My 2009 Running Goals or Resolutions

This was one of the topics in Takbo.ph forums and is quite timely since the New Year is just around the corner.  I didn’t want to rush answering this question, and upon pondering about if for a few minutes (I didn’t hurry but I sure came up with something quick hehe) here’s what I got…

0 to 100K: My 2008 Chronicles

Surely 2008 was a memorable year for many of us.  It was the year me and many of my friends started running, and it definitely changed our lives. August 08, 2008 (08/08/08): it was the night of the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, and it was the day of my first race…

Another Marathon: Movie Marathon?!

It’s a very long weekend here in the Philippines, December 25, 2008 to January 02, 2009 being a series of legal and special holidays—that’s eight days of no work to think about!  There are no more races left the year and the yuletide mood seems to direct us to parties and eating, so what activities…

The Bests of 2008

2008 was a pretty short year for me running-wise since I started on the third quarter already, but despite the relative short span I do have my favorites for the year: Best 5K Race: Nokia Recycle your Phone and Run First it was free, it had a very good cause, very well organized, and had…

Christmas Wish List

Christmas is just around the corner, the season of gift-giving and sharing; and of course receiving gifts especially unexpected ones are really pleasing.  Who wouldn’t want to receive gifts this season?  If you were to ask me what I want for Christmas here’s my wish list: Garmin Forerunner® 405 Number one in my wish list,…

Running in the Sky (Way)

Something to look forward to running next year: the Condura run on March 22, 2009.  RunningShield has announced plans for this race and the 21K route will pass through the South Luzon Skyway.  This may be our only chance to run on the Skyway and it definitely makes the route very interesting and exciting. From…

PhotoVendo Moment

Each race is unique and memorable and capturing those moments are made easier by PhotoVendo, the brainchild of Ben M. Chan (photographer on the run).  You can’t always bring someone along to take your photos and not everyone has an SLR camera, and it’s definitely difficult to bring a camera along in-race and take photos…

Nike Run Clinic Session 09

You thought I’d lost count didn’t you?  Well I actually did, I just had to count the sessions since my last appearance.  I missed the clinic so much that even if I’m anything but good I just had to attend it—and I’m glad I did. After two weeks of being AWOL I’m finally back to…

UP ICTUS Run and the Takbo.ph Peeps

The weekend wasn’t that good if I talk about my knee, but otherwise it was great!  I was able to complete my goal for the year of reaching the 100K mark (yay!), and I get to meet the guys at takbo.ph. Meet my new friend: anti-inflammatory painkillers Before the race started walking was something I…

Goal: 100K, Done!

Finally, after almost four months I was able to achieve my first 100K of cumulative race distance.  Goal achieved! This was during the UP ICTUS Centennial Run yesterday, one of the most difficult races I had to take, not because of the course, but because on my injury (still).  Yesterday’s run was just three days…

100K Here I Come!

Believe it or not, I only started running, in races of course, last August, and roughly four (4) months since I started, my first 100K (race-only cumulative distance) is almost here. Before December I had set a goal of reaching my first 100K this year but back then it was mathematically impossible because of the…

Runner’s Knee

Browsing on the Internet I stumbled upon what my injury is called: a runner’s knee.  According to Wikipedia, a runner’s knee, also called Chondromalacia patellae (CMP) or Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome, is a term for a large and disparate group of medical conditions that can cause pain in the front of the knee.  It is common…