Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Second Running Shoes- New Balance!

After more than a year of using my Adidas running shoes which was a pasalubong of my Ninang Edith from Kuwait. And after more than 250 kilometers of mileage... I got myself a new running shoes for my birthday on November. Advance gift indeed, and it's a New Balance MR770GR!

My special thanks to Roxanne for the NB gift voucher, it gave me a thousand peso discount :-)

Now, I can have my first running shoes on stand by mode and for short runs. Right now, I have done several runs to break in my NB shoes, during my first 10K run with NB, I got one big blister in my right mid-foot.

My Adidas and New Balance Running Shoes
My New Balance shoes will be my running buddy when I conquer my first full marathon, as my Adidas shoes was my mate when I conquered my first half marathon up to my eight 21K this year.

See you on the road guys!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nike We Run Manila 10K Race Night Pics

Yesterday at 5PM, the Nike We Run Manila 10K was held at the Fort Bonifacio Global City. The activity venue was transferred at the 34th Street, well BGC is already becoming congested of new buildings and a lot of construction on-going.

The area was full of reddish orange due to the strict implementation of wearing the provided Nike Running tee. It was a nice race in general with a lot of hydration and music,(free concert at the post-race event) but there are also negative feedback such as the congested race route, unlighted route, nightmare at the baggage counter (it was great that we did not leave our things there) and the failed promise of the finishers award upon crossing the line among others.

In a positive note, I am happy to meet a fellow Pinoy Fitness runner and a frequent chat mate at the PF forum, Roxanne, you can visit her blog by clicking HERE. Thank you for the NB voucher! At last I will be having an NB shoes :-)

Lastly, here are some of our pics during the race. More pics in my FB account or click HERE.

At the starting line with my buddies Sam, Reman and Ma'am Ayen
With Roxanne
With Ma'am Ayen

With Sir Val
During the post race concert (bands: Chicosci, Sandwich & Parokya ni Edgar)
 Thank you for another running moments! See you on the road guys!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pinoy Fitness Booth at the KOTR Kick Off

After we claimed our Nike We Run Manila 10K race packs last October 12, we dropped by at the NBC Tent to visit the Pinoy Fitness booth at the KOTR kick off.

There's a photo wall at the PF booth and they were holding a raffle! Of course we tried our luck by posing with Nathan Sports bottle and by filling up the raffle coupon. Winners will be announced on October 17th as posted in their website.

What are Mr. PF Raffling Away!?

- 3 Winners of Nathan Speed 2 Hydration Belt!
- 2 Winners of Curves 1 Month Membership
- 20 Winners of 360 Fitness Club GC’s
- 10 Winners of Race Kits worth P500 (for your future runs)
- More to be announced soon!

Here's one of my picture at the Pinoy Fitness booth. Cross fingers now :-)

Lucky me? I hope so :-)

 For more details and other events, please visit

Nike We Run Manila 10K Additional Surprises

Sharing from a post at the Nike Running PH Facebook page:

WE RUN MANILA 10k Runners!

Heart thumping. Sweat rolling. Lungs wheezing.

You will receive not one, but two (!) rewards for making it across the finish line on race day - an exclusive custom-made race poster by local graffiti artist, Anjo Bolarda, and a surprise finisher award!

You will be presented with the poster on race day and we will contact you soon after to arrange collection of your surprise award… Some things are worth waiting for!

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!


For more details, click HERE.

Nike We Run Manila 10K Race Tee

Last Wednesday, October 12, we claimed our Nike We Run Manila10K Race Packs which includes Race Tee, Nike Sports bottle, D-tag timing chip and Race information brochure.

My Nike race tee :-)
Of course, it will not be complete without some photo ops at the Nike claiming center, I could share only some pics due to storage problem here.

Posing with my Nike Race Pack

Running buddy Sam

Nike We Run Manila 10K will be happening this 5PM today, October 15 at the Bonifacio Global City.

See you on the road guys!

St. Peter Life Run 2 on October 23, 2011


Second chapter of the St. Peter Life Run is happening on October 23, 2011 simultaneously on MANILA – SM Mall of Asia, CEBU – Asiatown IT Park and DAVAO – Abreeza Mall. Check out details here!

St. Peter Life Run 2
October 23, 2011 @ 4:30AM

- MANILA – SM Mall of Asia
- CEBU – Asiatown IT Park
- DAVAO – Abreeza Mall

3K Costume Run / 5K / 10K

Registration is P200 for all categories. Race Kit Includes Singlet (Sizes will be subject to availability), Race Bib Number and Route Map

Proceeds will help provide school bags and supplies of selected public school students in Manila, Cebu and Davao.

St. Peter Life Run 2 – Singlet Design:
Download Registration Form Here:
St. Peter Life Run 2 - Registration Form (309)

Registration Venues: (September 16 to October 16, 2011)

i. St. Peter Life Plan Head Office
Quezon Avenue corner No. 2 West 4th St., Quezon City / (02) 371-7757
Look for Christian Oliva
Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

ii. All Terra Robinsons Branch
3rd Level, Sports Loop, Robinsons Galleria, Quezon City / (02) 871-8529
Schedule: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 8pm

iii. All Terra Ortigas Home Depot
Units 1 and 2, Ortigas Home Depot [Next to Second Wind]
Julia Vargas, Ortigas Home Depot, Pasig City/ (02) 570-6618
Schedule: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 8pm

iv. All Terra Libis Branch
G/F Club 650 Sports Center, Libis, Quezon City/ (02)638-2075 & (02) 736-3392
Schedule: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 8pm

v. ROX
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Schedule: Monday to Sunday 12noon to 9pm

My source:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Thank You to TBR Running Magazine!

I have been into running since March 2010 during the Globe Run for Home, but prior to running I have involved myself to different sports since High School such as Taekwondo, Chess and Badminton.

And what makes all my sports similar is that all was self taught, the interest for active living and adventure plus the love for learning and reading results to easy coping up and improvement to any sport I choose.

Since I started with my new sport, I have been researching and reading anything about running, though there are a lot of running magazines and books for a fee, but as the old saying goes, the best thing/s in this world is FREE!

What I am talking about is the FREE The Bull Runner Running Magazine, it maybe a FREE magazine but what it contains are TREASURES for every runner and even to other health enthusiast!

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From the basic information that a runner should know such as calendar of events, directory of stores, coaches, tracks among others, apparels, gadgets and running shoes to the inspirational stories of celebrities and successful personalities are all shared in the free TBR Running Magazine.

And what only left for a runner like me to do is to internalize and absorb everything, then we will be ready (and well-informed) for the road and trail alike, and most especially to our Dream Marathon (hopefully TBR DM 2013 for me)!

Thank you to TBR Running Magazine for sharing and for inspiring all of us who have been into RUNNING and to those who would still be into this lovely sport!

photo by KB Photography
To know more about The Bull Runner, please click HERE.