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Atty. Ariel’s Marathon for Child Patients

What I love about the endurance community (running, ultra, triathlon) is that you meet so many inspirational people from all walks of life. Makes me believe there is a seed of greatness in all of us — we just have to be open to the opportunity to make a difference.

I’ve known Attorney Ariel Arriola for some time now, but we started out as Twitter buddies just sharing our common love for running and triathlon.

Atty. Ariel's Marathon for PGH Pedia Patients
Ariel at Challenge Philippines

I also see him in my regular training grounds at Nuvali. Usually he’s on his bike, but for the past few weeks I’ve seen him on foot doing long runs. I was wondering what he was training for until last week, when I found out he was training for the New York City Marathon!

He’s not running the marathon on a whim. He is raising funds for the benefit of more than 600 indigent children under the care of the Department of Pediatrics of the Philippine General Hospital. Read more »

Blog FYI Video & Podcasts

Kikay Runner’s Fitness Tips, Part 1 of 2

Last year I worked with a start-up company called Xpert.PH and produced a few videos designed to answer questions from people who want to get into fitness. Even though I only worked with them for a short time, our videos are on Youtube and I know viewers can still benefit from what we came up with!

Xpert.PH Fitness Questions Answered

In this Part 1 of our two-part fitness tips series, I answer the following questions:

  • What’s a quick way to lose the holiday weight?
  • I want to run a marathon. How do I get started?
  • How do I stay fit without going to the gym?
  • Where can I buy good gym clothes here in the Philippines?
  • Can you lose weight without exercise, and just diet?
  • What should I eat before I workout?

Got any more fitness questions? Ask them in the comments section below! :)

Blog FYI

Get Runtastic Pro with Globe’s Direct Carrier Billing

Recently I’ve taken to doing some runs with my Samsung Galaxy S5 so I can listen to Spotify while doing them. I normally run without music but these days I could use some extra motivation. So while my phone is in my pocket running Spotify, I’m trying to run some other apps alongside it as well. Like I’ve written before, the MaccaX App I have because of my membership on MaccaX has some great run sessions with real-time audio coaching.

I’ve also recently downloaded Runtastic PRO, which is one of the top paid apps on Google Play.


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Blog Race Info

QCIM Night Run on November 29

UPDATED: Register now for the QCIM Night Run for three chances to win an iPad Mini! The first draw will be held on October 20, second draw on October 25, and third draw on October 30. Register before October 18 to qualify for all 3 draws. Registering before October 23 qualifies you for October 25 & 30 draws, and registering before October 28 qualifies you for the last draw.

QCIM Night Run iPad Mini draw

More info about the race continues below. Read more »

Blog Reviews

First Ride on the Ceepo Katana

A few weeks ago I told you that thanks to Jerry Santos, the distributor of Ceepo here in the Philippines, I was upgrading my ride from a Mamba frame to something else. I asked you readers to guess which frame I was upgrading to.

The Ceepo Katana is what many of Ceepo’s pro athletes ride, and so it’s been my dream bike since last year.

Ceepo Katana
Aki, my Ceepo Katana

Jerry had a few 2014 Katana frames lying around — the 2015 models have only just been launched in Kona this week, so it’ll take a while for those frames to get here. The only significant difference between the 2014 and 2015 Katana frames are the colorways, integrated top tube bolt bosses (for direct-mount bento box installation), and a QR Code sticker that provides easy identification for athletes in the event of an emergency.

I was able to take my newly-assembled bike for a first spin last weekend at Nuvali. Read more »

Online Triathlon Coaching - MaccaX
Online Triathlon Coaching - MaccaX

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