Itâ€™s almost a week now since the Ateneo Aquathlon 2010 event, I was not a participant there but I went cozâ€™ my younger brother [/boss] Josiah [Sai] asked me to take pictures while he and Cat partake in the event. Itâ€™s my first time witnessing an aquathlon, cozâ€™ I’ve only been to a marathon when I joined Kennyâ€™s Urbanite Run 2009. Ever since then I couldnâ€™t get myself to drag my feet out of the bed and join another marathon, as those kinds of activities usually takes place early in the morning [way too early for an insomniac like me].
Iâ€™ve been waiting for my first aquathlon for almost a year and now I am a proud finisher of an aquathlon. By experience, now I know that it is true what they said about aquathlons, itâ€™s twice as demanding as running and the experience was also twice the fun.
The race started at 11:30am for my age category and when the start was near it was all mixed excitement for my first aquathlon and fear that I wonâ€™t finish. The plan was simple, do not care about the pace of others and go with my own speed, my goal is just to finish.
It was 600 meters of swim first. Think about 100 men swimming on an 8 lane 25 meter pool, the probability of competitors bumping each other was very high. It was a good thing that my cousin, Enna a member of Trantados, briefed me well on this. I got kicked on the face and I got bumped many times, but it was OK, it was all unintentional (I hope). I think I also kicked someone, revenge is sweet. Just joking, it was all unintentional.
Starting March 9, 2010 up to May 31, 2010 the Marikina Sports Park Swimming Pool will be open at the following times:
8:30am to 11:30am – 40 Pesos
1:30pm to 4:30pm – 40 Pesos
5:30pm to 9:30pm – 60 Pesos
For more information you can contact Marikina Sports Park through the following numbers:
One of the reasons I run is to guide people on the outdoors. I like the outdoors and I like to enjoy nature at its rawest form. I like making itineraries and organizing climbs and my climb last weekend was one of them.
After 6 hours bus ride and 5 hours of jeepney ride and the 30 minutes fun orientation by PASU Mering Tamiray, we finally arrived at Babadak Ranger Station, the jump off point of Mount Pulag via the Ambangeg trail. We talked to the Ranger and arranged for our guides and porters and started our trek.
I knew I was prepared for this climb, but the first 100 meters was intense. I could hear my heart beating and my lungs were gasping for air, this is because we are about 2,000+ meters above sea level. The air pressure is lesser making the air thinner. Lucky for me the others were moving slower, so my rest and my gasp for air looked more like waiting than a rest stop.
It was the most awaited day of the year of each couple in the world. This is the time when the couples could have a whole day for themselves and celebrate the month of hearts. But how about the single people, like myself, who are seeking for another way to celebrate the Valentineâ€™s Day? Well, we opted to join the much awaited TNF Thrill of the Trail in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.