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Sunday Quote and Photograph: It is not age; It is not diet.

The body does not want you to do this.
As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong.
You always go too far for your body.
You must handle the pain with strategy...
It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.

Jacqueline Gareau (1980 Boston Marathon Champ)


Photo taken at Buendia (Sen. Gil Puyat) Avenue flyover while running on my 8th kilometer trail for my first 16-kilometer run.  My birthday run.  The first eight kilometers includes up hills and down hills at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) and I have to tackle this flyover twice. The first time was coming from BGC Taguig when I took this photo.  The second time was after running two more kilometers at the turn around and it is more elevated than the first.

I honestly did not anticipate the flyover run.  I usually just peek at the map before the run.  I take note of the vicinities that I will be passing by but not the details of the road.  I don’t want the map to motivate or unmotivate me.

Passing by this flyover on board a vehicle is ordinary to me being a city dweller.  But taking this by foot more so while running a race is an entirely different thing.  It gave me a different perspective of the place.  It also fascinates me to be able to cross two cities by foot.  From Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, to Buendia, Makati City.  Few more kilometers and I will be in Pasay City, then it will be three cities by foot.  It gave me a good mental calculation if I can finish a 21K race.
This is one tough run, actually the toughest so far for me.  But I just pushed myself until I finished!


  1. congrats for finishing the race, balut! hindi ko maimagine mag join ang sarili ko sa mga runs kasi parang 2 miles lang sa treadmill, hirap na hirap na ako :(

    nga pala, yung onseng wagas mo, nasimulaan ko na yun. di ko pa lang natatapos. saka pwede bang tapusin ko muna yung passport series ko, bago ko i-post yung onseng wagas tag mo? salamuch!

    1. thank you km! naku yan din ang sabi ko non hindi ko kaya. but tingnan mo ngayon nakaka-16K na ko :)

      no worries. this is for fun pampasaya ng buhay natin dito sa blogosphere. ako rin tagal ko nag-comply ha ha . at kelangan mong unahin yang passport serie mo at sinusundan ko yan aha ha ha

  2. Congrats Balut, you're one admirable lady, idol! Ako 100m lang hingal-kabayo na, napapatakbo lang kapag mali-late na sa office, di bale ng hingalin wag lang ma-late di ba?! ...hehe.

    1. THANK YOU Pinay! naku ganyan din ako nung nag-oopisina kaya yata ganda ng training ko ha ha. korek ka dyan ayaw nating maabutan ng memo :)
      try mo minsan mag-run, it's a really great habit :) tara takbo na ;)

  3. yeah..yeah.. run is good for the health, yesterday I run 10 km in the forest..

    1. hey roffe thanks! I'll do that soon-running in the forest. this is my first 16K run. it was tough but fun. lets keep on running :) thanks for dropping by :)

  4. Congrats, ang "gleng-gleng" mo din natapos mo 21k run :D Ikaw na ang bagong reyna ng laka-RUN! apir.

    1. THANKS Gracie! korek ka jan laka-RUN ha ha. naku di pa kaya ang 21K, 16K pa lang yan. Tara na takbo na!

  5. Anu ba yan Bok! Sama mo naman ako nang mawala ang mga fats ko sa belly! haha.. I love your athletic side girl ah? Admirable! Teka, makasali na nga din sa mga fun run na ganyan. Check ko ung rubber shoes ko dito. Whew!

  6. Taralets! Lesgo!
    Sabi ko syo sis ang pag-takbo ay hindi pinaplano, itinatakbo yanz ha ha ha. Sige check mo yang shoes mo at baka nalimutan na rin nya kung ano function nya lol. THANKS for dropping by :P

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