Monday, April 22, 2013

Lose Weight, Get Active… Fight Diabetes! Goes To Baguio!

The Philippine Diabetic Athletes (PDAT), a non-stock, non-profit organization that seeks to inspire, educate, and encourage Filipino diabetics to manage their disease through an active and healthy lifestyle, is holding the second leg of seminars titled “Lose Weight, Get Active… Fight Diabetes!” 
Following the success of the World Diabetes Day celebration held November last year at the Glorietta 5 Activity Center, PDAT continues to bring this public service event to local diabetic communities in the Philippines. These series of seminars aims to educate and empower diabetics by bringing notable doctors, nutritionists, and coaches to different provinces.

The second leg of “Lose Weight, Get Active… Fight Diabetes!” will be held on April 27, 2013 (Saturday), from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at SM Baguio’s Indoor Activity Center. Diabetics, candidates for diabetes, as well as their family members are invited to be a part of this event to gain a deeper understanding of the disease, and learn about lifestyle changes that can help lessen the impact of diabetes in their daily lives.

This event is free to the public.


10:30 am. - 11:30 a.m.    Active Living: The Natural Way to Control Diabetes
Find out how sports and active living can improve your well-being.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Proper Nutrition for Diabetics Want to Lose Weight
Learn how to maintain a proper diet for weight loss.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.      Exercise for Diabetics
Become active for better blood glucose control, reduce the risk of heart disease and lose weight.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    Sports Precautions for Diabetic Athletes
Participate in sports safely and effectively. Learn how to become a better diabetic athlete.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.     Running Basics
Start running by getting into a sustainable running program.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.    Staying Active in Baguio
Explore your options on how to stay active within the Baguio community.

The next legs will be held in Davao in May and Manila in June 2013. 

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Philippine Diabetic Athletes, Inc. (PDAT). For more information you may email

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Run United 2 2013

2013 RUN UNITED 2 will be held on June 2, 2013 with Ceelin 500m dash, 10k, 21k and 32k race categories. All categories will have a start and finish line at the SM Mall of Asia.


Online Registration: April 1 to May 12, 2013
In-Store Registration: April 15 to May 19, 2013
Priority Registration for Run United 1 21k Runners: April 10 – 14, 2013 (only at Riovana BGC)


BGC – 28th Street corner 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City – Monday to Sunday from 12NN to 8PM
KATIPUNAN – 3rd Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, QC (infront of ADMU) – Monday to Sunday from 12NN to 8PM


SM Mall of Asia – Monday to Sunday, 12PM to 8PM
SM North–The Block – Monday to Sunday, 12PM to 8PM


500m Php350 Singlet, Race Bib, D-Tag, 10% Race Day Discount on AH Apparel, & Raffle Stub
Active Health Finisher's Kit, Drinks & Race Analysis
10K Php800
21K Php900 Singlet, Race Bib, D-Tag, 10% Race Day Discount on & AH Apparel, & Raffle Stub Active Health Finisher's Kit, Finisher's Medal, Finisher's Shirt, Drinks & Race Analysis
32K Php1000


500m 6:00AM 7:00AM
10K 4:30AM 5:30AM
21K 3:00AM 4:00AM
32K 2:00AM 3:00AM



  • Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race kits may run out before May 19, 2013.
  • A Valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID & picture must be presented by the representative.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • Singlet and finishers shirt samples will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
  • A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.


Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at the following websites: and
Timing and Race Results:



For In-Store Registration Inquiries:
GLOBE: 0927-347-7700
SMART: 0929-717-8164
LANDLINE: (632) 887-6194

Monday, April 1, 2013

I Want To Ride My Sweet Bicycle!

Even as a young child I am always fascinated with riding a bicycle. If my memory serves me right I started to learn how to bike on two wheels when I was seven. Ofcourse the process is not that easy, I have to take a lot of falls and get lots of scratches and bruises before I finally got the hang of it.

After my first marathon, I told myself I want to venture on Triathlons next. I was sad that I did not see hubby on the finishline at Nuvali but when we got home, to my surprise, the reason he was not there is because he was busy preparing to give me one of the best gifts I could ever imagine, a Roadie!!!

Ethan inherited our passion and enthusiasm to ride bicycles. He was more fascinated and excited seeing the roadie than I do, and even before I had the chance to name it, he is already calling it "Steve" so Steve it is!

Steve is a Scott Speedster Contessa 45 with upgraded Shimano 105 Groupset and cleats. His handle bars are covered with carbon tapes and added 1 bottle holder on his body. He's such a sight to see! I seldom see white bikes on races and he is indeed a stand out, though I know I have to keep it clean all the time it's all worth it!

I took Steve for a short ride outside and to my surprise he is incredibly fast. That was my first time on a Roadie. I am used to riding Mountain Bikes and I thought it will be just the same but it's not. I almost ram the bike on our neighbors gate but I'm glad I was able to unmount and hold the brakes before it did. That was an almost heart attack moment. After that, Steve became a decoration in my room for almost two weeks because I was scared to take him outside again.

One morning, I decided to bring Steve on a spin at BGC, with hubby's supervision, I was able to bike around the big loop and did 20K. It was a good and fun start again, and I am regaining the loss confidence though there are some instances that I almost fell off the bike.

After that, we already had team rides at Nuvali which trained me to use the gears properly. I'm so fortunate and happy that I have very supportive teammates that can keep up with my very slow pace. They are very patient in watching out for me as we eat the hills at Nuvali which is so hard for me.

One thing I discovered is that unlike running, cycling on the uphill is tougher. You cannot stop in the middle of the climb. You need to move forward no matter how hard or else you'll end up going down the road. But ofcourse, the high you'll feel when it's time to go down. The wind passing on my face, the sound of the breeze, it's pure bliss!

(Photo by Jocas Castillo)

(Photo by Johanah Co)

After a month of having Steve it feels like I had him for the longest time. I am happy that I was able to have him now though I wish it was sooner. I have always wanted to have a bike but the skyrocket prices prevent me to pursue buying one. Glad Scott has been so kind to diabetic athletes like me that they gave us a chance to own one of their masterpieces. I would like to thank Ms. Cecille Ty of Unison Bike Shop for the generosity extended to Team Triabetics!

I am looking forward to gaining strength on riding the bike so I won't always be the one left behind on bike rides with my teammates. I also am looking forward to riding on my own to practice and regain road confidence but ofcourse, to finally fulfill my goal to join a triathlon individually.

Good Vibes everyone and Sweet Running! ^_^