Christmas Gift Guide for Runners Below P2000

Thursday, 17 December 2015  |  Gear + Gadgets


9 more days till Christmas!  If you’re still hunting for gifts for your favorite running friends, here are some runner’s gear below P2,000 that they’ll surely love… (more…)

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, 28 December 2014  |  Family


From my shoes to yours, I wish you had a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year ahead! I’ve been blogging a bit less and enjoying the holidays with family and friends.  That doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped running though.  In fact, there’s a lot more running now with all the free times we have on our hands.  I wish it was Christmas all year! (more…)

Merry Christmas to One and All!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013  |  Bullish Insights, Running + Triathlon

Merry Christmas!

– Thanks to TBR Dream Marathoners, the BFRV team of Ricci, Jah, Sheng, Louie, Jet, Paolo and Erick for this awesome gift! Mwah! –

Christmas is the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is also the time for us to spread love, kindness, and cheer to our loved ones and the people around us.

For us runners, it is also the time to get out and play! Yipeee!  There’s more time to hit the pavement and train to our heart’s content. (Well, at least for athletes like me who don’t really party much!)  The cool weather in the mornings make it even more delightful!  Aaah, Christmas!

Last Sunday, I joined my good running friends in the South for our Holiday Run set up by our master organizer, Atty. Joey Torres. We came in red or green shirts or Santa hats!

Together, we ran a total of 14km around the village.  Before and after our run, I ran 10k alone to cover a total of 24km as part of my Tokyo Marathon training.

– Water break! Runners posing at the tennis court hah! –

After the run, we enjoyed a mini picnic by the field set up by Joey and Elaine. Long run, good food, and great conversation among running friends. What more can you ask for during the holidays?

Just this morning, I set out to run alone on Christmas eve. With just my iPod and yurbuds, amphipod in hand, and a whole lot of ideas for 2014, I set out to conquer hills on my own. It was a great run to burn calories in preparation for the Noche Buena feast tonight and also, as corny as it sounds, to enjoy the time alone as the year comes to an end.

As we all prepare for Christmas tonight, I’d like to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas! May you be filled with love and laughter during the holidays!

Run Away with Prizes with these Christmas Promos

Saturday, 30 November 2013  |  Gear + Gadgets

‘Tis the season for great deals on running gear as the Holiday season draws near. Below are promos from your favorite running/sports stores:

Head to the nearest Toby’s Sports stores today and take a photo of what you want for Christmas to get a chance to win P5,000 worth of items. Deadline for entries is on December 15, 2013. For more details log onto or follow them on Facebook and Twitter at and
* On-going, submission of entries is until December 15, 2013 only

Toby's What I want for Christmas

Catch the Toby’s Holiday rush and get low down deals on these fitness equipment. For the latest updates on Toby’s promotions, log onto or follow them on Facebook and Twitter at and * ON-GOING until December 15, 2013

Holiday Fitness Rush

Dash to your favorite RUNNR stores now and take a photo with the running item you wish to have together with our in-store race bib. Post it on the RUNNR Facebook wall and get a chance to WIN. For more details log on to or You may also contact 651-7777.
* On-going, submission of entries is until December 15, 2013 only

RUNNR_What I Want to RUN Away with this Christmas online promo

You can also drop by RUNNR to find their most recommended items for runners. RUNNR offers a wide selection of shoes, apparel and accessories for every type of RUNNR. Choose from top brands like Nike, Adidas, Newton, Skora, Brooks, CW-X, Fuelbelt, TYR and more! For more information, log on to their website at or follow them on Facebook and Twitter at and


Take a selfie in Brooks SM North EDSA Annex, or the Brooks section in the Dept. stores of SM MOA, Makati, North. Follow and tag @brooksrunningph on Instagram. And get the chance to take home the Brooks running item that you wished for. For more information, log on to or follow them on Facebook at
* On-going, deadline for entries is on Dec 22, 2013

Brooks Running PH Xmas promo newsletter

What is a Christmas Run and Should You have One?

Saturday, 24 December 2011  |  Bullish Insights

Question: How do runners celebrate the holidays?

Answer: We have our own Christmas Run, of course!

– After our Christmas Run this morning, me, Annie, Jun, Ton, Trixie, Angel, Miriam, Jun, Lit at Sentro –

What’s a Christmas Run?

A Christmas Run is defined as any activity done by an individual or group moving at a speed faster than a walk that is executed anytime during the period of December 20 to 30.

The run can be done at any location, at any time, and at any distance but early morning—4:30 AM to 6:30 AM—is highly recommended for participants to 1) feel the cool Christmas air and 2) possibly partake of Puto Bumbong from Simbang Gabi.

Pace must strictly be easy, non-competitive, and preferably one that allows the runner to laugh at senseless jokes the entire time.  Stupid jokes that are associated with Frosty the Snowman or Rudolp the Reindeer, although relevant for the season, are strictly prohibited.

Who Can Join a Christmas Run?

It is recommended but not required that all participants have been running together for over 6 months and have accumulated a total of 300 kilometers together.

It is a non-negotiable that all runners sincerely enjoy each others’ company.  If there’s one rotten egg in the bunch (e.g., no sense of humor, makes too frequent stops at the restroom, too pacute, the list goes on and on) then the runner may be expelled from the group after a consensus is reached (preferably before the Christmas Run invitation/SMS has been released).

Why Consider a Christmas Run?

TBR highly recommends a Christmas Run among your best running buddies.  It’s the one time of the year that you do exactly the same thing you’ve been doing with your running group: you wake up the same time, meet at the same place to see the usual faces, run more or less the same distance, and have breakfast at the same restaurant to order the same ol’ breakfast meals, but without cheesy words exchanged and just by showing up on this special weekend, you essentially tell each other that running together has been one of the greatest gifts you could’ve received this year.

Merry Christmas to everyone! Enjoy the Holidays!