Thursday, 17 July 2014

Malaysia Airlines Plane Brought Down by Missile in Ukraine:

Malaysia Air Plane Crash

Friday, 11 July 2014



Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.
Remember when I was sitting up there at the Boys & Girls Club in 2010? I was thinking, This is really tough. I could feel it. I was leaving something I had spent a long time creating. If I had to do it all over again, I’d obviously do things differently, but I’d still have left. Miami, for me, has been almost like college for other kids. These past four years helped raise me into who I am. I became a better player and a better man. I learned from a franchise that had been where I wanted to go. I will always think of Miami as my second home. Without the experiences I had there, I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing today.
I went to Miami because of D-Wade and CB. We made sacrifices to keep UD. I loved becoming a big bro to Rio. I believed we could do something magical if we came together. And that’s exactly what we did! The hardest thing to leave is what I built with those guys. I’ve talked to some of them and will talk to others. Nothing will ever change what we accomplished. We are brothers for life.  I also want to thank Micky Arison and Pat Riley for giving me an amazing four years.
I’m doing this essay because I want an opportunity to explain myself uninterrupted. I don’t want anyone thinking: He and Erik Spoelstra didn’t get along. … He and Riles didn’t get along. … The Heat couldn’t put the right team together. That’s absolutely not true.
I’m not having a press conference or a party. After this, it’s time to get to work.
When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.
I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.
To make the move I needed the support of my wife and my mom, who can be very tough. The letter from Dan Gilbert, the booing of the Cleveland fans, the jerseys being burned -- seeing all that was hard for them. My emotions were more mixed. It was easy to say, “OK, I don’t want to deal with these people ever again.” But then you think about the other side. What if I were a kid who looked up to an athlete, and that athlete made me want to do better in my own life, and then he left? How would I react? I’ve met with Dan, face-to-face, man-to-man. We’ve talked it out. Everybody makes mistakes. I’ve made mistakes as well. Who am I to hold a grudge? 
I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys. I think I can help Kyrie Irving become one of the best point guards in our league. I think I can help elevate Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters. And I can’t wait to reunite with Anderson Varejao, one of my favorite teammates.
But this is not about the roster or the organization. I feel my calling here goes above basketball. I have a responsibility to lead, in more ways than one, and I take that very seriously. My presence can make a difference in Miami, but I think it can mean more where I’m from. I want kids in Northeast Ohio, like the hundreds of Akron third-graders I sponsor through my foundation, to realize that there’s no better place to grow up. Maybe some of them will come home after college and start a family or open a business. That would make me smile. Our community, which has struggled so much, needs all the talent it can get.
In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.
I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Run United Trilogy 2014

Run United 21K Sold out. That was really fast. :( 

Past few years back, 5K-10K were the fastest kit to be sold out. Now, 21K becomes the new in demand race kit due to the freebies. Imagine just at 100-200 compared to 5 and 10 K races, you'll get a finisher and a medal which becomes a puzzle just complete the 3 races. 

I was really fortunate enough to get the prepaid for our 2 slots. However, I haven't register it yet due to some people experienced difficulties in  registration.

if only i can share my prepaid card code for other runners.. 😪😢

Check out Pinoy Fitness for what other says.


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

7-Eleven Run 1000 2014 Cavitex

Congratulations to all the finishers of the 7-11 run 1000  that took place on CAVITEX!

It was indeed fun run for everyone especially for us because it's our first time to run organized by 7-11 and it was held at Cavite expressway also known as CAVITEX.

Our 21k wave was about to start when we arrived at the venue yet we were surprised that the booths at race village were actively giving freebies to runners. Oh such pity for us that we only got few items.

The race starts on time but we really ran quite slow on first half. Yes, it was really our planned to run with 2:1 run/walk interval pace following the race method we have learned from The Dream Marathon sessions which is about less 1 month to go :)

The route offers 3 major energy hydration which really depends on the type of what your body needs. You can choose  from Pocari Sweat, Gatorade and Powerade. 

Though it was a great to run along the stretch of Cavitex, the smell was not quite satisfying because it is just beside Manila Bay which has not been maintained from waste pollution several years back in time. Also, the smoke coming from vehicles makes running quite difficult and affects the performance of some runners.

After the first half of half-marathon, we taught we still had the energy to finish the race strong so we had to increased some speed passing some of the runners that passed us from the first half of CAVITEX. Surprisingly, some of them already encountered cramps, side stitches, and other common injuries of a runner but we knew they will be able overcome it and finish the race.

Almost strong to finish the race but last the 5km of half marathon, my lateral collateral ligament on left leg and osgood schlatter on right leg felt soreness. I really thought my LCL injury was already gone but it looks like it really needs more time to be healed.

My girlfriend felt soreness on her left foot and she thought her shoe caused it.

I asked her to go ahead running and I will do super fast walkathon because my injuries can't take the gravity of running anymore. I did some intervals but there were times I can't bend my left knee.

Finally, after almost sub 3 Half-Marathon, I was able to catch my girlfriend and both of us finished the race with same time. It was a new PR for her but we were really trying to push sub 3 if not because of the injuries we have. Also, salts can be seen all over our bodies due to the coldness of environment that made our sweats got dried.

The injuries we had were very painful that we planned to take the loot bags first then rest for a while before exploring the race village. Apparently, we were surprised of the long queue just to get the loot bags. Well, instead of ranting, we just took the opportunity to rest until our turn to get the items. 

With difficulties of walking, we still rushed to race village to get more freebies on every booths. 

Foods were all over the place but almost half were already closed due to the items were already given to runners that arrived earlier at the venue.

Overall, the run was successful and will definitely run on next year :)

Still waiting for 7-Eleven Run 1000 2014 Cavitex results

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Boxing News: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao Agree to Mega-Fight in 2014

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have already booked a date to settle the score once and for all. According to a source close to situation, the megabuck showdown between Money May and the Pacman will finally take place in September 2014 after several failed attempts to arrange the biggest match in boxing history.
Floyd Mayweather is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao in Sept.
 Youtube Boxing channel 78Sports TV reported that the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao showdown is already a done deal. The source, who disclosed insider's information about Mayweather's upcoming fights with Robert Guerrero and Saul Canelo Alvarez before these bouts were actually announced, indicated that Money May has already agreed to terms with Pacquiao.
"Great news in the world of boxing. He [the source] is telling me that Floyd and Manny Pacquiao will be fighting in 2014 guaranteed and it's already done," the 78Sports anchor said in his 16-minute commentary on Youtube. "Everything else that you will see will be just theatrics from here on out. But the fight is already done"

Finally - The Showdown of the Century
The boxing world has been clamouring for the megabuck fight over the last five to six years. Disputes over blood testing and fight-purse sharing had been the stumbling blocks to get the fight done in the past. But now, it appears that Mayweather and his camp has had a change of heart, allowing Pacquiao to emerge as enticing opponent for the undefeated American boxer.
Two weeks ago, Mayweather stressed that he won't give Pacquiao any shot at his belts primarily because of the Filipino boxing star's association with Bob Arum's Top-Rank promotions.
"We all know the Pacquiao fight, at this particular time, will never happen, and the reason why the fight won't happen is because I will never do business with Bob Arum again in life, and Pacquiao is Bob Arum's fighter," Mayweather told
"Bob Arum gives Pacquiao a date, whereas Floyd Mayweather gives Floyd Mayweather his own date. I will be fighting again in May and I will be fighting again in September."
However, there are rumours circulating that Pacquiao will be fighting Mayweather as a free-agent without any backings from Top-Rank promotions. The Pacman is under contract with Top-Rank until the end of 2014, though he could be represented by MP Promotions for that specific fight alone.
On the other hand, Mayweather is expected to announce his opponent in his May 3 event in MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. Great Britain's top welterweight Amir Khan is the favourite to take on the Grand Rapids native in his Cinco de Mayo offering, but Marcos Maidana and Pacquiao have also gained momentum in the Money May sweepstakes, following their sensational wins in their latest bouts.
Maidana is fresh from a 12-round unanimous decision upset of pound-for-pound fighter Adrien Broner, while Pacquiao peppered Brandon Rios on his way to a unanimous decision victory inNovember in Macau, China.