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…

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 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…

Monkeying Around

I got a message on Viber from my box’s head coach late December last year inviting me to join the Ape Games. Having just had a minor brush with the flu, I decided to decline as I was not feeling a 100% just yet and I didn’t feel like I had enough time to prepare…

My New Year’s To-do List

I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. I’ve always felt that most everyone, me included, just made one up but never really get around to getting it done which I suspect has a lot to do with the very nature of these things. Still, in the spirit of self-improvement, I feel that…

The Year that was 2017

Writing this has become a tradition of sorts for me, looking back at the year that’s been. My year end report, if you will. I’m happy to report that, for the most part, life in general for me has taken a turn for the positive and this year has had a lot of pleasant surprises…

Working it Out

I go to the gym now (or a box, as the preferred term). Yes, I CrossFit. Truth be told, I didn’t seek to do CrossFit specifically. I was looking for something that looked fun, was close to where I live, and wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. I did a Google Search of what…