I keep coming back …

It has been a while since I ran the streets of Metro Manila. It brought about a sense of nostalgia – training again where you learned that you can actually run long distances; and of course, nothing beats the scent of Manila Bay plus the polluted air :)

A lot has changed since then – new structures that have improved the landscape and the not so good ones as well.

The development in the MOA area is really good, when I last ran this route , the Solaire Casino wasn’t there yet. I enjoyed the 26km run I did last Saturday since I was more interested in exploring what has changed in my “play ground” so much that I forgot that I was already tired.

I personally think that Roxas Blvd looks better without the restaurants in the Bay Walk area – better for the environment too.

It is good tho, that the air in the province is still fresh, thereby making our day hike to Mt. Batulao a refreshing break.

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Our photographer from “Not Geo” :)

 

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With the CAMANAVA crew

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Philippine Navy HQ – I think they have changed the color of this helo several times already

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Solaire

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Km zero marker at Rizal Park – every new runner’s wet dream is to be able to reach this spot from wherever by foot.

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Roxas Blvd

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New dome shaped structure at MOA – I wonder what building it would be ?

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Conrad Hotel at MOA – It may be old news .. but just found out about this last week

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The 26 km route usually taken by runners from our area

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More of a slacker than a runner – but I had to post this pic because he is so adorable :)