The Year that Was

Today, the 27th of December marks the last 4 days of the present year.

It’s always nice to look back and reminisce about the best of the things this year has offered.

January 2012 – I bagged one of the hardest buckle to get. 🙂

2nd BDM 160K Ultra
2nd BDM 160K Ultra

February is a slack.

March 2012 – I finished the 2nd Tanay 50K Ultramarathon. One of the hardest short ultras. (for me).

April 2012 – I finished the 2nd Mayon 360 50-miles. One of the hottest and rainiest event of the year. (for me).

May to July is a slack. Lots of peak-bagging, though.

August 2012 – I finished the 2nd Fort Magsaysay to Dingalan Aurora 60K Ultramarathon. One of the hardest road ultras too. (for me).

September to October is a slack. Lots of cross-fits though.

November 2012 – I finished my 1st CM50 60K category. One of the toughest trail ultramarathon. (for me).

CM50 60K Category
CM50 60K Category

December 2012 – all slack. 🙂 Crossfits and meals! Hahahaha. Very few short runs.

🙂

My DAILYMILE got some stats.

The Last 12 months
The Last 12 months
Total for the YEAR 2012
Total for the YEAR 2012

Then and Now: Reminiscing

It was my first official race.
OCT 18, 2008
OCT 18, 2008
All alone.
Prepared and excited.
Arrived at the Starting Line early.
Brought nothing but guts.
Was running in pain just after 2 kms until the 4th.
Finished strong.
OCT 18, 2009
OCT 18, 2009
This is my 3rd Full Marathon.
Will run with lots of friends.
Preparing well.
Will bring hydration belt and chewables.
Loading more guts.
Will run in an easy pace to avoid pain.
Will finish just fine.
I ran 8kms then. Now, about to take on a 42Kms.
I was so new then, I dont look as old now.
I have no strategy then, I am wiser now.
I dont know my pace then, I am a PACER now.
I once was a newbie…I still am.
I’d like to Insist!