Fitness, Hike, Travel

Takbo: Marathon-athon 2016

July 31, 2016 & August 7, 2016

If you told me 2 years ago that I’d be running 21 kilometers straight, I would have laughed at you. If you told me 1 year ago that I’d be running a marathon, I still would have laughed at you. If you told me 1 month ago that I’d be running long distances for two consecutive weeks, then yup, I’d still be laughing at you. But that’s what happens in life. The things we find absurd or impossible turn out to be quite achievable, if we just push ourselves a bit.

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Fitness, Hike, Travel

Takbo: Conquer PDL42

March 6, 2016

I guess I can officially call myself a trail marathoner. The second leg of Conquer’s Trail Adventure series took place in the little city of Maragondon, Cavite. There, I had the most difficult run of my life (as of now).

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Fitness, Hike, Travel

Takbo: PDL 42 Recon Run

February 28, 2016

I joined a recon run for the upcoming PDL 42 event organized by Conquer Absolute Mountaineering Club. It was a blast and it also marked my 3rd sumitting of my mother mountain, Mt. Palay-palay.

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Fitness, Miscellaneous, Travel

Isip: Wishlist for the Fit Traveler

Christmas season is already here, as evidenced by the songs being played almost everywhere in the city. From karinderyas to grocery stores, jingles and carols are being played as people go about with their daily lives.

Christmas is also gift-giving season! So if you have some friends who are into fitness and traveling like I am, you might be thinking about what to get them this Yuletide season. Thankfully, I have compiled this short list of things that are both needs and wants for the traveling fitness buff.

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Isip: Sole Surivor


Ask my friends and they’ll tell you that I’ll do almost anything to find the cheapest way to do something. Walk in the Manila heat to save a few pesos instead of taking a jeep? Yep.  Eating at home before a night out with friends to avoid buying expensive food? Normal routine. This attitude of mine extends up to my clothes… most of my shirts have been gifts or freebies from joining organizations and events. So when I got into running and hiking, I had a little problem. I didn’t want to buy shoes! Here’s the story of how I managed to get by and a list of my feet-gear.

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Takbo: My First Forty-two

October 4, 2015

Finally, I have reached another milestone in my life. I have successfully finished a full marathon. I’m still in a bit of a disbelief after everything that happened. As of now, I’m physically feeling the aftereffects of the run, but mentally, I am hyped up from this achievement.

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