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”

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”

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”

Race Against Cancer: a Race Report

Due to a previous engagement, I had to beg off from joining this race last Saturday.  Anyhow, I’m happy to share with you dear readers and followers of this blog the report on the race from Maida Pulido, Huper International Creative and Corporate Communications Director, who mentioned that the event was a huge success.  KudosContinue reading “Race Against Cancer: a Race Report”

Photoholic Baguio and Panagbenga 2013

I have been to Baguio quite a number of times that I knew my way around there.  Thanks to previous races and visits.  These really helped.   When running became a top priority, singing with the choir took a backseat.  Thus, it has been a while since the last time I saw some of my choirmates.  I recompensedContinue reading “Photoholic Baguio and Panagbenga 2013”

Explosions Rocked 2013 Boston Marathon

I was surprised to see the news on TV early this morning. This is a gloomy day for all runners and organizations around the world.  In a moment of silence, please join me in praying for those who have perished and been injured (and still fighting for their lives) and the solving of the blast incidents at the BostonContinue reading “Explosions Rocked 2013 Boston Marathon”

An Awardee: a Recognition that Never Was

The  unused Mardi Gras mask with materials carefully selected by yours truly for this event  I laud RunRio for its noble cause—giving back to runners and recognizing their achievements in a ceremony prepared solely for them.  But no matter how small or grand an awarding ceremony is, missing out a small detail such as a nameContinue reading “An Awardee: a Recognition that Never Was”