Now, this will make me run the race better!

Its my birthday month. I already have in mind a long wish list for my sisters and friends(a birthday wish list wish extends as christmas wish list at times, but that’s fine)

So when the ‘ber’ month started, I planned to start reciting my wishes to my sisters. However, on that same day, Bald Runner posted a blog on GF 305 and that he has 8pcs for sale…Hmmm, is it a sign?

I have been contemplating on getting one. And my friend, Dar has been prodding me with wall post and PM in facebook to get one since he just ordered one. I thought, there’s 8 units available so I can probably decide by the end of the week. Then Dar posted a comment on my status in FB status which says “i’m happy” -” you’ll be happier with a GF305″. Fine!Fine! Fine! I’ll text BR and reserve one. Lo and behold! I got the last unit. So, to the 9th person to reserve, I’m so sorry 🙂 Its really meant for me. Thanks Dar! Thanks Bald Runner!

So, I got it today. (Thanks BR, it was even delivered to my office. Wow!)

I am so tempted to toy with it as soon as I got back to the office, I had to stop myself as I have tons of to do’s on my desk still. As of now, I am charging it. Tomorrow will be the learning session. Sunday will be its debut with me on the road.


Upon seeing it, my sister said,” Wow, you’re an addict” I just said and tried my luck. Yeah, I really need it. Can I reimburse this as my bday gift? hehehe…

Yes, I would need it for the ff:

  • LSDs-We normally would run longer during weekends. At times, Jobaqs would measure before the run thru google our planned distance but when we get lost, there goes the measurement. 😦 Going thru google again to check is a bit burdensome. At times after running a new route, I try to drive along same route just to measure how far we’ve run. See! This would help me save on gas and help save mother earth as well (OA na!).
  • This would monitor my heart rate-Hmmm haven’t thought about this. Let’s see and explore. So far my health is A+. But I would need it and its better if I am able to measure, right?
  • It would let me compete against my previous workouts: I can compare my pace and heart rate to past performance over the same run
  • Each workout is stored in memory so I can review and analyze the data and see how I’ve improved over time

Bottomline, this would really help me improve on my runs. I hope so! Will see and share it soon.

Now, here is the next item I bought for myself this September:


Its actually not a wish list. Its in my needs list. My bible is already all torn out. I got it a decade ago, imagine that! And second, I left it in Baras. So for the longest time, I have been sharing bible with Mimi (I did ask permission, right?) or using the old red bible at home. This is the same version as my old one but I like the color coding on the sides. See, its so nice and new and fresh and yada yada yada….I guess there’s no need to justify this purchase anyway, this explains it all:

2 Timothy 3:16-17

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do.” –

With these two gifts I got for myself, I know, I am equipped to “Run the Good Race” , Run it Better and Strive to be Better. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! 🙂


P.s. Sisters, Bestees, Friends-I still got a long wish list….I can make a gift registry at Runnr. har.har.har

Seriously, your prayers would be the best gift for me! 🙂 PM for specific intentions.

7 replies

  1. Hi tin, you got two great running gadgets. One (GF305) for your physical running and the best one (the Bible), for your spiritual race we are all in. God bless and keep on running!


  2. Hi Bro J! Thanks for dropping and God bless you also!

    You’re the one Kuya Raoul met at Globe Run for Home and blogged about it? 🙂

    See you at the starting line!


  3. Hey Tin, congratulations on your new toy! 🙂 A 305 user myself, it’s one of the best deals that you can find out there. A nice way to rig your main screen would be – time, distance, ave pace/lap and total average pace. You rig your laps to 1km = 1 lap to get this down. This should give you an accurate barometer of how you are doing per kilometer split. Nice blog you have here, first time visitor 🙂 Hope to see you around the races, and advanced HBD!


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