Archive for September, 2010

Runner’s High

It is early morning, the moon continues to light a runner’s pathway, legs are slowly being warmed up after a couple of strides and as the breathing starts to normalize, the runner is focused on the goal, that is to have a good run.

A good run to a runner can mean many things, for one, reaching a good pace, another is maintaining this ideal pace with no feelings of discomfort and worst, pain or attaining the runner’s high.

What is the runner’s high?  It is the term given when a runner reaches a level of euphoria, usually produced by distance running.  Unfortunately, this does not happen during each run.  The mind must be clear of problems and the legs must be willing to push a little harder, then slow down but the energy reaches its peak, resulting to running at a sustainable pace.  At the end of the run, only good feelings are felt.

Like all things appreciated, it is more meaningful when hard-earned. So tie up the laces, hit the roads, clear the mind, exert more effort and slow down to that perfect, comfortable pace.  Reach for the runner’s high.

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Southridge Run: A Run To Provide Books

In line with the group’s advocacy of providing education to school children of poor communities, we are inviting you to join the Southridge Run on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 6:00 AM at Westgate complex in Filinvest Corporate City Alabang.

The Southridge Run aims to promote family bonding as well as physical fitness. Additionally it hopes to raise funds to donate 30,000 books for public schools in Muntinlupa, in cooperation with the Department of Education, Mayor Aldrin San Pedro and the Rotary Club.

Details of race are as follows:


  • 10k | P400 | Medals & prizes for top 3 male & female finishers
  • 5k | P400 | Medals & prizes for top 3 male & female finishers
  • 1k | P350 | Medals for all finishers 13 years old & below. Plus prizes for top 3 finishers in 2 age categories: 10 to13 years old and 9 years old & below

Registration is at ROX, Bonifacio High Street and at Bonjour, Total Gas Station, Filinvest Corp. City (near West Gate entrance) starting Sept. 22 to Oct. 6, 2010. Registration at Bonjour is 24 hours.

Come join this fun run and make a difference.

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Marky Castillo’s Heroic Act

Read below the story shared by Marky Castillo as he trekked the mountains of Benguet on Aug. 21-23, 2010.

21st of August 2010, I was in Sitio Polis, Brgy. Poblacion Kibungan, Benguet, doing what Ninoy taught us, to serve our fellow Filipinos. From Baguio, it’s a 4 to 5 hours bumpy jeep ride to Kibungan. Before reaching Sitio Polis, we have trek another 4-5 hours. We have passed 5 hanging bridges along the trail.

The group aims to empower kids on mountains and remote areas. We distribute basic needs of the school and people. Books, notebooks, school supplies, basic medicines, and other materials that would be empower the kids and the teacher knowledge.

The kids walk on a muddy path 2-3 hours carrying their makeshift bags made out of sacks just to go to a school that also has scarce educational materials. I’ve come to a realization that we are so lucky with the material things.

Thanks. God bless.

Marky Castillo

We salute you Marky for this act of selfless giving and sacrifice to bring joy to the lives of the children who truly have the right to education.  More power to you and your group.

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