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Monday, October 13, 2014

Why Rest? Just Run.


Spotted on the interweb.

Clever piece of outdoor advertising.

A public service from your friendly neighborhood, Nike. ;)

(Credits?)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Look Who Made It To Runner's World Magazine...

Look who made it to Runner's World Magazine (Philippines)! It's my running buddies Dennis (A.K.A. Running Fatboy) and Per! 

They ran the Disney Marathon in Florida, USA. That's one of my dream marathons to run. Dear Universe, now that I've crossed the Angkor Wat marathon off my list (Thank you!), can I start planning my next destination run? *wink, wink* ;)

Wreck It Ralph with Running Fatboy & Wife

Runner's World PH July-Sept 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Postcards from the Temple Run (1st Angkor Empire Marathon 2014)

Siem Reap, Cambodia-- I couldn't help but take photos during the race (so distracting though. haha). Saying that I've immortalized this run would be an understatement. You simply cannot capture the full majesty of Angkor, but I hope that you enjoy "running with me" as you sit back and mentally plan for your (future) Temple Run. 

Enjoy! ;)

Disclaimer: Trigger happy runner. Bandwidths, please bear with me.

Philippines... Present!
L-R; April, Joel, Jinoe (of Takbo.ph), Roselle (Running Diva), and me. 

At the 42K starting line.

The city of Siem Reap at dawn.

En route to Angkor.

Cows to keep us company.

Evenly spaced out water stations.

Sweet green bananas at the fueling station.

First of the many temple sightings.

Photo op courtesy of a friendly runner from Hong Kong.

The heat is on in Angkor.

The Bayon Temple is awesome.

Right on.

Coffee break at the half way mark.

Jinoe (of Takbo.ph) running strong.

They say marathoners are crazy, border lining basket case. I agree.
(Now, where's that basket case badge of mine?)

At around this point, don't mind if I do!

Photo op here.

Welcome to the countryside.

Smiles and cheers from the kids of Cambodia.

Much needed cookie rush.

It's getting hot...

You can't help but slow down before you pass these entryways.

Long, dusty... takes your breath away.

The Elephant Terrace perimeter.

The Bayon Temple. A must. 

Elephants and runners crossing.

Almost there. Traffic!
Angkor Run Finishers! Hooray!
L-R: Joel, April, Roselle, Jinoe, me, and my sister, Jeanne (10K).

L-R: Me, Jinoe (Takbo.ph), and Roselle (Running Diva)

Saucony babies.

Read about my Temple Run race experience here. (BLOG POST TO FOLLOW)
Read about my Temple Run race kit redemption here

Temple Run Race Kit Redemption (1st Angkor Empire Marathon 2014)

At the EXPO in Apsara Angkor Resort & Conference
Siem Reap, Cambodia- The day after we got in (red eye flight), we quickly went about claiming our race kits to cross that errand out of our itinerary. The EXPO was held at the Apsara Angkor Resort & Conference Hotel. We knew how to get there, as we had seen it the night before on the way from the airport. It was around 20 minutes away from Firefly Guesthouse, where we stayed at. We then decided to just ride bikes going there instead of hiring a tuktuk. Our rental bikes were only USD $2.00, which you can use the whole day. The proceeds from The White Bicycles go to charity too. I haven't ridden a bike for years, so I had a lot of getting used to to get used to! Aside from the sun beating down on us (it was almost noon), getting to the venue was pretty much a smooth ride all the way. 

Since this was my first international marathon experience, I was looking forward to seeing how the EXPO would be. I was mentally setting aside a budget for race souvenir stuff like shirts or mugs. The EXPO, however, was just a straightforward race kit redemption area. No frills, not even a sponsor booth was in sight. The EXPO was held at a separate event center beside the hotel. It was a cozy area with intricate architecture. 


Our mode of transportation for the day.
$2/day for The White Bicycles bike rentals for charity.
Early Bird, No Lines.
This is it!

Chip Check.
Yup, it works. Now if only we can do the same for our feet on race day! ;) 

My Sister & I.
Temple Run Runners. 42K and 10K, respectively.

Angkor, all mapped out.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Paces & Places: Angkor Empire Marathon


7:05 A.M. Angkor Empire Marathon at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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