Race It Up Race Kit Winner

July 26th, 2011 3 comments

First of all, thank to everyone who participated on the free race kit contest last week on my blog. I appreciate all your comments and I’m so happy to know that all of you are benefiting from the sports that we all love- RUNNING. I wish I can give all of you your own race kit but I only got one to giveaway.

So congrats to…



We will be contacting you on how where you can get your FREE race kit. Please let us know what distance and singlet size you want.

Thank you again, and congrats Ms. Krizia Villaverde!

Your comment should be read by all non-runners out there. Cheers to a stress-free life and the feeling of accomplishment on finishing every run.

To everyone who didn’t win, continue joining the following contest that I will be posting on the blog. A lot of surprises is awaiting each blog reader.


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Love, Courtship, Dating, and Marathon Running (Part 2 of 2)

July 19th, 2011 16 comments


Love & Marathon Running Part 1 was an instant hit! Thanks for all those who shared what they think about it. Honestly speaking, I wrote that for one person…

Anyway, here the second part (I wrote this to another person).


Let’s look into how courtship and dating happens right now, courtship happens through SMS/Facebook (and for Phil Younghusband, Twitter, sorry for the example), I can’t say it’s bad but I think it’s too impersonal. I mean, how can relationship grow via a FB message (even saw some of my highschool students flood walls of sweet messages)?

ASKING LOUDLY…. How does a “mwah” feel through BBM? Do you really think you eat lunch together through Skype? Sending each other Twitpic 30times a day is thoughtful but it doesn’t develop a “real” and “lasting” relationship. I think girls need “real” ears to listen (and sometimes bite), shoulders to cry on, body to hug and hands to hold. Or for runners, a “buddy” or “personal pacer” to run with.


Phil Younghusband tweets:

“@143redangel Hi Angel! This Phil. How are you? I was just wondering if you are free for Valentines day?”

Angel Locsin replied:

“hi! this is angel☺ Congrats on your win last night! Tnx for the invite but I have work on valentines.. Let’s try another day☺”

I can’t imagine someone running virtually, doing some fartleks online. How about some 50-meter laps via Firefox as part of your cross-training? Oh and imagine you drinking a virtual cheery-flavored-Gatorade. Funny ayt?


When you run, you run on the road (treadmill for some), never online. Same is true with courtship and dating right? Have you ever dated someone online? Maybe some couples meet online, but they do EB after some time. In running, the rubber shoes must meet the road. In courtship, the boy’s hand must meet the girl’s to know if there is “magic” or a tingling effect. Or for the “more mature,” its with the first kiss of the night. Okay, don’t get me started…



When I’m running, I want to feel the road, the fresh air, the trees around me, the thought of me being able to run. When I’m in love, I want to see her, to talk to her face-to-face, look into her eyes and feel her heartbeat. That’s it!


You want a part 3?


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Race It Up: A Family Day Fun Run for Caritas Manila

July 18th, 2011 13 comments

Sundays are family days! With that, I would like to share with you a nice family bonding:

Race It Up: A Family Day Fun Run for the benefit of Caritas Manila

official event poster


Race Routes (3K Kiddo Run, 5K and 10K)


3KM Race Route


5km Race Route


10km Race Route


Singlet Design


Race it Up Singlet Design




Registration Sites


BUT WAIT!! If you want to join this (any race distance), just comment below (be sure to give your email address) and you may win 1 FREE RACE KIT. Just answer the question:

“What’s the best thing that happened in your life when you started running?”

You can place your comment until July 24, I will be announcing the winner on July 25.

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Runner’s Creed: The Road to Peace

July 13th, 2011 4 comments

During this rainy season, some of us might be tempted to stay inside the house and forget running. Maybe this post can keep you motivated…

Listen to the background of that constant breathing in and out. That, I love!

Here’s the Runner’s Creed:

This is my run, there are many others like it, but this one is mine.  

My run is my haven, it is my life. I must muster it as I must muster my life.

Without me, my run is nothing. Without my run, I am nothing.

I must run its road through. I must run faster than the stress of the world that is working to drag me down.

I must outrun stress before it overruns me. I will.

I swear this creed,

“My run and I are the defenders of my sanity. We are the masters of my body we are the saviors of my life. So be it until victory is mine and nothing remains but peace.”


Now, RUN!

Still, can’t muster the strength to go out?


A few months back, I was scanning some running books and I found this quote,

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” -John Ruskin


Seems like, no matter what the weather is, we still have to run because after all, all weathers are good!



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Love, Courtship, Dating, and Marathon Running (Part 1 of 2)

July 11th, 2011 23 comments


I don’t know what get into me but I woke up the other morning with this quote in mind: You approach love like running a marathon not a sprint.”



I don’t know what your views about love are, mine is simple: Love is patient. Connecting it to running a marathon (42.195K), a great deal of patience is required. Not only that, do you know that you need at least 3 months of preparation when running a marathon? It takes discipline, sacrificing that Friday and Saturday night parties in order to wake up early for a long run.


I guess “taking it slow” is the perfect term for both. In the marathon you don’t run as fast as you can on the first 10Kms unless you want to walk the remaining 32Kms. Same as with dating, you don’t want to do everything on the first date.  A passionate and sexy lovemaking is soooooooo much better than a one-night stand, right?


My point? Should you want a real, deep and growing relationship, be patient. Plan and prepare on how you are going to approach the finish line, injured or with hands up high in celebration?


Lastly, come to think of this: “Everyone can do a 100-meter dash, only the committed can run a marathon.

Want to read Part 2? Love, Courtship, Dating, and Marathon Running (Part 2 of 2)


Note: This is an experiment post. I like to know if readers will like it, so please read and comment. Thanks!


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