Shoe Review: Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Mizuno is a Japanese sports equipment more popularly known in golf but is gradually gaining traction in the local running scene.  On this post I take a closer look at the 17th incarnation of the Wave Rider.

Gear Review: Soleus GO!

Not another fitness band!  Surely fitness bands are everywhere, coming in all forms and sizes, but I never thought that I’d be practically inseparable from this seemingly humble device that is the Soleus GO.

Gear Review: Soleus Fit 1.0

Soleus is a company known for providing affordable GPS watches and this time I got the chance to evaluate one of their best selling products, the Soleus Fit 1.0.

Bay Area Chronicles: San Francisco Redux

Exploring San Francisco in a day is not enough.  And so the following day, I thought of coming back—via public transport!  Here’s the story of my solo flight to SFO, mostly in pictures. This is part of a series ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑦

Soleus GO! and Soleus Pulse Launched in the Philippine Market

Soleus had just launched two new and distinct items to the Philippine market: one is the Soleus GO! which marks Soleus’ entry to the fitness band market and the other being the Soleus Pulse which is a one-of-a-kind GPS tracker that has a heart rate monitor built right into the band.

Extraordinary Cavinti

A few weeks ago, this little known place in Laguna called Cavinti held its first organized trail race.  Until this race, I’ve never heard of this place.  And after this race, Cavinti is a place I won’t soon forget.

Shoe Review: World Balance Topnotcher

World Balance is a familiar footwear brand in the Philippines dating back years that if you grew up in the country, chances are you had tried their pair at least once when you were a kid (including myself).  World Balance is known for providing reasonably-priced footwear for different audiences but not the running segment—until recently.

Quick Glance: Soleus Fit 1.0

After a long hiatus from GPS watches, I’m making a comeback with the Soleus Fit 1.0.  Soleus is known for making sports watches that are reasonably priced, and the Soleus Fit 1.0 is not an exception.  Here’s a quick glance at one of the best value for money GPS watches in the market today.

Product Review: Unilab Active Health Sports Gel

(Update: This product has been discontinued) To those running long distances (usually half marathons or longer) energy gels serve as a very convenient source of nutrition: they don’t spoil easily, comes in a minimal packaging, and provide an energy boost without needing to chew.  All brands available in the local market is imported, until now,…

Shoe Review: TevaSphere Speed

One of the more “interesting” outdoor footwear to arrive in the Philippines fairly recently is the TevaSphere Speed.  It is a trainer and it’s also all-terrain.  Here’s my review of this pair from Teva.

Five Shoes for Different Occasions

When I started running I had no idea about picking the “right” shoe and just wore whichever fits me well and looks “decent” enough.  In fact, I don’t think that what I wore during my first race were running shoes!  (They were most likely badminton shoes that I wore when that was the “it” sport.) …