I have major running jitters. That’s a solid 4km on top of my favorite distance. I’m stretching everyday, eating-i gained weight. Set my date with the salon making sure my toes are trimmed. Drunk on water and high on vitamin C.
I can do this – we can do this. A whole new world of pain and a lot of positive things to gain! Peach Tutu is excited!! Cheers to another adventure!
A few months back someone left a message on my blog asking if I was willing to answer a few questions.
When I got her message, I was like–is this real? Someone actually reads my blog? I was excited to write her a response. Hmm..what to tell her? She was asking me for “some tips on how to look good while running” NUKS naman, ako magbigay ba ng beauty advice while running? Me ganon!? You see I run in a tutu, I wrote a blog last August why I chose to run in one. Wearing something as bulky as a tutu isn’t so bad. Its actually fun, it adds personality to the runner and I get to spot myself easily in the photos.
My friend Carlo messaged me on FB early Thursday morning that he saw me on Runner’s World Ph. It was ELEVATION MOMENT.
In summary, my pointers are:
1. Always lather yourself with a moisturiser in friction prone areas like the waist band, bra area (for girls), inner arms, inner thighs and yes even your groin. I use petroleum jelly and so far it works.
2. HYDRATE, HYDRATE and HYDRATE. Your skin will thank you!
3. Lastly, I forgot to mention in the article – wear sunblock.
I wore my Peach Tutu again last Sunday and ran another 21k. We were horridly late, imagine Pasig to MOA took us 1 hour. Traffic was crazy at 2:00AM. I didn’t make PR, I actually had to stop by an ambulance to get my BP, I had pain in my lower right part of the chest. My BP turned out to be 130/80 –hmm and I was running at an average of 7.20 (not really fast but not really walking too). Good bye 10 minutes, I figured it was cramping muscles and I just needed a banana. Glad they had a banana station.
It was another fun run with my best running buds OJ (XOXO), Nina and Liza (Level-up na kayo sa 21k girls!!!)
Wooohooo Peach Tutu ran another 21k! On to another milestone on Nov. 9, New Balance Power Run: 25K category! Keep ‘em coming!
I have been one busy woman. My life is jam-packed with all sorts of activities that my husband would label me “distracted” every time he gets a chance to. The brain of a woman is so complex. I get to focus a good hour on a task then I shift to another “hey a squirrel” moment.
My laptop–correction our family’s laptop finally gave in. Our very used Lenovo just went blue screen on me in the middle of a bloody excel battle. I knew the laptop was falling into pieces. There were signs, the fan was noisy and the computer would heat up, like really hot (tssss!). I bought an external fan which helped on the first 2 weeks, but it too gave up after a month. The sides were cracking, it was only a matter of time. I am using a loan laptop, a Core 2 Duo which back in 2005 was the fastest machine out in the consumer market. The computer is an HP pro book and it weighed a heavy almost 3kgs. it would take me a lot of effort to haul it to one part of our small space to another. Now with the minimal programs that I use, a simple cut and paste would take me 30 seconds to accomplish. Gaaah!
Everyday seems to be filled with at least 10 emotions and I am amazed at how I manage to get through each day without shedding a tear. It’s true, when you face death in the eye nothing really scares you….except for moomoo but that is another story <hahaha>. I would fantasise about writing, steaming out my thoughts about freelance, motherhood and “looking for ways to earn money cause daughter is entering big school” sort of things in the small breaks that I have until I hear my daughter say “I want Mommy”.
My family keeps me sane, even if they are sometimes the reason why I feel crazy. I am reminded that I am loved unconditionally, needed, wanted and those are the main reason why I keep going and going and going….just like that pink energiser bunny. Chin up working Moms , Momprenuers and those addicted to multi-tasking. We all love what we do and I salute you!
1. Wake-up SUPER EARLY to get tired (happy tired) –had no sleep literally “0” winks the night before the race.
2. Train your brain to focus on one goal (faster….so I can get to the next hydration station)
3. Bring out the competitive in me (I must catch up with OJ!!! I must catch up with OJ!)
4. Be a good sport (Ubos na ba ang loot bag? OK lang!)
5. Become extra friendly, coz smiling is important (specially when photographers are taking your picture)
I will never look at you the same way again Inflatable Obstacle Course!! Nevarrrr!!!
Ensure Run gave me one helluva fighting with three of these bad boys! You can’t bring a cancer survivor down!!! If they can do it, so can I! Will power and a boost from the hubby made me climb the last tall slide. Yeah!
Whenever I attend parties, or any social get-together the one true highlight of the event is the “Lechon”, I would go and say “Wow, may Lechon ah! Sosyal”. People line up and get their favorite parts, the skin would be the first to go, next to the juicy pork meat. Cebu is widely popular for Lechon (I think Antony Bourdain helped) but luckily for us Laloma, QC is just around the corner.
Last week, I was invited by my friend Nina to tag-along as she covered one of her clients feature in a lifestyle magazine. Before arriving, Nina gave me a little info on what to expect, and by little she just said “You love lechon right?”, I was over the moon excited. We were welcomed in the home of Tinee De Guzman, someone who’s name made a buzz last year and was being coined as Mr. Cochinillo by many. Tinee as I would describe him is warm, funny, intelligent and entrepreneurial. He had such high energy that you will definitely feel the positive charge in the room. We were led to the outside kitchen (awesome idea) to show his main show for that night.
He showed us his customized oven, the “pugon”, he has two.
When he opened the magical oven doors its… “JAAAANNNGGGG”!!! what a moment!
Tinee also prepared his Noodle Paella which got me so excited, I’ve never tasted a noodle paella in my life (I live in a fast food world).
Chiqui, the wife of Tinee was a great host, she sat down with us and offered Snacks, Champagne and Chocolates while waiting for the star of the evening. We had a great time, swapping stories of restaurants, make-up and tuition fees.
Finally our “Suckling Pig”
It was laid on the table waiting to be cut.. I was looking for the knife, but Tinee took out a saucer plate.. What?
Every cut he made had this crunching sound, like telling me to “get a piece of my skin” sort of thing, but I was too shy to ask. May shoot pa!
The Paella came out beautiful too. Wonderful colors and you won’t believe its not rice!
This was my first serving….
I even asked for rice…
We had an animated conversation with Tinee during dinner, he is so passionate in what he does. He told us how he started, that he wanted to deviate from the typical Lechon cooks. He wanted to introduce a high quality product that can have a following. While telling the story, I took my first bite and I zoned out, the roasted baby pork was so good! The flavor, the seasoning is right. You don’t need to use sauce to enjoy it. The skin was magnificent, it was crunchy and the oil from natural fat was not overwhelming. I had 2 additional servings, sorry I couldn’t help myself. The Paella also has that refreshing twist, it was very light, and the seasoning was spot on. Perfect combination.
We asked, how did you come up with such an amazing product. His answer, sourcing out to trusted people and making sure that the materials used are of high quality.
He advised us that if we order this for any family event, we have an hour to serve it from pick-up, this way the Cochinillo is well rested and you get a great dish.
After 30 minutes..
Thank you very much Tinee and Chiqui for allowing me to experience one of the best tasting Cochinillo Del Cielo of my life.
Don’t be afraid to say “I love you”, “You are my ONE and Only” and all the cheesy things couples would tell each other openly or secretly.
The relationship I have with my husband established my belief that there is someone out there willing enough to understand your nonsensical ramblings, put up with your quirks and would bet everything on the line to make you happy.
I am lucky I found him, he found me and so far so good. Six year and we’re still rocking it!
I love you Oscar Jonathan Perez! Thank you for putting up with my crazies!
I loved the flowers, and my new Peach Running Shoes! Super LOVE it!!!
Last year I fought my personal battle with cancer. I gave up my chances to bear another child and it did made me sad for a while. I kinda went out, showed my face to the world pretending to be strong, but deep inside I felt empty, weak and depressed. It got me into a slump, but slowly and surely I kicked my butt (in my head) and proclaimed “I am over you cancer!”
In my own quirky way being the goofball that I am I came up with my personal project of getting awareness out about surviving endometrial cancer. I know my idea isn’t original but I think its really cute to run in a tutu. I asked Sheen a good friend of mine that makes customized arts and crafts to make a tutu for me (YEAH!) and Shumi.
I just have to tell you, running in a tutu SPECIALLY in a long (21k) run is HAAAARRRDDDDDD!
Here are some photos of me running in a Peach–really cute Tutu. I get to spot myself easily in the galleries too!
Etude Princess Run (10K)
They started late and I felt miserably toasted on top of the Kalayaan Buendia Flyover but it was fun nonetheless.
World Vision Run (21K) a really blurry picture
I lost 3 toe nails in the process. Note to self, cut nails before running!
Takbo.ph Runfest (21K) Running with the boys
I will never look at the Market-Market C5 Flyover the same way again! I conquered you!!
Fun Run with the Stars (16k) -ANG INIT !!!
Roxas Blvd is unforgiving, with little shade you really need to work on your speed. Speed– next time I will be faster.
Run ni Pidol (21K)
This was a fun run, I loved the route. It started on time and best of all, the weather was cool.
Other Runs I have no pictures are National Geographic 21k and Milo Marathon Qualifiers 10K.
I just realized, I have ran 4 21ks in the the past 2 months and I think that’s awesome!
I wear a Peach Tutu when I run. I am not vain, I am a survivor and I want to share it to the world that no matter what happens, life goes on.