I’m Not Timothy
With the many roles I play in life, a day can be as laid back like a day on the beach or as chaotic as running from a meeting in Mall of Asia to the next one in Trinoma. It is so easy to lose focus. Challenges along the way would tempt me to take a detour or probably a short-cut.
Keeping my eyes on the prize set at the end of the race, I continue to persevere. And when that day comes, at the end of the race, my prayer is that I can proudly say, “I have fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith.” 2Timothy 4:7 . I live my life by this verse, hence the url.
“Running is a lot like my life. Every time I lace up, I just put one foot in front of another, enjoying each stride. And as it gets tougher, I push myself and endure the pain. A good foundation is important for me; hence, training, proper research and being in good company with running friends and mentors spice up my running life. My goal is as I finish each run, whether it’s a workout or a race, I will always cross that line strong and smiling; knowing that I have fought a good fight.”
My Running Profile:
I started (seriously) running last May 10, 2009 when I joined my first 10-kilometer race. Prior to that, I’ve joined a few 5-K races – mostly, in a whim. Todate, I have joined and finished several marathons and ultramarathon races from 50k to 100mile race and 200K single and multi-stage ultramarathon. Along the way, I’ve found found love for Crossfit and Yoga and has become a believer in the Paleo Diet. She still hopes McDonalds McFlurry Oreo is Paleo (Kidding!)
I am now wannabe trail runner, having discovered the joy of going outdoors at the last day of 2013. Being a trail-late bloomer, she got interested in joining the Cordillera Great Traverse in 2014-an Expedition that aims to establish the longest, most scenic and sustainable trekking/hiking destination in the Philippines. Her hope is that the Expedition gets into its completion sooner so more people will have easy access to a trail system like what other countries have – something that would lessen the number of trail late bloomers like her and start walking the mountains earlier…. :p
I am also part of the team that launched RaceYaya in 2016. We aim to assist athletes, race organizers, distributors of endurance related products and gears, and other members of the community via our online website and application. We thought we have the ability to help and assist with our varied expertise outside sports so we might as well group and put up something. RaceYaya’s goal is to be able to help deserving athletes in their dream of racing outside the country. More details out this year!
Here are some of my first or some of my memorable runs and adventures:
(still in the process of editing this page so please come back)
First Marathon in Condura 2010
First trail race at Mount Ugo Marathon in 2014
First official race with my dog Patzxch. (She has conquered two half trail marathon since then and climbed a couple of mountains.)
Not my first, but my second trail ultramarathon at Clark Miyamit Falls Ultra