Saturday, February 25, 2012

Missin' my kicks

2 months of rest. 2 months no run. 2 months of laziness. I gotta stop this now.
I have regained my big belly and I don't want to look preggy again. :(
I hope the spirit of running dwell upon me the soonest.

Half Moon

There are lots of famous delicacies in Bacolod that you may find in the Metro. But this one in particular is only sold in Bacolod City. The oh, so yummy, Half Moon. It looks like a mamon but the top part has a glaze that tasted like the filling of brazo de mercedes. It's not too sweet, just enough to tickle one's sweet tooth. I loved it, and I will definitely buy boxes of it when I come to visit Bacolod again.

Half Moon is sold in Pendy's per piece or by box of 6 pcs. Pendy's is located along Lacson Street, near ABSCBN Bacolod.
It is sold 40 pesos per piece. or 240 per box of 6.

So when you come and visit Bacolod, do not forget to drop by Pendy's. :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Campomanes Bay Vacation

Finally, after four long years, I was able to visit this beautiful place again.
Together with my husband and my 4 year old son, we traveled from Manila to Negros to see one of nature's best kept secret.

Campomanes Bay Resort is situated in Maricalum, Sipalay, Negros Occidental, facing Sulu Sea.
The Bay is now declared a Marine Reserve and hence requires a Bantay Dagat (Bay Watch) to regulate development and movement in Campomanes Bay as well as provide marine protection. Campomanes Bay also hosts the City's Ecoport and two shipwreck sites, both of which can be used for marine tourism.

Campomanes Bay is excellent not only for diving but for jet skiing, kayaking, and all sorts of water sports. It has an existing port that caters to medium-sized sea craft. The enclosed shape of the bay and islets in its opening provide calm waters even in harsh weather conditions. Entrance to the bay is a wide expanse of coral garden with various species of corals and fish.

The best thing here is my husband is related to the owners of Campomanes Bay Resort, which is super fun of course! :)

Here are some pictures of th cottages/huts inside the Resort.

How to get there?

Fly from Manila to Bacolod. From Silay-Bacolod International Airport, Take a Shuttle Van going to SM Bacolod. Tell driver to drop you off Ceres Bus Terminal "South".
Ride the trip going to Hinoba-an. Aircon Bus going to Hinoba-an leaves the terminal at 12:00 noon. Tell driver you are going to Crossing Maricalum, Sipalay. Or simply tell you are going to Campomanes. Be sure to fill your stomach before taking the bus,
road trip from Bacolod to Campomanes is 5 hours long so better pack up with lots of snacks so that you'll never go hungry. :)
Upon reaching Crossing Maricalum, you will then take a tricycle going to the Bay Resort. The route going to the resort is 5kms. which usually takes 10-15 minutes. The Resort is very clean and serene, the peaceful place will make you feel one with nature and will relax your tired senses.

Shuttle Van (silay to bacolod) PHP 100.00/150.00
Bus Fare (bacolod to crossing, maricalum - 177 kms.) PHP 244.00

Monday, February 6, 2012

first run for 2012

Feb 4, Run for Breastfeeding.
1 loop
26 minutes

we joined the gun start of the 5k runners instead of being with the 2km walkers. my son loves to run, he will definitely get bored if we opt to finish the race walking. o there, we did 1 loop and he did great! :) so proud of him finishing his first race for this year.. =)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Slide and slide my little one

My son loves to go the park, have fun and play. His favorite is the slide. Whenever we go to a park, playground or indoor play area, he would choose the slide. He loves to climb even the steepest stairs just to have the feel of sliding down.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Run Baby, Run

Look who's been bitten by the running bug... My son recently joined the Mommy Milkshake Fun run Year 5. This is his second time to join, but his first time run by himself. We also joined last year's event but I carried just to finish. hehe.

I am so proud of my 3 yr old kiddo, he finished his first 3k in 37 minutes and 30 seconds! :)


Friday, August 5, 2011

My Stormy Milo Marathon Experience

I remember myself running last year's Milo Marathon in the 5k category, I was struggling, waiting for every water station to appear in front of me. My time back then was around 49 minutes for a 5K. It was very hot (well... for me), there were too many people. The Grandstand was so crowded... I still remember seeing Karylle pop in front of me out of nowhere then the people went giddy and took photos of her. Well, that was last year. This year's event's far too different from any of my previous races. This one is amazing! A lot of firsts happened in this race.

It was my first time to run in a stormy day. I finished my 21k run in 2:37, and I did it while getting drizzled by heavy rainfall and gusty winds. There where also puddles and flood along the way which made the course look like a trail run :D

It was my first time to pee while on a race, good thing there was a portalet near luneta. lol! During a normal race, when it is sunny and extremely hot, I never get to use the portalets... But this time, the weather was too cold for me, and I am all soaked up. I was hesitant to unload at first, there was me thinking that the portalet might be dirty or smelly. (i get tummy sick when I smell something not good) I was also worried about my time. 1 unnecessary stop will make me lose my pace to make for the cutoff time (w/c i didn't beat) but what the heck, I might suffer if don't unload. :p So there, I lost precious minutes that's too important for me. hehe. (emo)

After that funny part, I decided to focus on my run and try to recover my precious pacing. I was able to beat my previous records in the 5k 10k and 16k during the course, but then, when I reached the 17th km marker, I felt a sudden pain on my butt then went down to my thighs... I was so worried that it might be cramps, I don't want to stop. I want to continue my run. So, I tried to run what could be the longest 5k of my life. I remember myself trying to push my feet to step a li'l more quick s I may be able to reach the finish line before the cut off time. I tried my best,I did a few stops to recover quick. I saw my watch hit the 2:30 cutoff time when I was nearing the Esplanade. My hopes and dreams just fade...But I did not give up. I am already there. I braved the storm. I braved the wind... I will finish my race strong and with a smile no matter what my time is. I was hoping to see any familiar face as I hit the finish line but there was none. I can only remember spongebob runner was one of those who finish along with me. My time was 2:37. I was just 7 minutes behind. I am not sad about it... I will reach this cutoff time sooner or later. There's the term we call practice and perseverance. I will have them both, so that next time, I can beat that 2:30 with a proud heart. :)