Like Elizabeth Gilbert, we ladies sometimes embark on some journey searching for something or everything.
Imitating her search on her book, Eat Pray Love , I set sail on a mission on my birthday. But, it doesn't mean you have to wait your birthday to do your thing. I just availed of my birthday leave so as not to forfeit it! =D
Hubby and I woke up at a quarter to 5 AM for our 10K training schedule . It was just a relaxed run and I had to cover only around 2 miles. Most of the time I jogged (fabulously!) LOL. It was nice not to wear contact lens nor eyeglasses since I could not see the distance I have to cover. Hence, running was easier!
|Ready, set, SWEAT!|
|My future running partner!|
On the day the 2010 bar examination results came out, together with a friend-barrister, I visited a total of nine (9) churches. Desperate situations call for desperate measures. I promised to return to these churches - pass or fail. One of these churches is the St. Jude Shrine in Manila, which is very popular among those taking different board/bar examinations, going overseas, praying for partner in life, etc. After all, he is the Patron Saint of Desperate Cases!
|Devotees flocked St. Jude statue right after the Novena|
|Isn't it glorious?|
Second pit stop was one of the nicest interiors I've ever seen here in Manila....the Abbey of our Lady of Montserrat inside San Beda College in Mendiola.
|Beautiful interiors, di ba?|
Next pit stop was St. Jude which I already mentioned earlier. It was there that I lighted my candles....five in all (for 5K FAB runs!).
|5 candles for 5K runs!|
NO, it's not a church though it also has bells. It's the SPA in Greenbelt which led me to....
Before we can love others, we have to love ourselves, right? Loving means pampering so I had my body scrubbed with seasalt...then wrapped with honey (wanted to taste it while being wrapped...YUM!)...and finally, an hour Swedish massage. It was AWESOME that I wanted to
Of course, I did not miss lunch. I shared a lovely meal of Sicilian chicken salad and stuffed mushroom at Italianni's Greenbelt 2, one of my favorite restaurants with my business partner-very good friend, Kumareng Jacquie....
I blew my candle there...Italliani's staffs love me for being a frequent visitor...thanks Bistro!
Now, about sharing love....there was no GARMIN watch to share..only GAP sweatshirt. But I LOVE it and I intend to wear it every FUN run that I will join (*wink).
|GAP now, GARMIN later!|