“ I’ve spent the last day of 2013 getting lost in the woods and eventually finding my way out. I guess it’s how my 2013 was, it had highs but it also had its share of challenges that needs adjustment and action and eventually finding my way out of those situations.”
2006: Year of the Franc
Year of the Franc
When you are able to tick off an item on your bucket list like spending 6 full days in Batanes and exploring the place on bike and on foot aside from the usual tour, you can say it’s a good year. I was also fortunate enough to win a trip and a run in Siargao for Siargao It Up! and was also able to do a half marathon in Hong Kong and Cambodia. I was also able to climb to the Summit of Mt. Batulao with the Beghaus Team. That’s not to mention my regular trips to Taiwan, Singapore, Subic, Clark and my hometown in Baguio. I guess the good part of the year was I was able to entertain both my passion for travel and running.
It was a full year of running with 321.8 kilometers worth of racing spread over 23 races including 9 half marathons and 1 indoor Duathlon with about 2,600 kilometers worth of run and bike training. While the distance was there, it was a roller coaster year for me as I had to deal with several injury including being off for almost a month after a bad bike fall. I guess, it’s not how many times you fall but it’s how many times you find your way up. In terms of destination, it was really a nice list as it had me having several international and out of town runs aside from the usual ones at the metro. It was also nice to be part of the new concept of Outbreak Manila and Outbreak Mission and having great friends in the Outbreak Manila Zombies. I also registered for my first full marathon in 2014 in the TBR Dream Marathon and I’ve been loving the journey. That explains the numerous half marathons during the year. It’s 6 weeks to go and I’m all challenged and all excited for the conclusion of this one.
Work was challenging. Finances were challenging. Managing time was challenging. For some time, I was stuck in the middle of managing things and getting things done. There was a period of adjustment but this is where I work best – under pressure and in crunch time. There were times I felt lost but at the end of the day, I find my way back up and raring to go. Somehow, 2013 ends on a challenging note and 2014 would still start on a challenging front too but just like any challenges I’ve dealt with, let me say just bring it! When the clock struck 12 midnight, there’ll be no more excuses, only me finding ways and means out of the woods.
A Message of Thanks
Thanks to everybody from friends, family, workmates, fellow runners, fellow OMZs, fellow bloggers and all those who contributed in my year and has always supported me. See you in 2014!!!