Photos taken on our way back to the Bolinao Marine Laboratory showing that indeed, the sea is life.
28 April 2013
Dec. 30, 2012
Since I have recklessly registered to run another full marathon this February, I forced myself to join Rizal Day Run (RDR) for the much needed mileage. I was hesitant at first since running in loops makes me dizzy/lazy and last year’s RDR experience still ring in my head. I was a first timer back then and so my legs were still strangers to the kind of pain that running for 32 kilometers bring. Now, I can definitely say that the second time was easier, mentally and physically. Although the kilometers did not pass by like a breeze (some runners were already on their last loop when we were still on our third), it was definitely easier that I still have some energy left to smile when we crossed the finish line.
Here’s a picture taken by Aileen that I really liked. One of the few race moments that I was genuinely smiling.
Thanks Chato for running with me and for redefining my Rizal Day Run experience, Aileen and BA for being there at the finish line. ♥
Definitely a happier finish, perfect way to end the year and to welcome 2013 as a stronger and wiser runner/person.
Ode To My Dog by Nicnic
You came to me one fine day,
A lazy dog in a basket who does not want to play.
You slept in my room, slumped on the floor.
I thought, “This would be easy! I can handle some more!”
But the next day, you flipped like a coin.
You started to sniff around, you peed on the floor.
Maybe this will be the worst, I silently hoped.
But I was mistaken, I was so wrong.
You ate my sister’s slippers,
And made a lot of noise.
You woke me when I’m sleeping,
You tore some of my clothes.
But despite all your bad habits,
I still love you so.
Shower me with wet kisses,
Warm my heart and soul.
I look at you and I see pretty,
even if they say you have a beard.
You don’t have to whine all day long,
Please know that you are heard.
I know you deserve a better master,
Not me who rarely takes you out on walks.
But still, you don’t care if I’m not perfect,
You trust me enough to hold your paws.
When you look at me,
I wonder what you see,
Specially when you tilt your head,
And looks at me expectantly.
A loyal friend,
An innocent heart,
I miss you when I go to work,
I hate it when we’re apart.
You’re so unselfish,
You never seem to fail.
When I come home,
You always wag your tail.
So please continue being you,
My sweet, loving dog.
I promise to be better.
Please know that you are loved.
Today is your birthday
And in a dog’s eyes, you turn 1.
But in my world, you turn seven,
In 3 years you’ll be 21.
Please share more years with me,
Even when I have my own family.
Because I’ll share everything with you.
I love you dog, please know that’s true.