Sunday, April 21, 2013

Am not a good cook but I try to be creative in the kitchen on weekend.
Today I made squid with something Bicolano brand dish for dinner and my version of turnip (singkamas) kimchee and this afternoon a pasta dish for the kids snack.

Interested with the recipe? Drop me some email so I could writ it here (ya know this is not a food blog eh and am too lazy to post detail via mobile blog hehehe

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I'm trying to improve my balance through yoga. Thanks to the wall, it gives me a foresight of what inversions feels like. ❤

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mad about yoga

"Yoga is the ability to direct the mind exclusively toward an object and sustain that direction without any distractions." Yoga-Sutra 1:2, Book of yoga.

Six years ago I've been practicing yoga. I would meditate and practice some asana for 45 minutes. And it felt so great. That I actually credit my weight loss to yoga.
Then I got hook to running and will just do simple standing asana post run.
Simply put it, I lost it. The mat was kept, books dusted and my limbs forgot how to be flexible and some body part got tight.

Two weeks ago, I started again with my fit ball. Did some bridge pose over the ball for protection. Then hubby told me about yogify app that's free and reviewed as one of the smartest fitness app.
I downloaded it and since then been practicing 15 minute sun salutation post lunch run. Hooray!

Tonight, I tried to go further. I want to know if I can handle the 45 minute practice. I got busted after 30 mins. I can't hold any further.

I know practice, practice and keep on practicing is the key to perfect any pose.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


When I am not running outside.
I hide from the sun, gliding through elliptical runner or taking my own portraits in between breathes.

#iwantsomenuscles lol

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Weekend cooking

Today I cook something special. A high protein pasta to support the kids on their upcoming exam.

Pasta- cooked as directed.
For the sauce
Chopped Onion
Chopped Garlic
Chopped ginger
At least six medium size tomato sliced thinly
Home made Spanish sardines (I used the one I made yesterday)
Chopped Cilantro
Crushed Pistachio
Olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzles.
Fish sauce

Sauté the onion, ginger and garlic add tomato. Then 1 tsp of fish sauce is added and crushed pepper. Then add the Spanish sardines and simmer by low heat. From time to time I add some more of olive oil to avoid drying the mixture. After 2 mins add pistachio and cilantro. Before closing the fire drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.

Then serve it parsley and few nuts of pistachio!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Photo blog #23: Recovery mode

No stairs today!

Recommendation from the running ninja to wear CWX at sleep, used foam rollers to elevate my legs.

Photo blog #22: The 26.2 miles journey

I still can't believe I dared the distance of 26.2 miles.
After 2 years I was there yesterday trying to conquer the skyway...mentally and physically.

And I did! I'm still afloat from the runner's high, it's those sore muscles that keeps me grounded hahaha...
The medal!

Photo ops at the heart break hill

Official finish time 05:26:54

My music - a collection of songs and podcast

The story of 26 miles of variability

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Photo blog #21: Journey to 14 days of fitness

Last christmas vacay before leaving home, I weighed myself and I was at a tip of 52 kgs. That information sounds nice, I am looking forward to maintain it,  besides we planned to stay only for  6 days in our hometown as my man is about to beat some yearender deadline.

When we came back....after much fuss of unpacking, I weighed myself again only to find out I gained not 1 but 4 kg. Waah! I was whooping 56 kg by Dec 26, that was a Thursday. Ouch! And I can't even run till Saturday. Aside from the fact that I don't have a nanny...I got pestering blisters on my feet, courtesy of kindred allergy. 

Come saturday I was itching to I decided to go on a fitness journey. I dared myself do fitness activity everyday in the hope to slash back those extra pounds from the holiday. This blog entry is dedicated  to my journey to14 days of fitness.

I documented that 10 days challenge to fitness through instagram with a hashtag #dayXchallenge (where X indicates the day progress).

My photo ops lasted 11 days but total work out days from Dec 29 is 14 days.

And on January 12- I did only 2 kms at stationary bike. I think it would be indecent to count it in my instagram photo-ops considering it was actually my first official break.

I weighed myself again Jan 13, tipped at 53 kgs.
And couldn't lose would be unsafe for my upcoming marathon race.

Now, I conclude 3 kgs is worth about 14 days of workout, sweat and mental challenge. I could quit anytime but I kept telling myself do it at least more than 10 days. Lol! crazy. I can't help it...I love being mobile!
Dec 29, I did 5 miles; Dec 30- 20 mi, race (photo ops with BR); Dec 31- 2.9 mi; Jan 1- stationary bike 6 mi

Still sleepy....but mounted on the stationary bike. This is my 4th day

My 5th day. Interval training thx to Runkeeper

My 6th day- lunch run at work

Resistance band training at home and stationary bike

My 8th day- strength almost waning.

Sample of entry in IG #dayXchallenge

Back to RUNch...while everyone enjoy lunch, I try to be positive with the sun.

And more sun...

Because am having a lunch meeting...a quick run in the morning

Back to lunch running

Stationary bike...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

My cup of tea

Time flies so fast.. I woke up and it's 2013.
It was just yesterday when my 2012 cup of tea is half empty.

Now, I'm starting to fill my empty cup with tea and hot water.