What’s your reason to run?

Every one of us has a reason to run. Maybe some of them are already mentioned in the above image. How about you, what’s your reason for running?


Injury Report: Extensor Muscle, OUCH!

Extensor Muscle, any of the muscles that increase the angle between members of a limb, as by straightening the elbow or knee or bending the wrist or spine backward. The movement is usually directed backward, with the notable exception of the knee joint. In humans, certain muscles of the hand and foot are named for this function. [source]

I think I’m injured. I don’t know how I get this. It just hurt yesterday and early this morning I’ve noticed that it turn in to red. One thing for sure, there’s a certain part in my foot that hurt a lot, not really but a bit. Plus I feel my bone screeching every time I stretch my right foot. I’m guessing that the extensor muscle of my foot took the beating. I’m worried about this. I hope this one don’t turn into bad condition. Worst case, it swells up. I hope someone has the time to read my blog and maybe you can help me or give me an advice. Any comments & suggestions are all welcome.

Anyway, if you can notice that there’s a small hump in my right foot, probably in the extensor area. Compare it on the left foot it’s all clear and flat. Plus it has now a reddish color around it. I don’t know if running barefoot has to do with it or with my wrong form of lunges workout (with weights) last Monday. When you press it it’s so hard and of course there is a discomfort along with it. But still I can walk, run and perform my training well. In fact I did run early this morning to train for upcoming MILO Marathon and everything is fine. I just don’t want this to be here while I’m training until MILO day. I’m worried (panikero) haha. I’m sorry I may not sound dude enough today L.

I hope someone can help me. I’ll wait for your comments. Thank you!

No to Cold Water?

True, drinking of cold water gives us the refreshing feeling. But did you know it’s not good if we drink cold water after meal?

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Related Link: http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/coldwater.asp

The 2nd Outbreak is set!

Here we go again… The second outbreak is set! This time it will be held on Bonifacio Global City (BGC) on July 28, 2012. If the zombies in the 1st outbreak in Nuvali, Laguna scares you a lot, expect the second installment of the outbreak manila will be more scarier because this time you will be running at night. Yes, at night. Unfortunately I have to let go of this one and leave all the terror to my sister’s hand. Because the day after this event is the MILO Marathon and I’m joining the 21K. I need a full rest since I’m aiming the SUB 2 and break my previous record.

Anyways, be sure register early to avoid inconvenience and this will give you a chance to pick your preferred wave. Just a suggestion, try picking the middle wave or the 29th wave because the zombies that time is definitely tired and sleepy, nice strategy huh?

The mechanics is the same like the 1st one. You will be given a 3 flags which will represent your life and must be protected at all time. Zombies will try anything to get those flags and you guys must protect it from them. Do anything from jumping to cross-over move and think of it as a “patintero“. Despite of their good look’ in, I mean scary looks you are not allowed to hurt those zombies because you might get escorted out of the course if marshals caught you. Strictly no physical contact with the zombies! Even throwing objects at them. Don’t worry guys there are obstacles in the course that you can gain extra flags. Btw, pulling flags of other participants are not permitted. Remember to run in packs and take the horde way. This will make your journey shorter but expect the zombies in this way are in great number. Finish the race at least one flag intact in order to be eligible for prizes.


In case you want to scare people or part of the zombie academy you can check this link on how to be one.

Here are the registration venues around the metro and finishers shirt.

I’ll leave you now this trailer and my story on how I survive the 1st outbreak. Enjoy!

Official website: http://www.outbreakmanila.com/index.html

Email us at support@outbreakmanila.com for inquires.

Facebook fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/outbreakmanila

FILA & AIA – Schools Run for School Rooms – 7th of July – BGC

This is Athletes in Action first ever student based FUN RUN and for the benefit of the Filipino Youth who were worst hit by Typhoon Sendong in 2011.This is a beautiful unifying event for the our devastated school children. Unleash the power of your feet!

The project is in partnership with FILA SKELE -TOES, DepEd & GMA Kapuso Foundation.

FILA & AIA – Schools Run for School Rooms
July 7, 2012 @ 5AM
Bonifacio Global City
3K / 5K / 10K
Organizer: Athletes in Action & Huper International

Registration Fees:
10K – PHP 550.00
5K – PHP 450.00
3K – PHP 350.00

Inclusive of singlet and race bib.

All runners entitled to a 60% discount on one item purchase of any Fila shoes at any Fila outlets.Just present registration form.

Registration Dates:
May 18 to June 30, 2012


Registration Venues:
1. SM Tickets
Tel: 215-0512 / 719-0184
2F GSquare Arcade, Barangka,Mandaluyong
3. ALL FILA Outlets
– SM Mall of Asia
Tel: 901-1611
– SM Megamall
Tel: 638-8016
– Trinoma Mall
Tel: 919-0709
– Glorietta Mall
Tel: 812-1099
– Robinsons Galleria
Tel: 695-3148
– Robinsons Ermita
– Market Market

Schools Run for School Rooms – Singlet Design

Schools Run for School Rooms – Race Route

Contact Details:
Huper International
Tel: 661-6489

Tel: 215-0512 / 719-0184



Since 1911, FILA traces its roots from Biella, a province set at the foot of the Italian Alps. Unbeknownst to many, this small town brand is big on corporate social responsibility. At the recently concluded 2012 FILA Polo Cup, project “500 for 500” was launched by FILA President Butch Albert to help Typhoon Sendong victims once again by donating 500 pesos to 500 families for every purchase of Skele-Toes.

Skele-Toes is FILA’s latest line of revolutionary active footwear that is fast raising many eyebrows and causing the curious to utter #whattheheckisthat? For us at FILA, it’s simply a shoe that changes the game. Rock at the gym or at the party, Skele-Toes is just about the only shoe that fits – and Tim, Georgina, and Borgy all agree!

Not ready to rock the boat just yet? Then you’ll love FILA’s newest line of running shoes, Swerve and Flow. FILA Swerve boasts of a Dynamic Landing System through a lightweight foam at the midsole and V3 techonology inserts at the heel. This gives you the proper support that you need in every step, without compromising style and design.

FILA Flow is perfect for the outdoor dweller with its heavy duty outsole, making every shock and bump a breeze. This one will surely go with you to countless victories and finishes.

Whether you prefer a classic or a rocking pair of rubbershoes, it’s high time to give your tiresome trainers a break and take the Skele-Toes, Swerve, or Flow out for a spin. With your purchase of a pair of Skele-Toes and participation at the SRSR marathon, it’s definitely more fun to help with FILA!

Tickets and registration forms are available at SM Ticketnet outlets (https://www.smtickets.com/event/view/776).  Singlets and race bibs can be claimed at Fila Stores in Metro Manila.

For exclusive updates, follow us on Twitter (@filamanila) or be a fan on Facebook (FILAPhilippines).

For more information, please contact CLAUDINE DE LEON – 63917.5360809 | cgd@leungdeleonmarketing,com

FILA & AIA tied up in organizing “Schools Run for School Rooms”

“The opening of school brings lots of promises: the company of friends, the joy of learning, the accomplishment of growth”, true indeed. Yet in the case of Iligan City, a vast destruction was brought by Typhoon Sendong wherein several of properties where shattered particularly 12 schools and 136 classrooms. That is why AIA is working hand in hand with FILA in organizing an advocacy run titled “Schools Run for School Rooms” (SRSR) that will take place on 7th of July at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

To date, there are 15,000 runners who already signed-up for this event. According to AIA the proceeds will be used to fund the rebuilding of classrooms in Iligan City. The advocacy run will gather student-runners from major colleges and universities in Metro Manila. To begin the race with, gun starts at 5am for the distances of 3K, 5K, and 10K on the town-setting of the Bonifacio Global City. What’s more, college students, groups from government agencies, churches, and private corporations have also expressed their interest of joining the SRSR.

Thus far, 13 universities and colleges have already committed to join in this advocacy run and still looking forward for more participants. This is the FIRST-EVER STUDENT-BASED fun run and this is for the benefit of our unfortunate fellow citizens in Iligan City who were massively devastated due to Typhoon Sendong. This event aims not only to run for a cause but also to promote the goodness of healthy living by means of running. AIA strongly believes in “making positive changes in people’s lives through sports”.

Athletes in Action is a worldwide organization composed of athletes and coaches in 94 countries including the Philippines. It includes well-known stars in sports in the Philippines such as Chris Tiu, Alvin Patrimonio, Danny Ildefonso, Coach Tim Cone, Akiko Thompson, and many other athletes from the national, professional, amateur, and collegiate teams. Aside from Philippine pride, there are international superstars as well such as Michael Chang, David Robinson, Avery Johnson, Kevin Durant, Tim Tebow, Chris Paul, Michael Redd, and Coaches Tony Dungy, Lorenzo Romar, and the late John Wooden.

This advocacy run is co-presented by the leading sportswear brand FILA, in collaboration with Department of Education, GMA Kapuso Foundation and iCARE Foundation. This event is sponsored by Air Conserve, Treelizer, Pocarri, Oracare, Cherifer, Gardenia, and Sony.

So what are you waiting for? Stand up now and MAKE A MOVE! Join and help the casualties of Iligan City in rebuilding their classrooms.

… and I’ll be leaving you photos taken during the Blogger’s Meet

last 20th of June at FILA Sports Store, Robinsons Galleria.

Upon my arrival

With sir Butch Albert and fellow blogger Dems

L-R: Dems, Obed, ms. Cris Albert and me

Different media people inside the FILA store

With your host Tim Yap

Toti Andes – AIA Philippines national director/AIA Southeast Asia coordinator

Coach Mon Casuga

Coach Potit De Vera

Cris Albert – president of Fila

Butch Albert

Shhh… they are discussing about the race

Q&A time

With sir Rene (Jazzrunner)

after the program – Party! Party!

Nice to meet you guys!


Run for the Pasig River goes to QC!

Save the date! Join this year’s 09.30.2012 Run for the Pasig River! Bring your family, friends and colleagues to run with you.

Spread the word! As we bring this year’s run to Quezon City and rehabilitate some of its esteros.

Let’s show the world what we can achieve when united for a noble cause. One River, one run!