Monday, December 27, 2010

2010 A Year That Was - Review of our Life (part 1)

Less than five days before we welcome another year in our lives, year 2011 will be here and year 2010 will be a part of our history, our memories.

With the very few days remaining of this year, I would like to look back and reminisce what happened in our life. This 2010 A Year That Was - Review of our Life (part 1) will focus in my sports, RUNNING, which I began to be actively involved with this year.

Event # 1
Running event: Globe Run for Home
Organizer: Globe Telecom
Date of event: March 21, 2010
Location of Event: Makati Business District, Makati City
Distance/Category: 5 km

My race kit; singlet, bib number and timing chip
Shot taken near the finish line courtesy of
My running buddies, Ma'am Ayen and Reman taken after the race

Event # 2
Running event: WFP-Walk the World Pilipinas
Date of event: June 06, 2010
Location of Event: Bonifacio Global City, Makati City
Distance/Category: 5 km

My race t-shirt and bib number
At the uphill turn-around for 5 km
At the finish line

Event # 3
Running event: 10.10.10 Run for Ilog Pasig
Organizer: ABS-CBN
Date of event: October 10, 2010
Location of Event: CCP Manila to Mall of Asia, Pasay
Distance/Category: 5 km

My bib number
My finisher's band, made of recycled materials
My running buddies, Sam as a new recruit :-)

Event # 4
Running event: 2nd Quezon City International Marathon
Organizer: Runnex
Date of event: December 05, 2010
Location of Event: Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City
Distance/Category: 10 km

My singlet and bib number
Bird's eye view shot near the finish line courtesy of Greentennial Run
After the race at QC Circle with Reman, Anna May, Sam and Lanie

Indeed a great running year that was, three 5 km races and a 10 km run to conclude year 2010. I would like to share some running motivational quotes to inspire us more!

"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."
- Steve Prefontaine
"I always loved was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs."
-Jesse Owens

"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
-Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder 

"We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable."
-Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile

"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it."
-Oprah Winfrey

This is my official entry to the "My 2010" Blog Contest of Sir Winston. Sponsored by League of Legends Strategy.

Thank you Sir Winston and League of Legends Strategy!

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