A Princess for Over an Hour: Feeling Royal at the Etude Princess Run

25 May 2014 — The Etude Princess Run 10K marked as my 36th 10-kilometer race and second 10K run this year.  If multiplied together, it’s equivalent to running the Bataan Death March Ultramarathon three times, a fifty-kilometer race from Tagaytay to Nasugbu, Batangas, and about a four-kilometer distance of slow running as warm up exerciseContinue reading “A Princess for Over an Hour: Feeling Royal at the Etude Princess Run”

From a Sea of Reds to an Ocean of Black and Lime Green: the 2012 Nike We Run Manila

2 December – I was out of the house early in the morning may be too excited to get to race site for the annual Nike 10K run.  I really thought I couldn’t make it this year, but many thanks to Nike and to the We Run Manila Team for the invitation and for making itContinue reading “From a Sea of Reds to an Ocean of Black and Lime Green: the 2012 Nike We Run Manila”

Nike We Run Manila: The Reds

After such a long hiatus from racing, it was a comeback for me to run in short distances such as the recently held Nike We Run Manila 10K.  My goal for this race was to test whether my speed work training has improved my running pace.  Running in ultra distances has changed my pace sinceContinue reading “Nike We Run Manila: The Reds”

Women’s Health: Athena Milk for Women Join Forces for their First All Women’s Run

While more marathons and fun runs are created to cater to everyone who loves to run, it is still quite unusual to stage a run exclusively for women. This is precisely why Women’s Health Philippines and Athena Milk for Women decided to team up for their first All Women’s Run held last March 19, Saturday,Continue reading “Women’s Health: Athena Milk for Women Join Forces for their First All Women’s Run”

License to Run 2010 Edition

27th Runnex Executive Classic 10K 23 May 2010 Photos courtesy of Vener aka Run Unlimited and Dr. Jun Kagaoan Two years ago, I joined the 25th Executive Classic 10k of Runnex and got the surprise of my life when I placed 8th in the 10K Top Ten Women Division. Allow me to copy, cut, andContinue reading “License to Run 2010 Edition”

A Weekend with Back-to-back Races

Greenfield Sunset Run, 21K, April 24 It was my first time to set foot at Greenfield Subdivision and noticed that race course was mostly flat, with a portion of asphalt, and the rest of the road was cement concrete pavement. Reaching the activity area, I saw a good number of runners already. While waiting forContinue reading “A Weekend with Back-to-back Races”

Hilly Personal Milestone, 24 May 2009

Baguio… The word reminds me of a VSO friend’s funny experience as a volunteer in Zambia, Africa. In her blog, she related how she, as Filipino, was mistakenly identified as Chinese, Japanese, Lebanese, Irish, Russian, etc. There were some who used Filipino (finally!) but spelled as Philippino. The worst case was when she was calledContinue reading “Hilly Personal Milestone, 24 May 2009”

Takbo Para sa Ekonomiya, 18 Jan. 2009

I missed running PSE Bull Run last year. I didn’t wake up on time. And most of my fellow runners raved about it. So, I said to myself, “I will not miss it the second time around.” I registered days before the Christmas holidays. I was told that race bibs and singlets were not yetContinue reading “Takbo Para sa Ekonomiya, 18 Jan. 2009”

License to Run, 7 Dec. 2008

Woke up too early today. Excited? Not, really. Jitters? None. There must be a very good reason why am up early. I’ll be joining the 25th Executive Classic 10k event. This is the country’s only running event that is exclusively for executives, businessmen and professionals. Runnex is celebrating its 25th anniversary run and I don’tContinue reading “License to Run, 7 Dec. 2008”