Salonpas Run 2018

Hi everyone! I finished my first fun run for the year in Salonpas Run 2018 held last January 13, 2018. It was my good friend, Tristan who gave me a free 10km race kit.

This post will just contain photos from the race and a few insights.

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2017: Pushing for Greater Distances

2017 is almost up and this is the time when I get to reflect on the year that has been and check my accomplishments thus far.

Last year was a year of firsts and accomplishments in terms of my endeavors. And while this year has not been as aggressive, I am very happy to report that 2017 is a year when I set personal records.

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First Ultramarathon in Amihan 50K Road Ultra

Hi everyone! Last December 2-3, 2017, I finished my longest and most challenging road run to date in Amihan 50K Road Ultra. To be honest, I really underestimated it because I thought that this is just a full marathon with an added 8KM and that I could totally do it because I ran my first 42KM with an injured ankle and still managed to finish it. Little did I know that there is more to ultramarathons than just the added distance.

Note: An ultramarathon is simply a run more than a full marathon (42KM). Usually, distances would range between 50KM-100KM.

Nonetheless, this run was also one of the most memorable because of the new people I met and my newfound knowledge on the difference between a marathon and ultramarathon.

Read on below for the full story.

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LSD in Takbo PH 20-Miler 2017

Last November 19, I ran 20 miles or 32 kilometers in Takbo.ph 20-Miler 2017. It was timely because I needed a long distance run before my longer run two weeks after. I was supposed to run with Tristan (yes, I have mentioned him in several blog posts) but because he sprained his ankle just a day before the race, it was excusable for him to miss it.

Just when I thought I was going to run alone, my other running buddy, Pyx, was kind enough to join me. Great!

Read on below for a quick summary of the experience.

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LSD in Pinoy Fitness 21K Challenge 2017

Surprise, surprise is how I should summarize this because I was not really planning to run here but my very generous friend sponsored me a kit. I also viewed this as a perfect training run for an upcoming longer distance race and because my kit was for Sub-3, I really planned to take my time to complete the whole distance.

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Event details from PinoyFitness. There were three waves: Sub-2 (finishing the whole distance in less than two hours), Sub-2:30 (finishing in less than two and a half hours) and Sub-3 (finishing in less than three hours). Only successful runners who cross the finish line within the cut-off time will receive a medal.

This was also my first long distance race after Kasama Run held last September. Read on below to know more about my run in Pinoy Fitness 21K Challenge 2017 last November 5, 2017.

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Climbing Mt. Pigingan

Hi everyone! This post is a bit late but I shall do my best to narrate our experience last October 28-29 in climbing Mt. Pigingan, my 52nd mountain and my comeback hike after three months.

Mountain Stats

Elevation: 1,328MASL

Location: Dalupirip, Itogon, Benguet

Difficulty: 4/9

Trek to Summit: 4 hours

It was such a refreshing feeling to be able to go back to the Cordilleras again. And although I have slowed down from hiking, I am glad to have been able to remember the exhilarating feeling of reaching the summit. Read on below to know more about this hike.

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Zambalinis and Zambadventure in Zambales

Last September 16-17, I was finally able to go to the beach for some much needed relaxation with my friends/officemates. But before the relaxation, we volunteered through DENR for the 32nd International Coastal Cleanup which was simultaneously done in several countries.

It was just the perfect balance of work and play as we explored the beautiful province of Zambales.

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Elegant and Edgy: Second Collaboration Post

Hi everyone! Last week, my photographer and runner friend, Tristan (you may remember him from some of my run posts and my first collaboration blog post) and I went around Manila to conduct our second collaboration post to try his newly bought 50mm lens.

And if I may say so myself, the shots turned out great! Read on below to check my most favorite photos.

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Comeback Run at Pinoy Fitness Kasama Run 2017

Hi guys! It has been a while since I last posted a content after my trip to Canada post. A lot of things have happened but I want to focus on the recently concluded fun run event, Pinoy Fitness Kasama Run 2017. This was my second time joining this event (read last year’s post here) and I do not regret it because I definitely had fun running alongside my elite running buddies.

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