The Uphill Route to the “Via Crucis” (Way of the Cross), Camiguin Island
It was not a planned route nor a planned run. I came there just to see the Old Camiguin Volcano which devasted most of the town of Catarman, including the Cemetery and the Church. Actually, the grim natural disaster was started by an earthquake which happened more than two centuries ago, 1871. As a result the cemetery was swallowed by the sea and the magnificent church was turned into ruins.
Anyway, I thought it was a nice place to somehow add mileage while traveling. So even it was already hot, as in 33°C hot, I sneaked in some trail run… slow but perspiring, tiring and dehydrating.
What is amazing on this spur of the moment run is that the view on top was AMAYZING (yes with the Y, font 72), it took my breath away:
Overlooking the Sunken Cemetery below and the coconut tree plantation where the lava flowed towards the sea.
My route was the Via Crucis/Via Dolorosa or “The Way of the Cross,” one of the tourist spots in Camiguin Island. The terrain was rocky, the lava rocks are still evident which makes the route path hotter as it absorbs so much heat.
Here are some of the pics I took during the run:
Date of Run: January 21, 2011 (Friday)
Route: Walkway Entrance to Station 15 and back (Old Camiguin Volcano)
Distance covered: 3.5 Kilometers
Running Surface: Cemented pavement on the start until Station 4 then rocky trails uphill, lots of lava rocks too.
Pro’s: The view above is amazyzing! The rich vegetation down low and the big Cross Marker of the Sunken Cemetery.
Time: 34:04 (9:42/km)
Temperature: 33°C or 93°F
Running Apparel: Condura Run 2011 shirt, Colombia shorts and Nike cap.
Shoes: VFF Sprint (Red)
I think every couples would like to make this run their date…
For non-couples, you can also run or better yet, find someone to run with you on February 27. Your highschool crush maybe?
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“There are two kinds of people- those who run and those who should.” -Brooks Running
This is to encourage would-be runners to choose a healthy lifestyle we call “RUNNING”
Following are some answers to my question I posted on Facebook and Twitter:
“Its the one thing that can clear my head.
It helps me get my thoughts in order and after a run when all the
adrenaline is present, I’m in a much better state of mind in where I
can make smarter decisions/reactions. Running is like the gift that
keeps giving. All of the physical benefits should be reason enough!
But on the flip side there are the great people you meet, better sense
of nutrition (you actually start to care because you become aware),
cheap and easy sport to get in to, etc. Health is wealth and if
running is free, i think we’ve got ourselves a great deal!
-Mia Bayuga (DJ, Magic 89.9)
-Noelle de Guzman (KikayRunner.com)
“Running is my training when I climb. With running I was able to build my endurance, proper breathing, and strength which I used to climb the toughest and highest mountains in the Philippines, Mt. Guiting-Guiting and Mt. Apo.“
-Alexis Estenor (Teacher / Mountaineer / Triple A Cup Aquathlon Champion, Extra-Lite division)
-Kassy Pajarillo (http://runaholic.wordpress.com/)
“Nakatulong ang pagtakbo ko para maiangat ko ang prinsipyo ko sa buhay na kahit ako ay isang dukha lamang kaya kong maki-pag-kapwa-tao! Datapwat sinasabi ng iba na magastos lang ang pagtakbo doble naman na benipisyong naiidulot nito sa buhay natin at napapalakas nito ang ating kalusugan. Ang pagtakbo rin ay isang seryosong paraan upang maiangat natin ang kalidad ng ating ekonomiya at mag silbing inspirasyon tayo sa mga kabataan na nalululong sa mga masasamang bisyo!“
-Jojo Pauly (Half-Marathon Junkie)
-Shing Saracin (Writer)
-Deng Perez (http://theflowerrunner.wordpress.com/)
-Estan Cabigas of fitandrun.info (Multi-awarded photographer, Blogger & Traveler)
-Julie Reyes of www.hotlegsrunner.com (Dancer/Entrepreneur/Mother)
-Vangie Britanico (the one with the cap; Mother / Runner)
“Foremost benefit of running to me is that it has kept my hypertension in check. My BP has always been normal coz of running. In addition, it has given me added focus and determination in other aspects like career and personal endeavours.“
-Jan Mike Cruz (http://flatfootrunner.wordpress.com/)
-Maan Catolos of www.runnerisms.wordpress.com/ (Ultramarathoner)
-Banjo Asiddao Jr. (Sexy Runner / Premium Support Group, Founder & CEO)
How about you, how did you benefited from running?
Please share this to your non-running friends. Post it to their Facebook walls so they will be encouraged to run too!
Last year, I received a letter…
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I was even more excited when your running.journeyingjames.com was launched. You see, running is my second passion (traveling is my first). I keep all your tips, recommendations and ideas by heart and perhaps that’s the reason why I want to run my first pikermi now, when I used to be contented running 5KM.
I want to keep this letter brief so as not to bore you or any of the readers, but I am so darn desperate to win that endorphin-producing shirt as your Xmas present (consider that a birthday gift for me, too!) that I decided to write to you. And, I’ll share another secret: my boyfriend thinks I have a big crush on you because I keep on talking about you, your blog and your adventures, especially when we had our own version of Visayas backpacking trip. See? That’s how much addicted I am to your blog, so please let me win the shirt!
This kind of letter would really make your day. It gives you encouragement to continue sharing stories thru the site.
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