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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Takbo: 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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Baliktanaw: From Dengue Victim to Trained First-Aider

So while I’ve been Dengue-free for about two weeks already, recovering has been pretty hard. With Run United Philippine Marathon closing in, I’ve shifted my focus to running while maintaining at least one gym day a week.

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Takbo: SOGO Hotel Marathon – December 13, 2015


Hot on the heels of the Sofitel Manila Half-Marathon, another hotel will also be having their very own fun run. The Sogo Hotel Marathon will take place on December 13, 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. Save the date! Continue reading “Takbo: SOGO Hotel Marathon – December 13, 2015”


Takbo: The 3 Stages of Running on my most Brutal 21km

Stages of running

I recently ran my most stressful and life-sapping half-marathon. I don’t know the exact reason why that run was deadlier than the others, but I have never wished to drop dead so many times in a single run. Kidding aside, I really had to dig deep just to finish. And through that run I was able to see some kind of pattern, a system, if you will, in the feelings I was going through. Let’s dig in.

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Takbo: Affinitea Run 2015

NSFW: Not Safe For Walking

July 5, 2015

I don’t usually blog about individual running events, but certain circumstances led to this particular run giving me a lot of feels. Feels that I think I need to somehow legibly organize in my mind. And to do that, writing them here would be helpful. So here we go, a post about the Affinitea Raise d Roof Run for a Cause 2015.

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