It’s been ages since I last run on the road outside of races and I’m glad I finally did! I didn’t join any races for the month of September but I’m glad that something came along to motivate me out of my bed.
Visita Iglesia (Spanish: Church Visits) is the tradition of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday as penance. Some people expand it to 14 churches with each one representing the Stations of the Cross. For this year I decided to start including this in my Holy Week habit but unfortunately I didn’t know that it should be on a Thursday, so ended up doing it on a Saturday, with an unexpected extra two churches!
The Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) brings another ultramarathon “to the masses,” this time to the trails. For its debut trail ultra we were taken to the site of second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century—Mt. Pinatubo.