A Biker’s wife

June 16, 2009

It’s been a while since my last post because I’ve been so busy lately. At the end of the day, I’m almost too tired to add entry to my blog. Here ‘s one entry that have been past due, almost two weeks ago, the 3rd Clark Off-road Duathlon was held and my esposo joined. This race was scheduled on the same day as the Mizuno (which BTW marks my first year running anniversary). Most of the runners in the running community here in Manila I know (and don’t know) is joining the Mizuno Race in The Fort, I would have been there if I had a choice but I have to be the “supportive” wife for at least a day or two. I would just be posting picture from the event (the recap would come from my husband, if he’ll do it).

IMG_0020With Elmer, Ian aka Seabiskwit and Erick

IMG_0021Bikers prepare for the event

IMG_0035With PMTB buddy Adrian

It was good day to race, after several days of rains the weather was cooperating on the race day. Esposo said, there were a lot of strong athletes who joined including those who are member of the Philippine Team, Mr. Leo Oracion and many more, he assessed it would be hard to win in a race where strong competitors are so many. The race started with a briefing from the organizer


Race Starts:

IMG_0079Notice how strong the runners look

IMG_0085Two running buddies who are leading the pack

IMG_0092That’s my esposo (in blue)

IMG_0126Nearing the transition area


IMG_0135All smile for the camera ๐Ÿ™‚

IMG_0139Start of the river trail (Sacobia)


After four bike loop, participants have to run another 5K of trail. It looks like a grueling race, biking and running under the scorching heat of sun, river crossing, and wet shoes.

IMG_0197Off to another 5K trail run

IMG_0212Almost there

Esposo’s time (according to me):

First 5K Run Loop – 29 minutes

First 7.5K Bike Loop – 30 minutes

Second 7.5K Bike Loop – 29 minutes

Third 7.5K Bike Loop – 32 minutes

Fourth 7.5K Bike Loop – 30 minutes

Second 5K Run – 35 minutes

He ranked 23rd overall but was supposed to be 19th because the person in charge of recording the time did not get his number and name correctly. Sayang!

To all those who joined, congratulations whether you finish or not it’s one tough race. See you all again next year and hopefully I won’t just be the photographer but a participant too.ย  Other photos are posted in my Facebook account. Please grab it there. (Search nyo po Let Guieb). Thanks.

In preparation for the TNF100

May 22, 2009

Hubby and I will be joining the 10K and 20K event at the TNF100 this coming Sunday and it has been a week-long training. May it be running or cross training I’ve exerted much effort for the said event. Earlier today, my esposo and me are on the road on our way to Timberland Heights to run on it’s trail. We left a little bit late so we were running under the scorching heat of the sun. I did 1 loop and 2 loops for my hubby. The loop was approximately 8K of mud and dirt, and there were a lot of uphill. The loop was combination of trail and road, but at least I get to tune in my feet with trail for today.

Tomorrow, we will be leaving early for Clark so that we recon the trail route early before we check-in at the hotel. I hope that it wouldn’t rain that much and may we have a good running weather on the event day.

To all those who are joining the 100K solo and relay, my prayers are with your, may the Lord keep you safe. May you finish it with a good time and of course injury-free. See you all this Sunday and let us enjoy the race. ๐Ÿ™‚

When a runner cannot run

April 13, 2009

My family and I just came back from a three day vacation from Clark. Nope, we didn’t go home to either Laguna or Baguio for some much needed vacation. We know too well that both of this place would be full of people who has same mindset — long holiday. We stayed at Holiday Inn Clark for 2 nights to have some rest, we spent a lot of time on the pool and in bed, plus my kids get to participate in the hotel’s Egg Hunt. It would also been a good time for some run but a very, very bad thing happened to my foot or my toenail to be exact. Here are my accounts of my vacation and mishappening of my foot.


It was my scheduled pedicure last Thursday but because most of salons were not open I operated on my feet instead. While digging to my big toenail, I accidentally dug too much and felt a little pain, since I saw no blood I continued with the surgery and Alas! it was successful. Yipee! I was able to save some money, instead of paying a manicurist I did the job well. (or that’s what I thought).


We just stayed at home for our accommodation at the hotel would be on Saturday to Monday. We just watched movie and went out later in the afternoon for some KFC chicken and pizza at Pizzahut. It was an ordeal finding a store which opened on that day, but we did find one in Araneta Center. (My toenail is feeling a little sore)

I forgot to tell that we went around the Metro and stopped by Baywalk and saw this:


These kids are not afraid of any sickness they could get from the polluted water of the Manila Bay


Having a picnic on the Manila Bay grounds

These families opted to spend their Good Friday by swimming and having a picnic at the Manila Bay


I packed the things that needed to be brought in our stay at Clark, I included my running, biking and swimming clothes for the three days stay at Clark, we will be running the New Balance route as what we did last February when we went there for the Hot Air Balloon Festival. We arrived at 4PM in Clark, my kids were excited about the swimming and once we got there immediately changed to their swimsuits, my beautiful Rebeccah accidentally stepped on my injured toenail while she was excitedly hugging andย  kissing me. I shouted in pain and looked at my poor toenail, the sore became SORE!ย  I self medicated taking pain killers and antibiotics, I don’t want it to become worse!And so my foot rested.

img_0282Busy doing nothing ๐Ÿ™‚


It’s Easter Sunday! I dressed up my kids and went to garden of the hotel. When we got there, the program was already starting and so is the game but good thing the egg hunt haven’t started yet. There were lots of kids who joined and it was a fun, Clarky was also there (he is the official mascot of Clark who according to the front desk officer celebrated his birthday yesterday) My kids get 7 eggs in total, 4 for Rachelle and 3 for Rebeccah, it’s quite a few but its okay. They won prizes in the games, they got a loot bag from Jack TV which was one of the sponsors.

img_0205My Rebeccah and Rachelle

img_0220Mama, where are the eggs?

img_0233Bec found a green egg

img_0245Showing off their eggs

img_0270Want some carrot topping?

img_0262Happy Easter


My esposo woke up early for a bike ride along with his brother. Too bad, I cannot come for my toenail had enough suffering so I just opted to swim with my two kids. Good thing is that it was still early so there were only few people in the pool area. We played and enjoyed in the pool for two hours and went back to the room to shower and packed for we had to check out. At exactly 11AM, we were on the road to Manila, back to reality and back to the normal life.

img_0342Check out time na!

As I’ am writing this, my toenail is in stinging pain. I wanted to post its picture but I’d rather not for it’s too gruesome, for now me and my toenail would heal together, my toenail from the pain of its affliction and me from the pain of not running. I won’t run it Greenfield this Sunday but I would be there, salivating in envy as I watch runners cross the finish line. But this is not the end for me and my foot, we would come back with a vengeance. ๐Ÿ˜€

See you all! (my toenail says) ๐Ÿ™‚

TNF 100 Clark

March 4, 2009

TNF 100

Woot! Woot! Another race from TNF! Join ulit ako!