BDM Post

March 11, 2010

Please check my BDM 102 post on my new blog at Thanks. 🙂

New Blog

February 27, 2010

Please visit my new blog at TheRunningMom. I have exported this blog to the new address, I’m having a hard time telling my blog address to anybody asking. Please follow me there, thanks. 🙂

A Thrilling Valentines at Nuvali

February 18, 2010

Usually, a person would celebrate Valentines Day in a romantic way, some would watch movie, eat at a fine-dining restaurant, but most of the runners preferred celebrating it differently. We got up early, laced up our trail shoes, wore our singlet and headed up to Nuvali for the TNF Thrill of the Trail. A trail run on Valentines day is a breathe of fresh air, you get to run in a different environment and it’s trail. It’s not that often that there’s a Trail Race, so why not join it?

Saw peeps, Mark and Wilnar who also run the 22K course.

22K runners were transferred by bus tho their starting line

I forgot what time our run started but it was still pretty dark, so we traverse the road leading to the trail using our keen eyes not to bump. I think I was running for 2 kilometers when I tipped over a rock and stumble, landing my face flat to the sand. But there are still kind people around us, while most of the runners run past me, there was this one guy who offered his help and told me to take it easy, but I was. Thanks again to Romy Doctolero for helping me. Blessings to you Brother. 🙂

I lost track of how many river crossing we had, but I had fun doing it. At first I was avoiding of getting my shoes wet only to know that I would actually be crossing the river. Safety should always be first when doing a trail run, cause you might get injured if you’re not. The course design my Mr. Neville Manaois and company is the best, and I wouldn’t be thinking twice of joining the race again next year.

Upon crossing the finish line all the girls were given a rose

Erick crossing the finish line after 22K

The race over-all was great, the course is superb, daring and intimidating which have left the runners craving for more. Next trail run is TNF100 at Baguio, will register for the 11K run. See you there. 🙂

With the very energetic Mark who carried Tiffin while crossing the river (Cheesy!)

Erick with Jay Nacino aka Prometheus Cometh and Jason Dela Rama

Will post more picture soon. 😀


When I tipped over a rock I didn’t feel the pain right away, just last Monday I couldn’t move my left arm and pain was unbearable and I went to the doctor to have it checked. I experienced swollen muscles and have to take anti-inflammatory medicine for the pain. 😀

More photos from the Condura Run

February 9, 2010

My angel Carmen 😀

The “Mamaws” Ian and Erick (kulang pa kayo ah)

Erick with Tatay Bert (Tay, saludo ako sa iyo)

Erick with other “Mamaws”

With Sir Ipe (miss you na Sir) 😀

Saw Jason Dela Rama along Buendia, he was limping due to blisters.

Condura Race 2010

February 9, 2010

Last year, I just did a 10K run on the Condura, I’ am dying of envy of those people who run half-marathon showing off their medal and telling what a new adventure it was running the Skyway. That’s why this year I signed up for a farther distance, the original plan was for me to run my very first marathon. Erick, would help me with this goal but with a snap of fate everything changed.  I was sick for six weeks I’ve been a slave to a virus that I almost can’t do anything. I wasn’t allowed to run or do anything strenuous, which have me worried how will I reach my goal of doing my first full marathon this year. Good thing that I emailed sooner Mr. Patrick Concepcion  about my problem.

I had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Patrick Concepcion during the racekit claiming (thanks Sir Pat for the photo)

It’s official I will be doing the 21K instead of the 42K, thanks again Messrs. Patrick Concepcion and Vic Pielago for accommodating me. Congratulations to the Concepcion Brothers. Can’t wait for the next Condura race.


I have conquered the 21K distance for many times now, two of them is an official race the Eco-dash and QCIM, and many of which are LSD conquering Kennon Road and Commonwealth to name a few. But last Sunday was a different 21K distance for me. Yap, I’m proud to say that I did conquer the Skyway but I almost quitted  on this race, but am happy I didn’t.

I will not elaborate more on what I felt and experience during the race because as what my other running friends have told me, finishing and not quitting calls for a celebration. I will not dwell on the past  but I will learn from it. Thanks to Carmen Cabiles for running beside me and so sorry for having you worried about me. To God be the glory!

Photos during the race:

Erick and Vener waiting for the gun start for the 42K

With Ms. Anna aka MeekRunner

View from the Skyway

On my way down from the Skyway (Photo courtesy of Dr. Eire)

Aid Station of and Reiner-Pacific (Thanks guys for the banana and liniment spray, you’re all a big help, photo courtesy of Queenie, thanks girl)

Sheer Will Aquathlon Cup 4 (SWAC)

February 1, 2010

Few hours after arriving from Subic for my kid’s Educational Trip, Erick and I are on the road to Camp Aguinaldo for the Sheer Will Aquathlon Cup. This would be the first time that Erick would be joining the Aquathlon Cup, and this would be a good time to meet some guys.

We arrived at the venue minutes before the race, registered and paid the fee. We were greeted by Commissioner enRico Villanueva and volunteers for the said race.

With Birthday Celebrant Commissioner Rico

Erick with James and Ian

The race was consisted of two categories, the Classic and Lite. For the Classic they would be doing a 6oomteres swim and 5K run while the Lite is 400meters and 3K run. Erick joined the Classic along with other SWAC veterans such as Ian Clemenio and Jason Dela Rama of Believe Strong, he has been cutting off some miles from his running due to his injury and is biking or swimming as his cross-training for the Condura 42K.

Briefing was held before the race

Rico, said that the Classic would go first and let them finish before the Lite would start. I, along with some of the girls were given the task to count the lap of assigned athletes to us, and make it sure that they finish the said laps.

Volunteers Photo Op with Commissioner

“Classic” Picture

I was glad that I attended this race to support my husband, and have met people, some I know only in the forum. Was able to meet them personally and get to chat with them. And I was glad to have helped in this event.

“Lite” Picture

I had lots of fun at this race, and over-all it was organize and there were a lot of participants. There was free food for everyone courtesy of the January birthday celebrants including Rico. I was laughing almost all the time, there were a lot of clowns in the people.

Erick won first place in the Classic followed by Jason Dela Rama and Vinci Carag.

Mga Mamaw


More pictures:

Male Winners of the Classic and Lite category

A race to remember with Derek Ramsay and Century Tuna

January 30, 2010

It’s not that often that I get to be invited in an upcoming race’s Press Conference, and I was fortunate enough to be invited to one. It’s Coach Rio’s first leg of his RunRion Trilogy, the Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010. The Media Launch was held last Thursday, January 28, 2009 at the National Sports Grill. Eager and not wanting to be late, I left early for the venue, since I’m not that particular at Makati Area. I arrived a minute early, saw friends and bloggers at the site.

Here are some details about the run:

WHAT: Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010 – the year’s biggest and most star-studded celebration of health and fitness

WHEN: February 21, 2010

WHERE: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

DISTANCE: 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K


21K, 1st place = P42,000; 2nd place= P21,000; and 3rd place= P10,500

10K, 1st place = P20,000; 2nd place= P10,000; and 3rd place= P5,000

5K, 1st place = P10,000; 2nd place= P5,000; and 3rd place= P3,000

3K, 1st place = P6,000; 2nd place= P3,000; and 3rd place= P1,500

“The Superbods Run, organized in collaboration with the country’s top running coach Rio de la Cruz of RunRio, promises to be a most exciting way to get fit and healthy! Participants will get to run with the country’s hottest celebrities, win great prizes, raffle treats, freebies and a lot of other surprises! “

According to Angela Gamboa, Century Tuna senior product manager, this year’s event is a great way to communicate to consumers that fitness is a way of life that one can adopt regardless of the season and setting. “This year, we decided to hold the Superbods event in Manila to prove that being fit and healthy is a choice, no matter where we are. We can all choose to be fit the whole year through, not just during summer, whether we’re at the beach or in the city.”

On top of the big cash prizes, all top finishers will receive special prizes from Century Tuna, Nike, Timex, and Nature Valley, plus RunRio Finisher’s shirts and medals.

A highlight of the Run is the Superbods Go-See, where race finishers 18 years old and above with fit and healthy bodies can get a chance to become Century Tuna’s next image models. Two males and two females will be picked as the new Century Superbods and win P100,000 each.

Exciting activities such as capoeira and yoga exhibitions await the runners after the race. Everyone can also enjoy delicious Century Tuna recipes and try out the delicious corned beefy taste of Century Corned Tuna.

The event will also feature a raffle-for-a-cause, where participants who present as many Century Tuna labels at the drop-off areas at registration venues and at the event itself get to win big prizes. For every label dropped, a corresponding donation will go to the UNICEF and the WWF.

So run for health and for a good cause! Join the Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010 at the Bonifacio Global City. Registration is until February 8, 2010 at the following venues: Timex Shops at SM Southmall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Megamall; Nike Park at Bonifacio High Street; and Second Wing Running Store at 88 Maginhawa St., Teachers’ Village, Quezon City. Special registration is also held every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nike Running Clinic at Ultra. Late registrants are welcome from February 9 to 15, 2010 only at Nike Park Bonifacio High Street and Second Wind Running Store. You may also register online at  Century Tuna Superbods website or Coach Rio’s Website “until February 7, 2010 only. For questions, call the Century Tuna Superbods Run Secretariat at (02) 703-1736.

Some pictures taken at the Launch:

Derek Ramsay,  Superbods 2009 winners Theresa Fenger and Van Victor Leaño and Kaye Lopez.

Kulit Runner with Derek

Me (all smile) with Derek

Running Diva with Derek

With Running Diva

It’s my kid’s turn

January 18, 2010

Last night,my husband registered my kid at the Alaska IronKids Run Race which will be held on February 28, 2010 at the Manila Polo Club. And just yesterday both of my kids learned how to ride their bicycle without training wheels. At first Erick and I were afraid that they might fall and get hurt,but you have to give your children the encouragement they needed. I remembered that it was at the age of 15 when I learned how to ride bike compared to my kids who have recently turned 6years old. I’ am a proud parent.

Rachelle in her first Triathlon

Rachelle (Swim Leg)

We are encouraging our kids to be physically active, since it gives them discipline and healthy body. As of now we are trying to find a swimming club that my kids could possible join and maybe in the near future enroll them in Coach Ani De Leon’s Kid’s Tri. 🙂

Someone Righteous! (Reminder:This is a political post)

January 15, 2010

This is a political post – read at your own risk! 😀

This is an out of the ordinary post that I usually put here. I would just like to be heard, I want to be counted. Election here in the Philippines had been about political machinery, whether or not a candidate has the money, people and connections had been the measure if someone is capable of running and winning the election.

This post is about my President this coming election, someone who I truly believe that if the people permit would be a good leader. He’s a righteous man before us and God, one of the qualifications I really admire is him being God-fearing which should be the first qualification someone should have before he/she can serve the people.

My vote belongs to Bro. Eddie Villanueva. I’ am not campaigning nor endorsing Bro. Eddie and persuading anybody reading this blog to change their vote and I hope that you would not judge me for voicing out my opinion. This is a free country, I have the right to post my political views but not to the point of pointing the wrongs of other who wish to serve the people. I believe is Bro. Eddie’s vision and I believe Him who is beside Bro. Eddie all the way. I do hope that you pray for God’s will to rule over your decision on whom to vote.

Let us pray that we would have a peaceful election, and may the right person win. May God be with us always. 🙂

Please read Mr. Carlo Ople’s insights about Bro. Eddie at JuanCountry.

There’s always a first for everthing

December 9, 2009

Well, it’s been a while since my last post, life has been busy. Didn’t even blog about my first year anniversary in the blogging[Happy Anniversary to me!] world nor my races for the past months. This post is not about me but about my better half Erick.

Training has been made, miles have been added and the day of reckoning has arrive. Last Saturday, December 5 was the much awaited date Erick has been waiting for. It would be the day that would either make him or break him. It was the day when he will be doing his first Official Triathlon and it would be on off-road, the eXtri 2009.

Months before the anticipated Tri, Erick was already registered for the eXtri 2009 under Team LET, he was so excited of putting the team name in the form. I asked him what does Team LET stands for [besides being my name], he said that it was L-Let, E-Erick and T-twins[our daughters], isn’t he sweet[cheezy di ba?]? He obediently followed his training program for the competition, brick training was also on the menu. As his supportive wife, sometimes I would remind him of his training most especially the swimming part. Knowing that the competition would be on open water I was a bit afraid but God is always good, and no doubt about it.

The race would start at 1:00PM that day, but at 12Noon we’re still on the road to La Luz beach resort in Batangas. We haven’t foreseen the traffic at SLEX nor at Batangas and also we don’t even know how to get there, we just rely on the directions given at the resort’s website. Since Erick was driving, he was in agony of arriving at the site before it even started. And good thing is that we did[Praise God!], he was able to attend the briefing, had his body markings and stationed his bike at the transition area. Everything was in order and as planned.

Swim Leg

The 48 triathletes would be doing a 1K swim, 23K trail bike and 4K trail run. The elite were positioned in front of the starting line when the swim leg begun. Prayers were uttered, encouragements were said to all the brave athletes who joined. My eyes were focused on Erick during the swim leg making sure that nothing bad happens to him.

Mr. Nonoy Basa was the first to finish the swim leg with a time of 17minutes, he sure is fast. And Erick did his 1K swim in 30minutes, the plan was for him to take it easy since this is his first Tri. I told him to enjoy the race and just follow a relax pace.

Bike Leg

He was taking his time in his first transition, I was asking him how does he feel about the swim leg, he stayed in the transition area for 2minutes, which was I guess was too long [he’s taking his time]. All I could do was wait until he finish his bike leg, he told me to wait for him after an hour and a half. But 52minutes later he was already in the transition area, he was fast at his bike leg considering the course was on trail. He was smiling while in Transition2 because even he was surprised when he finished the 23K trail bike in a sub 1hour.

Run Leg

This was his cup of tea, I estimated a 6minutes/K pace for him to finish the 4K run. Thinking that he’s already exhausted I rested on the idea of him finishing the run in 30minutes. The elite/competitive triathletes are already finishing the race and I was still waiting for Erick. Suddenly, there was this two runners who are sprinting to the finish line, as expected one of them was Erick and the other one is Mr. Nonoy Basa[first in the swim leg] of Team Sabak. Both of them was pushing themselves to the cross the finish line, but Mr. Basa accidentally elbowed Erick which have caused him[Basa] to cross the finish line first. The difference with their time was .3 seconds, making Erick third in his age category.

Mr. Noel Salvador finished first with a very fast time of 1:30:17 making him first over-all and Coach Ani De Leon winning first in the Female category with 1:44:52 both are from Team Sabak.

I ‘am so proud of my husband, he’s always good at things he do. And I’m thankful to God for making him that way. The question is when will my first multi-sport race be? [Photos to follow] PTL!