Shards of Wisdom

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Pain

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"Life is pain. I wake up every morning I'm in pain. I go to work in pain. Do you know how many times I wanna give up? How many times I thought of ending it?"
-Gregory House, MD

That's Simon..

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Teh Reason..

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Naruto Shippuden #587

Mt. Daguldol hike (Day 2)

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Teh Mountain chain in the morning

majestic sunrise rays

fellow mountaineers na inaabangan ang sunrise at the peak

si Prince habang busy sa pagkuha ng pics

sunrise ^^;

teh author, "side"-tripping

masarap kaya yan?

after breakfast, light talks, photoshoots at sa pag ligpit ng tent, all set na sa pag-descend

teh Assault team, Ed, Jim and I

Kahit pababa na kami, since mataas na ang araw, tagaktak parin ang pawis ko talaga at kada lakad ko may pumapatak sa lupa. Medyo nag slow down na rin ako at masakit na ang paa ko dahil tuloy tuloy kami sa pagbaba at ayaw na namin abutin ng tanghali. Dinaanan nalang namin ang tindahan ng buko at halo-halo. Nag-antay saglit sa ibang kasama para hindi lumayo ang gap.

Dinaanan ang waiting sheds at inantay sila ng ilang minuto hanggang sa umabot na ng 1 oras eh napagpasyahan na naming bumaba sa sitio at antayin nalang sila sa pinag-antayan namin na tindahan. 12:30nn kami dumating sa baba at makalipas ang 2 oras eh sila naman. Balak ng team na maligo bandang hapon na para hindi mainit. Kaya bandang 4pm matapos ang pahinga at halo-halo ulit. Naligo na rin kami at hindi na kumuha ng cottage dahil nagtitipid rin kami. Nilatag nalang namin sa may puno ang gamit namin sabay ligo.

Meanwhile, eto mga pics sa beach, sana lahat ng climb enoh meron mga beach sa baba para refresh ka talaga.. hehe!








homeward bound, San Juan-Lipa-Manila route, many many thanks sa GreenLife Icon
for again inviting me to teh annual friendship climb, hope to see you soon guys, 'till next climb

fellow mountaineers who conquered Mount Daguldol

Mt. Daguldol hike (Day 1)

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3:30 am - Wake up time! Supposedly 3am dapat ako magising,sana hindi ako ma-late
4:00 am - FX, Montalban to Batasan, buti nalang at right on time ang pagdaan
4:30 am - Jeep, Batasan to McDonalds Philcoa, medyo umaabon pa, sana lang hindi lumakas
4:45 am - Met Prince sa McDo sabay daan sa Mercury para bumili ng water at trail foods, LRT-Buendia ang route namin, nag-dalawang isip pa kung mag-Quezon Avenue ba then Monumento, napagpasyahan na mag-Cubao nalang daw, eh kaso dumaan rin naman sa Highway ang bus kaya umikot lang kami parang ewan lang.
5:30 am - Arrived at Monumento, kaunting lakad pa-LRT, dahil malaki ang bag ko, aba merong X-Ray, sosyal na ngayon ang LRT.
6:00 am - LRT Buendia to Gil Puyat (Buendia)


6:15 am - RRCG Bus, paalis palang ng 6am trip. Sayang at may WiFi pa naman.
6:30 am - Antay mga GreenLife Icon guys, si Sir Bing ang unang dumating
7:30 am - Departure from Buendia, special passenger pa si Eily dahil sa HyperMarket pinasadya pang antayin ng bus, hehe!
10:30 am - Arrival at San Juan, Batangas town proper
11:00 am - Jeep to Hugom, San Juan, Batangas, fair weather ahead!
11:30 am - Registration at Hugom Barangay Hall, lunch at nearest Carinderia, prep-up
11:45 am - Jump off!

Beautiful coastline of La Luz Beach resort as we passed by

Start of trek mode

Ingat at baka mabasa ang shoes, hehe!

pati aso nakiki-beach na rin sa sobrang init

start of the forest path

Sinet-up ko rin ang Endomonto sports tracker, hiking mode. Sana lang makaabot pa siya sa taas bago ma-drain yung battery. Ilang oras at stops din ang inakyat namin. Grabe ang trail na ito, ang haba ng assault at ilang area lang ang flat. Kaya pwersahan ang paa ko talaga kahit months palang ang theraphy ko sa plantar fasciitis. Hindi masyado mahangin kaya todo tagaktak rin ang pawis namin. At since maraming girls sa group at medyo tanghali na rin kaya bumagal kami at 5-mins ang pahinga.

Ilang oras din ang nilakad namin. At on my part, hindi matapos ang pagtulo ng pawis sa mukha ko, sobra pa ito sa trail run at ilang pounds kaya ang nawala sa akin matapos ang hike na ito. Si Sir Bing, grabe din ang pawis at pinigaan na rin niya ang damit niya sa steep ng trail. Nauna kaming tatlo nina Ed at Jim sa grupo at inaalala kasi namin na baka gabihin kami sa daan at mahirap na. Naka ilang daan rin kami sa mga locals na nagbebenta ng halo-halo. Sayang lang at hindi namin nakita si Mang Lizardo na pamoso sa mga website.

Nag refresh ng stock ng tubig at pahinga sa ilang waiting sheds at bahay. Ilang minuto pa at mga 5pm ng hapon. Finally matapos ang katakot-takot na paghihirap. Naakyat rin namin ang tuktok ng bundok Daguldol. Biglang upo agad kami sa sobrang hapo, habang pinapanood ang ibang mountaineers na nagsesetup na rin ng camp sa lugar na iyon.

summit at 5:30pm

Nag-scout muna kami sa ibang area at siksikan na rin kasi kami sa lower part ng summit. Walang tao pero malayo sa water source. Mga ilang minuto pa ang lumipas at nakarating na rin sa summit ang iba naming mga kasama. Pinagdesisyunan na rin na dito nalang kami with other mountaineers mag setup para hindi malungkot dun at kami lang kasi dun sa bakanteng area.

tent mode, ahaha! sorry mali yung paglagay ng fly, unang binyag ng tent ko

After mag-setup at kumain ng light dinner, umidlip na rin kami. Grabe nga daw ang kunsyerto namin ni Prince sa paghagok, sobrang pagod siguro. Ginising nalang kami ni Hans (anak ni Sir Bing) at mag-games na daw. Nakakatuwa ang mga palaro nila at nag-enjoy talaga ako, kaunting meeting at iba pang discussion. Hanggang sa napagpasyahan ng group na matulog na. Lights off mode. 12:00mn!

1 tulog na lang!

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Teh First Stage

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I know he has his reasons, and I won't force him to tell me if he doesn't want to. You know, privacy? Maybe my ex is right that I am shit clueless on what I'm doing, but there's one thing I know: I want him out of my life. I am sincerely sad that it has come to this, but I've been sad way too long. What's running in my mind is that a little bit more sadness won't hurt anymore if I can be given the chance to be happy afterwards. I'm clinging on the chance to be happy. I'm that desperate.
-Truth (Part One), Nox' One Midnight Wolf

Aantayin mo pabang maubos ito?

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Strong Person

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naruto shippuden #586

Five Things Every Runner Should Quit Doing Right Away

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re-blogged from Takbo Printipe!; thanks for the inspiring article


1.  QUIT NEGATIVE SELF TALK

Believe it or not, we have control of that little voice in our heads. Never allow it to say things like, “I can’t” or “I’ am no good at this.” Replace any negative self-talk with positive messages. During a run or a race, repeat phrases like, “I feel good. I am strong. I am relaxed. This is easy.” You will be amazed at how this little mental trick can make a big difference!

2.  QUIT MAKING EXCUSES

Running is a do-it-yourself project. No one else can do it for you. You alone must put in the work to achieve your goals. Don’t allow bad weather, busy schedules, or dead batteries in your ipod, keep you from getting in your workouts. We make time for the things that are important to us. We make excuses when we don’t follow through. Quit making up reasons you can’t and start creating ways you can!

3. QUIT LIMITING YOURSELF

To truly break through in running we have to give up self-limiting beliefs. When we believe something is impossible, it usually is. When we believe that we are made for more, we often surprise ourselves with breakthrough performances. Quit believing in your limits and remove a barrier to discovering just how far and fast you can go!

4.  QUIT COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS

You can always find someone who is slower, faster, heavier, lighter, older, or younger than you are. If you measure your success in running based on other people, you lose focus of the only person who really matters, and the only person you can control, yourself. Quit comparing yourself to others and focus on your own PR’s, goals, and personal progress. If you are making progress then you are winning and have a reason to celebrate each accomplishment!

5.  QUIT WAITING FOR SOMEDAY

Think of one thing you would like to do someday.  Maybe you want to run your first 5K, marathon, or ultra.  Maybe you want to join a running club in your area or start doing core exercises before you go to bed each night. Whatever it is, quit waiting for “someday” and get started now. The first step is the hardest and then you will have momentum to carry you. If the only thing stopping you is getting started, then make someday today!

Pers LSD run

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data thru Endomondo, route from Timberland area (San Mateo) back to Montalban, Rizal
i know masyadong mabagal yan at lagpas na sa cutoff, puro lakad at pahinga kasi ang ginawa.. teehee!

Mga Makabagong Kasabihan (Kabadingang Edition)

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1.“Aanhin mo ang gwapo kung mas malandi pa sayo!?”
2.“Walang matinong lalake sa malanding kumpare.”
3.“Wala nang hihigit pa sa malansang isda, kundi ang isang balahurang bakla.”
4.“Sa hinaba-haba ng prosisyon, bading din pala ang iyong ka relasyon.”
5.“Ang tumatakbo ng matulin, may gwapong hahabulin”
6.“Matalino man ang bading, na peperahan pa rin.”

Onli in da Pilipins

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JamPak Race

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Kaya naman pala hati ang mga runner on the last sunday of May, tambak ang mga racing events..



data courtesy of PinoyFitness.com

Runnr Lab

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sa mga metro manila north area runners dyan, grab the opportunity..

teh Tali Beach experience II

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thanks Ms. Angel Canada for the photo..

On Imitation..

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Naruto Shippuden #585

Man to Pig, a life cycle!

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Tali Beach, teh 2nd time around

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Sounds Familiar?

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All Time Favorite Blogpost

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Merrell Adventure Run, 10k, 21k route map!

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Hitler Reacts to Tulfo-Santiago Brawl!

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Race Sked

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One of the few runnings events that I would possibly join..

I'm hoping for a free shuttle service here, and this would be my first trail run kaya excited rin ako!

since katabi lang namin ang San Mateo (Montalban, which is the venue of the 1st adventure run at Wawa Dam), would love to do another trail run

"Nature's Trail Discovery Run" test run (Part 2)

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morning fogs suggesting were already at a high altitude area

beautiful view of low altitude clouds

the mighty mountains of the Sierra Madre

the author taking pride in conquering the mountain

little siesta session with other runners

with Sir JazzRunner at the summit

descend mode

Manong with his "panabong", one of the few villages we met along the trail

the aftermath, muddy shoes pero it's worth the adventure nevertheless

Chase runners - Jared, Neil, Mhalot, me and Arthur!

walk back to the village

with gorgeous runners from PinoyFitness

kids sharing their smiles to us!

more group pics from the veterans


Some last minute reminders to the runners before the event..
- Please avail the Shuttle bus options included to the race para worry free kayo during your travel to the area
- Wear warmers especially sa leg, you'll be crossing high cogon grass out there which may injure you
- Since this would be a trail run, prepare to get WET lalo na yung precious shoes niyo

Many thanks to Phimco Sporting events for the invitation to do a test run to the upcoming Nature's Discovery Run! Ang again here are the details of the race..

Nature’s Trail Discovery Run
May 27, 2012 (1st Leg)
San Andres, Tanay, Rizal

Registration starts today. Registration Fees are:
April 16– May 15, 2012
10K (Open to all Filipino) – Php750.00
21K (Open to all Nationalities) – Php950.00

If you register for two (2) you will receive a free souvenir singlet from the past two runs – Health is Wealth and Love a Tree. Giveaway is good while supply lasts.

Registration Promo:
Running Teams can avail of the following promos. Register 5 participants and you get to register 1 more runner for free. A team of 9 members registering for the event can register 3 more runners for free.

Registration Outlets:
Chris Sports SM City North EDSA (Ground Floor)
Chris Sports SM Megamall (2nd Floor, Bldg. B)
Chris Sports SM City Manila
Chris Sports Market! Market! (4th Floor)

A Runner’s Circle

Aloha Hotel
Roxas Blvd. cor. Quirino Ave., Malate, Manila

R.O.X.
Bonifacio High Street, BGC

PIMCO Sporting Events
Tel. (02) 532.1645

Official Closing of Registration: May 15, 2012
-Additional Php200.00 for Transportation
-Free Camping (bring your own camping gear and tent, a day before / during the event)

Inclusion: Race Bib, Finisher Shirts and Medal for all categories