*** Picture heavy post – mostly Cliff and I’s faces so… Enjoy? 😀
Last Sunday, Cliff and I were invited to this activity called the Friendship Power Kembot, a running event organized by the Fabulous Running Divas to build a sense of comradery among the running community. To those who cannot understand Tagalog, ‘kembot’ means to shake the hips (but don’t take it literally). 😛 The route has a combination of rough road, pavement and trails that went constantly uphill and downhill. It is said to be a 21km trail starting form Silang, Cavite and back via the infamous Cardiac Hill in Laguna.
Mt. Batulao is truly an appealing destination, referred to by some mountaineers as the ‘Mini Pulag’ because of its broad grassland and the spectacular view of the peaks while ascending and descending. The landscapes are quite remarkable and the scenery at the peak is breathtaking!
The term “Mother Mountain” for mountaineers mean the first mountain that you’ve ever climbed and for me that is Mt. Balagbag in Rizal way back March 4, 2014. This is also my very first trail run. My friends dragged me here so I could prepare for my then upcoming 21km (13.1 miles) race on that same week.