I recently finished my 1st major climb experience at Mt. Pulag Summit from Ranger Station Babadak, Kabayan, Benguet to Summit and back to Ranger Station in a total of 16-17 kilometers. I started to climb at 1:58am via Ambangeg trail, and took 4 hours to reach the summit. I hike up narrow trails, steep inclines, and beside dangerous cliffs. The weather drop to -7 degrees on grassland where we have to wait for the sunrise, surprisingly the weather is way colder than we expected but it doesn’t stop us to climb the summit. I am on top of Luzon at 2,922 meters above sea level! Two days of fun and learning from this great adventure and exciting experiences has made us myself proud.
I was scrolling down my facebook newsfeed on valentines day and all I see are pictures of flowers with a thank you saying caption and tagged on the person’s name. Some checked in to restaurants having lunch or dinner with their family or partner. Is it flowers or dating a person that makes the valentines day complete, what is valentines day mean to you? I don’t seriously see Valentines day a big deal on celebrating or giving much time just to show your sweetness and thought to a person. Valentines day to me is just an ordinary day that reminds that you need to be sweet and thoughtful and that it is necessary to give smile to the special person in your life. The day is for everybody who like to celebrate special love to somebody or someone.
Anyway, this morning I had a great short distance 4km run. The call time is 5:30am and I was late and had to catch up and finished mine 7am. We had this place where we stay as a lounge which we call it “sa kubo” means “at the hut”. The cyclist and runners gathered there after their training and catch up. We had a breakfast of sopas, puto and coffee. I had a great chat and laughs with my colleagues and old guys.
I slept in the afternoon, woke up after an hour….. Went to grocery… Cook dinner.. Sleep again.
The challenge of the week is trying to lose weight at least so I can present myself to my girl best-friend wedding this coming January 8.
This morning I had to admit I am hungry and on my mind I know there is spaghetti sauce and a pasta to eat for breakfast. I wanted to eat! But I said no to myself even my mind is howling for spaghetti, fight on my cravings I ended eating a pear and an orange.
I looked for the zumba cd, play it on dvd and I started to warm up and followed Beto moves on the screen. The sweat is coming out and for 30 minutes I am done! Drank water with lemon and feeling refreshed after the simple dance workout. Again I was hungry.
I had a quick hot shower then after I wanted to relax myself and try to sleep. Once again I am hungry. Okay I grabbed a bbq honey lays and ate like 10 chips. I laid on bed and once again I am hungry. I grabbed a honey popcorn and ate like 10 balls. I laid on bed and after 30 minutes, I decided to go downstairs and eat a real lunch.
I cooked a chicken liver in sweet soy with chilli sesame oil and had some cooked rice. Now I am full writing what happened this morning on my day 1 of one week losing weight challenge and I wonder what to eat for dinner.
It’s been a while for me, getting that juice of passion and waiting for that kind of motivation for me to write again about what is going on in my life. I just listened and sang the song rendition of Olivia Ong “sometimes when we touch” and tried to play on my guitar and her voice moved me with the clarity of her voice. The way she deliver the song and how the words pronounced so clear with impact, it made my morning special. I have listened to the song repeatedly and it made my day. Thanks to her music and song rendition.
Just a week ago I have been listening to different genre of music and bought cds at odyssey. I even downloaded songs at the mp3youtube site. It’s like looking for something so I just go whatever my feelings like to go. I ripped the four cds and started to play them and start singing. What I most like about the instrumental cds, I can sing the songs through my head and the lyrics just came along, good thing I know some of them. The old songs from Barry Manilow, Basil Valdez and other various artists are great to listen especially you are in a mood of being alone, well it keep you in a good company though.
Those songs keep me sane and attached to my feelings of hurt and alone time, it really understand the feeling inside me. I would like to burst the feelings which no one could hear and understand but only me and the music. Thank you for the music that keep me company before 2016 ends.
I’ll be ready hopefully and will release negativity this 2016 so I can go back to who I really am.
You can listen to one of my favourite song Sometimes When We Touch by Olivia Ong
Why some women like to ride a bicycle? People asked me, what and how I got hooked riding a bicycle. Maybe because I was looking for an additional activity that could fight my boredom. I am married and my husband is so far away. It was like almost a year waiting and waiting that leads me to depression. My mom told to go out to look for things to fight the stress and depression.
Dancing is my passion so I went to a zumba class for six months, went to places to places, attended seminars, stayed in spas and things are still missing. I went over the net and read articles what women do to avoid stress.
I was in photography and I learned to shoot and capture beautiful things also, attended photography seminars and joined photography sites and posted pics to join contests and showcased my photos. Still things are lacking…. It doesn’t stopped me finding and looking what makes me really happy and satisfied on what I am doing.
Another thing that makes me less stress is to paint. I went to national bookstore and bought paints, brushes, canvass and oils and started to express myself through painting. My mom is very supportive, I kept the paintings by myself and was really happy with my few canvass, I feel like an artist. Well, it doesn’t stopped me there until one day with all the things I do it just pops in my mind, to get and buy a bike. When I was a kid, I like winds. It’s a kid thing maybe.
With all the things I do, maybe I didn’t stopped exploring what I want. It just flows and followed my heart. My first bike is a mountain bike, I love it and I was really happy. My first ride is I was feeling free, and it felt like I am close to nature. I’ve learned many things in life and it’s a blessing. I thank God, for all the gracious things He gave me and only I could advice to readers and friends is to follow your heart.
Life is like a bicycle, there is no end of road. There are many curves, obstacles and hills that you will pass before you get to your destination. You maneuver which may it lead to success or failure. It is a risk if you go too fast either you will succeed or fail. If you succeed it brings accomplishment in life and if you fail you get back up again and continue to move on.
I believe bicycling brings balance and colors in your life. Get one, it helps fight your boredom.
Too hot and you never get away with it! Too far though it’s worth to ride to see amazing views up there!
I had never thought cycling is a very challenging sports and hobby. Nobody hooked me on getting a bike, it just came. The instinct is too strong so I came on the sense I should buy and get one. From then on I had never stop exploring, wandering, making friends, hungry for mountain ride, feeling the sunshine, smell of the trees, feeling the earth and listening to breeze. Love it!
It’s a good calling now, this time 11am to write what I think and feel. It’s friday, the room temperature is a bit cold. I’m wearing earth tri-colors of medium stripes sando dress sitting on a warm couch which hugs me all day. The weather outside is sunny and really hot in a 41 degree celcius. It’s been a long time that I’ve tapped my fingers to a keyboard, seeing this letters makes me wonder how beautiful to write again. Am actually smiling right now and the passion is just coming out little by little. I guess I am just bored for being so not active and had a gloomy lifestyle for a past two months now. I have told myself many times too write but here I am excited to pour topics and talk about life and so many things over my past and present. I believe writing could keep me sane and stay smart, and it will avoid me experiencing a not blossoming lifestyle. I really would like to set aside my happy past life acivities and maybe embrace the present, how sad that can be, oh boy. I just need to do this to write because I like to cope in anyway on my own way and find ways to make my life be better. I like to turn myself into a beautiful new version of me today and set a good standard then look on the past at the same time to collect memories to write it down here. Friday will be a productive day and goodbye dull day. 🙂
Definitely my family met and welcome the year of wooden sheep, we have prepared tikoy, kiat kiat mandarin oranges, pansit, chocolates on the table for we can received food abundance, good health and brings family closeness. We also, tossed coins in our rooms including living and dining area to receive wealth and good energy. I stayed awake until 1am, within 11pm to 1am I think is best time to go outside the house to increase luck and good energy.
Today, February 20, 2015 there are many things to consider but, first things first. This blog is now up! And I will promise myself to continue writing and keep posting. I intend to do it so I can track all my daily activities, kinda sort of documentation of daily myself.
I will set a goal for my running, cycling, swimming, lawn tennis, and will keep schedules on zumba and combat. My daily tasks are my priorities and I hope I can get it all done. Keeping myself strong, focus and determine is all I need considering I step on new small business. My hands are really tight, hoping I can make it. The year for me, is taking care of myself is the very important.
I wish everyone a great year ahead of you and your family! Thank you for your time visiting my blog. Happy New Year!
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Philhealth Run 2015 is a nationwide simultaneous run in celebration of 20th year this February. One of their race site was held in Dagupan with different categories. Three days before the event, I went to their office, signed a form, paid and claim my race kit. My goal is to finish the 20k in 2 hours and 20 minutes. This event is my second long distance marathon race, I was mentally prepared to run a 20 kilometers. The route is not that complicated, the road is mostly flat.
I’m happy because Dagupan Runners of DCCC (Dagupan City Cycling Club) also joined the event. My team #DagupanRunners consist of multisports dagupenos who already ran long distances (21k/42k), one of the team helped me to be on top of other runners and paced me all the way. I have noticed before the turning point of 10km, three ladies has also a pace partner, I guess they are meant to push and maintain a certain speed.
20k runners started 5am and I finished it in 2 hours and 15 minutes… not bad at all! I was happy running as I approached the finish line with my team, definitely a great experience.
DCCC Dagupan Runners Team take home a beautiful finisher medal and a certificate while got a AMA Scholarship.
I’m not into a competition, but would be great if we all make it! All are finisher except to a few that I think they had never route or no training before the said event. I know my confidence and I should not waste much energy if I already know what’s gonna happen. What is important to ride safe and lead as an example 🙂 January 24, 2015, the EBD CUP is hosted by our very own Engr. Rodolfo Dion who celebrated his birthday with Dagupan Cycling Club Family with the support of our President Ricky Diocares.
Calling time is 7am and we left Dagupan, escorted by marshall to lead and clear our way to Binmaley, Lingayen, Labrador to Sual. A 20km easy ride to starting line and a 22km route to finish line.