I just want to share some pictures taken last November 13, 2011 from my very first 5K run! And I am very glad I did it with Men’s Health Urbanathlon (MHU)! I’ve been running every once in a while at Ayala Triangle but my heart is just not into it. I would always tell my running buddy not to wait up on me, I can manage at my pace! I get bored just running and after 2-3 rounds I would always opt to finish with other forms of exercises and cool down in a “dark corner” of the triangle ๐Ÿ™‚

That is why I am not a fan of fun runs! But when I read from my favorite mag, Women’s Health (WH), that MHU is about running with obstacles I got interested! It’ll be running + crawling + hurdles + monkey bars + scaffolding + wall climbing! And so I joined and enjoyed every second of it! It was fun! I did everything except wall climbing because I don’t think I can carry my weight up the that wall. And seeing that even male runners and fitter women are having a hard time climbing I realized more that I’ll be committing suicide! I waived it with penalty of some minutes which I really didn’t mind.

I was running all by myself because again I can’t keep up with the energy of my running buddy. We would just say “hi” when we cross path. A few steps away from the starting line a group was already shouting “water break! water break”! And I was laughing so hard and already used up 50% of the energy food I had earlier he he But the ushers are funnier, as they are giving directions to 5K, 10K, 15K I heard one shouting “payb ke, torn lep! pay ke, torn lep! (5K, turn left)” hihihi so cute!

Oh and when I did the monkey bar the marshall was literally carrying me while I was pretending to hold the bars…ahihihi And my most precious price is not the finishers medal but pictures with celebrities like Derek Ramsay, Rovilson Fernandez, the first pinoy biggest losers and WH editor-in-chief Lara Parpan. Now you are jealous! hehe

My first 5K was a lot of fun! Maybe because I’m not the last to make it to the finish line! I loved the macaroni salad from Century Tuna too! And free 3mos WH subscription! The registration fee is way value for the money plus the calories burned after the run is priceless!

I can’t wait for Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2012!!


I have a TMJ disorder. So what is it in layman’s term? A jaw joint disorder. A bite problem.

I’ve had this clicking sound in my jaw for a while and I thought it was just normal and cute! ๐Ÿ˜› Not until it came to a point when I can only half-yawn in the morning, take small bites in my sandwich and going to theย  dentist for a prophylaxis scares me! It really hurts as if I will never ever close my mouth again!

I was initially advised to massage my jaw every morning but still I should consult a TMJ specialist ASAP because there is a possibility that my jaw will lock and the worst…to correct it is to undergo an operation. Other dentists say that this disorder may lead or is connected to other health problems that I may already have or soon to have.

They say that these are the most common symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Facial Pain
  • Limited opening of the jaw
  • Dizziness
  • Jaw clicking, popping or grating
  • Difficulty closing teeth together
  • Jaw goes to one side when opening
  • Ear pain. ringing or stuffiness
  • Neck pain
  • Blurred vision or pain behind eyes

I can no longer identify where my headache is coming from because I also have a big problem with my nose (I will give my nose another time to shine!) But I sure have the limited opening of the jaw, jaw clicking and the rest I may have experienced but did not really pay attention to them.

So I should wear a splint to correct my bite. For 2 months or more! This is not my splint but it sure looks the same. It is like an acrylic cover for my lower teeth. Sacrifice!

It is not really cool to have a foreign object in your mouth! And plus the fact that I can’t flawlessly do what I love to do….eating! (what were you thinking?!)