My Workout, My Music Yurbuds Selfie Contest

Tuesday, 4 June 2013  |  Gear + Gadgets, News + Promos

I need my music when I run alone.  Occasionally, I enjoy slow solo runs as a “purist” (no iPod, no watch, nuthin!) but, for the most part, if I don’t have company or if  I’m on the treader at the gym, my iPod Nano and yurbuds Inspire for Women are my best run buddies. For workouts and even races, part of the preparation includes preparing my playlist.

What’s on my playlist?  I need music that makes me feel alive and happy.  Nothing too heavy so I feel light on my feet when I run.  Call me weird but what I listen to when I’m at rest and when I’m working out is pretty much the same. Some of you may fall asleep with my Acid Jazz playlist, but, hey, it gets me going!


Brand New Heavies, Midnight at the Oasis
Incognito, Everyday
Brand New Heavies, Feels Like Right
Galliano, Prince of Peace
Incognito, Deep Waters
M People, Just for You
Des’ree, Feel So High
Incognito, Beneath the Surface
Michael Franti, People in the Middle
Freak Power, Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out
Brand New Heavies, Never Stop
Urban Species, Spiritual Love

Now I asked my Coach, Andy Leuterio, what gets him race ready and he sent me some his favorite songs for a killer race simulation workout. (So different from mine! Hah!):

2.5 Hour Ride, Main Set 4 x 30” Tempo building to Threshold Effort/Power, 5” easy spin Rest Interval.
10k Run off the bike, negative split

Sarah McLachlan, World on Fire
Isaac Hayes, Theme from SHAFT
Black Strobe, I’m a Man
The Doors, L.A. Woman
Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil
AC-DC, Highway to Hell
AC-DC, War Machine
AC-DC, Thunderstruck
Rage Against The Machine, Bulls on Parade
Rage Against the Machine, Guerilla Radio
Rage Against The Machine, Vietnow



Yurbuds wants to know what gets you pumped up! Post a picture of yourself on Facebook and Instagram with your yurbuds during, before, or after a workout and you could win an exclusive yurbuds shirt, a pair of yurbuds Duro, Ladies line, or the Grand Prize of the yurbuds Limited Edition! From June 3 to 15, 2013, Cascos Inc, the exclusive Philippine distributor of yurbuds, will be looking for the most interesting photos of yurbuds athletes.

To qualify:

1. “LIKE” the Facebook Page of Cascos Inc.
2. Use the hashtags #BEYONDTHEWALL and #YURBUDS
3. Put a caption of your workout and music to qualify for the contest!
4. Users may post as many entries as they want for the duration of the contest.



10km Tempo Run, Freak Power, “Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out”

McHappy Day Fun Run on Dec 2. Win a Race Kit Now!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012  |  Race Announcements


Event: McHappy Day 2012
Date: December 2, 2012
Venue: McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Participants: For the whole family

The day starts with the Fun Run with race distances of 1K for children ages 3-5 (P250 reg fee), 3K for children ages 6-12 (P350 reg fee), 3K family run of four members (P800 reg fee), and 5K for individuals older than 15 (P650 registration fee).

The race will include surprise play pit stops and special awards such as best head dress for runners in the 3K children and 5K, best costume for the family 3K, and most creative race bib for kids in the 1K dash.

The fee includes a race kit with bib, breakfast stub, program, singlet, and 100 worth of McMoney that can be used at the family fair to enjoy various activities.

This will be the fourth McHappy Day Fun Run celebrating World Children’s Day for the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), the charity of choice of McDonald’s and its banner program, Bright Minds Read (BMR). Bright Minds Read is a program in partnership with the Department of Education that provides reading toolkits to different public schools all over the country to teach beginning reading to grade 1 public school students.

Register now through or at selected McDonald’s stores in Metro Manila and at Runnr Store in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. Check out for complete details.



Answer the question below by posting a comment on this blogpost:



Three (3) runners will win one (1) 3k Family Race Kit each


1) Deadline for submission of entries: THURSDAY, November 22, 2012 at 8:00 a.m.
2) TBR will choose the three winners.
3) Only one entry per runner. Submission of more than one entry leads to disqualification.
4) Contest is open to Metro Manila residents only.
5) Each family race kit is good for four (4) members only. Winner should be able to field a family team of 4.
6) Winner will be announced on this blogpost and will be advised via email on how to claim the prize.

UPDATE: Congrats to the winners! Macel Janeo, Jay Estallo, and Rachelle Peralta! Please expect an email from me!

Nike We Run MLA: Win a 10k Race Kit and Run in my Shoes

Wednesday, 14 November 2012  |  News + Promos

I would’ve given anything to run Nike We Run MNL on December 2, 2012, but Unilab Active Health will be flying me to Angkor Wat Half Marathon on the same day.

Here’s the thing: I’ve got a Nike We Run MLA 10k race kit waiting for me AND I wanted to post a little race report, too. So, I came up with the idea to throw a little contest for anyone who would be interested in “running in my shoes” (figuratively speaking so please don’t expect me to hand you some shoes!) and taking my place in the race and reporting about it after here on TBR.  (Hey, if you do a great job at this, I’m thinking you could be my official “Run-porter” for future races.)

If you’re game, here’s how to join my TBR We Run MLA Run in my Shoes contest:


  • 1 free race kit for We Run MLA 10k
  • Feature on for We Run Manila 10k Race Report.


  • In 2 to 3 sentences, tell me why I should choose you to “Run in my Shoes” for Nike We Run MLA 10k.
  • Post the answer in the comments section below.
  • Only 1 entry per person.
  • Only applicable to runners within Metro Manila.
  • Winning entry will be chosen by TBR. Criteria for winning entry: content, originality, wit, writing style
  • Contest ends Thursday, November 15, 2012, 9:00AM
  • Winner will be given 1 complimentary race kit to We Run Manila 10k. Winner agrees to personally run the race, take photos, and write a race report for feature on Article must be submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Minimum of 300 words.
  • Winner will be posted here and will be notified via email.

Good luck and may the best writer/runner win!

AND THE WINNER IS…BARDMAN!  Congrat Bardman for winning 1 Nike We Run MLA kit and the chance to have your race report featured here on TBR!  Looking forward to reading it!  I’ll email you soon.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  I promise to keep you in mind for other “Run-porter” opportunities 🙂

Run BGC: Win a Race Kit! TBR Dreamers Get P100 Off!

Monday, 15 October 2012  |  Race Announcements


Run BGC is set for November 25, 2012 at Bonifacio Global City!

500 m Kiddie Race – PHP350
5km Special Route with Fun Tasks – PHP600
10km – PHP700
15km – PHP800
* Kiddie Race Age Groups to be subdivided in two age categories: 5-8 yrs old and 9-12 yrs old

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– RUN BGC Singlet –


Riovana BGC & Katipunan; Toby’s Trinoma and MOA.


  • For TBR Dream Marathon 2013 participants, simply present your TBR Dream Card along with a Valid ID to register and avail of the discount.
  • For those who live, work or study in Bonifacio Global City, you are entitled to a Php100 discount on Registration Fees. Simply bring a proof of billing or company/school ID when you register to avail of the discount.


Come in groups or Register for the required number of participants to avail of Free additional Race Kits.

No of participants / Free additional race kits
10 runners –  2 Race Kits
20 – 4 Race Kits
50 – 10 Race Kits
100 – 20 Race Kits
Free additional race kits may be of shorter distance or the same as those registered


A. How to Join:

  1. Simply sign up for your preferred race category: 500m, 5km, 10km, or 15km via Riovana BGC & Katipunan; Toby’s Trinoma and MOA.
  2. Only runners who have registered in the RUN BGC Ready. Set. Explore! to happen on November 25, 2012 and have finished the race, in any distance category (500m, 5km, 10km, 15km) are qualified to join the raffle.
  3. The raffle stub on the race bib of Run BGC participants will be torn off and dropped in the drop boxes located at the finish line by the runner. This will serve as his raffle stub.
  4. The winner must be physically present during the raffle draw (to happen on November 25, 2012) to claim the prize in person and on stage. No proxy will be accepted.

B. Prize at Stake

Winner will go on an Asian cruise for 2, traveling from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Phuket, Thailand to Singapore. The prize includes flights from Manila to Singapore and back, the 4-day cruise and hotel accommodations in Singapore.

Prize is convertible to Php150,000 in cash but not transferrable to another person.

C. Procedure in the Selection, Verification of Winners & Claiming of Prize

  1. The draw will be held during the race awarding ceremony on November 25, 2012 at Bonifacio Global City.
  2. The winner is required to present his race bib and two (2) valid photo IDs with photos to claim the prize. Valid ids are: local driver’s license, passport, school ID, company ID, SSS, GSIS, professional license, Philippine government issued local residency, and working or student permits for foreigners.
  3. The race bib should not be tampered with and must be no less than ¾ of its actual size otherwise it will not be honored.
  4. In the event that a minor (17 years old & below) wins the prize, the winner should be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and present his birth certificate in claiming the prize.
  5. The raffle is open to runners of all nationalities and all citizenships.
  6. FBDC will shoulder the 20% tax on the prize.
  7. The prize is convertible to cash amounting to Php150,000.
  8. The winner is given sixty (60) days to claim the prize after the awarding.
  9. In the event that the winner does not claim the prize within sixty (60) days of awarding, the prize will be forfeited in favor of the Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation.
  10. If the drawn number does not appear in the list of runners who finished the race, another raffle stub will be drawn and will be checked against the list of finishers.
  11. Officers, directors, and employees of FBDC, its subsidiaries and affiliate companies, advertising agencies, organizers of the run, as well as their respective immediate families up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are not eligible to join the raffle promo.
  12. Upon race completion, the organizers will generate a list of runners’ race bib numbers who had finished the race; the list will be according to race distance.
  13. Only one (1) winning raffle stub will be drawn for the raffle by a representative from FBDC.
  14. The raffle stub drawn will first be checked against the list of race bib numbers of runners who had finished the race.
  15. If the drawn number does not appear on the list of runners who finished the race, another raffle stub will be drawn and will again be checked against the list of finishers.
  16. This process will continue until the raffle stub drawn corresponds to a finisher’s race bib number.
  17. The winner will be given a prize certificate issued by Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation. This certificate will be presented by the winner in person at the FBDC office located at 2nd Floor, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St., Bonifacio Global City to claim his prize.
  18. No proxy will be entertained when claiming the prize.
  19. Winner is responsible for all incidental costs attached to winning the prize.


1) LIKE TBR on Twitter
2) Submit a comment on this post answering this question: “What area of BGC do you love to explore and why?” in one sentence.  Example: Track 30th because I love to run there!

3) Include in your post the following info:

  • Your complete name
  • Your username on Twitter
  • Your preferred distance for the race

1) Deadline for submission of entries: TUESDAY, October 16, 2012 at 11:59 a.m.
2) Top 10 answers win 1 race kit each to Run BGC.  Winners will be chosen by TBR.
3) Answers should be in one sentence only.
4) All entries will be moderated and will be approved upon closing of the contest.
5) Only one entry per runner. Submission of more than one entry leads to disqualification.
6) Contest is open to Metro Manila residents only.
7) Winner will be announced on Twitter and will be advised on how to claim the prize.

Let’s Walk the Talk with Avon

Wednesday, 10 October 2012  |  Race Announcements

Click HERE and go directly to Avon’s Facebook page to join the promo!