Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Run With Me (for DSAPI)

They say life begins at 40. Maybe so.

At 40 we celebrated my eldest son's first birthday. I am now 49 and next year, on my 50th birthday--I want to run 5k for the very first time in my life. I have invited my Stat friends to join me and now I am publicly calling all women who'll be turning 50 next year to "begin their lives" and run with me.

Run with me and help the Down Syndrome Association of the Phils., Inc. (DSAPI), the recipient of this fun run. My 7-year old daughter has Down Syndrome and our association is in great need of financial assistance.

I still don't know where this event will take place but it will be on Saturday, June 7, 2008. If you know someone who will turn 49-51 next year, please encourage her to join. It will be a fun run or walk so as not to pressure anyone. And it doesn't have to be 5k for everybody. She can cut it down to 3k if she wants. Our goal here is to enjoy ourselves, not to injure our bodies! We are running not to please anyone. We will run to please ourselves (and benefit the DSAPI while having the time of our lives).

Thank you, Jaymie (the bull runner), for the tips you gave me. Hope you stay in touch.

Have to end this post to begin my training.


  1. Hi Nora,

    Congratulations (and happy birthday greetings in advance as well)! I'm happy that you've started a blog and that you've decided to run again. New beginnings are always causes for celebration.

    Best regards,


  2. Thanks, Edwin! I presume you're also taking good care of yourself. Please feel free to share your fitness 'secrets'. Next year will be our Silver Anniversary (we first met May 1983--remember?) Maybe I could also ask our CRC classmates and their partners to run with me . . . No problem with Ted, Tessie's ever faithful husband. He already ran the 42k Marathon in Cebu.

  3. Hey there, Tita!

    It's really good to hear that you're gearing for a very healthy lifestyle. And haven't you heard?!! 50 is the new 30!

    Keep bloggin!

    (kinda defeats the "anonymous" piece..hahaa!)

  4. Hi, T. Chad! Nice of you to drop by my blog. Is that so? 50 is the new 30? Well, for me-- "nakapako, epoxy at rugby na sa 25 and edad ko!"

    See you this July when you visit the Philippines. Eia will be delighted to see you.