Down with the Sickness

I missed the Spartan Race last weekend. The weather was partly to blame but it was mostly because of a bug I caught around Friday. It started off as a slightly itchy sore throat which became a full-blown cough by late Saturday. A slight fever I can deal with but, by experience, any respiratory-based infection…

Kasama Run 2018

I ran the 2018 Kasama Run 16 km course with Katie! Truth be told, we mostly chose to run because of the event’s awesome interlocking medal. Never have I seen, with the possible exception of the Spartan Race, such a more beautifully designed prize. We just had to add it to our growing collection. And…

Veni, Vidi, Vici

We came, we saw… The Allianz Conquer Challenge Night Race was a special race, there can be no doubt. Not only was it my first night race but it was also the first Obstacle Race held in very stormy weather that I experienced. Held in Clark Global City in Pampanga last Sasturday August 11, 2018,…

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….