The TAKBO.PH RunFest yesterday was not just an anniversary fun run to celebrate the Philippines’ largest running community’s second anniversary. It was greater than that because it celebrated running, and showed that if you have the passion and commitment for running, you’re unstoppable. Continue reading “Takbo.ph RunFest: Running, Celebrated”
I remember when I first ran the Adidas King of the Road. it was last year, I was quite new to road races and didn’t have many singlets to use when running. When Joel said that the KOTR singlet was always one of the best given out, I immediately wanted to sign up. Continue reading “Adidas KOTR on October 24”
It’s been a much-awaited event among the Takbo.ph faithful. Ever since registration opened in April and we got a chance to order personalized singlets with our chosen names or taglines on them, we’ve been excited to receive those singlets and run wearing them at the Takbo.ph Runfest. And now, that weekend is almost here! Continue reading “Takbo.ph RunFest on July 25”
Although this issue has been on the forefront of Milo Marathon’s post-race discussion, I decided not to comment on Remus Fuentes’ untimely demise after complications from heatstroke running the 21-km distance until Milo had issued a statement about it. Remus’ father Rudy had given a statement about his son’s death and alleged that Milo was responsible for it, but I know it’s dangerous to form and voice an opinion when not all facts are known about the events that transpired.
Now that those two statements are out in public, the Philippine Daily Inquirer has also published a well-written and well-researched article which reflects my views on the issue. Allow me to quote some passages from that article (“How to Avoid Pitfalls of Long-Distance Race” by Romina Austria): Continue reading “Black Bands and Heartbreak”
Not many people know this, but I am an avid bookworm. I learned to love books as a little girl and was never in want of them. Before I started my growing collection of running attire and shoes, I spent all my spare cash on books and also read most of the books in my grade school library.
But 40 percent of the Philippine population has little to no access to books; the statistics say the country only has about 688 public libraries, less than 40% of the required minimum 1,851 libraries to serve 220 congressional districts, 136 cities and 1,495 municipalities.
The following is a guest post from Erik Lee Isaac, a friend of mine who ran the Milo Marathon Manila elimination race last Sunday. We both had vastly different experiences and after he wrote this in his Facebook notes, I wanted to share his excellent post with you all.
It’s amazing how running is a lot like life. Continue reading “Guest Post: “Thoughts at the 25th Kilometer””
Great things start from small beginnings…
I started running around two weeks ago last year, and I never thought I’d attempt to run a marathon, let alone complete it. Yet here I am, limping on aching legs and feet, nursing a slightly uneven tanline after running the country’s most prestigious marathon. (It ain’t at all a glamorous look, but makes for a great excuse to take a birthday leave.)
People weren’t kidding when they said running a marathon is as much (or even more) a mental and physical struggle. How much can you really say about the physical aspect of running kilometer after kilometer? I would need to let you into my head, into my stream of consciousness for you to know what my first marathon was like. Continue reading “34th Milo Marathon: Best Birthday Ever!”