My Visit to the Orthopedic Doctor

It’s that season again which I really dislike: forced off season due to injuries.  For the nth time, it’s my right knee again.  And to figure out what went wrong, I had a visit to an orthopedic doctor.

PhotoVendo Moment

Each race is unique and memorable and capturing those moments are made easier by PhotoVendo, the brainchild of Ben M. Chan (photographer on the run).  You can’t always bring someone along to take your photos and not everyone has an SLR camera, and it’s definitely difficult to bring a camera along in-race and take photos…

Nike Run Clinic Session 09

You thought I’d lost count didn’t you?  Well I actually did, I just had to count the sessions since my last appearance.  I missed the clinic so much that even if I’m anything but good I just had to attend it—and I’m glad I did. After two weeks of being AWOL I’m finally back to…

100K Here I Come!

Believe it or not, I only started running, in races of course, last August, and roughly four (4) months since I started, my first 100K (race-only cumulative distance) is almost here. Before December I had set a goal of reaching my first 100K this year but back then it was mathematically impossible because of the…

Runner’s Knee

Browsing on the Internet I stumbled upon what my injury is called: a runner’s knee.  According to Wikipedia, a runner’s knee, also called Chondromalacia patellae (CMP) or Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome, is a term for a large and disparate group of medical conditions that can cause pain in the front of the knee.  It is common…

Running With One Good Knee: The Yakult 10-Miler Chronicles

The Yakult 10-Miler was my longest run so far and my first attempt beyond 10K so it was venturing into unchartered territories.  It was a personal test of endurance for me since I’ve never run for more than an hour.  Everything was well days before this event which I was looking forward to until about…

Injury: A Runner’s Nightmare

An injury, regardless of its severity, and as long as it prevents you from running—is a runner’s nightmare. For the first time I got injured in a race, and it’s not even because of exerting too much effort nor problems with the way I ran: it’s primarily because of “evasive running,” that is running while…