Tuesday, March 10, 2009

thanks.... location work..... and other stuff.....

It's almost 2am now, again I can't sleep. But this time it's because of work. I only logged 1 good run this week. And so far I'm really out of shape. With all the things happening, I just hope I can manage to squeeze in more run time. Since I have registered for the Condura Half already.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who lined up and dropped by our Finisher's photo booth held last RuNew2008 at McKinley Hill. The line was no joke... I guess it is safe to say that even if we didn't have 325Million pesos to give away that day, We had a queue longer than most of the Lotto outlets that Sunday. Again thank you to all those who support www.photovendo.ph

During that race we also launched our advertising materials placed all around the race route.
I'm not an advertising major but I guess teamwork and long hours of brainstorming really pays off. And I'm really proud of what the team had come up. Thanks to everyone, including the new image models of www.photovendo.ph hehehehehe you're the best guys! :)

again we have to protect the identity of one of our teammate :P

Thanks to my 2 sisters, 1 brother in law and Costco's sale....... I finally have a GPS enabled running watch. hehehehe call me old fashion or plain o'l kuripot.... I just couldn't rationalize to myself buying this expensive running gear. So again thank you guys for the gift! :)

ok now back to more field work(literally).....

we got bored shooting other people so here we did a setup of our own
shot done somewhere in the Philippines

Monday, December 15, 2008

Runner Profile #7

This has been long overdue already. I am sorry to keep you waiting.

An avid blogger and very active member of the h@ppyFeet mailing list. Wayne is like family to our group. I never thought he was serious about his plan on visiting the country but hey! 3 months later, he did give us a 2 week visit. I'm sure he had a blast with his limited time in the metro.

Weeks before his scheduled arrival I already gave him the invite for the runner profile feature. Once you check his run log you I'm sure you will know why he deserves a run profile feature. :)
You may check his run adventures at : sfrunner

I may not be the best tour guide in town. But I hope Wayne enjoyed our 4 city tour/(permitless)shoot (dodging guards included).

I hope you continue to inspire more people in the sport that we all love. Keep on running.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Bored...... still lacking sleep.... NEW DO....

Ok I really miss blogging..... and I am still lacking sleep......

Had this short hair for over a month now.... I miss the Goody elastics and I hate putting on hair wax.

no.... I didn't shoot this just for vanity's sake... You'll know why on Saturday 11-29-08.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

PhotoVendo..... Lack of training and Sleep.... Singapore jitters.....

Believe it or not.... This is us 3 days of lack sleep..... Out of town shoot, then straight to prepping for the UNICEF race. 4 days of lightheadedness is still quite a bliss :) I love my work. I'm sure my team enjoys it too. Thanks guys for making Vendo again a step closer to our goal.

Singapore Marathon is just barely a week from now.... I only had 2 30km runs logged.... not even a substantial amount of mileage for the last 2 months. I don't know... maybe somehow my mind is really ready for a marathon preparation. I guess this is the hardest thing to achieve while preparing for a marathon. I'm crossing my fingers real hard and just praying that I can finish all the 42km of the race. My fiance is coming with me on this trip. I hope she enjoys it too since it's going to be her first time out of the country :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Runner Profile #6: Coach JoAr Calvadorez

I missed blogging..... Heck! I miss shooting for my personal project. The freedom I get in the planning and execution of all the images is very fulfilling. Not to mention that it always makes me think of how to further improve on my shooting techniques. So one Sunday day-off, we planned to shoot Runner Profile #6.

JoAr has been on my list for the longest time already. I was just really waiting for the perfect timing for us to proceed with the project. Well, that timing couldn't be any perfect! We were blessed with perfect shooting weather, no equipment failures, new equipment on-hand and to top it all off Bulalo for our breakfast! :)

I met JoAr when our group(h@ppyFeet) first ordered our uniforms. After resting for a whole month due to my shin splints last year. I met him again during the GK - Adidas 5km run. He ran with me along the whole route. We chatted and tested my breaking point(barfing point). After that, I signed up for recovery training. We spent 3 whole months just trying to figure out a good exercise to keep my cardio up while leaving my injury at bay. Eversince he's been my coach and a good friend.

I hope I didn't take too much of your time on this set coach. :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Runner Profile #5: Kim O'Connell

A couple of email exchanges and a meeting over a cup of coffee was the only length of time that I've known Ms Kim before this shoot. But it felt like I knew her already for a really long time. And what interested me also was that we share the same 2 passions in life.... running and arts. And I envy her since she can paint and I'm stuck with my light box.

A knee surgery, 5 Marathons and 3 half Marathons later...... Here she is again preparing for another 26.2 miler footrace. I won't divulge her age, as I would definitely get into trouble for sure. :)

It is never too late to start running. Kim ran her first marathon at age 50.

You can have all the excuses in the world, but if your really determined then there's a lot of ways to achieve a goal. :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Nike Human Race, Sportband winners, and other stuff......

First of all, congratulations to the winners of the Nike+ sportsband.

Allyn Go Tian
Shiela Mae Lopez
Vener Roldan
Tiffin Solis
Jessel Basanta

I hope you guys had a good run during the Nike Human Race. :)

Schedules have been crazy.... Deliverables have been delayed.... and blogging had been pushed to the side again. Again as always.... I'm not complaining. I like it this way, busy bee as ever keeps me sane in some way.

The Human Race was a success. Congratulations to Rio for another job well done. And thank you to Nike Philippines for supporting the local running community.

While it was a smooth sailing event for Rio, I on the other hand learned a lot of things from my company's first experience in deploying the PhotoVendo system on a race. We had absolutely no backup plan when we went for the battle and so.... I had to learn things the hard way.

Keeping my promise to the hundreds of participants, free pictures were given and some are still in Nike Park Bonifacio High Street ready for pick up.

The entire PhotoVendo team can't wait for redemption. As we have already planned out a better system (complete with backup plans this time :) and new equipment to boost efficiency during the event. And also to make it to a point that all images can be ready for ordering in just 2 days after the event.
thank you ms allyn for snapping this photo

oh yes! that's me trying to get a good view since we didn't get a pass on top of the building at the background

So here's the whole team... we wanted to protect the identity of one of our teammate.... :P
Watch out for us on the next event!

It's way past my bedtime..... I need to get some rest now. Tomorrow's another training day. :)