The Obstacle Sports Factory

Katie and I found ourselves at the Obstacle Sports Factory (OSF) last Sunday June 3, 2018. Her Allianz Conquer Challenge buddy Jao is currently busy training for the upcoming Spartan Race at Foressa, Cebu and spent much time there, familiarizing herself with the different obstacles she might encounter. Jao booked a Sunday session with Coach…

4 Tips for Buying your First Mountain Bike

Buying a mountain bike, or an MTB for short, can be quite tricky especially if you have no idea what you’re looking for (like me). With a wide variety of brands and models to choose from and not to mention there’s a great number of specifications to consider, finding the right MTB can be very…

A Lady’s Quest for a Bike

Katie and I are beginning to become semi-regular fixtures in bike shops in Cartimar. I’ve gotten a mountain bike recently (click here to read all about my new Trinx X1) and she’s thinking of getting a mountain bike herself. Katie’s actually been at it longer than I have, having cycled around the metro with friends…

A Review of the Reebok All Terrain Super 3.0

My Reebok All Terrain Super 3.0 was an impulse buy, I must admit. Katie and I was at the Shoe Sale at SM Megamall the day before the Allianz Conquer Challenge purportedly to find her appropriate footwear for the event and also for the upcoming Spartan Race in September. Ideally, you don’t use brand new…

A Review of the Trinx X1

So I bought a bike – a mountain bike (commonly abbreviated to MTB) to be exact. It’s a Trinx X1 which is a good entry level MTB, I am told. The last time I owned an MTB was back when I was still living in Los Banos, Laguna back in the early 2000s. It was…

4 Tips for Newbies joining an Obstacle Race

I am fairly new to Obstacle Racing, currently the fastest growing sport in the world they say. While incredibly challenging, it’s something that I enjoy immensely and hope to continue doing in the foreseeable future. That being said, I am a newbie. In fact I’ve only joined a grand total of two races: the Spartan…

Overcoming Obstacles

I’m currently busy training for the upcoming Allianz Conquer Challenge Obstacle Race happening this May 13, 2018 Sunday at Daang Hari in Cavite. There are three tracks: the Kids Race (1.5 km + 6 obstacles); the Beginner Obstacle Race (3 km + 12 obstacles) designed for beginners who want to get their first taste of…

Let’s get Physical

I had asthma as a child. It was inherited from my father’s side of the family and was a near constant figurative thorn in my side for most of my childhood. While other kids went outside and played, I spent most of my time indoors reading. I wanted to go out and play too, mind…

The NatGeo 2018 Earth Day Run

I finished my first 10 kilometer marathon together with Katie last Sunday at the NatGeo Earth Day Run at the Mall of Asia in Pasay. Truth be told I didn’t know if I was going to be able to participate because I had no idea if I was going to be well enough to run….

On the Mend

I figured in an accident, a week ago. You can read about it here. Thankfully, it wasn’t that bad though, I must admit, I did underestimate the severity of my injuries. I thought I would be able to return to work by mid-week at least but I ended up taking the week off instead. The…

The Spartan Race

“What have I gotten myself into!?” It was the thought that crossed my mind as I squinted my eyes, surveying the location for the Spartan Race: the Sandbox in Alviera Subdivision in Porac, Pampanga. For those not familiar with it, a Spartan Race is an obstacle race ranging from 5 kilometers to marathon distances, varying…

Running Onwards

We had a novel task last Tuesday on our box last Tuesday, earlier this week: after doing our mandatory warm up and mobility exercises, we were asked to run 5km. I decided to pace myself, running a steady rhythm using a reasonable speed (not too fast, not too slow). Since this was the first time…