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Who is w!tchcAt?

w!tchcAt is an IT witch who started blogging through friendster ( not the usual IT nerd. Loves sports and the outdoors. She has a bad vice of traveling! She loves cats and is addicted to running.

She’s an Australian Athletics Accredited coach.
She travels for business and pleasure, runs for love, and lives for life.

Why Witch? If given a chance, she wanted to be a good white witch, having a cat as her pet.

My runner profile photos taken by my HF runner friend b3n.

Aside from running, w!tchcAt also have a passion of travelling, and doing outdoor activities.  She loves reading books for entertainment and information and likes watching movies.

Why do I run?

I run for health.  I have been overweight years ago and I lost my confidence in myself, lost self-esteem, i don’t physically feel well.  I decided to do something about it, So I did some walking, then jogging then who knows I was running 3-5 kilometers everyday.  That was 2007.

I run because it is a therapy, from stress and physical, mental, verbal and emotional abuse from past relationships.  Stress from work and life challenges, and with running it makes me feel free away from all of this things and in the end of a run I feel healed, better and relaxed.  It does make me happy.

I run for the sense of purpose.  I wasn’t an athlete when i was younger, I was fat when I was in my early 20’s and having people see the change of getting into a way of life of running gives you benefits and do make good positive outcome, I like seeing people getting motivated and inspired that I was able and i am able to do it, so can they.

I love the sense of achievement of getting something done, waking up early, getting fit, running races, running with friends and a running club, improvement in speed and skills, learning, failing and improving what has failed, winning in something you never thought you can, the distance you never thought your human body can tackle to run.

2014/9: And I thought I have been keeping myself sane and happy through exercise – and boom another of my lowest (a relationship I wish I never allowed to hurt me), that I did everything to help me, exercise, eat well, meet friends, go to church, meditate, keep myself busy and went to see doctors, kept on medication temporarily for depression – everything but nothing changed me.  I was sent to emergency in the hospital, I was assessed and diagnosed to have bi-polar 2.  Never ever thought I’d come to this.  I feel shamed and scared and indifferent.  I was in the hospital for 15 days.  And learned a lot of things.  I should never feel shamed I can be unwell on my mental health, it can happen to anyone, just like having a headache.  I am more accepting with other people… being there changed my life, I have to keep myself well. And so running and yoga and meditation will get me through aside from other things.

Been running for years now, and still am …

Aside from running …

I work on a regular 9-6 weekday job and if “unlucky” job requires me to work nights and on duty 24/7.  Did Volunteer work for Woodstock Runners as an editor and Publicity officer and current Uniforms officer and Level 2 coach of the Woodstock Runners.

Only if running and traveling pays, I’d probably choose a job on that field.

I also do other fitness activities aside from running. Like going to the gym, Boxercise, Yoga, and indoor wall climbing.

More about her:

ICoach Profile
Writeup on the photoblog
She lost 12 Kls in 1 year!
Woodstock Rundown Runner’s Profile
Behind the creator of onelifecat

19 Comments leave one →
  1. 28/09/2008 12:49 am

    welcome to wordpress! woohooo!

  2. witchkitty permalink*
    28/09/2008 10:42 am

    lol! thanks Tics!

  3. ibetlacbay permalink
    20/10/2008 2:03 pm

    hello chaia! nice blog.


  4. witchkitty permalink*
    21/10/2008 12:02 am

    Thanks! 🙂 needs a lot of work on my grammar and such but getting there! thanks for dropping by 😀

  5. 18/11/2008 2:08 am

    ei chaia! glad to have come across your blog. i hope you don’t mind if i include your site into my blogroll. regards! 😉

  6. witchkitty permalink*
    18/11/2008 2:24 am

    hi Vims, no worries, my pleasure… i’ll do the same… add u in my list 😉

  7. 24/03/2009 4:43 am

    Cool blog runningcat!

    🙂 🙂 ha ha! Thanks flyingemu for dropping by! Good luck on the ongoing mara training!

  8. BigBen permalink
    19/05/2009 7:30 am

    HI, I just came from a visit to gold coast & sydney. I joined the Sydney striders club tourist trot while i’m there and it was fantastic!! Run thru the CBD, crossed the harbour bridge and passed thru the Opera house, etc.. I wasnt able to take my pictures standing in front of these fabulous sites because my guide was nursing a calf injury and he quit the trot early. It’s nice to know a pinoy runner based in sydney coz I’m certain i will go back and repeat the run.

    Hi BigBen, good to hear from a Pinnoy runner visiting Oz! It is indeed good sites running around those area. Thanks for dropping by and let me know when you come to Oz again.

  9. sergey permalink
    01/10/2009 6:40 am

    hi, Charissa from jnetx guy who actually wrote this annoying app for hutch that you are worked on recently 🙂

  10. dani permalink
    09/10/2009 7:16 pm

    nice site!

    Thank you Dani!

  11. Joel Cañalita permalink
    26/01/2010 3:51 am


    We woud like to send you an invite for our marathon event. Can I please get your email address?



    I sent you an email personally. 🙂 thanks!

  12. DeeJ permalink
    10/04/2010 11:47 am

    Your running stance is very impressive, keep it up!!! Like the photos as well! And of course the blog!!! Excellent!

    Thanks DJ! 🙂 Hope to hear from your fitness activities soon as well!!!

  13. 17/08/2010 11:53 am

    Hi Chaia! Found out about your blog from Jaymie (TBR). Just moved down under a couple of months ago and was on the lookout for other Pinoy runners in the country. Hope to see you at a race sometime soon when I make it back down to Sydney!

    Thanks Pinoyweekendwarrior. Welcome to Oz. Give me a shout when your in Sydney. 🙂 Or I will do the other way around when i am in SA.

    • 17/08/2010 3:53 pm

      Cool! Am actually in QLD. Will be based in Cairns but have friend and family in Sydney, so there’s always the chance of going to your neck of the woods. Happy running!

      Thank you! and you too 🙂

  14. 30/08/2010 4:27 pm

    Hi. I am Kim from Eventscape Manila. We are currently
    starting a database for bloggers for our upcoming events. Because of
    the power of bloggers such as you these days, blogs are considered as
    a form of media and journalism. Thus, it is most rightful that we
    contact you when we have events. Please get back to me as soon as you
    can with your contact details. Cheers! 🙂

  15. 22/06/2011 2:12 pm

    Good morning!

    My name is Isa Sevilla, representing adidas as their PR agency. Anyways, we’ve stumbled upon your website and we’d love to invite you in our future events and product launches, also to send you any information for King of the Road 2011 or for any upcoming products that are perfect for you and your readers.

    If you could just please let me know your e-mail address so that I could contact you would be very much appreciated!

    Thank you and have a nice day ahead!

    Isa Sevilla

  16. 16/09/2011 9:44 am

    Saved as a favorite, I really like your blog!

  17. 18/09/2011 2:49 am

    Great post. Thanks.

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