RP’s Last Weekend in RP

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?

6 Comments Add yours

  1. i2runner says:

    Wow, good luck! Don’t forget to update us with your pictures of your would-be snow running! Let us know how hard it can be in the states so we could appreciate the weather here in Manila.

    > Thanks! I’ll definitely share my adventures there.


  2. i2runner says:

    By the way, I’m curious what would happen to your 2-liter hydration pack if you do a 2+hour 21Km run in the snow. Maybe you’ll have an ice-cold Gatorade and have a “brain-freeze” if you drink it. Hahaha! 🙂

    > As much as I’d like to bring my hydration bag along I can’t, but definitely if I’ll be able to join a race I’ll share how it went.


  3. Wayne says:

    Dennis, where will you be headed in the U.S. If San Francisco, it won’t likely hit 32 degrees.

    Anyway, enjoy the time here. If you’re in SF at all, please contact me. Take care.

    > I’ll be going to Columbus, Ohio and by the looks of things I’ll be expecting around 0C (32F), give or take a few degrees, when I arrive so I guess I’ll be experiencing winter for the first time, hehe.

    There are lots of places I’d love to go to but since I’m on a business trip it may have to wait until my next trip. Thank you Wayne and I very much look forward to visiting and running in the USA. 😀


  4. ricov says:

    Dennis, pasalubong!!! hehe. Enjoy your cool runnings. Have a safe trip. 🙂

    > Thanks! Padalhan ko kayo ng snow! 🙂


  5. cathydaza says:

    Naks naman! “RP goes non-RP” 😉

    Good luck Dennis! Your trip and running adventures there will be amazing for sure! And yes, PASALUBONG ha.

    > Thanks Cathy! Hope I can weather the cold and be able to run. Gusto nyo snow? 😀


  6. ibetlacbay says:

    magiging favorite channel mo ang weatherchannel. hehehe. eto ang daily habit ko to know what to wear. spring is almost here!

    > medyo napadalas nga ang visit ko sa weather.com hehe. I’ll probably buy most of my winter stuff there it’s difficult to find and expensive here in the Philippines.


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