Trail running is addictive!

ADDICTIVE! That's how I could define trail running. Once you get into it, you will always find a way to do it again and again!

In fact, it's just about one year ago when I first tried trail running but it seems like I'm into it for a very long time. I got hooked into it. Please bear with my addiction. Here's what happened.

1. I was awarded as the Trail Runner of the Year
*This is why some runners call me a Trail Princess. =)

Last January, PIMCO held the very first awards night to recognize the top trail runners of the year. I was awarded as the Trail Runner of the Year for the 21k Female Category. I belong to the Top 100 Trail Runners and Trailblazer Awardees since I completed the Trilogy of Nature's Trail Discovery Run. I was also very lucky to score a new pair of Viking Trail Shoes as a reward from Norphl.

-with my fellow awardees, Race Director, PIMCO Staff and Norphl- (photo by Manghusi)
With the Boys! Haha.. Jose is holding the leaflet where I was featured!
-Trailblazer Awardees from Team Rock and Road-
2. I ranked 3rd among Female in the Love a Tree 24k Trail Run
-Jump shot after 24k trail run.. Haha!-
Originally, I signed up for the 50k category but since I'm the only female who registered for it , the organizer asked me to be downgraded to 24k. The removal of the 50k female category seems like a blessing in disguise. I was able to run the 24km to a greater extent which made me the 3rd female finisher. Yey!

3. Going the extra mile
-with Allan at the summit of Mt. Ugo-
Last March 31, I ran my first trail marathon in the King of the Mountain Trail Run held in Mt. Ugo, Nueva Vizcaya. Seeing the beauty of God's creation while running is priceless. Finish time didn't matter as long as I enjoyed the run and finished it injury-free.

This coming weekend, I'll be in Baguio (with some of my teammates) for another trail run, the TNF100. I signed up for the 50k category. This would be my first trail ultramarathon. Woooh! Wish me luck!

"I always loved running... it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs." - Jesse Owens

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