Friday, October 1, 2010

10,000 Km Club

Yes, as of October 1, 2010 I am now a member of the 10,000km Club.

I started my daily running on April 27,2007. After 3 year 5 month and 5 days (lapsed time not running time) I have logged a total of 10,010.23km. I started documenting my daily run with a NikePlus and after 4 months shifted to Polar and a year after shifted to Garmin. Presently I am using a Garmin  310xt.

While I feel great to have reached the 10,000km mark, I find that my age is catching up on me. I do not feel as strong as I was 3 years ago. Not that I am sickly at present, but, I could just feel that as I am about to enter my 60 years of age, my legs are getting heavier and my lungs are getting smaller. With these in consideration, baring any major health problem and with God’s guidance, I hope to reach the 20,000km by October 1, 2015. I have given now a time frame of 5 years due to conditions provided earlier.

To those of you who are still young, make good use of your youth, easy on the liquor, night outs and invest on healthy foods and exercises so that you will have a much stronger and healthier mature life when you reach your 50’s and 60’s. How I wish that I could have been as health conscious then as I am now.

See you guys on the road!


  1. they say that the life expectancy of Filipinos is 67 years and since you have been active for the past 3 years+, there is a great possibility that 2.5 to 3 years will be added to our life. let us celebrate that we still have the strength to do what we want in our lives. onwards to your 20,000K goal!

  2. Congratulations on your 1st 10,000km, Amado! Don't worry about age catching on us. With active lifestyle, 60 is the new 40. Take care and run safely.

  3. Dear BR - That's good news! Onwards then it is!

    Dear Daytripper- Thanks.

    Dear Arthur - Salamat po!

  4. Congratulations on your 10,000 km journey in life as a runner. life is a journey , running is not a sport but a way of life.

  5. Dear James - Thanks!

    Dear Patrick - Yes indeed! On your part you have done something great to have logged more than 1000 km for every year of your life. A record!