• Score a chance to watch the NBA games live with Globe

    Score a chance to watch the NBA games live with Globe

    Register to any of the featured Globe promos to earn raffle entries and get a chance to watch your favorite NBA teams live!

    Are you an NBA fanatic and can’t seem to last the day without your dose of hardcore basketball games? With Globe, you are about to have an experience of a lifetime and score a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the United States to watch the NBA games live, complete with the maddening thrill and exhilarating experience that live basketball games offer.

    After its announcement of a comprehensive, multiyear partnership with the NBA in November 2014, Globe launched an exciting promo that will allow its customers to watch the NBA games live with 2 tickets – complete with roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodation for 2. A total of eight (8) winners will each get 2 NBA tickets, roundtrip airfare for 2, and hotel accommodations for 2.

    All Globe/Tattoo Postpaid, Globe/Tattoo Prepaid, TM and Tattoo Home customers are eligible to join the first Globe-wide raffle promo for a rare chance to see the NBA All-Star Weekend, Regular Season games or the NBA Finals in the flesh by availing of their favorite Globe promos with NBA League Pass such as GoSURF, standalone NBA League Pass promos, and mobile postpaid and home broadband plans. A complete list of featured promos is found on  www.globe.com.ph/NBAraffle .
    Upon successful registration their promo of choice, Globe Prepaid and TM customers must register to the raffle by texting NBA REG /

    /// and send to 2662. Registration is only done once and is free of charge. Postpaid subscribers are automatically registered into the promotion. Raffle draws will be on January 9, February 6, March 6 and March 20, 2015.

    “After announcement of our partnership with the NBA comes another exciting surprise for our customers who are using our offers which comes with the NBA League Pass – the Globe-NBA consumer-wide raffle promo. With this, we are giving all our prepaid, postpaid, and broadband customers the exclusive chance to watch the NBA games live by availing of any of our featured Globe-NBA promos. The more they subscribe to these promos, the bigger their chances to win the raffle and watch the biggest basketball game of their lives, complete with the VIP experience of free roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations,” says Dan Horan, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe.

    All customers may check the number of their raffle entries by texting NBA ENTRIES and sending it to 2662. P2.50 per text message will be charged. Customers may also call the Globe Hotline at 730-1000 or visit any Globe Store to know their total number of entries.

    To know more about the Globe-NBA Raffle promo, visit  www.globe.com.ph/NBAraffle  for complete details

  • 2014: Year End

    (Play the YouTube video above for the full experience.  Hehehe)

    Overall, 2014 is a successful year for my career and (ehem) love. Though blogging got side tracked, running, too, shared the same fate, haven’t been in a lot of event or product launches unlike the past years, and haven’t spent a lot of time with blogger friends either.

    Work. This year started with me creating a career in a new company as HR. There were a lot of struggles and adjustments both with work and coworkers especially this is a new industry for me. Luckily, my hardwork and optimism saved me and brought me to wherever I am right now. I’ve got plans of staying with this new family. New faces, new friends, new mentors, new colleagues, new challenges. Bring ‘em on!

    Running and blogging. I haven’t been into any race or running event this year and I’ve been quite lazy in writing. There were a couple of reasons why. First, work have eaten much of my time since I work until 6pm by the time I reach home, I’m already dead tired or drained. The wordpress app wasn’t really friendly to me this year also. When it got updated and it became difficult to post pictures and it usually gets an error when I write something using my phone. Excuses I know. Next year it’ll be better. Crossing my fingers! Haha

    Love. All I can say is I am happy and contented. It never felt this great. Being inlove is fun. It inspires me. To you, thank you.

    Health and family. I’m just glad no one got sick. Everyone looks healthy. I also need to start eating healthy too. I need to get back in shape next year.

    Friends. The few that I keep are all well and as always fun to be with. I always look forward to hanging out with them over dinner or coffee and sharing their sentiments and stories, laugh out loud, make fun of ourselves, and be ourselves. Cheers to you guys. Thank you for being there.

    Also, I would like to say THANK YOU for all those who are still there for me and supporting my site even though, as mentioned, I write less this year.  For all the companies who never stopped and giving me something to write and review on.  I know I still owe you some articles.  In 2015, I will be more visible.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    For 2015. I’d like to stay optimistic, successful in my career and in love, and be in the company of happy and supportive set of friends and family. Will do better with running and blogging this year as well as with investments.

    Let us all open a new chapter full of hope, trust, optimism, and love.

    See you around!

  • Dennis Kimetto and adidas BOOST

    adidas’ Dennis Kimetto Uses the Energy Return of BOOST™

    to Run the Fastest Marathon of All-Time

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    MANILA, Philippines – adidas’ Dennis Kimetto ran the fastest marathon in history wearing adidas BOOST™ at the 2014 Berlin Marathon. With a time of 2:02:57 Kimetto shattered the previous world record by an astounding 26 seconds wearing the super lightweight adizero Adios BOOST.

    “Dennis’ world record breaking performance while wearing adidas BOOST demonstrates the result of elite athletes using industry leading innovation to achieve unprecedented feats,” said Adrian Leek General Manager of adidas Running. “We continue to push boundaries by working closely with our athletes to develop the best products running has to offer.”

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    adidas BOOST was also on the feet of second place men’s finisher Emmanuel Muthai who joined Kimetto in breaking the previous world record. The top two female finishers Tirfi Tsegaye and Fayse Tadese were also wearing Adios BOOST as they triumphantly crossed the finish line in Berlin to provide adidas with a dominating presence at the podium.

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    The results in Berlin contribute to a long line of success for Adios BOOST following its introduction last year including former world record holder Wilson Kipsang running a course record at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon.


    The adidas adizero Adios BOOST shoe has an MSRP of Php7995 and is available at leading adidas and Runnr stores in the Philippines. Featuring hand crafted design, by legendary adizero pioneer Mr.Omori, the adidas adizero Adios BOOST incorporates five key benefits to deliver more speed than ever before:

    1. BOOST ™ technology – provides a higher Energy Return than any other foam cushioning material in the running industry.
    2. Microfit upper – a breathable, contoured mesh that makes each movement natural
    3. Continental Rubber™ outsole – a high performance rubber outsole that grips the ground for better traction and a powerful push-off.
    4. Torsion system – delivers optimum transition and stability
    5. adiwear material – for ultimate durability


    For more information on adidas Running, please follow us on www.facebook.com/adidasph, www.twitter.com/adidasph and www.instagram.com/adidasph.

    About adidas

    adidas is a global designer, developer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the leading sports brand in the world. Brand adidas is part of the adidas Group, a corporation that includes brands such as Reebok, TaylorMade and Rockport.

    About the adidas Group

    The adidas Group is one of the global leaders within the sporting goods industry, offering a broad range of products around the core brands adidas, Reebok, TaylorMade, Rockport and Reebok-CCM Hockey. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the Group has more than 46,000 employees and generated sales of € 13.3 billion in 2011.

  • Always Stronger with Gold’s

    Gold’s Gym Brings in US Experts to Give a Taste of What’s to Come

    Gold’s Gym is and has always been at the forefront of innovating the fitness industry in the country. Through various initiatives, Gold’s Gym constantly works to push borders and elevate the level of physical training available in the Philippines.


    In line with this vision, last August 27, Gold’s Gym brought in world-renowned master fitness coach Jeremy Strom and former NBA and PBA player and coach Joe Ward to hold a showcase training session to give the public a taste of its exciting initiatives for the near future.

    Master Coach Jeremy Strom incorporates volleyball-specific movements in his training sessions with Gretchen Ho

    Strom, in international authority on athletic performance and president of Fitness Beyond Borders, was brought in as a permanent Fitness Consultant by Gold’s Gym. Strom’s vision for Gold’s Gym, according to him, was to introduce a different training mindset among Filipinos. That is, to move away from traditional isolation exercises and focus on functional , full-body movements aimed not just to improve looks, but to general real-life performance as well. With his help, Gold’s Gym now offers functional strength regimens including those using revolutionary training equipment invented by Strom himself.

    Diana Zubiri and Andy Smith cool down with the FreeMotion Vertex Vibration Machine.

    Gretchen Ho, Diana Zubiri, Andy Smith, and Will Devaughn were just some of the celebrities who participated in personal training sessions held by Strom. These started off with dynamic warm-ups followed by complex but fluid movements meant to strengthen the body as a whole, instead of just working individual isolated parts. Most notable among these were exercises featuring Strom’s inventions, the Rip:60, a suspension training tool notable for its use of a pulley system that allows its user to perform full-body dynamic exercises and the FreeMotion Vertex Vibration Machine which ramps up calories exerted while performing simple movements.

    Will Devaughn having some fun with Jeremy Strom while working on the Rip:60 Suspension Training Systems.

    Out on the basketball court, Coach Joe Ward was seen working cutting-edge basketball drills with athletes. Joe, with his wealth of experience as a local and international player and coach, was brought in by Gold’s Gym in line with its thrust to elevate sports-specific training in the country. With the help of Coach Joe and other decorated sports experts, Gold’s Gym will offer ground breaking training camps that incorporate modern training methods from the US and Europe, but also apply them to the specific Filipino playing style and body type.

    Like we said, that’s just a taste of what’s to come. Look for Gold’s Gym to come out with similar initiatives that break conventions and redefine what’s possible for the fitness industry in the country.

    Visit Gold’s Gym today to experience these new workouts for yourself.

    We weren’t kidding when we say everyone can and will be #StrongerWithGolds.

  • Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2014

    Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2014

    Promises a New Test of Tough!

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    The country’s first obstacle-laden race is back to challenge runners at a new venue this November!

    The Men’s Health Urbanathlon is happening on November 16 at the Nuvali grounds in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The signature event of Men’s Health worldwide is a unique race that combines an endurance run with strategically placed obstacles against an urban backdrop.

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    the running enthusiast mens health MH URBANATHLON 2014 5K and 10K shirt

    Over 3,000 participants are expected to join either of the three race categories—the 5, 10, and 21 kilometer distances. Along the way, they need to climb, and crawl through nine different obstacles. This year’s barriers include a tire field, the scaffold maze, a container van, the low crawl, monkey bars, the military up and under, the network, rope shimmey, and the 8-foot wall.

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    Registration period is from September 12 to November 9, 2014 at Planet Sports BGC, Planet Sports Trinoma, Gold’s Gym Galleria, Gold’s Gym Glorietta 3 and Gold’s Gym Katipunan. Online registration is now open until October 31, 2014 via www.takbo.ph/urbanathlon/. Race fees are follows: P850 for 5K, P900 for 10K, and P950 for the 21K. Those who will join the 21 K will also get a labeled race shirt and a special prize for their category.

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    actual medal
    actual medal

    For a more specific training plan, grab a copy of the September 2014 issue of Men’s Health where 60-day routine that will help you get race ready is outlined. For further updates about the event, log on to Facebook.com/menshealthphilippines.

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