Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Running Resolution for 2012

Run More... Spend Less...

Libre ang kalsada. Hindi kailangan salihan lahat ng karera para maka-takbo.

Pag nakita nyo ako tumakbo sa isang mamahalin na karera, malamang sa hinde ay libre ito.

Pag nakita nyo ako tumakbo sa isang ultra race, malamang sa malamang ginastusan ko ito. hehehe

Tapusin ang 2nd BDM 160. It's now or never. Masyado na mahal ang Silver Buckle na ito. Last na ito (sana)...

Friday, December 23, 2011

02.05.2012 - Condura Skyway Marathon 2012

The only race that gives you the chance to run in the Skyway is back! 

And this time we're running for the Mangroves!

An excerpt taken from their official website (

True to the Condura Skyway Marathon tradition of introducing new and exciting things each year, we came up with 5 thrills and chills on Year 5 –

  1. RUN FOR THE MANGROVES. The Condura Skyway Marathon recognizes the vast benefits of mangroves in the improvement of the ecosystem and the protection of coastal communities. Every runner in the CSM gets to donate three (3) mangroves in the 10-hectare CSM Mangrove Forest in Sibugay Bay, Zamboanga.
  2. FIRST MIDNIGHT MARATHON IN THE COUNTRY. Raise the bar and brave new challenges by running the first midnight marathon in the country.
  3. RUN THE SKYWAY UP TO ALABANG! Run the full length of the Skyway and conquer 5 cities in 1 Go – Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Taguig, Pasay and Makati!
  4. NEW VENUE. Races happen too often mostly in the same old venues. The premier running event has found a new home in the South! Bask in the sights and sounds of vibrant Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
  5. ALL RACE CATEGORIES GO UP THE SKYWAY. In the past Condura runs, only those registered in the 10k, 16k, 21k and 42k got to run the Skyway. In 2012, the 3k and 5k runners get to join the lot in enjoying the elevated highway.

For more information about the race (how to join, maps, advocacy) , please visit

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

01.15.12 - Go Natural 2012 (Singlets, Advocacy Shirt, 21K Finisher Shirt)

Start the year 2012 right with Runrio’s Go Natural on January 15, 2012 at the Bonifacio Global City. Run for the education about Diabetes at an early age.

Proceeds of the event will be donated to ABS CBN’s Ako ang Simula.

Join Go Natural 2012 and run for a diabetes free future. Live healthy, Go Natural.


You can choose from any of the 4 color  design, regardless of the race category you'll join. Suggest ko lang that you get the size bigger from your usual singlet size. I usually get a size L for the singlets, but when I tried it out at home, medyo fit sya. So, I should have gotten a size XL. :p


You can avail this shirt when you donate Php150 on top of the registration fee in support of early child diabetes education. Pickup is on race day.


21K finishers will get this shirt. Again, finishers of 21K lang po. At walang medal itong race na ito. 

For more information about this run, please check out

Saturday, December 10, 2011

01.15.12 - Go Natural Run

Save the date! GO NATURAL RUN is RunRio's first race for 2012!


Online Registration: November 21, 2011 to January 8, 2012 @
In-Store Registration: November 28, 2011 to January 8, 2012 (12:00 nn – 8:00 pm)
  • Riovanna
    • 9th Ave corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, 1634
  • Tobys/RUNNR
    • Level 1 Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Edsa cor. Shaw Blvd., Ortigas Center
    • GF Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
  • Planet Sports
    • 2/F Trinoma Mall, North Ave., cor. Pagasa, Quezon City
    • 2F Glorietta 3, Makati City
  • The Athelete’s Foot
    • 3F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA Cor. Ortigas Ave., Quezon City
    • 2F Twin Cinema Arcade, Alabang Town Center, Alabang



    • First 1,000 registered runners will receive a baller ID (applicable to both ONLINE and IN-STORE registration).
    • Register 4 and get 1 race kit for free for any category (applicable to IN-STORE registration only).
    • Donation of P150.00 (on top of the registration fee) to advocacy on support for early child diabetes education gets a freebie T-Shirt. Runners will get their free shirt on the event day.

    • Race kits may run out before January 8, 2012, therefore registration may end earlier than announced deadline.
    • A Valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative.
    • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
    • A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.

    For more information, please check

    Friday, December 2, 2011


    I must admit, I've never worn a Skechers. I've always seen Skechers as a girly shoes. Case in point, my Nanay and my sister has many pairs of Skechers. From sandals to sneakers to boots to clogs... 

    But after reading an article that Meb Keflezighi (Elite runner and Olympic silver medalist) achieved a new personal best time of 2:09:13. And was the fastest American at the 2011 ING New York City Marathon, wearing SKECHERS GO Run racing footwear I'm having second thoughts...

    Meb Keflezighi, distance runner.
    endorser of SKECHERS Fitness performance footwear

    "It felt amazing to beat my previous personal best and 2009 winning time. It was an extremely challenging race with very fast and intense competition, and I am pleased with my achievement," began Keflezighi.

    "I felt strong going into it, training at high altitudes in my SKECHERS GO Run racing shoes, which definitely made a positive impact on my running. I’ve been a heel strike runner my entire life, but SKECHERS’ mid-foot strike technology has helped me adjust my stride to be more efficient. My shoes are my most essential piece of equipment and right now SKECHERS has the footwear I need to succeed. I’m excited to be partnering with this groundbreaking company.” 


    from SKETCHERS GO Run press kit

    SKECHERS GO Run is an innovative new minimalistic lightweight running line featuring revolutionary mid-foot strike technology and GO Impulse sensors for enhanced sensory feedback. Meb has provided SKECHERS with expert insight by testing and consulting on the design of SKECHERS GO Run as well as other high-performance products currently in development.

    The GO Run shoe weighs just 5.9 ounces and has a 4mm drop to promote a midfoot strike. Key technical features include a barefoot last that is wider through the ball of the foot with a lower heel drop that moves the center of pressure forward. GO Impulse circular sensors on the outsole are positioned where impact points are greatest and are designed to provide traction, stability and reaction to the terrain. The GO Run also has a SmartShoe curved bottom that promotes natural motion, proprietary Resalyte injection molded cushioning with memory retention, and an OrthoLite anti-microbial sockliner.


    SKECHERS Women's GO RUN IN GRAY P3,995





    Skechers entry into performance running comes at an interesting time as more people are running than ever before and the success of Meb proves the credibility of Skechers GO Run as a line of performance-oriented running shoe.

    For hardcore athletes or running hobbyists, this is definitely a good shoe choice to help improve your run. Skechers GO Run—the way you’re supposed to run.

    For more information on Skechers GO Run, visit
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    Hmnnn... may nabasa akong hardcore athletes.. puwede kaya yan sa softcore athlete na tulad ko?