Run United 1 Finisher, 16 March 2014

Who would have expected I get a complimentary 21km race kit considering registration for this particular distance had closed in just two days?  Well, lucky enough to get a slot through Que and Jinoe, Takbo.ph site owners, who registered me in this race. I was one of the 5,000 runners for the half marathon aloneContinue reading “Run United 1 Finisher, 16 March 2014”

CIHM Finisher (4th : 2014 : Corregidor Island, Cavite City)

Finally, a post from me!  Been such a long time! No christmas nor new year greeting, no running recap for 2013, not even a countdown.  Oh well, just one of those days when sometimes we just have to cut ourselves some slack. Late post but still wishing everyone a blessed 2014! On Joining and FinishingContinue reading “CIHM Finisher (4th : 2014 : Corregidor Island, Cavite City)”

Urbanathlete Diva 2/e

Run, walk, climb, crawl, jump, slide—you’d experience it all  at the Men’s Health Urbanathlon obstacle race held last September 29.    In 2010, I signed up for a 10K race (courtesy of Men’s Health).  Before reaching the finish line, runners had to climb up, slide and jump over an eight-foot wall, which was the lastContinue reading “Urbanathlete Diva 2/e”

Pioneering Sports Portal SPIN.ph: Game Changer for Sports Journalism in the Philippines

Summit Media and GMA network’s joint venture and fourth project Sports Interactive Network Philippines, better known as SPIN.ph — a full staff, standalone sports website, which is a first of its kind in the Philippines — launched last Thursday, 17 October 2013 at URBN Bar & Kitchen at the Fort with key people from PhoenixContinue reading “Pioneering Sports Portal SPIN.ph: Game Changer for Sports Journalism in the Philippines”

Bohol Sandugo Panglao Half Marathon Finisher

Just one week after finishing the I Shall Return 50K Ultramarathon in Leyte, I ran the Bohol Sandugo Panglao 21K category during the Bohol International Marathon (BIM) running event as I certainly didn’t plan to race hard another long distance any time soon.  Though I’ve been to Bohol a couple of times many years before,Continue reading “Bohol Sandugo Panglao Half Marathon Finisher”

I Shall Return 50K Ultramarathon 2013 Finisher

Two years have passed since last ultramarathon race, which was the Bataan Death March (BDM) 102-km race.  I found myself wanting to go back and do another ultramarathon.  While searching online sometime in June, I chanced upon a link of an ultramarathon to be staged in Tacloban City.  I’ve never been to this part of the country sinceContinue reading “I Shall Return 50K Ultramarathon 2013 Finisher”

Vitamin E: Why Do We Need It?

Vitamin E is a popular antioxidant. But what does it exactly do? Why do we need it? There are numerous Vitamin E brands out there promising different things. But what we need to understand is how it works in the body and how we benefit from it.  Before we get into how Vitamin E works,Continue reading “Vitamin E: Why Do We Need It?”

A Slice of Humor from the Oatmeal (Runner)

Note: From The Oatmeal. (2013).   Retrieved 16 July 2013 from  http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running I love to eat instant or quick oats either for breakfast or dinner.  Little did I know until a friend and a fellow runner, Master Eo as I fondly call him, gave this link leading to discovery of an Oatmeal site, but thenContinue reading “A Slice of Humor from the Oatmeal (Runner)”

A Volunteer’s Perspective: 2013 Takbo.ph Runfest

During its five years of existence, Takbo.ph has come a long way and today the blog is an integral part of the running community.  It serves as a platform not only for runners and race organizers but also for sponsors and advertisers as well.   How it has evolved to what it is today—from discussionContinue reading “A Volunteer’s Perspective: 2013 Takbo.ph Runfest”

A Heartfelt Thank You Readers: Six Years of Blogging

July 2013 — Wow! Six years ago, this month of July, I started this blog to put in writing my running experiences.  Now six years later, this blog is still ON and yours truly is still into the sport of running and sweats it out every now and then.   My proudest two pieces of writing toContinue reading “A Heartfelt Thank You Readers: Six Years of Blogging”