Dec 8, 2014

38th Milo Marathon Finals Postponed Due to Hagupit

Me after one of my practice runs @ Luneta

Our supposed run yesterday was postponed in anticipation of the coming super typhoon Ruby (aka Hagupit) downgraded to typhoon and now going back to super typhoon status.  Am not so sure about the category status and I probably got it all mixed up already with reading so many news online.  I was keeping tabs since Thursday afternoon.  I am just glad that people seemed to have learned the lesson from Yolanda and are now better prepared and most people now actually heed the evacuation protocols.

Nov 27, 2014

Getting Rusty...Just a Bit

Image courtesy of Ambro at
I have not been running for so long that the word backsliding is not even an apt term.  To say that I am just a tad better than a couch potato is closer to the truth.  And if I have not signed up for the Milo Marathon this coming December 7, I might have continued with this downward spiral when it comes to fitness.  Am I turning into a sloth? No way!

With just two weeks before the run, I really had to force myself last Tuesday.  I didn't like going out these days specially after dark.  It makes me uncomfortable, less safe because you know what this season brings on.  But I figured, I have to practice somehow and since I have work and cannot do it in the daylight, night running is my only option.

Oct 25, 2014

PLAE On Promoting Epilepsy Awareness

More than a month ago, on the week of September 1 to 6, the Philippine League Against Epilepsy (PLAE) held a National Epilepsy Awareness week which culminated with a Tripartite Symposium for Neurologists discussing Marijuana in Epilepsy, one of the emerging issues in the treatment of epilepsy. The following day, the Epilepsy Exemplar Awards was held in recognition of the people who excelled in their professions or schools despite suffering from this condition.  These activities are just the start of a series of on-going campaign to educate Filipinos about epilepsy: its impact, treatment, emerging issues, and even debunking common myths surrounding this condition.  

PLAE gives us a rundown of the Impact of Epilepsy:
(taken from PLAE's Press Kit)

Jun 18, 2014

PMAP: June 20 Is National Wellness Day

Honestly, it's my first time to hear about the National Wellness Day, thanks to Filipino Bloggers Network. I watched this video and I am silently wishing our company would take on such endeavor.  

Jun 9, 2014

Natur House: Change Your Life and Stay Healthy

I'd be the first to admit that losing weight and maintaining the ideal healthy weight range takes a lot of work and self-discipline.  If you have been reading some of my past articles, you know that I have lost considerable weight by altering the food I eat, choosing healthier options in the process.  I've also been involved in a lot of running activities, even tried gyms for a while.  Now, while that may have worked for me, others may find that too challenging or too hard to sustain.  Even I need some outside push once in a while.  There were times I simply backslide without resistance hahaha!  

I know it can be frustrating and sometimes, willpower alone does not suffice.  Sometimes, we need professional help and guidance as well. 

(Note: The following is a sponsored promotional article for Natur House)

May 17, 2014

Is It A Hidden Melanoma?

As far as I could remember, it was probably December last year when I developed this discoloration on my left toenail. It was a white spot on the leftmost part of the toenail. I thought I'd just let it grow out and cut it off eventually. But though that first white spot reached the edge, I noticed that the white-yellowish spot is spreading and until just a month ago, it has covered about 95% of the nail bed.  

The sick toenail

Mar 24, 2014

Back to Swimming at YWCA

I can't believe it's almost a year now since I last dipped in a pool. That was sometime in May of last year when we finished our basic swimming lessons at YWCA.  Last Saturday, we put ourselves to the test, to see if we still know how to swim.  We got there at past 2pm and the pool was deserted.  So it was just the two of us, me and Cecil who would be using the entire pool.  The good thing is no one's going to see us if we made a fool of ourselves.  The bad thing is, since both of us are newbies in swimming, the other one can't save the other when one drowns (lol!).  We each made boundaries for ourselves, never to go in the deep part, or if we dare, we should never let go of the gutter.