Ilocos Norte 2010 Revisit Preview: In Photos

I just returned from one of the best experiences of my life, in one of my favorite places in the Philippines.  I sure have a lot of stories and pictures to share, but for now here are some select few photos that I could share while I cook up my narrative:

runningpinoy: Season 3 Preview

Goodness gracious!  I didn’t realize that my second season (anniversary) of running had just passed last August 17!  And as of that date I accumulated a total of 2,012 kilometers (since August 17, 2008, my first ever race).  I’ve no idea though how much of it was earned during the last 12 months, but it’s…

Rediscovering Quezon Memorial Circle

During weekends when I don’t do races I usually have a preferred northward route from our home to SM Fairview, a 6K course via Commonwealth Ave. and Regalado Ave.  Last Sunday though, I decided to change course and head southwards, still originating from home but this time towards SM North EDSA (also via Commonwealth Ave.,…

A Day in the Universe

Surely, whenever Manny Pacquiao has a fight, the Philippines come to a halt!  But there’s another event with a similar effect—the Miss Universe pageant. Filipinos’ fixation on beauty pageants may have originated from our strong Latin influences (300+ years’ worth) and in this aspect our cultural similarities with Latin American countries show.  In the Philippines…

A letter from a teenage Filipino to the WHOLE WORLD

Except of a letter written by 15-year old Reigno Jose Dilao as posted on CNN iReport: As you are reading this letter, I bet that you have seen/heard about what happened earlier in our country. Tourists were hostages of a policeman here, Rolando Mendoza. After a few hours of the horrible crime, some of the…

YOG Singapore 2010: Athletics

No medal has been won yet in the athletics, but the competition is just as high as it can be!  Makes you forget that these athletes are youngsters 18 years old and below (born between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 1994 are eligible to compete):

Sports Tracker: Now Open

To those who have been eagerly awaiting the new Sports Tracker site, well it is officially open for business!  If you were a user of the old Nokia Sports Tracker Beta you still have until August 31, 2010 to import your workout history into the new site.

Sugar Rush

The UP Pre-Medical Honor Society and Diabetes Philippines, Inc. will be holding a benefit fun run on November 14, 2010, which is also World Diabetes Day:

“I Gotta Feeling…”—the First Youth Olympic Games, Singapore

The song “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas is a very memorable song for me as every time I hear it, it reminds me of a special occasion: last year’s Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon.  That was one of the songs playing before the marathon started and it was then that it stuck.  Last…

A Night at the Fort

Thursday, August12, 2010.  After four consecutive crazy days of overtime at the office this creature needed a break.  Yes, sitting down in front of a computer for hours on end is tiring especially if your brain does all the toiling.  After calling it a day I figured, “it’s a nice night to run.”  Of course…

Once Is Not Enough: Inspirations to a Multi-Marathon

Completed your first marathon?  Congratulations!  Now what? Running is one of the most addicting sports there is with all its benefits, relatively lower risks, and not to mention practically free, and the marathon may be the “holy grail” of long distance running.  Completing a marathon is definitely a life achievement, but for many people finishing…

My Marathon Wish

I may not have run the best marathons in the world, and I need not to, to know what makes a great marathon.  As a runner who has joined quite a few marathons locally and one internationally, I’ve had my fair share of good, bad, and noxious races. Last year I got tired of a…