in life is what I'm embracing right now. I encourage everyone to start run right now and you will feel the difference.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
For a year of running, I have met different people but I never met such a incredible people who shares same passion and mission as mine. People who are prominent in the society. I never knew they become my friends. No matter what their status in life such as businessmen, teacher, accountant , engineer these people are so amazing regardless their race also. I can't wait to bond with them again.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Sorry readers I've been busy for the past weeks for my training to my first full Marathon. Guess what guys?! I made it to the finish line again with the time of 5 hours and 36 minutes. We started at midnight of November 16,2013. Rain, legs pain, ankle pain and sweat paid off. I was in cloud nine floating when I step my feet to the finish line. Praying for two hours while running makes me stronger and never give up. After two hours negative vibes comes in. But my Aunt Celsa who was sick, victims of typhoon haiyan and my friends who looked up to me was my inspiration. I can say if you just believe in yourself you can do things unexpectedly. Keep the faith in God! Keep the faith in your self! Surround yourself with people who are positive and that makes your life complete.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Last Thursday, my cousins and friends were united to have one mission ... to get fit.. Yes indeed!! One morning we just decided to run and then night run follows. It's nice to have company and after a good run we share what's our experiences during our respective runs. I'm so happy that they finally made a move..A good move to have a healthy body and sound mind. I hope it will continue as long as we can.
Friday, October 18, 2013
This coming Sunday the Tacurong Runners Club will be joining Milo Half Marathon to be held in General Santos City. I've been preparing for this event because this race is time pressured. They have several rules but one rule you should oblige is to finish the 21 kilometer race within 2 hours and 30 mins. This will test my stamina and endurance to finish the race with allotted time. I'm just believing myself I can finish it. I'm just optimistic to win my 2nd medal and gain friends. Good luck to us runners!!! To God be the Glory!!!
Monday, October 14, 2013
Last Saturday, I woke up early in the morning to run. My mind was all set where my route is. I don't know what I felt during that morning in the middle of my run. I just stop jog and then walk. For more than an hour I walked for 5 kilometers. In the afternoon before it gets dark I redeemed myself. I ran for 5 kilometers in near the city hall. And boy! the sweat that I was looking in the morning was finally released. Soaking wet as usual and makes me alive. Yummmy!!!
Friday, October 11, 2013
Just this morning I ran for 15 kilometers and boy! It was fulfilling. As usual I have a problem in getting up my bed. I started my running activity for about 5 in the morning. I began to stretching in our house after 7 minutes I proceed to the road where my favorite place to run. Before I begin to run I made sign of the cross and pray the rosary and Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. I used the rosary bracelet that my brother gave me when he went to Cebu City. My morning start to praise God and thank Him for the distance that I reach and for my pacing. Truly it is a great morning. I will make it as a routine..
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Recently, this yoga for runners was introduced to me and boy! I find it soooo ammazziing.. Not only helps you calm your mind it also helps your breathing and flexibility as well. I was hesitant at first I thought its just waste of time to do yoga. But I was wrong my experienced doing yoga prove that. Big factor is I have now balance posture and later on I can manage some difficult exercise. I never imagine I can do it for a long period of time. I now believe your muscles can be flexible if your doing it with passion and dedication in time. I'm doing yoga for almost two months now, once a week,for one and a half hours. You can feel your muscles hurts so bad but I'm sure its in the good way. I'm encouraging my readers to try yoga.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
I feel proud and very happy because the first time I run for 21k I made it to the finish line with the time of 2 hours and 20 minutes. My last kilometer I gave it all i sprint just to catch the number 9 finisher. But I failed, she was faster than me. She maintain her pace. It doesn't matter what my place is what matters most is I made friends.Number 9 and I became friends that's priceless.:)
Friday, October 4, 2013
This is the way we bond. This is the way we share our time. This is the way we show our love. This is the way we do it. My brother has a great influence in my running activities. I saw the transformation that running has brought him. It inspires me somehow. I was stumble the first time I run. It's true when you're just starting to run the thought of giving is always on your mind. But with severe perseverance to attain your goals to get fit of course. You will make it. It takes time. Thank you my brother for introducing running in my world.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Long training paid off after months of preparation finally I had my first half marathon medal. I feel proud and happy because for the first I made it to the finish line with 2 hours and 20 minutes and I made it to the top ten female category. Kudos to the organizer and the people behind the success of the first talakudong half marathon. Thank you for the experience and memories.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Since I live far away from the beach I never stop dreaming that I'm going to run in the seashore. I want to feel the wind hit my face, the fresh air that I'm going to take compared to the road. I want to feel the cold breeze that touches my skin. How exciting is that? I will not stop dreaming as long as I live.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Many illness has come out in the world nowadays. There's diabetes, cancer, AIDS, so on and so forth. People are not aware how important to take care of our body. I was like that before I eat unhealthy foods but when I realize it's time for me to love myself. It's been awhile since I started running. I read positive thoughts or quotes to keep me going. Last Saturday, I had a chance to run with Tacurong Runner's Club. The experience was amazing they are fast. I was behind just following them. This month I'm going to practicemy speed. I want to run fast without stopping. I'm going to push myself to the limit for the upcoming Talakudong 1st half marathon this coming September 15,2013.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
My alarm turned on this morning at 4:40. I was lazy to get up as usual so I went to sleep for about five minutes then I force myself to get up to jog. I went outside for an hour for a run. My dog fifi went with me both of us reach 11.77 kilometers. I feel really good. My positive attitude keeps me going.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Today is my relax day in running. Sometimes I need to rest for tomorrows another day. I want to regenerate my energy for Sunday's long run. I never stop dreaming to run from Tacurong City round ball to Isulan, Sultan Kudarat round ball estimated 11 kilometers and vice versa. I hope I can reach 22 kilometers this Sunday. Goodluck to my breath, calves and hamstring. :)
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Maybe you're wondering why I change the title of my blog from CAREGIVING to RUNNERS JOURNAL. The main reason is I'm into running now and I want to share what is being a runner journey. I've been using Caregiving for a long period of time but now I decided to change it. It is very similar because it talks about giving care to others who went through just like me. I want to give my care to those individual who are struggling to get fit. I want to be their inspiration.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Who would thought from being a obese turns into fit person. Yes! you read that right. I was 65 kilos back then I eat anything I desire. When the perfect time for me to get fit comes I grabbed it without hesitation. Working out is so much fun especially when your sweat is dripping on the floor. That's the fruit of your labor. That sweat right there will give you the determination to go on. Just don't get lazy. Put it on your mind I can do this. I can push myself to the limit where I can sculpt my body someday. The painful part of working out is your muscles are burned but that doesn't stop you its just that muscle pain will give you the strengthto keep on what you have started. Be the best you can be. Love yourself and get fit!!!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
It was last September when I started to jogging every morning that was the time I quit smoking. I thought to myself its time to get fit. As a starter, I bought a pair of shoes but a second shoe which I'm always doing that.( Now I realized it's not worth it). I have a difficulty in breathing that time because my lungs were adjusting to my new lifestyle. It was November when Gawad Kalinga a non profit organization organize a fun run called Zombies Outbreak. It was my first time to joined a fun run but I was catching my breath for a 5 kilometer run. It was hard for me at first. My goal was to lose weight, running which is not so expensive hobby so I did. It helps me release the tension I have inside my head. When I run the feeling of being free for awhile. The feeling of the wind that damps your face. The feeling of being alive again. And the best part of running is feeling the sweat falling in your face.