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The runs: 3K

Posted in Exercise, The Runs! on 10/24/2013 by Ganns Deen

I admit it: I haven’t been running.

Chalk it up to general laziness, and I confess that i caught myself on this several times in the past few days. I’m slipping, and I’m glad I caught it in time. Thanks in great part to a friend, Poll, who sent me an inspirational video that basically shocked me out of my lethargy. That, in combination with Britney Spears’ Work Bitch (which I have three versions of: the original, a remix featuring RuPaul, and another remix featuring RuPaul and Missy Elliot), basically ensured I would get up today.

(Also, a friend told me another friend of mine, who I look up to immensely, has been running 10K daily. DAILY! Dude, that’s obscene. So proud of you!)

But it wasn’t easy: I hadn’t been running, so my legs were obviously surprised I decided to take ’em for a little stroll run. By the end of the third kilometer, they were like jelly. (Hey, I’m 218 lbs. Don’t hate on the fat guy.)

I also installed a new running app called Runtastic. It’s not that I was unhappy with Noom Pro, but I wanted to know my progress in kilometers, not miles, and Noom, for some reason, measures in miles, and won’t let me change to kilometers. (Or I haven’t figured out how to do it.)

Anyway, Runtastic was indeed that: runtastic. It allowed me to set a distance goal on the free version, and I appreciated how it told me the distance I had left. Plus, when the speaker came on to tell me my progress, I could hear it over Britney and RuPaul telling I’d “better work, bitch!”

Yeah, I want a hot body. I wanna look good in a bikini. (Well, maybe not. But I do want that hot body. So I’d better work!)

So… kamusta na you?


The Runs: 3.5km

Posted in Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Lunch, The Runs! on 10/07/2013 by Ganns Deen

I did a 3.5km run today. I think I did pretty well – and I’m looking forward to doing some more walking during my lunch hour to deal with the horrific breakfast I had – 3/4 cup rice with a hotdog and a fried egg – and preparing for tonight’s Greek dinner with my friend Raft3r.

I’m preparing to start P90X very soon. I’m watching some videos and going over the diet plan. Over the course of the next few weeks, I hope to be able to buy my very own punching bag. (Let’s go!)

… and we’re back!

Posted in The Runs! on 04/25/2011 by Ganns Deen

I just arrived from a 3.4kilometer brisk walk that I finished in 32 minutes. It’s not my best, but it’s my first attempt at getting back on the wagon. This brings me to October 2008 levels, but then again, I’m also at October 2008 weight, so three years later, I’m back to Square One.

Square One’s a good place to be. It means you’re back on the board. Here we go!

Listening to: Owl City, Galaxies

Run For Home

Posted in The Runs! on 07/19/2009 by Ganns Deen

I’m back from the Globe Run for Home. I’m freakin’ exhausted because of the drive and the run. I have only one photo to show for my efforts – I’ll upload it later – but it’s all good.


  • Pity the poor people who traveled from all over last July 16-18 to Fort Bonifacio only to be told to claim their race kits on the day itself.
  • Pity the poor people who registered for 10k but weren’t able to get race kits.
  • Pity the poor people who registered for 5k but got their race kits after the starting gun.
  • Thankfully, I got my race kit minutes before the starting gun. Had to assert myself to make it happen – at one point, I debated whether I should just run without the number – but it turned out okay in the end.
  • Got a medium singlet. Please, I haven’t been a medium since I was in sixth grade. Gave it to Cathy.
  • I didn’t run with the electronic chip. Didn’t want to line up with the thousand other runners in line with it. Had my trusty Nike+ iPod with me to help me anyway.
  • My Nike+ iPod isn’t calibrated properly! The 5k registered more than 5.5km on my device. Darn it! Now I’ve got to recalibrate.
  • Man, was it hot.
  • Final time for 5k was 40:01. Not good, but still better than Race for Life’s 40:58. Considering the lack of training and all that, I’m content.

See you at the next race!

Ain’t no stoppin’ us now

Posted in The Runs! on 07/12/2009 by Ganns Deen

Run For Home ticket


I registered for the 5k. I wanted to do the 10k, but I really don’t think I’m in the best shape for it. Plus, I’ll be leading worship later that day at my favorite Greenhills church, so I didn’t want to be too tired out.

Who’s going?! Who’s going?! I’m one of more than 2,000!

One week to go before “Run For Home”…

Posted in The Runs! on 07/11/2009 by Ganns Deen

… and I haven’t really prepared. Gosh, this is going to suck.

NO! I have one week. If I run 5ks tomorrow and Tuesday, that ought to be enough. Come on!

Who’s joining?! 😀

Another run today

Posted in The Runs! on 06/28/2009 by Ganns Deen

Ran another 4k today. Shaved almost two minutes off my time from the 23rd. Yay for me! Had oatmeal for breakfast. Will have veggie pasta couscous with meatballs for lunch. It’s going to be a good day. I’m feeling the effects of this! 😀

Here’s the goal: 200lbs by July 19, the day of Run for Home. I’m really praying I can run on this day!