two worlds in one race

why despite being categorically injured and undergoing a therapy join condura run? why after a running hiatus for over a month, sign-up and invite friends who in fact haven’t even joined a race?

the answers are simple:

1. i’m feeling a lot better with my therapy runs and if there’s such thing as slight discomfort when running, that’s what my left knee is saying :-) oh yes i’m not fully recovered, but the doctor said yes to a 5k light run and hooray! road to recovery only weeks ago seems so dark, but i tell you, no amount of darkness can weaken a burning desire to go back to running again! :p

2. it’s a run for a cause i firmly believe! i’m a lover of underwater beauty through and through. and if projects like this come my way, without question, sign me up right away! ;-)
and the fact that hey! i would run and i’d get to help save tubbataha, two things i super luv, WINNER!

3. my running family, h@ppyfeet fully supported the run. more than 75% i think ran yesterday! and elllo??! it’s like a reunion!!! i’ve been missin’ a couple of my running friends and i know just need to be there! besides, i have to meet new faces in the group. i don’t want to remain an online friend or egroup buddy to fellow runaholics who just joined the group. you know?! :p

4. it’s a project of a fellow h@ppyfeet, pat. come on?! if we can support other runs, how much more a kapamilya or a kapuso?! ;-)

5. and my friends…my friends outside running, a lot of them said yes to me and took on the challenge to take their first race! wooohoo!

my scubamates, all 6 of them! we now only don’t just dive together, officially we now run too together!

my alterego, after ages of turning me down to join me in running, she finally pinned her race bib yesterday and had her first stoked moment in running! she was quick in saying, “mare ang dali lang pala ng 3K! sali ako uli!” she doesn’t know how bad i felt that i didn’t see her at the starting line, i would have taken her a shot as she embarks to a new milestone in her life! hahaha! running that is! Ii’s all good nonetheless. we now get to share luv for running! oh! her two siblings were there and ran too whilst tito papa & tita mama & bibe cheered them up on the sidelines!

my syuts. she is not the athletic one. but she bravely said yes to a 5K. so weeks before the race, she regularly ran at salcedo park to condition her legs for her first ever race! kudos to you syuts!

my kampi, it was her first too! and only started running weeks ago. but finished strongly her 5K run! (side note: syuts & kampi, a day before the race, bought a mizuno wave creation iv in an impulse! hahaha!)





it was indeed such a high time for all runaholics! i must commend condura for this, ello P! from the advocacy, to the shirt, to the loot bag, to the hydration stations (bottled water at that!) during the race! Sir P, hats off!

to better bloggers of the race: tbr, pat, ben, chaia & marga. and for mere P&S photos but cute nonetheless hop here :p

Pinay in Action Run, tara?


15 Responses to “two worlds in one race”

  1. 1 joy 4 March, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    now i know why the guy (orange) and girl (yellow shirt) were familiar last sunday. Ive seen them a couple of times in Planet Dive…… by the way saw your link in happy feet group hehe….

  2. 2 banggigay 4 March, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    hi joy! been hearing your name from Mon, unfortunately though we haven’t met! sayang! bat di kita nakita nung condura race?! :-) di bale, may PIA nmn e. akbo tayo a!? visited your crib too, oooh lala! full packed ka! :-) will add you up here! ;-)

  3. 3 rick 5 March, 2008 at 5:54 am

    Shucks what a good time! Nice pics. I like the one of you at Bullrunner’s blog, on the phone carrying your stuff. Recovering nicely right? No major pain?

    Yeah that trailer for that “Mt. Cameroon Run” makes me want to get the DVD. Maybe an inspirational video to prepare for big events.

  4. 4 tonyboy 5 March, 2008 at 11:09 am

    So Gerard led your group in your Mainit dive. He’s a classmate in our DM class. Try doing Bahura saddle in a twilight dive. Beautiful. Everything is there! Sharks, tunas, turtles, etc. But you need to be able to manage the currents.

    Since you like to run, try joining the Hong Kong Marathon next year. I did it this year (feb. 17) cold and challenging.

    And if you need more adventure in your life, join a mountaineering club. Join AMCI Mountaineering Club (

  5. 5 joy 5 March, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    oist tony boy, friendship mo din si banggigay? small world hehe…. kala ko mag mt. ugu tayo?

  6. 6 banggigay 5 March, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    rick, hahahah! i think otherwise on that shot! i was so stressed and my smile was even scripted! cos minutes after the gun shot still looking for my friends so i can give them their bib, only to find out they are already running! hahaha! yup, pleased to know knee is goin well. any plans for a holiday here?

    tonyboy, i’ll tell ge our paths crossed :) he’s a sibling of a friend so we’re kinda barkada na din! :) i hope i can do a marathon too before i reach 30. that’s a target! and in hk??? why not?! i luv that place! i climb too, but free lance mountaineer lang, i cant commit to a group just yet. i can’t add anymore wots on my full hands now. are u an AMCI?

    joy, havnt met him personally yet. pro sana if not in the race sa PD nmn. anyway, puro pala tayo PD babies e :-)

  7. 7 joy 5 March, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    sure sure… i have seen many times yung mga scuba mates mo eh but i haent seen you in PD ever… si tonyboy is a planet lolo not baby…err lola pala..see you din sa PIA and PD

  8. 8 rick 5 March, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Was just there for x’mas and new year, 3 weeks. I’ll be back at the end of the year again. Miss ko na nga ang PI. Miss the cousins, the food and the corny but funny movies.

  9. 9 rorenz 5 March, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    ei nice to have you back on the road! sana next time di na late! hahahaha!

  10. 10 e-rod 6 March, 2008 at 6:02 am

    injury or no injury, you had plenty reasons to run condura. wish i coulda been there for the fun of it.

  11. 11 tuscanny 6 March, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    hola hun… i know! kasi kasi kasi… haay i was so freakin busy before i left…
    hey kwentuhan mo ako… what’s happening and your plans… I will be back ok,, so dont be a stranger…

    besos… mwah!

  12. 12 banggigay 7 March, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    joy, cos maybe i had a holiday in diving for 10wks :-)

    rick, honga pla. sayang you didn’t give a buzz sa ‘min ni jaymie. next time ok? say holler! ;-)

    eric, yupyup. h@ppyfeet again! so finafinalise mo na ba, when you’re having a vacay here? soon sana!

    nikkita, wotever!!! seriously, let’s chikka in ym :) besos!

  13. 13 margaloo 16 March, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    banggi! haha i saw your photos lagi akong di nakatingin sa cam hahaha and my hair has a life of its own o diba? :D

    btw have i told you that i met maroon 5 at the concert afterparty at crowne plaza? di ko alam number mo, would have texted you sana cause i know you are such a fan. :)

    game ako swing out sister. i heart them super! i wish my hair were straight just so i could get away with corinne’s hairstyle hahaha

  14. 14 banggigay 19 March, 2008 at 12:08 am

    hahah! yeah! it was rather strange you’re not the only one looking at the cam. where ba?

    sayang naman ng M5 upclose diba? kahit dio ko sila idol adam is adam! :-)

    SOS?? got tickets na! wooohoo! i luv u for all eternity na! ahahha!

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