This weekend would be my last weekend here in the Philippines, temporarily at least. I’ll be off for the USA for some business trip and be away for almost a month, thereby missing a lot of good races. It should be interesting since it would be my first time in another continent, add to the fact that it would be my first winter experience—it should make for some remarkable running experience, don’t you think?
My biggest concern is of course, winter. I’ve no experience dealing with such low temperatures, specifically below 0C (32F). I refuse to be tied to a treadmill during my trip. I’ve always been a fan of the great outdoors so running outside during winter (which I wouldn’t experience in the Philippines) would be exciting, almost like a dream, but I have no idea how I’d deal with the weather. As tough as winter may seem I still refuse to let it stop me from running. Like what I always say, “takbo hangga’t may lupa” (run while there’s still ground), this time I can add to it “…kahit nagyeyelo” (even if it’s freezing). I just don’t know what to wear to be able to do my winter run… care for any suggestions?