Sitting is the New Smoking. Take a Stance.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018  |  Gear + Gadgets

I can work non-stop on my Mac for hours. Hours, I tell you! I can zone out working on a design or a business plan the same way I do during a marathon. Before I know it, hours have passed. Now, multiply that by days, and weeks, and months, and I’ve learned through this recent CNN article that, despite my daily workouts, I still risk dying early because I’m sitting too long at my desk. Ugh. It freaks me out.

Thankfully, this new company made up of young, health-conscious, and forward-thinking individuals found a solution for us. Enter the Philippine’s first standing desk: Stance.

Stance offers different models of standing desks, but I’m quite happy with mine. It’s in black, sturdy yet sleek. I can easily adjust its height with the pull of a lever. When not in use, I can push it down so it isn’t even bothersome.

Working while standing took a bit of getting used to but, after a couple of days, I found that it allows me to focus better, keeps me more alert, allows for more blood circulation, and, if what all these experts are saying is true, then this standing desk is actually helping me to live longer!

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Shoe Review: New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Hyposkin

Monday, 2 April 2018  |  Gear + Gadgets

New Balance recently released the Fresh Foam Lazr Hyposkin and I was fortunate enough to be one of the first three recipients of this shoe in the Philippines! Watch my unboxing below… and, yes, the music you’ll hear is coming from the box! How cool is that?

New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Hyposkin was engineered using data from New Balance’s sports research lab to provide uncompromising performance for athletes on the move.


+ Shoe type: Neutral cushioning
+ Heel to Toe drop: 6 mm
+ Weight: Men’s – 274 grams / 9.7 oz | Women’s – 233 grams / 8.2 oz
+ Colorways: Men’s – Military Foliage Green with Phantom & Sea Salt and Phantom with Castlerock & White | Women’s – Elderberry with Daybreak & White and Phantom with Castlerock & White
+ Price: Php4,995


+ Digitally-enhanced Fresh Foam via infrared laser engraving in the midsole sidewalls, footbed, and outsole
Outsole features larger hexagons that disperse impact in high pressure zones and smaller hexagons in low pressure zones
+ HypoSkin upper that adapts to the shape of the foot for a flexible and natural movement
+ Perforated upper that acts like your second skin while providing targeted flex and support through pattern density
+ Bootie construction
+ Two-way stretch sock-like collar construction
+ Lightweight solid rubber outsole
+ No-sew material application


+ More cushioned and flexible ride. The new Fresh Foam midsole of New Balance definitely offers a softer and more comfortable ride than the old Fresh Foam. It was also responsive and bouncy, not too soft that you’d feel your foot sinking into the soles. The laser-engraved flex grooves moved with the foot with ease!
+ Very light. Wow, this shoe was probably the lightest New Balance shoes I’ve ever tried and we can still have the new Fresh Foam to thank for that.
+ Streamlined look. This shoe veers away from the traditional running shoe of New Balance. It’s definitely more sleek and more modern keeping up with the current trends in the market. Although I recommend that you use your running shoes only for running, gym shoes only for the gym, and lifestyle shoes only for walking or travelling, I would say this shoe can be used for all that. It’s a jack-of-all-trades performing well and looking good whether working out or walking.
+ Value for money. Considering the prices of running shoes nowadays, this shoe is a pretty affordable at P4,995.

+ Awkward fit. The Hyposkin upper didn’t really conform to my foot and I didn’t feel the usual sock-like experience I have with other brands. Could it be the sizing? Perhaps. But, I’ve been a consistent women’s size 9 with New Balance for years now. I found the creases in the upper a bit awkward for one that was supposed to hug my feet. While the bootie construction made it easy to slip the shoe on, I found the heel collar a bit bothersome too.

If you’re a neutral runner looking for a light, fast, and sleek training shoe, this may be the shoe for you. It offers a very comfortable and responsive ride that moves with your every step. Go to a store and fit instead of buying online to ensure that sock-like fit truly works for you. It’s a good purchase considering it’s sleek look, good performance, and affordable price.

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Now in Manila: Aetrex Lynco Orthotics

Sunday, 11 March 2018  |  Gear + Gadgets

with Peter Malkin, Vice President for Intl. Business Devt. of Aetrex Worldwide, Inc.

The past 6 months since my injury, I’ve never paid more attention to wearing the right shoes and insoles. After a 3-month hiatus from running, Dr. Canlas said that the main cause of my foot problems were my bunions which were exacerbated, get this, not by my running shoes, but my office shoes! Who would’ve thought, right?
So, I went on a shopping rampage for wider office shoes and insoles that could fit into regular shoes. I successfully found replacements for my ballerina shoes and heels as I switched to comfy loafers (3 of them lol). But, I couldn’t find insoles that could fit into my loafers. Until Aetrex. (more…)

Now Open: The Bull Runner Shop!

Thursday, 8 February 2018  |  Gear + Gadgets, News + Promos

For years now, I’ve been dreaming of having an online shop for our TBR Dream merchandise.  Thanks to my great husband-wife web team (who are also TBR Dream alumni), we finally launched our online shop today at our race website!  Visit TBR shop by clicking:

We launched the site just in time for the online sale of our 2018 Limited Edition Forty Freakin’ Two shirts.  These shirts are our annual tradition for TBR Dream Marathon, but each year, we try to improve on the quality and design of the shirt.  I must say this edition is my fave!  Forty Freakin’ Two shirts were designed by TBR Alumni Ricky So and printed by Team Manila.  Grab your shirt now before they sell out!

Forty Freakin’ Two shirts and TBR visors for sale at our TBR Shop

Forty Freakin’ Two Shirts – 2018 Limited Edition

Saturday, 3 February 2018  |  Gear + Gadgets

What started out as a joke to have a “Forty F@c&#in’ Two” shirt was transformed into this and turned out to be a crowd favorite. It’s practically TBR tradition to have our Forty Freakin’ Two shirts every year… and we couldn’t let 2018 pass without one! This limited edition shirt was designed by our TBR Dream Alumni Ricky So and produced by Team Manila for us.

We’re super excited for its release on Feb 7 at TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon Send Off Party. They go on sale that evening for everyone to purchase. Non-Dreamers will be allowed to purchase too. If you can’t make it, have someone else buy it for you because we expect these shirts to go quickly.

Shirts will be sold online on this site the following day, Feb. 8. Stay tuned!