To be jolly?
But not only because it’s Yuletide season.
‘Tis the season for my slacker side to be happy, too, because I swore I wouldn’t be racing for the rest of the year.
A few weeks ago, fellow Team Endure gals Ellen and Carly, and I joined the Tri United White Rock Triathlon (WRT) as a relay team. This was the conclusion of my 2010 race season. But oops, technically, it’s the second to the last. It was that particular weekend that concluded it: a back-to-back race weekend of WRT and Milo Olongapo Eliminations.
During those couple of weeks I haven’t been blogging, I was busy transitioning to a new job, and busy spending more time with Falcon and learning cycling techniques from the Endure “masters”.
In one of those busy weekends, I got the chance to hang out with Kathy and Nonette, and learned how to float.
I had some breathing space to meet up with ol’ high school buds,
have an impromptu dinner with family on a weekday (Spontaneity rocks!) and had an easy bike ride with my father in Nuvali,
chill at Timezone,
and become an urbanathlete!
Time, indeed, is more important than gold. And I wish I can manage it more wisely so I can do more, spend more time with people dear to me and explore new things. I am grateful for every second. I feel blessed having shared every minute with these people. Time, indeed, is an investment.
With race mode off, it could be time for me to learn how to swim. It could be time to resurrect my social life, which had long been in coma. It could also be base-building for another season, during which I intend to run my second full marathon.
We’ll get there. Little by little, I’m taking steps. I just had to do one more thing: Climb another mountain.
Hello, Mt. Batulao.
Last weekend (a week after WRT), I climbed for the third time.
It was familiar serenity at the summit. Mother Nature never fails to captivate me, I thought.
As we trekked Batulao, we formed the conclusion: Race the roads. Relish the trail.
And with that (and lotsa calories consumed later), I also conclude my brief super slacker season, which Timmy dubs as “kain ng kain, lakwatsa ng lakwatsa”.
Though ’tis not a season to race, training for the next FM has been ongoing. And I still keep in mind the importance of time management: It’s training mode on for endurance and future races, it’s back to the grind at work, and it’s time to resuscitate that social life. 😛