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In Retrospect of 2011 (Part 2)

Continuing my 2011 retrospect in photos..

(3) The 13th Tour of the Fireflies

Since Team CB is known for engaging FUN in everything we do, we decided to join this one-of-a-kind annual-bike-for-a-cause, also being true to our motto that “we RUN and everything else we CAN!”. I was fortunate to be part of this very unique event, because for one, I don’t even own a bike so I’m very thankful that my team mate, Enrico, allowed me to use his bike and experience this different kind of adrenaline rush. A full marathon distance except that we bike instead of running from Tiendesitas going to CCP and back to Tiendesitas. Hopefully I get to join this fun event again this 2012.

bikers positioning before the gun start at Tiendesitas
can you imagine how many bikers are present here?
biker Marv ready to go
Team CB is ready to go, oye!
traffic stop at Ortigas Ave corner EDSA
Cess, Julie and Earl along Quezon Blvd (Espana ext)
bikers slowing down along Quezon Blvd
Team CB pit stop at the Quiapo church
biker Marv not yet halfway through the route
another stop along Lawton bridge
“bike-thru” at Jollibee Harbor Square in CCP
resting at the halfway mark: hydration and food loading
“walk mode”, heavy biker traffic
my buddy for the entire 42k journey, thanks again to Enrico!
Team CB – wasak!
biker Marv’s dream came into a reality

 (4) Holy Weekend, The Runner’s Way

A sort-of semi-regular activity for me during Holy Week is going to different churches not only here in Metro Manila but nearby provinces as well. Holy Week in 2011 is a different experience for me, well, I was invited to join the Snail Runners Alabang’s Visita Iglesia Run last Maundy Thursday. A first for me since what I’ve done in the past years was do it the conventional way, with transportation or by commuting, but this time, we visited each church by running. Started 12 midnight of Holy Wednesday from Alabang Town Center then stopped at Mendiola around 9 in the morning which was approximately around 40 kms. Then the same Maundy Thursday night, I joined Team CB in our 21 km ‘alay lakad’ from Tiendesitas to Antipolo Cathedral.

welcome to Snail Runners Alabang!

getting ready for the run at McDonald's ATC

Snail Runners photo op before the run

first church stop somewhere along Alabang-Zapote Rd

another stop: Bamboo Organ Church in Las Pinas

church stop at Baclaran

Snails praying the Stations of the Cross

church stop at the Shrine of Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life

saying a prayer before the next church stop

yachts along Manila Bay early in the morning

Rajah Sulayman Park in front of Malate Church

church stop in Malate, Manila

Malate Church interior

Snails photo op outside Malate Church

Snail Runners meets The Heartbreak'rs

Snail Runners meets Team Ungas

church stop: Nuestra Senora de Guia

my pace buddy, Rodel, at the Rizal Park

San Agustin Church stop

inside San Agustin Church

stations of the cross outside San Agustin Church

Manila Cathedral church stop

Snails resting before going to Chinatown

welcome to Chinatown!

Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Binondo

photo op in front of Sta. Cruz Church

inside Quiapo Church

the San Sebastian Church

San Sebastian Church interior

final stop: San Beda Cathedral

Team CB's Alay-Lakad pit stop at McDonald's Sumulong Highway

Alay-Lakad destination: Antipolo Cathedral

egg loading at lolo Earl's after the Alay-Lakad

pansit loading at lolo Earl's after the Alay-Lakad

pan de sal overload after the Alay-Lakad

Team CB bonding at lolo Earl's house

Team CB bonding after the Alay-Lakad

 

To be continued on the next post.

 

^photos courtesy of my Nokia E72

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