Running is an ever-growing and evolving sport that transcends from the madness of the road to a better version of our lives. One may just be testing their courage to run 5ks while some are busy scheming evil devices to run some 260k. A few people will run to stay fit, some run to expand […]
Author Archive | Lester Glenn Tabada
5 Reasons to Join Primary Homes’ Home Run 2015
Event: Primary Homes’ Home Run 2015 (May 17, 2015, Cebu Business Park), more info >> It still feels weird to hear the word ‘home run’ in a completely different sporting event other than the game of baseball. I played baseball from elementary through college, my dad’s a really good coach in elementary baseball and […]
Faith & Fitness: The Maasin Pilgrimage
Let’s talk about Faith. Holy Week is about the time of year when we get to assess that F word we say in our dialect as ‘Pagtuo‘. It’s quite the only time most traditional Filipino homes would have the valid reason to keep family members grounded, specifically to meditate and to renounce our sins and watch […]
5 Reasons to Visit Limasawa Island
The Province of Southern Leyte will be celebrating its 54th Founding Anniversary this coming July 1. So far the only reportable highlight that came into my radar is the apparent proposal to change the name of the province into “Leyte del Sur” – a debatable slash stupid move for a place that sorely lacks identity […]
A TOES in Boston Marathon
It has been a full week since the conclusion of the historical 2014 edition of the Boston Marathon, undeniably the running sport’s Holy Grail. Now on its 118th edition, the event is very special commemoration since the twin bombings that rocked last year’s Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured 260. It was an […]
Women. One of man’s greatest mysteries of all time. As we celebrated the International Women Day last Sunday, it was pretty apparent that the mystery gets even deeper. In Cebu City, they have this unique way of celebrating womanhood: an All Women Ultra-Marathon. AWUM, as if 42k in Cebu City Marathon is not enough. Girls nowadays really […]
A Barefoot Story: Life, Running and TOES
Event: Race and Shine Leyte – April 13, 2014 (REGISTRATION OPEN), more info >> Related Story: 2013 / 2013 Club: No One Is Sane *** Prelude: This is Lester Tabada of TOES, a Leyte running club from Tacloban, proudly posting this incredible story of one tough guy that I and the rest of the Leyte […]
Tacloban’s TOES Goes to AWUM!
Related Event: 4th Tri 30 + Run, March 1, 2014 (Registration Open) 3rd All Women Ultra Marathon (AWUM) 2014 Don’t forget to share a story with us here >> For more AWUM stories, check here >>. *** Super typhoon Yolanda decimated the City of Tacloban and its neighboring municipalities. Many believed it will take a […]
Tacloban Rises Again for Unity Run 2!
Hello running idols and friends! In behalf of the TOES Tacloban family, I would like to invite everyone for our humble Unity Run happening in Tacloban Cityon February 23, 2014. The event is tagged at zero pesos registration fees so every local runners can join. However we will just split our hydration cost upon registration […]
Tindog Tacloban: Never Gone, Never Hopeless!
Everyone here in Leyte has problems to solve. The biggest one is of course is of course figuring out ways to live and how to rebuild each of our broken lives. The world saw what happened to this island when super typhoon Yolanda wrecked havoc and leaving behind an unspeakable amount of devastation. But I […]
Tindog Tacloban: A Unity Run for HOPE
From Cebu, how to get there? Doc Willie Estepa (who made the 1st run for a cause here in Cebu right after Yolanda), together with TAD (Toledo sa Adik) runners will be joining it. You may join them their group in going there. So following are details on how they will go to Tacloban from […]
November came in with a shockwave when supertyhpoon Yolanda came and devastated my home island of Leyte. Hundreds of thousands of lives changed in a span of one day, no, it was just a few hours of intense pounding of vengeful winds, strong rains and murderous giant waves. I am from (Southern) Leyte and I’m […]
Running in Libas: The Gateway to Southern Leyte
Hi I’m Lester Glenn Tabada and I’m from the exotic province called Southern Leyte. This is my first story for RunRoo. So for my debut feature let me take you to a special place for running here in our province, a place where the past connects to the present and the place where fiction, legends […]