Official Result – Gatorade Run 11/22

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All thanks and praise be to God, my exceeding joy!

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Race Report: Gatorade Run 11/22

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It was a festive Sunday morning. Walking to the race venue, I chanced upon the gunstart of the 22-km runners.


While walking and sipping my hot coffee to the starting line, I noticed how lively the road was when decorated.


I then started looking for the Media Tent where I will be getting the race kit. I am running for as a media blogger. It didnt even take long for me to get the race kit. I was simply asked to sign. ;)


I strolled around the race venue before proceeding then to the warm-up area. Yes, there is such a thing now. Lots of runners walking, jogging, running to warm up. Others are doing their stretchings.


This event is well-attended. I thought so.

There was this less-than 3-minute of warm-up by Fitness First before the actual count-down. 11217812_10153190176836806_4629107977304243638_n

It can’t be helped. Gatorade has always been where running is…

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It’s APEC week and we have work.

Thank God for all the benefits of this event.

However, some people can’t understand the side effects.

Metro Manila closed a lot of roads where the APEC leaders are. Yes, for security reason. But also, the domino effect of a heavy traffic someplace else, especially in the south is worth considering. The Caviteños suffered a lot.

Well, a lot of people suffered. But the people living in the direction of Cavite got hit so bad.

I am luckily situated in the heart of the City of Manila. Workplace is Walking, Biking, Running Distance only.

so easy to run to work! so easy to run to work!

COULD have been this hard if I was a marathon distance away. :) COULD have been this hard if I was a marathon distance away. :)

I could have been parade-resting someplace nasty and stinky...since it's a holiday I could have been parade-resting someplace nasty and stinky…since it’s a holiday

I could be singing-along with my BORING friends... I could be singing-along with my BORING friends…

I could have been starting a night run to morning.....with elite runners. I could have been starting a night run to morning…..with…

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Seek the Lord

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Today is the first day of the Ten (10) Days of Awe before the Day of Atonement. It is also the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

To the believers, messianic believers, this is a day of great importance. Even to the Prophetic Church here in the Philippines.

Why seek the Lord?

For the benefit of my friends, family and the general public whom the Lord touches, allow me to relate to you at least one (1) reason why.



As written in the prophetic book of Zephaniah:

Zephaniah 2:3

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Seek the LORD, all you humble of the earth, who carry out what He commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be concealed on the day of the LORD’s anger

It is a prophecy of what is to come. No one knows when, but there will be…

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Psalm 103:12

As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. (HCSB)

Reading the whole of Psalm 103 brings us to a whole lot of great things about our God. The above quoted verse is just but one of the many things He has done for us – and is continually doing. We all have sinned…not one is righteous in the eyes of God – but the Son redeemed us. Hence, King David starts the Psalm with so much call for praise!

Allow me to highlight the good things God does, and what He is:

  • He forgives sins – no matter how grave!
  • He heals diseases – and any disease at that!
  • He redeems us from death
  • He crowns us with love and tender mercies
  • He fills our life with good things
  • He gives righteousness and justice to those who are…

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Great Improvement

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Last year, I made a plan to make this year a year of breaking records and PRs. So far, I have beaten myself in a couple of races now.

Last April 26, 2015, my first race for this year, I was able to run a new personal best on a 42K. Of course, almost all distances below except 10K was a PR.

The following month, May, I joined a 10K fun run in Pasig. Again, I was able to beat my own PR. I was so happy with the result of my erratic training. Low mileage yet effective workouts. With or without sleep doesn’t matter.

Again, last June 14, 2015, I joined PAL’s Manila Marathon. Such prestige in the name but was a poorly managed race. We started by a countdown. Not a single tarp to say we are in what event and where exactly is the start. First water…

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2nd for this Year

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Just yesterday, it dawned on me.

I was busy at work and not able to run as often as I should.

..I have a marathon on Sunday!

Yes, it’ll just be my 2nd for this year. The first being a good PB and PR at the National Geographic Channel Race last April 24, 2015. I was sleepless the day before it. Hopefully, I could finished well and good this time. Manila International Marathon is a great race even before. Then, the cut-off is 5-hours. Whoever changed the cut-off to 6, I don’t know. I won’t point a finger here. I’d just run the way I always do. Easy pace…running along with how I feel and listening well to my body. A new PR or PB wouldn’t hurt but I will not focus on that. I’d enjoy running as it comes to me. That’s how it should be.

We’ll see by…

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First Race of the Year 2015

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April 24, 2015
I was looking for a 21K race bib at least for the past few days. I was already ready to settle for a 10K when I saw a post of a runner who can’t make it on the run. No hesitation. No doubt. I messaged the owner of a 42K bib for the National Geographic Channel Race.

It was already late in the evening. I was watching full game NBA highlights of the playoffs until past midnight.

I just can’t sleep. This has been going on for weeks now. Even a 2K jog will keep me awake till morning.

I tried to just relax in bed. Watching my wife and kids sleep.

Near 5am, April 25, 2015, I received a reply from the owner of the 42K bib. I’m just glad. I agreed to meet her at U.P.

I took a jeep to Taft, and another jeep…

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I will definitely give this PAL marathon a go. Route and proximity is my training ground. :)PAL-Manila-Marathon-2015-Li-Ning-Manila-Run-2015Due to the proximity of the Laguna Marathon, I am considering a replacement one – YAKULT! 10-miler. :)


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The Month of March

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Aside from this month being the birthdate of my parents, it’s also the month I made a good and big progress in my training. :)

I postponed the hardcore CORE training up until some other months because I work at night for this month. Energy is already up and at a good level, but I have to balance my time…family, work, running. I did not even accept coaching for this month.

Here’s my progressive mileage so far, for this month. Note that I have not been joining any race.

As of the night of March 25, 2015 As of the night of March 25, 2015

With this much, I have been ranking at 2nd, 3rd, and now 4th, as of this writing. Only in the Philippines, among those who are up to the challenge.

4th, this day 4th, this day

I am already at my racing weight. I already have maintained it for this month. I am still not racing though…

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