K-SWISS ITU SUBIC BAY INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON 2014

During one of the hottest weekends of the year, more than 800 triathletes participated in the K-Swiss ITU Subic Bay International Triathlon 2014, a.k.a. SuBIT 2014.  The longest running triathlon event in the Philippines, it was made up of five events:  Asia Cup 2014 Series Event, National Age-Group Championships, Inter-Club Competition,…

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Back to Zero: Pinoy Fitness SUB-1 10K Challenge

Pinoy Fitness SUB-1 10K Challenge

This morning, I found myself running in the Pinoy Fitness Sub-1 10K Challenge.  “Sub-1” means running 10km under an hour, something that most runners consider to be the ultimate goal in this distance category.  Now this is no easy feat at all.  Related literature says that only athlete-level runners can…

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Surfing Baby Waves in Baler

surfing baby waves in Baler

A virtually flat sea is not welcoming sight.  Particularly when you’re arriving in Baler with surfing in mind.  So I was really disappointed to see teeny tiny waves lapping against the Sabang Beach and I thought to myself, “Oh no, I will be surfing baby waves in Baler yet again.”…

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Surfing and Touring Baler

Surfing and Touring Baler Chasing Jayce

I needed a birthday trip.  I had to go somewhere that’s not too far nor too near, but I had a very limited budget.  Since it had exactly been three months after I got face-boarded, I just had to go Baler!  But the agenda was not just to go surfing, but…

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Condura Skyway Marathon: My First 42km Run

My First 42km Condura Skyway Marathon

This morning, I ran my first full marathon on top of the Skyway, an elevated toll expressway that runs from Alabang to various exit points in Parañaque and Makati.  Along with approximately 2,650 full marathoners, we began our Skyway journey on foot at 12 midnight.  We started in Filinvest, Alabang and…

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Baler on a Budget

Baler on a Budget

My huling hirit for the year turned out to be a trip to one of the best surf places in the Philippines:  Baler.  What started as a series of can’t go’s with Anna finally came into fruition last weekend.  She is an amateur surfer but a professional spur-of-the-moment traveller which…

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Smash That IV Badminton Tournament

Badminton Tournament Winner

Yes, another goal was crossed out from the list:  Win a trophy from a badminton tournament. The Smash That Badminton Tournament was held last September 22 and 29 at The Zone.  On the first Saturday, all the doubles games were played.  There were four categories:  The Men’s Doubles Beginners, Women’s…

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My First Half-Marathon

next stop: 42km by Chasing Jayce

It started as a goal I made at the beginning of the year: Run more than 10km. I first met this goal last May when I ran 15km at the Run for Integrity 2012 and again last month when I did 16km at the Regent Fun Run. And due partly…

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Long-Distance Running and Bloody Blisters on Toes

Long Distance Running and Bloody Blisters on Toes

After almost a month of no running nor badminton, I finally got into my sports shoes again this morning.  The culprit behind the sudden sedentary lifestyle?  A bloody blister on the middle toe of my right foot. I got the ugly blister from running my first 15km last May 6.…

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My First 15km Run

Today I met one of my 2012 goals of running for more than 10km. I had my first 15km run early this morning, despite an emotional hurdle and utter lack of preparation. What training I had was not enough to prepare me for this endeavor, having only had four 5km runs at…

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Just Keep Swimming

Makati Aquatic Sports Arena MASA

Now that my swimming lessons are over, I would like to rave a bit about it.  It might sound too dramatic for others who were fortunate enough to learn how to swim at an early age, but for one who had always been bereft of opportunities, this is a big…

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