I chose RUNNING specifically was because — as Murakami so eloquently put it –my competition is the most formidable foe of all; ME. The person I have to beat is that girl I was last week. The person I was yesterday.
My background in running started in 1992 February 9 when my Dad took me to a Fun Run held at De La Salle Santiago – Zobel in Ayala Alabang Village Muntinlupa where I graduated my elementary and secondary education. Because of the acknowledgement medal, I found myself running around the school’s soccer field oval as a Track & Field Varsity team member/athlete in between swimming, tennis and other sports. Albeit, I wasn’t competitive or aware of setting Personal Records (PR), among all the sports, the love for running reigned.
Being on a hamster training (running on the treadmill) at the gym back in college, trying out capoeira, and cross-training incorporating Bikram Yoga, casting a route back on land started in 2006-2007 when I flew in to Jackson Hole Wyoming, USA for an internship program to cure my homesickness and stress living alone abroad. I found the passion back when I flew in to New York City, living the dream running around Central Park and walking endlessly around blocks and curves in the city that never sleeps.
Flew back to Manila due to allergies wherein the medicine non-calorically ballooned me to such unpleasant weight, the awareness to all trainings, goal-settings and personal records arrived in 2008. Until then, I found therapy to running as I conquered depression and self-battling issues and cross training through Surfing, TRX and Zumba.
From what seemed to be just an ordinary diary of my thoughts in running and losing weight to make myself more accountable, the Runaholic was born.
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I have been stressing on how I’ll celebrate my birthday each year.
My 25th was celebrated in Cebu together with the girls and we twirled around metro as we witnessed and celebrated our friend’s wedding. During my 26th, blessings poured in when a colleague offered a FORD EVERST for me to test drive for a week together with my friends and more blessing came when FONTANA gave me a 2 nights, 3 days stay gate-away; we ran, swam, slept, ate a lot and went out for surfing! It was also a weekend which made me conquer the fear of driving in the country.
This year although I booked a flight to Palawan for my own Eat,Pray,Love retreat; I decided to have it rebooked and celebrate instead with TEAM REEBOK – the team who breathe an active lifestyle with passion above interests and all of you who has been supporting us together with the brand. The entire year has been a huge milestone of change for me since the day I got myself self-employed, Team Reebok opened more opportunities along the way. Lifestyle change brought me to this disposition hence together with the PARTY WIZARDS BIZ, we’re extending our gratitude by celebrating and helping the beneficiaries which we’ve helped together as a group, as a team.
- VISAYAN Forum – Philippine-based NGO recognized for its groundbreaking work for the empowerment of vulnerable migrants, particularly victims of human trafficking through social movements. Clothes are well appreciated, the men and women will endlessly thank you and it will definitely clothe them with warmth.
- LIFELINE Foundation – non-stock, non-government organization dedicated to the relief of the oppressed and victim-minded. Donate few baby clothes for their upcoming outreach and missions, you’ll get to help not just babies but mothers in need too!
- JeepneED – This is a green mobile science and technology lab for rural school in the Philippines.They needs 50 liters a week to run – donate your veggie oil cutting our carbon emissions by up to 50% AND support education!
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