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4 days to go! Running for JoB details May 11, 2011

Posted by escapingalcatraztri in Countdown, Fundraising, Job, Liver transplant, Pledge, Run, Runners for Job, Running for Job, The Brick, The Starting Line.
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We’ve got four days to go till we run for JoB! Are you excited? I am! Below are the details for the run.

Assembly time is at 4pm in the parking area of the College of Music in UP Diliman. You can look for a dark grey Altis with an SBR tarp on it. That will serve as our aid station. I am looking to start running by 4:30pm. If you arrive late, not to worry. You can wait by the car until the second round. Below is the route we will be taking. It is relatively flat and well lit at night to ensure security.

The route starts from the College of Music and goes out University Ave. Turn around point is at the intersection of C. P. Garcia. Right turn at the Acad Oval. From there, we can either continue going around the Acad Oval or pass through the back, along Quirino Avenue before heading back to the Acad Oval. The longer route is approximately 3.7 kilometers, while the shorter route is 3.5 kilometers. We will pass this route 5 or 6 times before we make our final loop along the Acad Oval.

We have a number of volunteers who will be waiting by the car to hand out refreshments and a few gels. We’d like to thank The Brick Multisport Store and The Starting Line Multisport Store for donating some gels and powdered electrolyte drinks. We will also try to provide bananas to help against cramping. Stocks are very very limited, so we encourage everyone to provide for their own hydration. If you feel that you cannot go on, do not hesitate to break away from the pack. You can go back to the “aid station” and rest there. We are hoping that we won’t have any cramping issues as the run will be during the late afternoon/evening.

Weather forecast for this week shows scattered thunderstorms. Tropical Storm Bebeng is out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but PAGASA is monitoring another weather disturbance set to hit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Thursday. In any case, the run will continue as scheduled, rain or shine. Unless, of course, in extreme cases.

We will also be selling Lifesaver shirts and baller ID’s at the “aid station”. For those of you who would like to purchase a shirt, it is being sold for Php 330. Ballers are at Php 50.

If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. Thank you very much and I hope to see you on Sunday!


SUBIT + 12 days to go! May 3, 2011

Posted by escapingalcatraztri in Bike, Countdown, Fundraising, Job, Run, Running for Job, Swim, Triathlon.
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It is finished! SUBIT is officially over and I’m proud to say that I finished the Olympic distance in one piece! My splits were horrible, but the experience was just WOW. And now that it’s over, I can finally concentrate on Running for Job. I can’t believe there are only 12 days left till we run for Job! I’ll try to upload more details in the coming days, including a map of the 5k route that we will be running.

In the meantime, here are a few photos of last Saturday’s race taken by my favorite stalker/paparazzi. ;P

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Job picture post! April 15, 2011

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Exactly one month to go before I run for Job! Don’t forget to check out the “Help me run for Job” tab for run and pledge details. In the meantime, here’s a little slideshow of pictures that his parents took over the past few months. Isn’t he just adorable?! Enjoy!

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Countdown: 6 weeks, 6 days till I run for Job March 27, 2011

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What a weekend this has been! Saturday morning was spent biking around Daang Hari. Boy, was it HOT and WINDY. I haven’t been riding my bike out much because of work and other things, so I was very excited to be riding in DH again. I’d been a little worried with my lack of training and was pretty intimidated with the uphills going back to Petron from the turnaround point. Luckily, a friend of mine gave me some tips which I tried on the road yesterday and they worked! Woohoo! The headwinds and the crosswinds were really tough, though. There were times when I thought I would get blown away by the wind. Did around 41km followed by a short 30 minute run to complete a brick workout. The run may have been short, but it was H-O-T!!! I think it was around 10am when I started running around Westgate. I’ll be doing my first duathlon in Alabang next week, and I expect to be doing the last run leg more or less at the same time. I really really hope there will be enough aid stations or else I’m DEAD. Scared and excited at the same time. No target time for this race, just want to be able to finish. 🙂

Of course, the weekend wouldn’t be complete without a run down of our pledges. Quite a number of people have been kind enough to send in their pledges. I’m still in awe every time I check the grand total. Big pledges, small pledges, they’re all the same – they come from the heart! On top of that, there were about nine people who offered to run with me. Thank you so much! Let’s keep this streak going. 🙂

On a side note, I stumbled upon this blog today. Willie Revillame humiliates a crying 6-year old boy as he dances. I can’t believe the MTRCB and other media execs let this douche bag get away with things like this! And I can’t believe this boy’s aunt just stood there clapping! 😦