Friday, June 24, 2011

On running and new shoes

I am a 30 year old female, a work-at-home running mommy, and started running a year ago. Over 90 percent victory for my PR in over 70 races participated so far. I'm not a fast runner with small feet (size 5.5-6ish yes, I have tiny feet LOL ), I am content with joining the races and just the simple pleasure of just running to slow down my life and to fight the urge to stop. My good health is my reward and I plan to keep running until I get older than old. Then I've read that there's a new running shoes arriving in the Philippines soon. So you better check out On-Running for the deets. I've never been the type to lust and drool over shoes but the runner in me wanted to so here it goes!

So why do I want to own a pair of new On-Running shoes and what will I do with it? Well, let me explain further:

1. I want to own a new pair running sensation that would make me feel like I'm running on clouds because I am a mommy runner and I am in love with running. It looks like a lot of love goes into handcrafting these piece of art and I will be rocking these kicks with the love that they deserve!

2. I also discovered that I am more comfortable with the comfort, motion control and flexibility in a shoe. I’ve suffered from sprains and ankle injuries and it looks like this baby is the right shoes for me and it sure looks like the perfect way for me to venture into this new world. I used to love high heels and was really not fond of wearing rubber/running shoes. But I ditched the heels the day I decided running was going to be a serious activity for me. Things have changed a lot in the past years and I am looking forward to many more years of discovery with this new pair.

3. I just learned today that anything is possible. I can walk on waves or run on clouds. I can always dream of anything I want and this pair is just too good to even dream about. :)

4. Just 'cause I like and not just want…but need these shoes. On top of that, it's so hard for me to find the right running shoe and I don't want to become one of those runners who run and go their whole running lives without ever having the right running shoes. I got a good feeling this is the right one for me! hehe

5. This would be perfect timing cause the current running shoes I currently own are completely trashed, worn out & desperately in need of replacement .. and a much better one that could stand up to some serious pounding to come out…and with some form of divine intervention, here's the new running shoes! Praise the Lord! :)

6. I will surely finish a marathon with this pair of shoes. It's a great way to inspire myself to run and to take one step closer to my dream of becoming a marathoner! Akshuli, I would love to complete my first full marathon in a nice pair of brand spanking new running shoes! And what’s more fitting than wearing these awesome shoes in my quest to becoming a certified marathoner? ;p

7. I would be ‘walkin’ up and down at the treadmill in the gym with this kick-butt shoes.. it's a great motivation to hit the gym more often! I would be walking tall around the gym and even in dance sessions in those shoes! I'm sure it would really help shape up my big behind! LOL
8. I have left bits and pieces of my old running shoes on my past races. I have many more miles to run, trails to explore, and roads to conquer. I could use some good ol' loving on my feet!

9. I ’d be walking and running EVERYWHERE with them! and I mean I'll wear 'em pretty much all over the place! In the mall, around the house, at the park, at the grocery store... And this summer, they would be joining on my trail runs, roadtrips and short treks too. I'm guessing we'll be going places! :D

So that's about it! Can't wait to run my next race. :)

Check out On-Running Facebook Page!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Boracay

We meet again Boracay. Can't think of a better place to be to say hello to June! Hmm... this place never ever gets old..

Lovely afternoon in June.. the weather has been glorious! Warm sun and blue skies.. I wish music played during epic moments of my life. :)

My Maia Chanelle, I love you right up to the moon and back. <3

From the moment I woke up, to right this second, my daughter has not left my sight. THIS is all that matters in life.

My daughter doesn't like the feel of the sand underneath her feet or between her cute lil toes but she sure loves playing with it.. Time to load up on the spf though..

Monday, May 30, 2011

The 1st Bloggers Buffet at Carol's Texan 5

I'd love to be a part of the first Bloggers Buffet at Carol's Texan 5 by in cooperation with Simply because I'm a huge fan of American food and would love to sample their food while having fun with my fellow bloggers. I'd also like to go for a whole new level Texan experience and try out the great food Carol's Texan 5 has to offer! I bet Carol makes the best Texan food this side of Manila and I'd surely be surprised how true it is once I get to sample her signature dishes that even a diehard vegetarian would salivate and go straight up to cowboy heaven! :D

Needless to say, I LOVE buffets because I love to eat a little bit of a lot of things, if that even makes sense. Sometimes people tend to overeat and over indulge when going to buffets and that is a bad thing right? But the good thing about it is we can always eat "healthy" or choose a healthier choice of dishes and we simply have to watch the portions. Being a light eater, I enjoy food and I love eating good food even if it means standing in a buffet line, going for 3-4x the size of food I usually eat. That said, I always make sure I put salad on my plate which helps curb my appetite. That way, I'll eat less of the "bad" things but of course, I never forget the really yummy & meaty ones like the steak, chicken and ribs dishes. Remember that the point is to "eat to live, not live to eat". :)

Carol's Texan 5 offers the best chicken and ribs this side of Manila. Check out their menu:
Drooling yet? Well, this menu has me drooling nonstop as I write this. :) This is comfort food at its best that not just a lonesome Texan would love! It's a comfort food for everyone! I love me a bite of that Texan Juicy Burger. Looks twice as thick and hearty as your average patty in a burger!

Carol's Texan 5 food is AVAILABLE for:

Dine-in (Enjoy your best chicken and ribs at Carol's Texan 5!)
Delivery (We deliver to San Juan, Mandaluyong, Ortigas and Pioneer only.)
Event Food Booths (Got an event? Carol's Texan 5 booths are available for hire.)
Party Trays (Order trays of your favorite Carol's Texan 5 dishes for special occasions.)
Functions (Hold events at Carol's Texan 5.)
Kiddie Meal Sets (Order meal sets for your office and kids parties.)

Here's the the map, contact details and address:
Delivery: (02) 727.3843 / 0922.485.0154
Address: Carol’s Texan 5, 2F 713 J. Abad Santos St., Little Baguio, San Juan

Check out their website here and visit their Facebook Fan page HERE!

Nuffnang and Hapee Special Screening

Chedeng's gone and sadly, she took summer with her. But there's no more reason for another day of despair and loneliness because Nuffnang and Happee got some Hapeeness to give away. Why? Simply because they are both first class and they are hosting a special surprise screening on June 3, 7:30 pm, at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 2 of this eXtraordinary and first class movie of the year. Can you guess it? Two words. First Class. With an X men! C'mon men you know it! LOL And I'm so glad I'm one of the few invited bloggers/ nuffnangers to watch it! :)

So what makes both Nuffnang and Hapee first class

Well they are the FIRST and at the top of the line with a world CLASS level in terms of quality. is a first class Asian blog advertising community which aims to allow advertisers to serve graphic or video based advertisements onto blogs hosted by, with over 90,000 bloggers spanning across Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia. Nuffnang is popular in different countries in Asia and that is why it is truly world class, making blogging advertising so much fun for everyone! I am a member of the Nuffnang Philippines blog network and I'm one helluva proud Nuffnanger!

On the other hand, in Happee I was able to find the first class oral care products. I am personally using Hapee toothpaste with maximum fluoride protection. When I was a cute kid, (kailangan may cute?? Hehe) I have never really used the most popular brand of toothpaste. And as an adult now, I now know that popular brand names do not necessarily mean that it is the best among the best. As for me, Hapee is the best and one of the cheapest Philippine-made product in the market today that is being exported to other countries. It is a great buy and very cost efficient. I know that a lot of people love using this product compared to imported brands because it's worth it. That said, it makes me so proud to be Pinoy and I will forever be loyal to this product. I’m glad that the company is trying to create new variants to suit the needs of its consumers. I’m also happy that I can get the best quality out of a cheaper brand of toothpaste. Hapee is truly first class!

Click here to learn more about Nuffnang!


I just used this hashtag in Twitter yesterday and today and I must say this hashtag is one of my faves.

So here goes,

#youknowwhatsannoying when people say one thing to your face, and another behind your back. Note to self: Get rid of the negative people in your life.. surround yourself with positive people who believe in you and inspire you.

#youknowwhatsannoying when u just had a new haircut and had nice compliments from other peeps but someone tells you they're just saying that to make u feel good.. BV lang! so yeah, here's my new haircut with my baby love.. this is my very first time to chop off my hair this short so it was really liberating for me. But I badly miss my long hair already... #seriously
#youknowwhatsannoying when you want to hit the beach but you can't just go cause it's pouring outside :D here's a few piccies of moi enjoying the sun, sand, sea last summer.. hell yeah, just last month.. Now that Chedeng's gone.. summer's gone too because she took summer with her. :( ihatechuuu...#youknowwhatsannoying Time flies when you eat carbs. And by carbs, I mean eating a lotta yummy and oily food and then having food coma right after, you had to run to the bathroom only to find out... there's no toilet paper. :(( Gluttony at its best... or worst? LOL

#youknowwhatsannoying when people lie to your face but you know the truth. #damnit'strue Sometimes the truth hurts, but lies are worse! I'm not even sure how many more lies I can take before I get... kaboom! True story.

#youknowwhatsannoying when i send you a frakkin long text message and your a** reply back with a one-word text message... worse, if it's just a one-letter word like "K".. and worst, when u don't even bother to reply. Tsk tsk

#youknowwhatsannoying Looooong commercials

#youknowwhatsannoying when people don't answer the damn phone!!! galit?? hahaha kalma!

#youknowwhatsannoying when the photographer asks you to smile but you just can't because that damn sunlight flashin right smack on your face.. here's a perfect example.. tiis ganda lang! hehe

#youknowwhatsannoying when someone tells u u look sexy in your pic and then another one saying u look effin fat on that pic the next day .. FAIL! nagpipigil. nagpipigil I don't want any of your sh!??T ang perfect mo eh! ikaw na! what the fuuuzzz! ok. end rant. LOL whew!
#youknowwhatsannoying when I still want to blog but I can't think of anything to blog anymore. Maybe tomorrow's hashtag would be....#thingsmenshouldneverdo

Oh and I feel like tweeting today.. and tomorrow. Follow me on twitter. @chelle26