Fitness, Travel

Takbo: Echigo Country Trail 2019

Sunday
June 16, 2019

I never expected to go on an out-of-the-country trip this year, but life works mysteriously and that led to me being at the starting line for the Echigo Country Trail in Japan. Here is my account of my first international race. Continue reading “Takbo: Echigo Country Trail 2019”

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Miscellaneous

Basa: How E-books saved my life

One of my 2019 resolutions is to read more books. I used to be a bookworm during my youth, but smartphones and apps have really changed the face of the world. Fortunately, the convenience of smartphones can also be used for good. Swapping my mobile games for e-books, I got started on the first book of many for 2019.

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Hike, Travel

Akyat: Mt. Kinabalu

Friday to Saturday
November 30 to December 1, 2018

I was a few meters past the 8-kilometer marker at the top of Mt. Kinabalu. I still had 700 meters to go before reaching Low’s Peak, the highest point of the mountain. Shivering, I flexed my numb fingers. I could see them move, but it had been a while since I had any feeling in them. Next, I pressed my hands beside my head to see if my ears haven’t fallen off from the cold yet. Is this the symptom of hypothermia? I thought to myself. Is this where I die?

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Fitness

Baliktanaw: 5 Years of Movement!

I’ve been doing this fitness thing for 5 years! From heavy lifting to endurance running, I’ve enjoyed the broad spectrum that moving about has to offer. Here’s a look back through my fitness journey and how my outlook on physical activities have changed through the years.

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Hike, Travel

Takbo: Pilipinas Akyathlon 2018

Sunday,
February 4, 2018

Who knew that one of the best trail running events I’ll attend is also the one with the hardest route I’ve ever ran. This is exactly what transpired over the weekend at the Binga Indigenous People Cultural Heritage site, in Itogon, Benguet. Here’s a rundown of why Akyathlon 2018 is my best and must-try trail race.

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