The past few weeks for me have been a shower of blessings, good tidings and continous strokes of luck from friends and mere acquaintances from the running community alike. The month of October, when it comes to my passion for running holds a lot of significance. It was at this month, two years ago, that I finally had the guts to broaden my reach, so as to say, and started bringing my thoughts via a WordPress blog. You see folks, my words and thoughts were at that time only accessible to a select few, mostly friends who have access to my multiply account.
Thanks to my running friends – yep all of them: from running blog pioneers to coaches to the mere running enthusiasts who encouraged me to finally try out a different level of blogging. My initial foray into true-blue blogging had a sure readership. Buti na lang my friends are more than TEN! lol!
So fast forward to now, I thank also all of you running and mtbiking peeps who in one way or another have taken into dropping by and at times read with much interest or maybe at times, utter dismay on what my blog has to offer. Thanks super, my blog, now two years old have allowed me to gain new friends and a lot of good acquaintances.
And not only that, aside from the “gift of people”, I have in many ways been lucky to have been a recipients of a lot of exciting goodies and finds. I thank all of them “from the bottom of my heart”. Cheesy ba? ;P Allow me also folks to say my thanks to the following for my recent “loot”:
1. To UNILAB, for their Unilab Active Health Readers’ Promo which made it possible for me to give-away special gift packs to FIVE lucky readers of this blog. Big, big thanks really!
2. To Zest-o Corporation, the makers of Water Plus for their blogger’s launch invite. I almost failed to go to this event but I am happy that I was after all able to make it. Why? Because they had a raffle and I won one of the three Canon Digital Cameras! I don’t usually win in raffles, but I sure am glad that this was one of the very few where I did.
Note: Do check back for my long-delayed post about Water Plus. I bet you this one’s worth your read.
3. To Chris Sports, Inc. for their facebook promo/raffle. Haven’t I told you that I usually never win in raffles? But hey, this one again I did. October really brings me such luck. I hope this is just the start. I love raffles!
4. To my dear friends who gave me these:
I will time and again tell you “that’s what friends are for” and that these are perhaps unnecessary. But then, who declines a bequest as good as these? Thanks super and love you all!
As these are all treats without any tricks, I know that it is only fair for me to start paying forward.
As a start, there was (as again I will say) the Unilab Active Health promo. And now as my anniversary month winds down to its last days, I would like to thank the people of Phenomenon, the organizers of the Corregidor International Half-Marathon for another opportunity to give thanks to the readers of this blog for another exciting contest. You see folks, they are giving away a free race kit to a lucky reader. But wait! Since it is still my anniversary month, I am giving-away not just one but two race kits. Check back for the announcement and opening of this contest in a while.
Finally. I do hope you continue to join me as I look forward to journalizing my running and mtbiking experiences and of course, as I continue to share with you exciting details/information about some if not all of the events that are set to happen in the coming days.
Continue enjoying the outdoors folks and oh, yes Happy Halloween!