Monday, July 25, 2011

Smart Ultimate All Star Weekend

Kobe Bryant vs Chris Tiu

Last weekend, the Smart Araneta Coliseum hosted the most vital game since the Washington Bullets came here late in the 70s. The Smart all stars led by Bryant, Drose, CP3 and the Durantula stormed in manila and played 2 games against the PBA all stars and the Philippine National Basketball team.

Japeth Aguilar Vs. Javale McGee

Apologies for the grainy shots as DSLRs were not allowed in the arena

Overall, I paid 800 not to see the nba stars, but for gilas to fight against all odds and the price was worth it.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Run Fest Bib

4 days before the event, I re-injured my sprained ankle. Kinda annoying because the the injury already cost me 2 weeks of training. But then again while weighing the mileage to even aggravating the injury, I chose the lesser evil and rested the ankle. The night before the race, I came home at midnight due to the crazy traffic at Monumento and an additional hour of scanning the web to look at the results of the PBA-NBA matchup and the first minutes of Azkals-Kuwait.

It resulted in a one hour sleep. As the event started, with my singlet one size smaller than I requested, I took off. Luckilly all the compression, liminents and massage took an effect on the sprained ankle and it did not hurt anymore. The problem is, the other ankle, due to lack of inactivity started to cramp for the first 4 kilometers. As the distance went on the pain started to disappear. At the last stages of the race, Mckinley hill was torture, Hill after hill on an injured ankle and untrained body took its toll, But I was able to save enough strength to fire the afterburners on the last 2 kilometers.

The results weren't published due to a malfunction. I seriously don't care anymore for the result. I was happy to finish the race despite the lack of training due to injury.

After which, I headed straight to Smart Araneta Coliseum to watch the ultimate all star weekend, standing in line for 5 straight hours on a tired, sleepless body with injured ankles.

Monday, July 18, 2011

PR: School-Savvy Cons

Schools are no longer as simple as before. Unfortunately, there are not many bags that can handle both – style and function that is, until Converse releases its back-to-school bag collection!

Inspired by function, fueled by passion for fashion, this Back-to-School season, Converse stands out with a selection that’s all about clean lines, edgy appeal and multi-functionality all in one stylish package.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Yao Ming Retires


After the big Aristotle, another Big man has called it quits in the NBA. His Career shortened by having 2 duties (NBA, Fiba) and playing whole year round.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

NBA Fit Run 2011

With the recent NBA Lockout, I'm surprised the NBA still has promotional activites.


Details are yet to be announced.

My 2 Cents:

-With the lockout, I'm Guessing Spoelstra or some legend might visit.
-There's a 21k category. I'm guessing it could be a medal race.
- Will try to wear my C's Jersey during the run. Hey, Its the "NBA" run after all.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Run for Heroes

It was a challenging participating in my first ever half marathon race, but fulfilling as well.