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Purple Photochromic Specs

By on May 24, 2016

So after more than a decade of solely using contact lenses, I decided to take a [sort of] risk and go back to using old school specs. There are a number of reasons why I preferred using contacts to glasses, one of which is because my eyes are a bit photosensitive so I have to wear sunglasses when going out lest I trigger a migraine attack–something which I cannot do if I’m wearing eyeglasses. And not wearing corrective lenses just for the sake of using sunglasses would render me severely visually impaired–my eyesight is just that bad.

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Too chicken to do a selfie. Solution: pose with my daughter!

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Night Run… at last!

By on May 20, 2016

CM Blacklight - Manila 16 Rockstar race kit(Photo from COLOR Manila RUN FB page)

Things finally clicked into place and so I finally, excitedly, registered for the event, along with my good friend Bonz. I opted to go for the Rockstar race kit because I wanted the singlet and towel. And because yeah, I am so gonna rock this run! 😀

But instead of pushing myself hard and going for the 10k run, I decided to be sensible and just do 5k since I’ll be driving us both home after. So wouldn’t want to drive when I’m about to crash from exhaustion. Safety first, right? 😉

So yeah, I guess this means 5k runs are getting easier for my body to take. Progress. Hell yeah. \m/_

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Francine’s First Run: Summer Color Fun Run 2016

By on April 29, 2016

I started joining fun runs at the ripe age of 29 and my first event was a mere 3k non-competitive run. And here is my daughter, all of 4 years and 8 months, already finished with her first fun run last Saturday–and a 5k run at that. And the icing on cake would have to be her being awarded as the event’s Youngest Runner! #proudMommy moment right there. 😀

I’d like to believe that by starting her young on sports, she’d grow up better, a more well-rounded person. After all, sports do not enhance only the physical, but the mental and emotional as well. And hopefully, instill in her some much-needed discipline as well.

Summer Color Fun Run 2016 youngest runner.jpgShe couldn’t care less about being onstage and about to be awarded; she just wanted to get out of the sun and go home, hence this screwed up expression. 😛

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2016 Personal Theme: Live Boldly

By on March 24, 2016

Now, this was a little late in coming, what with almost a quarter of the year almost done. But the thing is, it took a while for anything concrete to materialize as an underlying theme to guide my endeavors for the coming year months. But something finally popped up, all thanks to Will Traynor:

…live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Wear those stripy legs with pride.

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