Another red-letter day for us at Abe last Thursday. Had some familiar dishes we had last year and tried out a couple of fresh plates. Called it a night just before the crowd started pouring in. Hmmm..loved the chocolate powder cake from Tous Les Jours! For more photos, feel free to check out our Nay’s Birthday 2013 album.
Our third year with the PSE Bull Run. Well-organized, enough hydration stations and shower lanes, interesting route, on-time. But an overlap U-turn with another race along Buendia was a turn-off. Took 10K as part of our training for the Condura Skyway Marathon next month. Too bad the organizer excluded the 16K category. OK, easy run for me at 1:05. I was hoping to make a PR at sub-1 but I’d been feeling something on my left shin; I didn’t want to risk my February race. One of his fast runs at 53:15. Tried muffins (liked the Citrus Burst!) and coffee at SLICE owned by Senator Pia Cayetano in Bonifacio High Street Central. For more pics, feel free to check out our PSE Bull Run 2013 album.
A small but still a nice running track option (or warm up and cool down zones) in the newly completed Terra 28th Park parallel to Bonifacio High Street and 28th Street. Has playground equipment and secured spots for good old street games. Recommended for kids. For runners, try past 8PM. Your running shoes would love it.
Yummers! Tasted like burger and spaghetti! That was Gab‘s take on Abe‘s Pork Lengua Asado (295PHP). Also tried Suam of Fresh Native Corn (95), their crispy pata Knockout Knuckles (595), Gising-gising (240), Ginisa Mustasa (245), Unlimited plain rice (60 per head), Watermelon Shake (105), and Tanglad Iced Tea (85). Very sublime family dinner last Valentine’s day. Thanks to my friends who recommended the resto, worth another visit. Relatively easy on the pocket, fine dishes, chic ambience. Lingered at Fully Booked after chow. Had coffee while waiting for Gab to finish reading at the kiddie section. Walked around Bonifacio High Street before heading home at around 10PM. For more photos, feel free to check out our Nay’s Bday 2012 album.
We had a taxing but worthy Sunday this week. Too ecstatic for the somewhat fresh route and an upgraded category that we took together. My buddy and I arrived at the starting area only a few seconds before gun start. We even jumped off the railling to get to the fronf of the starting line just in time. I experimented with my pace and ran the whole distance without turning on my playlist at 1:51:20 chip time. My buddy was so in his zone at 1:31:36 chip time. We could say that the PSE Bull Run 2012 was way better than last year’s. Cheapest race so far— the 550 PHP registration fee for 16K and 21K already included a race kit with a decent singlet, a loot bag, a finisher shirt, a medal, and enough hydration stations, shower sprinklers, and bananas. Good job to the even organizer and sponsors! Hmmn… and it was the first time I truly appreciated a cold Pocari Sweat on the road. For more photos, feel free to visit our PSE Bull Run 2012 album.
My buddy had a one-week training in Ayala last week, so we had a pretty much similar schedules. We thought it was the best time to scout for some holiday gifts. Every after his session, we would visit a mall or two. Believe it or not, we’d been to several malls in Makati, Mandaluyong, Taguig, and QC, but we haven’t bought anything yet. We would walk for hours until our feet tired out. The only consolation that we had was to call it a day trying a resto that we hadn’t visited yet. We tried Big Better Burgers, Pho24, Gelatissimo, Buddy’s, and one Pinoy resto which name I forgot at the Market Market outdoor food court. Hay sarap kumain, buti na lang may takbo.
We ran for the Chevy! But we weren’t lucky enough to take home the car. At any rate, our first Bonifacio Global City run organized by Coach Rio was still pleasurable. I finished 5K in 31:56 minutes, my buddy finished 10K in 53:50 minutes. Good early Sunday morning fun!