JourneyingJames on Runner’s World Philippines

January 20th, 2013 1 comment

Yep, one of my dreams in my running career is now a reality!

I’m on Runner’s World Philippines Rave Run section- January-March issue with Kuya Kim Atienza on the cover. 

I submitted a photo of my rave run last year and they thought it deserves a feature on the Rave Run section of the famed running magazine.

Short story: When I started running last 2009, I bought old issues of Runner’s World magazines and amazed myself of the rave run photos. I always check their website to see the beautiful places to run and dreamed of running those beautiful spots myself. Yep, I even dreamed of seeing myself on the magazine itself. Now, that dream is a reality for me. Thanks Runner’s World!

I haven’t got hold of the magazine yet but my friend Allan sent me a twitpic:

“It was bliss, nirvanic at every stride and all endorphins in my body were flowing like crazy. It was like I was transported in another dimension- to paradise.”

I checked Runner’s World Philippines Facebook page and found out that they also used another photo of mine (this time front view) as their cover photo. What an honor! Salamat!

Ang buhay ay weather weather lang, the start of this year a good weather for me. And I predict that the rest of the year would be sunny for me!

More info about this photo:

Name of Photographer:  James Betia, I set my 10-second timer after running 5kilometers to remind me of the nirvana I experienced during this run.

Runner's World PH cover

Runner’s World PH cover

Name of Runner: James Betia (yes, that’s me! Look at my sexy back)

Why is it a rave run?

“The morning run was one of a kind. The beach was unspoiled, the sea breeze uplifting and the sun invigorating. It was bliss, nirvanic at every stride and all endorphins in my body were flowing like crazy. It was like I was transported in another dimension- to paradise. How I miss that feeling- my mind was peaceful. My feet were just smiling as they were connected to the ground I’m running.”


Thanks for the feature Runner’s World Philippines. Next on my list, on international Runner’s World magazine! Wooohooo!

Pico de Loro TRI 2013 Invitational

January 18th, 2013 No comments

While browsing over what’s happening, I saw this online poster that really captured my mind:

2013 Pico de Loro Tri Invitational

2013 Pico de Loro Tri Invitational

Swim for our reefs

Bike for our mangroves

Run for our turtles

If I’m a triathlete I would definitely join this event, but then what I can do is just promote this on my blog.

This will happen on April 6, 2013 (Saturday) at Pico de Loro Cove at Hamilo Coast in Nasugbu, Batangas.

Registration starts on February 2013 so you have more time to practice.

So if you are interested, you can contact Pico de Loro Cove for details.

Royal Sports Fest Sale up to 80% Sale

January 16th, 2013 No comments

Just wanna share this exciting news for those who want to but new rads this new year.

Royal Sporting House will have their Megatrade Sale Event on January 30 to February 3, 2013.

RSF Official Poster

RSF Official Poster

Kindly invite your friends, relatives and Eastwest Credit Cardholders to come and visit as they will enjoy BIG discount of up to 80% OFF. Exciting  prizes also await the lucky shoppers.

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Ten Moves: Run For 10

January 4th, 2013 No comments

So you have been watching the news and saw that the provinces of Davao Oriental and Compostella Valley were hit really hard, ravaged by Typhoon Pablo. So what you do know?

This is a run where you can continue aiding the victims of this deluge:

Ten Moves: Run For 10

Run for 10 is a fun run organized by and for the benefit of The Entire Nation (TEN) Moves!, a social mobilization campaign of Bayanihang Pampaaralan which aims to raise enough resources to help build 10,000 classrooms in public schools all over the Philippines.

run for 10

Proceeds of the run for will be directed to building classrooms in typhoon Pablo affected areas, such as Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.

It will be held on January 13, 2013, at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati City, and will be organized simultaneously in 10 other provinces in the Philippines, namely Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dipolog, Dumaguete, Legazpi, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zamboanga, and Zamboanga Sibugay.

For further inquiries, please contact the TEN Moves Secretariat at (632) 752-1061 or  You can also add us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter through @TEN_Moves.

Registration forms are available at The T-Shirt Project branches in Market! Market!, Trinoma, and at the 2nd floor of Glorietta 2. For your convenience, you may download the registration form here, then please print, fill out, and give to any of the registration centers.

For more infos, you can check their official website: TEN MOVES: Run for 10 


I will join the 5K run, see you guys on the 13th, Ayala Triangel it is! –journeyingjames

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24-Day Bike Pilgrimage from Cagayan to Davao #padyak2013

January 3rd, 2013 4 comments

Do you know that there is an on-going bike pilgrimage in the country? This is done by my friends from Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Jude Cabangal and Felcon. As of this posting they are now in Sta. Ana, Cagayan and will start the 24-day non-stop bike journey from Luzon to Mindanao.


Jude and Felcon at the back of a Lighthouse

Jude and Felcon at the back of a Lighthouse

They call this sojourn: PADYAK TUNGO SA LIWANAG 2013

Felcon on the beach of Cagayan

Felcon on the beach of Cagayan

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