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Barefoot Running in Sta.Monica, Siargao Island

Remember my post on Running or Surfing in Siargao Island? I was able to do both! This is one of the perks of being a youth minister- I am able to travel (and run) while helping young people by sharing them God’s purpose in their lives. 

This is one of my rave runs in Siargao Island. Lot of things I love in one setting: Running, Beach, Travel, Experience, Youth, Sunshine, Breeze and Being Free.
Half-Naked and Barefoot Runnin’ at Garcia Beach, Sta.Monica

My youth group watching me run after our prayer time.

Since I started running, it would be impossible for me not to try the grounds of which I am standing. Call it addiction to running? I call it a way of life. I feel free when I run. I experience God in every step that I make, appreciate God’s design for my body in every stride I make. I am thankful because I can run.

Runnin’ Barefoot makes me free. I love to step on the sand feel the earth. I love the waves on my legs, the fresh air, the coconut trees that add green, the summer breeze, the sunshine over my face, the perspiration all over my body, the parked boats, the drift woods & dried seaweeds and the picturesque clouds. How I wish there are beaches near Manila or Laguna where I can run barefoot too.

I want to tell more stories but I guess the pictures would better tell them:
Look at the sand with all the dried seaweeds and drift woods- so virgin!
I love my form here plus the small waves kissing my legs and feet
Even I ran back and forth a lot of times, “boring” never came to my mind.
My footprints in the sand. How I wish I’m with someone special during this rave run.

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Stats during the Run:


Place: Garcia, Sta.Monica, Siargao Island about 250meters of sand.
Date: May 15, 2010 (Saturday AM)
Distance covered: 2.5 kilometers
Time: 20:43
Pace: 8:17/kilometer
Running Surface: The Beach dude! Powdery White Sand.
Temperature: 29-30°C

Thanks Imo for lending me your digicam.

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  1. pinaytraveljunkie
    May 30th, 2010 at 15:31 | #1

    nice! i love uncrowded, virgin beaches. hay, would love to visit siargao someday. thanks for sharing this.

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  2. RunningEnthusiast
    May 31st, 2010 at 06:02 | #2

    Nice blog and pics!

    i'm going to Laiya on June 13. I'm planning to run barefoot as well on the beach. Yahoo! I will enjoy the scenery and the feel of the sand under my feet. late summer activity for me.

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  3. journeyingjames
    May 31st, 2010 at 06:11 | #3

    thanks RE! wow, i haven't been there. i hope to run there too. enjoy your barefootin' and i will be excited to read your blog about that

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  4. journeyingjames
    May 31st, 2010 at 06:15 | #4

    PTJ, thanks for dropping by sa blogsite. im excited to read more of your travel stories. hope to meet you din fellow backpacker!

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  5. Argonaut
    May 31st, 2010 at 08:22 | #5

    Try sending those pictures sa the bull runner…

    malay mo, manalo ka ng Gc's
    =)

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  6. journeyingjames
    May 31st, 2010 at 13:45 | #6

    cge try ko ulit, nafrustrate na kasi ako sa previous entry ko

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  7. Kenley
    June 1st, 2010 at 12:46 | #7

    Nice………….when I was younger, I use to barefoot run at the beach in North Carolina. Not far mind you, but it was fun, then I would surf and what not.

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  8. journeyingjames
    June 1st, 2010 at 13:55 | #8

    so you surf too sir kenley, nice to know that! it was nice to feel the sand and the small surf on the shore.

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  9. Di
    June 4th, 2010 at 00:57 | #9

    there's a lot of barefoot running going around lately. that's wonderful. the last time i ran the la marathon at mile 18 i happen to see 3 total. beach running is a lot different…like heaven and earth. excellent post James. truly pictures speak louder than words. you have both though…

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  10. journeyingjames
    June 4th, 2010 at 05:52 | #10

    yes its true, beach running is so much FUN, FUN! i hope you tried it already, its heaven on earth. thanks a lot

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  11. Anonymous
    August 14th, 2010 at 02:48 | #11

    I would like to exchange links with your site journeyingjames.blogspot.com
    Is this possible?

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