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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday Mornings

Saturday morning long run with this crazy bunch! Weather was great (considering that we started out late)-- nice and cloudy. We ran around BGC area, and used the convenient locations of Starbucks branches as water stations. Haha. Thumbs up to these runner-friendly establishments! Our run ended a bit earlier since it started drizzling. Although it was a pretty cool way to cap off our morning workout. 

How about you? How was your run today? ;)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Paces & Places: Cliff Running

Paces & Places: 6:28 A.M. Cliff Running on Sumilon Island in Oslob, Cebu
And just as I'm gazing into the beauty and awesomeness of Mother Nature. The perfect soundtrack pops into my head. Right on cue...

"Edge Of The Ocean"

There's a place I dream about 
Where the sun never goes out. 
And the sky is deep and blue. 
Won't you take me there with you. 

Ohhh, we can begin again. 
Shed our skin, let the sun shine in. 
At the edge of the ocean 
We can start over again. 

There's a world I've always known 
Somewhere far away from home. 
When I close my eyes I see 
All the space and mystery. 

Ohhh, we can begin again. 
Shed our skin, let the sun shine in. 
At the edge of the ocean 
We can start over again.

Life is good. :)

Monday, November 03, 2014

Postcards from the Past/Just Did It, Done That Series (Nike We Run SG 2013)

Singapore, Singapore-- Exactly a year ago, I was running on the hot and spotless roads of Singapore for the Nike We Run series. I wasn't able to post about my run then (as I was busy spending post-Halloween screaming my head off in Universal Studios, and catching up with my brother who was based there).

For some sad, sad, sad reason, there will be no Nike We Run 2014 series to be held here in Manila (or Singapore) this year. The most feasible run I could sign up for was the Kuala Lumpur leg in Malaysia, which unfortunately, coincides with the Condura Skyway Marathon 2015 wherein I'm also signed up for. Aww. Thus, I found it apt to post my photos for this occasion. So, do travel back in time with me, and let's both enjoy the Nike Run that might have been. ;) haha. Drama ba?

Enjoy, lah!

Nike We Run Singapore 2013

Singapore Flyer Starting Point

Sunrise O'er the Horizon

Sibling running revelry goes to Singapore!

Nike We Run SG marshals in rollerblades. How cool is that? ;)

Nike We Run SG will make you run. And make a choice.

I chose to run "off the beaten path" and it took me running on the grass in the park. They gave out frozen grapes! (Hmm, now I wonder what they were giving out on the other side of the grass? Probably something greener maybe? haha)

Running on the smooth and spotless roads of Singapore. It was scorching hot!

And to your right, Chinatown!

We've probably ran half the city by now. ;)

To groove or to rock out? Decisions, decisions...

They say running helps clear up your head to make the best decisions.

What would you do? 

I decided to groove to the DJ's beat and dance to the finish!

From start to finish. We've come full circle now. 

We sped through the F1 race track. Awesome!

Massage? Oh, yes, please!

My lil' bro, Jerwin, in the Nike We Run official finisher's shirt.

Freshly-made roti curry for breakfast at the VIP Area. Yummy!

USA Track and Field champ + Nike athlete, Allyson Felix.

Nike Manilenos at heart in Singapore.

Congratulations for a great event, Team Nike Singapore!

For more Nike Run moments, click here:
Nike We Run SG 2013

Friday, October 31, 2014

Need a Mileage Picker Upper for Your Next Full Mary 2015?

Anyone greeting 2015 with a marathon? I'm signed up for one (and if all things go as planned, quite possibly two! Crossing fingers!). 

One of the hardest parts in training for a full mary is the required long run. The long run, usually anything over 30K up and shorter than a full 42K, is a marathon pre-requisite if you want to be able to finish your race strong and injury-free. For neophyte marathoners, this is especially integral to lessen the shock your muscles will encounter after running longer than you're used to. (I cannot stress enough how important this is! Trust my legs. They learned the hard way.)

Personally, I find training for long runs by your lonesome hard. Most of the time, I really need that external push (like supportive runner friends, the spirit of competition, or that pride thing. haha) to complete a long run with as little walk breaks as much as possible). It's good that more organizers are tuning into these needs, and giving the runners longer distances to train to. So, if you're signed up for a marathon in the first quarter of the year (Condura Marathon, anyone?), then the 20 miler (32K) is perfectly timed for you! Or for anyone who just wants to run (there are multiple distances to choose from) and just have a plain good time!

(click to enlarge) 20 MILER 2015

Distance: 5K/10K/16K/32K
Date: January 18, 2015
Venue: Bonifacio Global City
Time: TBA

5K – Php 700
10K – Php 800
10 Mile (16K) – Php 950
20 Mile (32K) – Php 1,100

Early Registration* ( Online Registration: October 1 – November 30, 2014)
Early Registration* ( In-Store: October 10 – November 30, 2014)

* Personalized Race Bibs are available during the early registration period only. Race kit are NOT given yet when you register.

There will be a race kit claiming from January 14-16 at 100 Miles Cafe.

Regular Registration** (Online and In-store: December 1, 2014 – January 14, 2014)

** Race kits will be available upon registration. NO NEED TO CLAIM during the race kit claiming schedule. Race bibs will no longer be personalized.

- ALL 5K/10K/21K Runners get a Finisher’s Medal when they cross the finish line.
- 10 Mile and 20 Mile Runners get a Finisher’s Shirt after the race. Sizes are subject to availability.
- Personalized Race Bibs are available during the early registration period only.

NOTE: Race kit delivery is optional and available through online registration only.

Registration Venues:

Online Registration (click here)

Chris Sports Branches (during mall hours)
– Chris Sports (Market Market)
– Chris Sports (SM Megamall)
– Chris Sports (SM North EDSA)
– Chris Sports (SM Mall of Asia)
– Chris Sports (Glorietta)
– Chris Sports (Festival)

100 Miles Cafe (Mondays to Saturdays only. Closed on Sundays)
2/F Fort Pointe II
28th St., Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City, Taguig
Mon-Fri: 10AM – 9PM
Sat: 9AM-8PM
Sun: Closed

Monday, October 13, 2014

Why Rest? Just Run.

Spotted on the interweb.

Clever piece of outdoor advertising.

A public service from your friendly neighborhood, Nike. ;)


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Look Who Made It To Runner's World Magazine...

Look who made it to Runner's World Magazine (Philippines)! It's my running buddies Dennis (A.K.A. Running Fatboy) and Per! 

They ran the Disney Marathon in Florida, USA. That's one of my dream marathons to run. Dear Universe, now that I've crossed the Angkor Wat marathon off my list (Thank you!), can I start planning my next destination run? *wink, wink* ;)

Wreck It Ralph with Running Fatboy & Wife

Runner's World PH July-Sept 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Postcards from the Temple Run (1st Angkor Empire Marathon 2014)

Siem Reap, Cambodia-- I couldn't help but take photos during the race (so distracting though. haha). Saying that I've immortalized this run would be an understatement. You simply cannot capture the full majesty of Angkor, but I hope that you enjoy "running with me" as you sit back and mentally plan for your (future) Temple Run. 

Enjoy! ;)

Disclaimer: Trigger happy runner. Bandwidths, please bear with me.

Philippines... Present!
L-R; April, Joel, Jinoe (of, Roselle (Running Diva), and me. 

At the 42K starting line.

The city of Siem Reap at dawn.

En route to Angkor.

Cows to keep us company.

Evenly spaced out water stations.

Sweet green bananas at the fueling station.

First of the many temple sightings.

Photo op courtesy of a friendly runner from Hong Kong.

The heat is on in Angkor.

The Bayon Temple is awesome.

Right on.

Coffee break at the half way mark.

Jinoe (of running strong.

They say marathoners are crazy, border lining basket case. I agree.
(Now, where's that basket case badge of mine?)

At around this point, don't mind if I do!

Photo op here.

Welcome to the countryside.

Smiles and cheers from the kids of Cambodia.

Much needed cookie rush.

It's getting hot...

You can't help but slow down before you pass these entryways.

Long, dusty... takes your breath away.

The Elephant Terrace perimeter.

The Bayon Temple. A must. 

Elephants and runners crossing.

Almost there. Traffic!
Angkor Run Finishers! Hooray!
L-R: Joel, April, Roselle, Jinoe, me, and my sister, Jeanne (10K).

L-R: Me, Jinoe (, and Roselle (Running Diva)

Saucony babies.

Read about my Temple Run race experience here. (BLOG POST TO FOLLOW)
Read about my Temple Run race kit redemption here


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