Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Apples ♥

I'd just like to express my love of apples.

Apples look great with its red hue and almost round shape.

Its sweet but its filled with fiber so it fills you up for merienda.

And as they say "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." Check out this link for why they say that.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Pescatarian Experiment

After my Rip 60 class, I overheard my gym instructor telling someone that she doesn't eat pork. Then, I remembered Piolo Pascual and Rafael Rosell also doesn't eat pork (as mentioned in their interviews). I had a wild idea to try not eating pork for a while.

My first experiment is to try just eating fish for a week.

Here is my meal plan for the week:

Monday: Sweet and  Sour Maya Maya

Tuesday: Grilled Tilapia

Wednesday: Fish Fillet

Thursday: Shabu Shabu

Friday: Pansit with squid rolls

Saturday: Maya Maya with Chili Sauce

I got fish versions of nuggets, longanisa, corned tuna and other tuna products.

It was hard to not get my favorite breakfast and pork products but this may be worth a try.

Matatagalan ko kaya?

Images from Google

Run United Updates

21k category
1. Starting gun

The gun start for the 21k category was adjusted to an earlier time from 5am to 430am . We are allowing a maximum grace period of 30 minutes to allow participants to start. Hence, by 5:01am,the starting line will be closed to all runners. This is due to the limited time that the race organizer has been allowed to have the race route closed to traffic. We hope you understand that this is for every one's safety and security.
2. Free shuttle services
We are providing free shuttle services for all 21k runners from MOA to BGC starting at 230am. This service will be available at 15 minute intervals until the last trip scheduled at 330am.  After 3:30am, the next shuttle service to BGC will only be available starting 630am, at 15 minute intervals, with last trip scheduled at 930am. No shuttle services will be provided after 930am. 

Designated pick-up point: OCEAN DRIVE (in between ECOM Bldg and Blk12) at Mall of Asia complex
Drop off point: In front of RIOVANA STORE in Fort - BGC
Runners are are recommended to plan their transportation in advance given these developments.
3. Baggage Counter

21k runners may leave their bags at any of the two designated Baggage Buses parked along the 9th Avenue near the Gun Start area in Fort BGC from 2:30am until 5am only. After the race,you may claim your items from the same bus at OCEAN DRIVE (in between ECOM Bldg and Blk 12) at Mall of Asia. Participants are strongly advised not to leave any valuables in their bags. The race organizer and any of its sponsors will not be held liable for any loss or damage to your personal items. 

Below are key points to remember:
Starting line at BGC across RIOVANA
Baggage buses: 230am to 5am
Assembly time 330am
Starting gun 430am
Cutoff of start 500am
Finish line at MOA
Shuttle services*: 
        MOA to BGC**:230am to 330am in time for the 430am starting gun 
        MOA to BGC**:600am to 930am 
        *all shuttle services are exclusive to 21K participants only 
        **in 15minute intervals
5k category

The 5k gun start at MOA has also  been adjusted to 5:30am. This will be simultaneous with the 10k category at a separate starting line, also in MOA.

See you all on March 4 and let's Run United!

Friday, February 24, 2012

How to cope with losing slots in the Run united 1 21K?

There is an online buzz for more slots in the 21k category of Run United 1 2012 since RunRio had already filled up 4,000 slots for 21k in the much awaited run happening on March 4, 2012. (Opo, ubos na po ang 21k slots for Run united 1 2012... IBANG KLASE!)

Run United is the much awaited first part of the Run United Trilogy that will reward its top distance finishers with this "magic" medal.

That once completed with medals from RU1, RU2 and the RUPM gives you the key to "superhero powers".

Disclaimer: I do not guarantee that this medal offer special powers thus the use of quotes ("")

But since runners who take to long to decide had lost their opportunity to get this medal since all 4,000 21k slots had been filled up. No word from Run Rio yet if they'll incur additional work to accommodate this demand for more slots.

In the mean time, here are some suggestions to coping with losing 21k slots to Run United 1 2012?

1. Register for 10k, 5k or 3k and enjoy running the Run Rio Trilogy despite missing 21k.

2. Register for RU2 and RU3 and enjoy running the rest of the Run Rio Trilogy, missing one medal.

 Runners in a Running Event

3. Find a friend who's running the 21k and throw your friend to an undisclosed location. Assume his/her identity until Run United 1 is over. Use a memory charm so he'll forget about Run United 1.

 Find a friend running RU1 21k

4. Register for RU2 21k and find someone running a 21k in RU1. Make him/her your bestfriend, fling or lover. At RU3, part ways but make sure you have his/her RU1 medal. You could still complete the puzzle.


5. Register for RU2 and RU3 then hire someone to run 21k in either RU2 or RU3 you could still complete the puzzle but 2 pieces would be the same. I'm not sure if the medals will still fit together though.

 Hire Runners

I'll update you once I find and think of other ideas. I have a few more in mind but my blog my get a "rep".

Keep Running!

Note: Wag seryosohin!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Run United Updates

As of date, Run united 1 2012 slots are getting filled up fast. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if all the slots have been sold out. But take a chance and register in Riovana and other registration sites.

Finisher's Shirt

Finisher's Medal

Trilogy Medal Puzzle

More Information in the Run Rio Website

FIC Run 2012

For the first time, Fox International Channels (FIC) provides a venue for its couch potato fans to get off their living room chairs and off to the road for the FIC Run on March 25, 2012 at Bonifacio Global City.

This event gives runners the opportunity to choose and participate in any of the four races organized by FIC featuring different lifestyle themes representing its four key channels. It will have four race categories that include an advocacy marathon aimed at raising funds to support the various projects of partner non-government organizations (NGOs).

Participants may register in the 500m Fox Costume Run, 3K Star Movies Blockbuster Run, 5K Star World Lifestyle and the 10K Nat Geo Run For a Cause. Those who are interested to join may register either via online or phone, at RunRio stores (BHS and Katipunan) and event partner stores. Participants may choose their singlet according to the channel and label they wish to run with. 

Come dressed in your favorite character and run alongside fellow enthusiasts and sponsor mascots in the 500m Fox Costume Run. Fifty runners in costume will compete and make a dash for the finish line. Limited edition Fox DVD will be raffled off after the race. 

Star Movies rolls out the red carpet for movie aficionados in the 3K Star Movies Lifestyle Run where writers, film producers and movie directors are expected to show their support to the event. For a bit of a movie trivia and a tad of inspiration, popular quotes from movie characters will be setup along the course. A home entertainment system is up for grabs in the raffle draw.

Run with panache – this is the battle cry of lovers of fashion and fitness when they run the 5K Star World Lifestyle Run featuring a red carpet along the route to mimic the paparazzi scene. Brush elbows with models, celebrities and other prominent personalities expected to show up in their running shoes. If you’re feeling lucky, you might just bring home gift certificates for a shopping spree at the end of the race. 

Have fun while reaching out to others in the 10K National Geographic Run for a Cause. The race is in partnership with 10 select non-government organizations and seeks to raise awareness for their respective advocacies. Among the partner NGOs are Physicians for Peace, ICANSERVE Foundation, Virlanie, Greenpeace, Philippine Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, World Vision and Gawad Kalinga. The first 500 registrants will compete in the name of their advocacy.

PEx Running Club's Running 101 Activity

Last January 23(the Chinese New Year Holiday), I woke up earlier than normal to join PEx Running Club at Ayala Triangle as we hold our first Running 101 activity. Lead by ANR Team Lead Drew Llanes aka BTL (an abbreviation of different names we teased him), the Running 101 activity was attended by 35- 45 pexers, active PRC and newbie runners.

 Assembly at Ayala Triangle

We began the activity with a short introduction of Drew, Team Diadora composed of Pedo, Allan and Kit and heads of PRC, CJ and me.

 Drew giving us an introduction

Then, we led the runners on a short lap around part of Ayala Triangle for warm up.

 Happy pic after warm up

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hyper Sports Get Fit Program

I was blog surfing when I came across bananarunning's post about the HyperSports Get Fit Program. I was curious so I decided to check out their home page.

Hyper sports, Inc is a group of athletes (runners and track and field-ers) who share their knowledge on running and fitness, in general for free. Their aim is to promote good health and physical fitness to prepare their participants for different types of sports but mainly for running.

 Spotted from the Hyper Sports Website

On January 21, I decided to attend the 2nd session of the Get Fit Program. It started late since there was an event in Ultra but we did just as planned. From 4pm, we warmed up with drills (high knees, modified butt kicks, etc). Then, we did dynamic stretches.

Then, we did circuit training. The coaches considered that a number of us will be running the Timex Run so to cap off the training, we did relays around the Ultra oval instead of longer runs. This was a competition and the consequence for the losing team is to drop on all fours and climb under the winners.

I'm in this too taken from Hyper Sports Site

For more details on that session's training, check out this link.

This program is free. Hyper Sports even provided free shirts. So they'll train you for free, give you a shirt and even keep you hydrated and keep you energized with bananas. All you have to do is sign up in this website.

Reason to not be single (and its opposition)

Inspired by Chico and Delamar's Top 10 book, I suddenly felt the urge to contribute to their show. The topis was about if your yaya tweets, what will she say? And wala akong maisip na entry (I couldn't think of anything to add).

 Top 10 Book from Chico's Blog

Then, I suddenly felt the urge to tweet 10 reasons to not be single.

Here are my tweets for 10 reasons to not be single:

10.  pag uwi mo lagi kang may kiss ♥

  Image from Google

 9. kapag lumandi ka, for sure may lalandi back.♥

 Image from Google

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Running Start for Unilab Active Health

Run United 1 on March 4 offers a number of firsts 

The 2012 Unilab ActiveHealth calendar is off to a raring start, as the registration for its first event this year—Run United 1 on March 4—picks up pace. On its sixth offing, Run United 1 continues to reinvent itself. It is set to once again offer runners a number of firsts. 

“This is our first hurrah this year and we very pleased with the enthusiastic response so far from the running community. Registration, both online and in selected stores, is rapidly picking up. We are looking forward to another active year,” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health. Run United 1 will still feature five race categories: Ceelin 500m dash for kids, 3k, 5K, Enervon 10K, and Enervon HP 21K. 

Organizers Unilab Active Health and RunRio Inc. are introducing several new features to give participants a better running experience. These include new race routes, better hydration stations, improved security, safety marshals, new freebies, more exciting ActiveHealth village, among others. 

Starting this year, the RunRio Trilogy/Run United Series of races will have different registration or pre-race giveaways. For Run United 1, it will be a race belt or bib holder. Even the medals for 21K finishers are made more special. It will be a collectible medal, thus those who will participate all of the three Run United races during the year, can put together all their finisher medals and form a big Run United medal. 

“The joint Run United medals will serve as a true testament of the runners’ commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle. It is a good souvenir of all their 2012 Run United races combined,” said Lester Castillo, brand manager of Active Health. 

Besides the new medals, half marathoners will have their gun start at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig and finish off at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

“We are very excited about the Run United races this year because we have so much in store for the runners. We are introducing a number of new features to give them even better quality runs because that is what Run United is all about,” said Rio dela Cruz of RunRio Inc. 

Children also get to have their own singlet, too. After all, Run United prides itself for having the first to introduce a 500-meter dash in its races. “We really like to get the children get started in running young. So besides the other unique giveaways for them, the singlet is another come-on for them,” cited Dela Cruz. 

Interested runners can register at these stores: Riovana at Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan, Quezon City; Toby’s at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City; and The Athlete’s Foot at Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas. For online registration, check details at www.runrio.com. Registration is until February 26, but race kits may run out before then, so the organizers urge everyone to register early to secure slots. 

Run United is for the benefit of Gawad Kalusugan (the health program of Gawad Kalinga) and Hero Foundation. “Run United is part of Unilab’s advocacy through Unilab Active Health to promote an active lifestyle among Filipino families. Each event has been carefully designed and scheduled with the help of the race organizers and experts to allow each participant to sustain their active lifestyles throughout the year. We would like to thank all those who continue to support the Active Health programs” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health. 

Run United 1 is only the first of the Run United series. Run United 2 is set for June 17 and Run United 3 on September 16. Run United’s very own full marathon or 42K race, the Run United Philippine Marathon, is also slated for October 28.

The following are the other events of Unilab Active Health lined up for this year: The Bull Runner Dream Marathon, March 18; Tri United 1, April 14-15; Tri United 2, June 30-July 1; Tri United 3, November 10-11 as well as running and triathlon clinics all year round. 

For more inquiries on Run United and Active Health, check out these websites: www.unilabactivehealth.com andwww.runrio.com as well as their respective fan pages on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series: World-class triathlon in the Philippines

Press Release:

Experience World-class triathlon at the 
Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series.

The Philippines is one of the world’s best destinations for triathlons.  Its rugged terrain, picturesque sceneries and crystalline waters never fail to challenge even the most hardened triathlete.  It’s no wonder that world-class triathlons are staged in the country, foremost of which is the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series.  

A trail run tests your limits as you endure a rugged landscape.

            Presented by Vaseline Men the leading and fastest growing men’s skin care brand with a comprehensive product range (including facial wash, moisturizer, lotion and body wash), and organized by Sunrise Events, Inc., the event is comprised of three legs, Pang Rave Run, XTERRA Weekend and Putik Pare.  Each activity promises to deliver a challenging yet enjoyable experience for all seasoned triathletes.

            But what exactly is XTERRA? The XTERRA story began some 16 years ago in Maui, Hawaii.  Formerly called Aquaterra, it consisted of an open-ocean swim, a mountain bike race, and a trail run.  It represented a bold new racing format that attracted outdoor enthusiasts, mostly mountain bikers and triathletes.  The mountain bikers brought their laid-back style and bold self-assurance. The triathletes brought their hard-core training and avid dedication. They soon discovered a common spirit and attitude that pulled them together. For as different as they are, neither could resist the challenges and thrills that this new multi-sport offered.

Traverse challenging terrain in the mountain bike leg.

Needless to say, it quickly gained a huge following as participants enjoyed the chill of fresh ocean waves, biking with exquisite views and the thrill of running on pure adrenaline.  These are but some of the factors that make XTERRA truly captivating and exciting.

            Even more remarkable is that now,  triathletes will get a chance to stamp their mark against the world’s best, thanks to Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series.  That’s because the XTERRA Weekend Triathlon and Trail Run in Cebu (March 17 – 18) are qualifiers to the XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon World Championship in Maui, Hawaii in October and the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship in Oahu, Hawaii in December.  The Philippines has 35 slots to both World Championships.

It’s you versus the elements at the 
Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series.

            It is indeed amazing that Filipinos now get to showcase their triathlon skills in the world’s premiere off-road triathlon series.  Today, XTERRA manages a 60-race global series, with championship events held in Saipan, New Zealand, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Brazil, Japan, Spain and Germany. Top-ranking athletes from these national championships are invited to compete at the XTERRA World Championship with athletes who qualified in the U.S. series.  One of the famous personalities who successfully competed in the XTERRA World Championship is seven-time Tour De France champion Lance Armstrong.  Aside from being the preeminent triathlon event, XTERRA also helps preserve and protect race venues, and provides educational opportunities for at-risk youth.

Top age groupers in the XTERRA Philippines Championship 
will vie for 35 slots in the XTERRA World Championships in Hawaii.

If you’re up for a world-class triathlon experience, take up the challenge of the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series.  To know more, log on to www.xterraphil.com or visit www.facebook.com/vaseline. You can also go to our partner stores, RUNNR and ROX for more details.

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series is also sponsored by Alaska, Timex, Gatorade, Summit Water, David Salon, LBC, AirPhil Express, Prudential Guarantee, 2XU, Dusit Thani Manila and media partners The Philippine Star, Multisport, SBR and Studio 23.  Host venues for this year are Timberland, Antipolo and Amara in Liloan Cebu.

Conquer your limits with Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series

Press Release:

Vaseline Men, the fastest growing men’s skin care brand in the Philippines with a comprehensive range of products designed for men like facial wash, moisturizer, lotion and body wash and Sunrise Events, Inc., invite you to conquer your limits in the world’s premiere off-road triathlon event with the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series.  Consisting of three legs, Pang Rave Run, XTERRA Weekend and Putik Pare, each activity promises to deliver a challenging yet enjoyable experience for all hard core runners, athletes, sports enthusiasts and adventure-seekers.

            Kicking off the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series is the Pang Rave Run, a trail run slated on February 26, 2012. The event will have an exciting course with magnificent views at the Timberland Heights in San Mateo, Rizal.  It will feature a demanding trail run in 22- 10- and 5-kilometer categories all with very exciting cash prizes up for grabs.   Online registration is already ongoing at the Vaseline Men XTERRA website. To register, log on to www.xterraphil.com or visit any RUNNR or ROX store.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Group Runs (PEX Running Club's 1st Team Training)

Team Training with PRC (Pex Running Club)
Last January 8, Pex Running Club held its first group run. We tagged it as Run and Eat (as opposed to the popular term, Eat and Run, were you eat at a party and leave without socializing too much).

My original 5k plan for SSD

Since I would be in doing bag guarding duties, Lee (who lives nearby our place) accompanied me to do an early morning run following the original plan 5k plan. At around 6am-ish, we met the rest of the group and they did an unexpected 8k run as lead by Noah

PRC after their 8k Run

After the run, PRC went to Binondo to do food tripping at popular food places.

PRC at the second restaurant of our food trip

The next session will be on February 18. We'll be running 5k and 10k this time. Then, we'll be checking out other restaurants in Binondo.

You can join us! Details can be found in this page.

Caring for the skin: It’s also a guy thing

Press Release:

Gone are the days when skincare, particularly whitening or spot and blemish removal, is exclusively for women.  Nowadays, men are also scouring the shops for skincare products; after all men’s skin is oilier, thicker, has larger pores and is more prone to breakouts compared to a woman’s skin. Moreover, men engage in more outdoor activities, making their skin more susceptible to damage from the harsh elements in the environment especially the sun. Therefore, men need products that will address their specific skin care needs and concerns. 
 Vaseline Men gives fast and instant cleansing effects while providing visible whitening results in just two weeks. Vaseline Men is available in facial wash, moisturizer, body lotion and body wash.

Vaseline, one of the biggest skin care brand in the world understood this key difference between a man and a woman’s skin and has launched Vaseline Men Skin Care Range. Vaseline Men not only gives fast & instant cleansing effects but also provides visible whitening results. Vaseline Men is available in various skin care formats and products such as facial wash, moisturizer, body lotion and body wash. Its anti-spot whitening line provides instant UV protection and makes skin fairer in just two weeks.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Run Unted 1 Race Routes

500m Race Route
3K Race Route

5K Race Route
10K Race Route

21K Race Route

Run United 1 2012

Run United 1 2012 is the first leg of the Run Rio and Unilab Active Health Run Trilogy, will be held on March 4, 2012 with 500m, 3k, 5k, 10k and 21k race categories. All categories except for 21k will have start and finish line at the SM Mall of Asia while 21k will start at Bonifacio Global City and finish at SM Mall of Asia (this is how international races do long distance).


You register online in Run Rio from January 30, 2011 to February 19, 2012
You may also register in the following stores from January 30, 2011 to February 26, 2012.
  •  Riovana (BGC and Katipunan)
  • Toby's (Mall of Asia)
  • The Athlete's Foot (Robinson's Galleria)
Registration Fees

Singlet Designs
Singlets is available for adults and kids (who will run 500m)

Registration Giveaway
With this racing belt, no need to pin your bib to your singlets

Finisher's Medal

This year, Run Rio and Unilab Active Health brings something unique. All finisher's medals of 21k for RU1 and RU2 and 32k for RU3 completes a puzzle and to form your very own "superhero" medal, which you can use in crime fighting (kidding or am I?). Watch out for more announcements in about the Philippine Marathon to compliment this medal puzzle (This is something to look forward to, I swear!)

The Run united Trilogy forms a "superhero" medal.

Assembly and Gun Times

Race Category Assembly Time Gun Start
500m 6:00AM 7:30AM
3K 4:30AM 5:50AM
5K 4:30AM 5:45AM
10K 4:30AM 5:30AM
21K 4:00AM 5:00AM

Shuttle Service for 21k runners

As part of Run Rio's goal to bring international race experience in the Philippines, the starting line of the 21k race will start in BGC and the finish line will be in Mall of Asia.

The pickup point in in Mall of Asia will be transferred to BGC so be sure to be on time for the assembly time.

More information at the Run RioWebsite: Run United 1 2012 Announcement

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