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…rain gets in the way…


I was looking forward to my Saturday morning run yesterday. After having been slacking off for more than a week ( due to my predicament at the trail), I was ready to run again. Unfortunately, I was not able to because when I woke up that morning, it was raining, though not the “raining cats and dogs” type, and if I was so inclined to do so, I could have still head out and run. It turned out, the lure of my bed, won me over. Happily, I went back to sleep. :D

I really don’t like it when its all wet and gloomy outside. I miss the sun. :(

The rain went on for the rest of the day. By mid-morning, I went out to do some errands and had my driving lesson. After that, just spent the rest of the afternoon at home, doing nothing much, except talk to Taco, from time to time. And ate when I felt like it. :D To work off my frustration, I volunteered to deliver newspapers in the nearby houses. It was tiring but a good alternative for missing my run, nonetheless.

In my excitement to run and all, running stuff took the most space inside my weekend bag than other things I usually bring when I spend my days off in my Aunt’s house. My sister always joked about how come I bring a lot of stuff on weekends when I only get to stay two nights at the most. I don’t bother explaining to her why.

I planned to head out this morning but it rained again. No, I’m not making excuses or maybe I am, I’m not sure. :-?

Anyway, enough my story here. Since I missed my run, I’m compelled to write my thoughts about it here, though it does not really matter to anyone. :) But if you happen to visit my blog, then allow me to bore you senseless.

Chia fresca ( iskiate )

With nothing better to do on this Sunday morning ( aside from going online ), I tried on a drink ( see above photo) I read about from the book “Born To Run”. I made this the night before and gulped it down this morning after I woke up. It tasted okay. I’m not into some kind of   “diet” fad or something, I’m just in the mood for experimenting. :D It’s what rain does to me, I guess.

Wobble on Panda. :)

…dear Santa…

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“There’s no harm in wishing.”

Christmas is just a week away. Some have already come up with their Christmas wish list. Since I’m into running ( really :D ) and this blog is intended solely for my running endeavors, then it is only right to have a wish list related to running. ( I know I’m starting to sound monotonous. )

With my constant lurking on the Internet, I always had the chance to read almost anything about running, be it about other runners’ blog, products related to the sport, etc.

Without any much ado and fanfare, I will now disclose the things I  pine for ( since  I got bitten by this “R” bug ) this Christmas. Although, I’m still trying to think how it will be possible for all of these stuff to come through. I’m sure, at this time, Santa is already up to his neck with all the Christmas list from children  around the globe. And I happen not to belong anymore to the “children” group. But then, there’s no harm in trying, as the famous Adidas slogan goes,”Impossible is Nothing.” :)

So here goes my list (…drum roll please ;) …)

1. new pair of running shoes- I’m not really particular as to the brand. At present, I’m using Nike, so I guess, it will be cool to try other brands and come up with a comparison. I’m leaning toward Mizuno or New Balance.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 6

New Balance 1225

2. new running shirt- Again, the brand does not matter as long as it is of a material that wicks sweat off. ( get the gist ;) )

3. hydration belt- I thought about this for a long time. I haven’t been able  to run long enough to require a hydration belt. For my short runs and races, my water bottle has been my constant companion. Since I’m planning to join the Cebu Marathon ( of course not the 42K ), I’m thinking of  having this one.

4. books related to running- I’m an avid reader so I am ecstatic when it comes to books. I have searched and read reviews online about running-related books. Born to Run by Christopher  McDougall to name one.

Anyway, these are all the stuff I come up with to make my Christmas merrier. :)   ( of course, they are not the be all and end all of my life :D ) I hope Santa will be able to read this one. I have to think of a way for him to visit my blog. Any suggestions?

Wobble on Panda. :)