Thursday, August 26, 2010

I ran miles for smiles.. :)

So I did it... I ran strong... and I finished.. with a smile. :)

I ran miles for smiles..and that's 3.106856 miles to be exact. I really enjoyed the Miles for Smiles Fun Run because it's for a good cause..it's a fun run to raise public awareness about Bingot or cleft and other craniofacial conditions. For me, it's perfectly fine to run even if it takes time, sweat, the occasional ugh! and ouch! to yield one beautiful smile. :)

The uphills were a killer but the weather was beautiful and the event was well organized. I also got a new PR but I'll keep it a secret. LOL I'm going to make a major major effort sooner or later to really work on my speed. I have no idea how to do this, but i think that's what I plan to do and I will do it, whatever it takes. I promised.. I had to check my mileage though. Hopefully soon, those miles will add a couple of cute little miley friends.

That said, I'd been planning to run a bit farther and faster but like the past few days, it never happened 'cause it rained today. :(

In a moment of sheer insanity, I scolded myself cause I wasn't able to run again for the nth time. But then again, eventhough I haven't been running much lately, I felt great.


After a heavy downpour a few hours ago, warmth returned as warm feelings of peace, love, and gratitude fill my heart while my lil brat and I walked outside. I breathed deeply, listened to the beautiful music of Coldplay on my iPod and watched my baby girl run up and down the sidewalk. That made me smile. My baby ran...just ran, and I smiled. I supposed that's exactly what I did last Sunday. I ran and somewhere out there, I made a little child smile. :)It felt perfect. It's a freaking miracle.

I love those precious moments as a mommy, and can I say a running rockstarmomma, when I don't want to be anywhere else and my smile seems to come from deep within.

For me, a smile means a lot.. a true feeling of peace and knowledge that whatever happens, everything is going to be just fine.
I am not a perfect mommy but I'm quite sure I'm not a bad mommy either. I know my baby loves me and she wants nothing more than the best that I can be. I have so much gratitude that God has entrusted me with such a special soul, and I love her dearly. Being a mommy who loves running is so exhausting but it's freaking awesome.

Right now, I feel like I'm in a good place in my life. My life is far from being perfect but I'm happy... I'm healthy and I am blessed.


P.S. It's still raining... and a mosquito bit me! Grrr.. Why can't mosquitoes just suck fat and not blood?? why? LOL Hoh well, I can almost smell the weekend.. have a great weekend everybody!





Sunday, August 22, 2010

Manila Blogs 5th Year Anniversary “Nokia: My Life” Promo

The Manila Blogs Family is celebrating their 5th Year Anniversary with a bang! The Manila Blogs Family would like to thank all their readers and loyal followers by giving away FREE NOKIA phones. Manila Blogs Family site (ManilaMommy.com, ManilaFitness.com, ManilaShopaholic.com, Manila Reviews and ManilaBlogs.com) will give out one FREE NOKIA phone each.. You can win 5 different Nokia phones from their 5 blogs in celebration of their 5th year!

ManilaBlogs.com (Nokia C3)

ManilaFitness.com (Nokia 3720)

ManilaMommy.com (Nokia 7230)

ManilaShopaholic.com (Nokia C5)

Manila Reviews (Nokia 5230)

Good luck, everybody!

For the shopaholics, here's the Nokia C5 from Manila Shopaholic!

Here's Nokia C3 for bloggers on the go!


Here's Nokia 5230 for foodie like me! :D

Win a Nokia 3720 from Manila Fitness in the “Nokia: My Life” Promo!Nokia Philippines ties up with Manila Blogs Family to give you FREE Nokia phones that would suit your personality. For the Health Buff and Fitness Addict… Manila Fitness is giving you the Nokia 3720.

The Nokia 3720 is the “tough” phone for people on the go! It has a Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support. It has a 2 megapixel camera, autofocus and LED flash that will help you take pictures. For grooving and working out to music, it has an FM radio Stereo with RDS. To share and store workout music, it has Bluetooth (with A2DP) and microUSB port.

If you are love running dark and rough paths, the Nokia 3720 is for you. It is IP54 certified – dust and water jets resistant. It has a key so that you can use the camera light and convert it to a flashlight for trail running. Well, I also love listening to music while I'm on the go and I also love going to the beach. I must admit I've dropped my phone in the water once and what was the result? Well, you know it. My cell phone broke.. so with Nokia 3720, I don't have to worry if it gets wet or covered up with dust because it's IP54 certified, dust and water jets resistant. yay! I can also use it as a flashlight for a trail run or a hike at night and Like Nokia 3720, it fits me because it's tough and durable enough for people like me who has active lifestyle, loves sports and outdoor adventure of any kind!

As for me, this Nokia phone fits my lifestyle because apart from being a SAHM and a travel junkie with a healthy addiction to running, camping, shopping, changing my baby's nappies, food tripping, hiking and seeing the world, I am also a foodie, a mommy blogger, a fitness addict and a shopaholic.

For the Blogger — Manila Blogs is giving you the Nokia C3

It also fits me perfectly because I am a mommy blogger who just lurves multi-tasking like blogging and texting at the same time! and that's exactly what I'm doing now! hahaha

Click here for more details on “Nokia: My Life” Promo".


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blue Water Day Spa Fun Run

Let's run our way to wholeness and take a step into a world of wellness on the 17th of October at the SM Mall of Asia. Blue Water Day Spa gives you the first ever fun run for wholeness, the Blue Water Day Spa Fun Run in partnership with the RunRio, Inc., with a special participation of Sen. Pia Cayetano, Kiko Rustia and Coach Alfrancis Chua. Let's all run with Blue Water Day Spa's endorsers Sam Milby, Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, Karylle Tatlonghari, Boom Labrusca, Akihiro Sato, Fabio Ide, Danielle Matsunaga, and of course, Coach Rio dela Cruz. :)


Registration starts on the 1st day of September. See you there! :)






Thursday, August 5, 2010

NBA Fit Week: NBA FIT Fun Run

The first-ever NBA Fit Week will be held on Aug. 6-15 in Manila, serving as the largest NBA Fit program ever conducted in Southeast Asia. In line with this is the NBA Fit fun run, co-organized by RunRio, which will take place on Aug. 14 with featuring 3K, 5K and 10K races. A total of 2,000 spots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Listup will be at RUNNR, Bonifacio High Street at The Fort, and at Fitness First, SM Mall of Asia branch. It is open for participants of all ages, on a first come first serve basis.Here goes the singlet! front and back! I love the fabric and it looks cool and comfy! Love the high contrast, eye-popping color combination too! :) Though I've been told that singlets will be given out on the day of the race itself. The Runrio staff at RUNNR is not quite sure though if the singlets will be given out before or after the run. I think this would prolly be the finisher's shirt na lang as seen on my bib number... the staff told me to just wait for feedback about this from the organizer! Knowing that this was a RunRio race, I entrusted my faith in them cause I just loved the Rexona Run and they did a good job keeping the race organized. I believe that the Runrio races are today's some of the best organized. So hopefully, this would truly be a fun run and I'll defo be joining more of their races soon....and here's my bib number! I'm running 3k because I'll be running 5k again the next day for the Run to Read fun run! Back to back races ftw! :D
No less than Miami Fil-Am head coach Erik Spoelstra will grace the event along with assistant coach David Fizdale plus celebrity athletes and local health, fitness and wellness experts. Being a big fan of Miami Heat and NBA, I'm sure I'm gonna have so much fun in this run 'cause I lurve NBA! ..and I love this game! ;p

Here's more..

NBA FIT RUN

August 14, 2010 Mall of Asia
3km/5km/10km

http://www.runrio.com

REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 5 to 12, 2010
* Registration for this race is up to a limited 2,000 slots only

REGISTRATION VENUES:

•Fitness First, Mall of Asia
•RUNNR, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

REGISTRATION FEES:

See ya soon!