Sunday, October 31, 2010

New PR for my 2nd Pikermi!

CitiGym Halloween Half Marathon 20.59 km 02:28 07:10 pace
New PR and running with VFF at that! It's Phalangging first official Pikermi and we paced with Agz from start to finish. Treated the run as LSD at very chillax pace.... but we are also excited to finish it strong and get a new PR. The weather really cooperated and the route is very nice. Finally met Doc Marc before the start of the race. Members of TeamTytsBogo finished the race with new PRs and a medal to be proud of. Thank you Lord for giving us the courage and the strength to finish the race! 




Congrats to all members of TeamTytsBogdo for their individual personal records. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Finally Conquered!

Finally conquered Asia's Longest Zipline last Saturday, October 23, 2010.




Now, that's a new feat in my Bucket List.

Just sad that until now I'm still waiting for the pics... *sigh*


Wanna zip? --> Visit Dahilayan Adventure Park

Monday, October 18, 2010

First Unofficial Full Marathon and Beyond!

*First Unofficial Full Marathon and Beyond! 46.15 km 10:31 13:40 pace
Katol and Phalangging's longest run so far. The weather cooperated from the start of the run at around 4:40am till about 10am. We conquered the run from JY Square to Balamban proper with 17 uphills and downhills. Not to mention the 5-km Killer Downhill. 




CERC members headed by Sir Ken Casquejo and Sir Raffy Uytiepo shared their water and sweet corn along the way. Doc Alex Junia also gave ice cold bottled water. They were on their way back to Cebu. Bumped with Ultra-Marathoner Atty. Haide Acuna at KM30 -- she ran from Balamban to Cebu. 


Caught up with some Ungo Friends at the Columbia Masters Duathlon at KM33. Doc King2x and Adz glad gave their Gatorade while Belle, Coleen and Ace also gave cookiesWe slowly trod some more uphills and downhills. 
After reaching KM40, I was already in pain. My left phalanges are so painful while my right calf was like being pinched with 100 needles. 
After seeing the 45-kilometer marker, I already had mixed emotions. My legs are so tired and weary. Water is scarce and the sun is still up. I was literally limping while walking at the last 5kms of the run. I was really tempted to ride the habal-habal as the drivers signaled if we are going to ride to Balamban. 


I can't imagine myself running more than 10 freakin' hours! But after today's run I can definitely say that I can finish CCM 2011!
Special thanx to Doc Willie, Mommy Twinkle of DepEd, Gabby of Cebu Daily News, Alex, William, TTB Eric, RH Runners Rico and Creas, April and Ate Cora. Tito and 2 other runners went back to Cebu earlier in the run as they have engagements in the afternoon. 



TTB Sighting: Wonder Colili covering the Duathlon event.
What can I say? Pain is temporary! Pride is Forever!
See slideshow of photos in my PicasaWeb: Balaman LSD 
*A repost from my dailymile.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ungo Runners Think Pink

The Ungo Run last night had a different twist -- same color but with a different taste. Ungo Runners donned their new t-shirts courtesy of Ayala Center Cebu. At the back it says, “Ungo Runners Think Pink”. Yes! We Ungo Runners think Pink not just because it is our official color but it’s also our cause.

Left Photo: Ungo Ladies Think Pink: Doc King2x, Belle, Coleen, Micke and Bikik
Right photo: Nice Ungo shirt front and back design courtesy of Ayala Center


Ayala Center Cebu sponsored the Think Pink campaign and is now on its third year. This collaboration is also made possible thru the Rotary Club and Rotaract Club of Cebu Fuente and also with the ICanServe Foundation Cebu Chapter headed by Ms. Mary Anne Alcordo-Salomon.  The Ungo Runners were honored to be part of this campaign.

Pre-Run Motivational Spreaker

Raul Cepeda
We had the usual motivational speeches before the run. Our motivational speaker is no stranger in the running community. Raul Cepeda shared his stories about how he gets into being fit and healthy at the age of 77. Yes – 77 freakin’ years! And he’s been drinking papaya juice all this time saying it is his own anti-oxidants.
At 77, Raul Cepeda was the oldest runner to register in the 34th Milo Marathon Cebu Eliminations held last month. He ran a Pikermi! But guess what, he doesn’t want to stop there. He says he will be running his first ever full Marathon come CCM 2011. Amazing!


I Run for Life

Me'anne and Joy
Me’anne Alcordo-Salomon graced the post-run activity and shared her story as a breast cancer patient and her passion in empowering other breast cancer patients now as a breast cancer survivor.  She shared a very inspiring video. See video in this link.

Missing Mom

Watching the video was very heart-warming for me and I’ve been teary-eyed as I get to see the courage of those survivors in the images. Suddenly my Kumpare Boying Milan tapped my shoulder and said, “I ran for your mother…” Indeed, he ran for my mom the late Rev. Sally Villagante in last year’s October Pink Run. Thanx again Boying!

After the activity, I approached Maam Me’anne and shook her hand and said thanks. I had a short chat with her and Ms. Joy Polloso and shared the story about my mom. I thanked them for organizing this campaign.

Photo-ops

Again, of course, nothing can stop the Ungo Runners to smile and be crazy during the pictorials.  And just like in my previous posts, there are only two things that will make the Ungo Runners go crazy or silent: Food and Photo-Ops. Cheers to the Ayala Center Cebu for sponsoring this event and for sharing food courtesy of Max’s Restaurant.


We Think Pink!
Sightings

TTB Rocks!
Members of TeamTytsBogdo were also there to join the campaign. Although we didn’t run and we tagged ourselves as part of the “injured” list, we were still able to make quite a few photos together and just have fun.

TTB Sightings: Richard (our official chauffer for the event); Coach Boying who donned his Milo 42K Finishers Singlet; Christian who always wear that great smile; Bogdonator Eric who can’t get his offense on the sweetytums; KingBogdo Jorge and sweetytums Ramonita; Coleen who was always ready to run and pose at the same time; Richelieu and Katol took part as the PhotoBogdos of the event.

The RH Runners and SK Runners were also there as always. 

Think Pink

We shall continue to wear Pink. We shall continue to do our part. As runners, we will be running for life. Next week, all Ungos are encouraged to bring a friend and turn them into an Ungo.  See you there!



More photos in the PicasaWeb Album: Ungo Runners Think Pink

More Think Pink activities in this site: EatandShop

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Runner's Circle

I ask my friend Mister Google to define the word “Circle” for me. And he came up with several sites. So I checked out Mister Wiki and he says, “In mathematics, a circle generally is the set of all points in a plane at a fixed distance from a fixed point. 

A Circle may also refer to a Social circle, a group of socially interconnected people; a Circle pit, a style of dancing associated with ska, punk rock, thrash and heavy metal music. A Circle is a place in Alaska and Montana in the US”.

Moreover, social circles are groups of socially interconnected people. A Social circle is distinguished from a social pyramid in that there are two perspectives that can be used to describe a social circle: the perspective of an individual who is the locus of a particular group of socially interconnected people; and the aggregate perspective of a group of socially interconnected people, such as cohesive blocks.1

But in Cebu, we have the Runner’s Circle. It’s a group of runners who runs every Wednesday night at the Cebu Business Park. The running clinic includes paced group runs, mini lectures, raffles and freebies. The running clinic is organized by Runnr and this is their way of giving back to the running community.

Jerwin Ngo from Nike

After my painful sundown run, I decided to pass the run last night but brought Mikaela instead and be the PhotoBogdo for last night running clinic.

Last night was the 5th series of the running clinic. Jerwin Ngo, product specialist of Nike Philippines, was the speaker and he talked about… well, shoes!

In his mini lecture, Jerwin shared the importance of choosing the right shoes based on the foot type.  Foot type refers to the differences in foot structure and shape. He emphasized on the pronation of the feet as runners may have neutral pronation, overpronation and supination.
SMS Runners after the run

Last night’s running clinic had a special participation from the SMS or the Samahang Mananakbo ng Smart. Maam Grace Ruperto, Smart’s Trade Marketing Manager, gladly gave her business card and asks if I can send her the photos. SMS runners are great bunch of people. They love the running fever as they donned their official blue singlet… and they simply had fun!

Of course, the Runnr’s Circle will not be complete without the photo-ops. As you can see, it is very evident that this one way to make the runners be quiet – by making smile for a group picture. 

Left photo: Accenture Running Club with Jack and Weng
Right photo: Katol, Rowena and Glen 





So run with us! Catch the Runnr’s Circle Running Clinic at the Ayala Active Zone here in Cebu. Who knows you’ll be like Doc Cecille Milan who won a Polar watch. Hmmm…. Nice!


Regular runners in the Runnr's Circle
TTB Sighting: FunnyBogdo on Ungo Shirt and QueenBogdo on Orange Shirt

Slideshow photos in the PicasaWeb Album: Runnr's Circle


Source: 1wikipedia

Painful Sundown Run: Crossing 2 Bridges

A repost from my Dailymile account: 

Painful Sundown Run: Crossing 2 Bridges :-(    7.26 km00:48 06:37 pace
Was supposed to conquer 3 bridges... but I ended up limping while running from the foot of the 2nd bridge back to my office. I decided to turn left from Total station then head back to the office along Plaridel St. as my right calf was soooo freakin' painful. This is the first time that I tried to conquer the bridges using a VFF. I admit I didn't had a good stretching before this run as I was so eager to have a good head start knowing the sun is always down. I guess I was so excited to start with Week 1 Training. Next time I'll conquer that elusive Cansaga Bridge with Phalangging. Lesson learned: Pain is temporary, pride is forever! haha! Now I'm off to the Runnr's Circle in Ayala. Goodluck to me...
Conquered the first bridge at 14:28.


  


Conquered the second bridge at 31:58






Taking a shot with my left hand giving a peace sign.
After this shot, I started feeling pain in my right calf :-(.





I think I'm at number 3. :-(



*Shots taken from my Samsung Star

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Conquer the Hill - Capture the Flag


Ungo Runners conquered the hill and captured the flag.


Katol and Poys (Epoy and Popoy) paced from start to finish.









Thanx to Doc Norwin for the photos.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

1st Naga Triathlon

"If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just finish the race it’s up to you." (Dave “The Man” Scott, a successful U.S. triathlete who won the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii six times in 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1987.)

It is always inspiring to note that there are only a few who can endure the Triathlon as a sport. I always admire those who swim, bike and run and never gave up till he or she reaches the finish line.


The 1st Val 2010 Naga Triathlon this morning was participated by 54 individual triathletes and 3 relay teams, the Naga Triathlon was by the SugbuTriathlon. Although they had some bloopers especially with controlling the roaring younger crowd because of a celebrity sighting; but overall, the event was a success.  more serious crowd who understood the sport is amazed of each of the triathletes in this local event.


Supporting and cheering our very own Adrian Catingub and Dindz “KingBogdo” Bartolabac were the primary reason to our Naga invasion. It was unfortunate that RH Runner Daryl Igot wasn’t able to make it for reasons we don’t know till this post.

Ungo Runners have been always been support with one another especially with these kinds of special events. Wonder Colili, Mikay, Brian and Doc King2x were there to cheer for our triathletes. Mommy Phindy also arrived from her bike ride from Mandaue.

Filipino Elite Noy Jopson wowed us when we saw him preparing for the triathlon. Doc Reel Bontol and the rest of Team Reborn were just as prepared for this event. Homegrown talent Matteo Guidicelli graced the event by participating in his age group. He finished first in the S20 Male Category. His family was in full force as two other Guidicellis also made it to the finish line.

I was only able to get a few results:


Left Photo: Mattieu O’Halloran – First Place in the Super Men’s Open Category
Right Photo: Tyrone Tan – First Place in the Super Sprint Men’s Open Category 



Left photo: Rochelle Tan – First Place in the Super Sprint Female S20 Category
Right Photo: Matteo Guidicelli  – First Place in the Super Sprint Men’s S20 Category


Left Photo: Noy Jopson – 2nd place in the Super Men’s S30 Category
Right Photo: Doc Reel Bontol – 3rd place in the Super Men’s S30 Category


Left Photo: Dindz Bartolabac - 6th place in the Super Sprint Men’s Open Category (payter!)

Right Photo: Adz Catingub – he may be one of the last few triathletes to cross the finish line, but we are so proud of his determination. Doc King2x - ehem!

Today’s triathlon event made me realize that it is always possible to test one’s limit as long as you have the will, the determination and the heart to do it. Hmmmm… Makes me want to have a new bike as a present for my birthday... 


*For the full album, please see the slideshow in this PicasaWeb Album. Photo courtesy of Mikaela.

Friday, October 8, 2010

I'M IN!!!

THIS IS IT! THERE'S NO TURNING BACK!


and I wear this limited edition singlet... and I will wear it with pride!

01-09-11

Images from CebuRunning.com

Monday, October 4, 2010

A REPOST FROM JULIE'S BLOG: The Hotlegs Runner: PRODUCT REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: 'KT Tape'

I think I will love this once I get hold of this. Thanx in advance Julie! haha. :-)


For more info about the KTT, please read Julie's post below or go directly to http://www.hotlegsrunner.com/2010/10/product-review-giveaway-kt-tape.html



The Hotlegs Runner: PRODUCT REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: 'KT Tape': "My very first giveaway! Woohoo! But first, let me start with the review... 


What is KT Tape?




KT TAPE is an abbreviation for Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape. It is a strong, elastic athletic tape that reduces muscle pain, increases mobility, and enhances athletic performance. KT TAPE is pre-cut so that it is fast and easy to apply. Just tear off a strip and apply it to the injured area. KT TAPE provides relief and support for muscles and joints and can be used to prevent or treat hundreds of sports injuries.



How Does it Work?


By applying KT Tape over affected tissue, athletes experience an external support which helps to prevent further injury and allows the body’s damaged tissue to rest and heal naturally despite continued activity. KT Tape also reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid buildup.

Most of my runner friends know that I've always had a problem with my ankles.  I always feel like a pinching pain in my Achilles tendon and posterior tibial tendon area.  I was able to somehow alleviate this by getting the right running shoes for my gait.  I over-pronate you see. And lately, I've been feeling pain in the heel and arch of my feet.

When I run long distances, I always, ALWAYS feel that familiar pain which I somehow learned to pay no attention to.  Short of saying --- I got used to it.

Not good.

So I chanced upon this sport tape while I was surfing the web and immediately went to the sports store to see if it will work for my me.

Here's how it went down... 

I was scheduled to do my long run (19 Kilometers) today, so last night, I asked Mike to tape my right foot.  Yes ---JUST the right one.  Just an experiment.  I wanted to see if there will be any difference between that one that was taped and the one that wasn't.


 Of course it's PINK! :p


And there was!  At 13K my left ankle (no KT Tape) started "acting up."  The  KT Taped right ankle -- still okay.  I was completely PAINLESS on my right ankle until I finished my 21K run.  Yeah you read correctly.  I was just supposed to do 19K but ended up doing 21K!  I still had some energy and my right ankle took me all the way up to a half marathon distance -- pain-free!

I am pleased to announce...Yes, IT WORKED for me!

Additional Review


FABRIC
Light-weight
Durable
Breathable
Water-proof


DESIGN
Comes in cool colors: black, blue, pink, beige, red and green.




OTHERS
Includes step by step instructions on how to apply the tape
Pre-cut strips (no cutting required!)






So, if you suffer from ITBS, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, may I suggest you give this a try.  See if it works for you as it did for me and these awesome athletes!  Uh-huh...this tape is not only designed for runners but can be used for every sport that you can think of (Swimming, Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Water Polo, etc.).  I think it will even be good for dancers!




GIVEAWAY


And now for the giveaway!  First, thank you KT Tape for sponsoring this giveaway.  Second, I will choose two lucky readers who will win this giveaway from random.org on October 11, Monday, 11:59 PM (PST)  You will each get one box of KT Tape. Yey!




WHO CAN JOIN?
This is open to all residents of the U.S. and Philippines only.  For Philippine residents, please read this before joining.




HOW DO YOU JOIN?
*remember to leave separate comments on this post for EACH of the things below.  The more entries, the more chances of winning!




Mandatory
1.  Must be a FOLLOWER of my blog. I'm doing this because it's my way of thanking you for being one! =) Click the Follow button located at my right sidebar. And let me know that you are by posting on my comments. following already. I am always happy to see new people following.


 2.  Let me know which color you would like. Post it on my comments again.


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Extra Credit
1.  Follow me on Twitter (hanagirl28) and leave a comment that lets me know you already do.
2.  Follow KT Tape on Twitter (kttape) and leave a comment that lets me know you already do.
3.  Like the Hotlegs Runner on FACEBOOK and leave a comment thats let me know you already do.
4.  Like KT Tape on FACEBOOK and leave a comment thats let me know you already do.
5.  Subscribe to KT Tape here and leave a comment that lets me know you already do.
6.  Share this giveaway on your blog, Twitter, Facebook.  Let me know when you've spread the word.


That's it!  Should be fun!  I will post the winners here on Oct. 12. =)  Hope everyone is having a fantastic Monday!


 


NOTE: PLEASE GO TO JULIE'S BLOG AND POST YOUR COMMENTS THERE. THANK YOU.

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