Cheers to a promising New Year ahead! The best is yet to come…
Whoah! I just realized that 2010 is almost over. I am just counting hours and ready to welcome a new year ahead. It was indeed an awesome year for me, bittersweet moment. Considerably, this year is a blast on my passion for running and on my career as well although not everything was something to rejoice like my father’s death last February.
On Ultra Races.
After joining Condura, then Bataan Death March, I never looked back. It followed with a series of Ultra Marathons and Marathons month by month
which I loved so well. TNF was the most remarkable race I’ve joined so far where my will power was tested more than BDM despite that it is only a 50Km race. I ran, I had a hard time, I had blisters and pain; I cried and laugh at the finishline savoring victory after each race and hurriedly go to my office for I don’t have anyone to replace me for sometimes.
Hah! It was my most travelled year as well (Not sure though). I went to Ilocos to run, in CamSur where we were conned by a not so famous event organizer and even being dithced out in the island. Hiked in Batangasand in Rizal to train for a Climathon in Baguio (TNF). I was on training and racing and at the same time enjoyed everybit of it despite of all the mishaps that occured. I wish I could go back and even travel more around the Philippines. Hope I can pin Batanes next year.
At last, I hit my PR at work last May where I officially became a certified technician after fearing so much of taking the examination. Good thing I gripped my balls so much so that they would not fall and put it back into places the moment it was over. Lols! Most importantly, I got the chance to go to Abudhabi to visit our office there, in Dubai where we have an office as well, Spent a day in Singapore to at least have fun during transit and in Malaysia in an hour to enjoy every bit of it.
I mentioned in last blog too about getting an employee award. Hmm… I wonder what will happen to me next year. Jeez!!
I am so excited!
Lastly, No Sick-leave for me this year. Tell me more about Work-Life Balance.
T’was three years streak that I won something in the office. From Cellphone (2008) to Aircooler (2009) and a DVD Receiver this year! Oh boy, I am really a lucky guy. Oh well, I think I deserve it after loosing 3 cell phones this year (Stupid me!)
On Responsibilities and Volunteering
I co-hosted 4 events this year! A company event, The Takbo.ph Anniversary where I get the chance to meet DJ Chloe, The” Takbo Mo Tanglaw Ko” fun run for the Aetas and the Takbo.ph Year End Party. Seriously, given a chance, I would love to do more of it! Also, I am really proud that I became a part of Adination of Runners sponsored by Adidas. It was a tough work I guess but I loved it. Saturday Mornings and Fridays Nights in Tiendesitas were eventful. on this, I would like to thank Adidas and takbo.ph for the opportunity that you have given me;and to my friends (especially Team CB) who were always there to support me.
I am glad that most of you guys had improved physically.
I have joined series of 2 Aquathlon this year. Ateneo Aquathlon (I don’t know how to swim yet at this point) and AnR Alabang Aquathlon. I really improved in my swimming skills although I still have a lot to learn as far as techniques are concerned.
Eventually I was able to join a Super-minisprint event. Thanks again to a good friend Doc Art who never
stopped believing in my capabilities. Doing a week of Biking after so many years is not easy. Lol!
Again, what an awesome year. Hope I can equalize it next year or even move further. How about checking my lovelife next year? Hehe!
The best is yet to come…