Let’s admit it, running can sometimes be dreadfully boring! But it doesn’t always have to, especially if you’re running on picturesque locations. I believe that the best way to explore a place is on foot, and here are some of the most scenic places I’ve seen through running.
The rainy season’s full onset officially begins in the Philippines as typhoon Basyang (Conson) entered the country’s area of responsibility and had a landfall, and last night Metro Manila was just hammered by very, very strong gusts of winds (maximum of 120kph according to weather reports) as it traverses the island of Luzon. The result—darkness! …
TNF100 Philippines 2010: Prep Up
This year one of the region’s toughest ultramarathon race is back, The North Face 100. For its 2010 edition it would be held in the Philippines’ summer capital, Baguio City (1,500 meters above sea level). TNF100 is not your “typical” trails—the higher elevation should pose a greater challenge. TNF100 holds a special place in my…
I Survived Mount Pulag (Part 2)
Apparently I wasn’t the only one who needs to be thawed. At around 3AM I was hearing voices in our camp and I’m hearing water was being boiled for coffee—just the thought of hot coffee in your tummy during this freezing setting is already heaven. I was still reluctant to get outside for coffee, but…
I Survived Mount Pulag (Part 1)
Mount Pulag became my “date” last February 14, 2010, Valentine’s Day. It was also Chinese New Year that day so you may say there were at least two reasons that made that weekend special.