A couple more nights and it is already November 2, the D-Day of our first-ever Bicolano Penguin Anniversary Run. The running paradise that 4 of my fellow 83neans, 5 more Bicol-based buddies and myself will journey to on this date is a 40-km stretch of the picturesque Tiwi- Sangay Road in the border of the provinces of Camarines Sur and Albay.
- Bicolano Penguin
- I am a Bicolano by birth and choice. By any standards, I am a slow runner but I like it that way. I look at running as a healthy and exciting way to make a difference. Together with my fellow runners from our family, school, office and the community, we use running to give back..
October 31, 2012
October 30, 2012
Like all runners all over the world, hydration is very important to a penguin like me. We need to stay hydrated to stave off exhaustion, cramps and even death. All that shuffling and puffing on the run makes me thirsty more often than naturally gifted runners. Thus, thru the years, I have tried many types from specially designed backpacks with water bladders (Camelback) to water bottle belts (Amphipod) to hand-held bottles (Polar).
October 29, 2012
October 25, 2012
I visited the Wandering Jouster site of my favorite Bicolana blogger, and I got to enjoy her latest blog entry entitled “Shoe Talk” which was about the 7 leading global brands of running shoes and their history. Informative stuff about Adidas, Nike, Puma, KSwiss, Reebok, Asics and Mizuno.
October 23, 2012
It is a ritual for me to drop by the local literary mecca that is the Fully Booked Store when I am in the Bonifacio High Street area in Taguig City. Last night was no different and I was ecstatic to see on the magazine rack brand new issues of 3 editions of Runner’s World: United States, United Kingdom and the Philippines.
October 21, 2012
October 18, 2012
After reading the McDougal masterpiece “Born to Run” in December of 2009, I dreamed of finishing a marathon. Prior to that, the longest distance I have tackled was a 10-km fun run, but something about the way the book was written made me dare to significantly upsize my running experience. Five months after, under the nurturing coaching care of Jaymie Pizarro and Jim Lafferty, I crossed the finish line of my first full marathon – The Bull Runner Dream Marathon, 2010 edition. It is definitely one of the highlights of my adventure here on earth.
October 17, 2012
My Bicolano Penguin blog will be turning 1 year this November 5. Thru the weeks and months, this blog has churned 105 articles, mostly about running and a handful about food, the runner’s best friend. In a year, the blog has elicited more than 10,000 page views. We can safely say that this baby is an active one. Not precocious but a bouncing one.
October 11, 2012
In my youthful days in Bicol back in the late 70s and early 80s, there was a street word that connotes being excellently well dressed, or “dressed to the nines” to quote the Wandering Jouster in her article last October 5,2012(http://wanderingjouster.blog.com/).This word is “sputing”.
October 10, 2012
A couple weeks ago, I received an email invite from Jaymie Pizzaro to all TBR Dream Marathon alumni about a TBR Dream Team Run scheduled for November 17, 2012 at Nuvali.
October 9, 2012
October 7 was the entrance examination day for Grade 7 students aiming to study high school at the Ateneo de Manila High School. Thus, that Sunday morning, I drove my son Marcel to the high school campus. I was informed by my son that the entrance exams would last 3 hours. Unlike many of the parents who left immediately and planned to fetch their kids later, I stayed in the campus. What should I do to kill time for 3 hours?
October 7, 2012
The 1st ever Run United Philippine Marathon 2012 is hands down the most awaited marathon event in the Philippines for this year. Since a year ago, the local running community has been abuzz with this running event that was in the works from Unilab Active Health and Runrio, Inc. It is scheduled for October 28, 2012.
October 1, 2012
Today, I got a copy of the latest issue of the Frontrunner magazine. Good timing for me as I was not planning on running in the next few days given my cough and cold. Having a colorful and insightful magazine about my favorite passion would be a plus for my recovery from sick bay.