Runner’s Breakfast at Paul Calvin’s Deli

Friday, 20 March 2009  |  News + Promos

At the Forbes Town Center, just a few minutes drive (or run) from NBC Tent where races are commonly held, lies a quaint, little deli called PAUL CALVIN’S DELI.

Partly-owned by a runner, this deli is open early in the morning after a race to serve the post-race requirements of crazy, hungry runners. They serve the RUNNER’S BREAKFAST which for P230 a head is definitely a wiser, healthier alternative to fastfood restaurants around the area. Drop by the place after Condura!




Runner’s Breakfast Tray – P230

  • eggs
  • sausages
  • pancake
  • toast
  • orange juice

Unit F 111  Forbes Town Center, Rizal Drive
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
For reservations, call 856-5900

Second Wind Running Store

Monday, 2 March 2009  |  News + Promos


My good friend fellow running addict, Pinoy Ultra member, and running shoe expert, Hector Yuzon, will soon be opening the store of his dreams: SECOND WIND RUNNING STORE.

He envisions SECOND WIND to be the complete running store which will provide runners not just with all the equipment they need, but the information to make the right choices, especially regarding shoes. Hector plans to manage the store himself, sharing his knowledge about shoes and guiding the buyer step-by-step (no pun intended).

He also wants this to be the place to hang out in—before or after a run. Wow, sounds like my dream store too. If only there was a branch in the South…hint hint.

OPENING: March 2009
ADDRESS: 88 Maginhawa St., Teachers Village QC

Masahista from Heaven

Thursday, 5 February 2009  |  Therapy + Injury

She didn’t look like an angel when she arrived.  Clothed in the generic pristine, white uniforms of massage therapists, her outfit was perhaps the only thing angelic about her in my eyes.  She was a heavy, dark woman with boy’s cut hair, almost as big as Eddie Murphy in the movie Norbit…okay, maybe not that big.

This was the first time I had tried out this home service massage agency and, with one look at the masahista before me, I knew I hit the jackpot.  I asked her in the vernacular “So, can you give me a super super super strong massage, especially on my thighs?”  She nodded shyly, but even if she had said otherwise, I wouldn’t have believed her.  This girl was going to squeeze out all the tightness from my poor legs.

While other masahistas would give equal attention to every part of the body, this one took extra care of my legs.  Or, shall we say, she gave it some hard pounding and beating due to its misbehavior over the past few weeks.  Aaah, it was so painful but it was just what I needed.  All the while, as I lay in bed, I had my eyes shut tight in pain but I was thanking the high heavens for sending me a masahista who knew how to loosen up my tight muscles.  Yes, there is a God!

Can You Spot Coach Rio?

Wednesday, 4 February 2009  |  Bullish Insights

I was viewing Leica Carpo’s photo in NYC Marathon again last night.  And, lo and behold, I was surprised to discover that Coach Rio secretly ran the marathon too.  Seems like he put on some weight though (don’t we all when we’re abroad?) and quickly shed it off before he flew back to Manila.  

Can you spot Coach Rio?


* Coach, joke lang! 🙂
** Again, thanks to Leica for the photos.

PhotoVendo – For All Your Race Photo Needs

Tuesday, 28 October 2008  |  News + Promos

No need to drag your husband, wife, best friend, or driver to a race to take photos of you as you run.  Leave your camera at home and PhotoVendo will do the rest.

PhotoVendo is the brainchild of Ben Chan aka Photographer on the Run. He and his team of professional photographers will cover races within the Metro and point, shoot, and click at each and every single runner that crosses their path.

All photos will be available for download at the PhotoVendo website, which I love for its simple and user-friendly interface.  All you have to do is type in your race number and voila, your race photos pop out! (For Nike Human Race alone, I had more than a handful.)  

For a reasonable fee, they can print and deliver the photos right at your doorstep.  Soon, they’ll be offering soft copies of your photos as well.


Photos of Rush to Infinity Run and Nike Human Race are available for download now. Watch out for PhotoVendo at VSO Kabahagi Ako Run on November 9.  Don’t forget to put on your winning look if you catch a photographer near you!

Visit PhotoVendo now.