Two weeks tour of duty in Cebu..

Since August this year, I am on a 2-week tour of duty every month here in the Queen City of the South. One of the biggest challenge when I am working away from home is the possibility of gaining “significant” weight. During my August tour of duty, I gained around 5-6 lbs.

I was completely denying the fact that I gained those additional body mass in my belly area.  I even thought (and trying to justify to my wife) that I feel bloated and gas was building up my gut. A visit to the gastro was next in my list upon arriving Manila.  Medicines were given and a possibility of colonoscopy was in the horizon.

In doubt, I tried to increased my mileage.

After a few weeks on the road, it seems that it was not just a bloated feeling.  I gained weight!

So, this September, I made sure that my two-week tour of duty in Cebu will be filled with morning runs and “conscious eating”.

Last week, this was one of the route that I ran.  I passed by the Carmelite Monastery Chapel and the Mabolo Church.

Mini Vista Iglesia run

Mini Vista Iglesia run

The Carmelite Monastery Chapel

The Carmelite Monastery Chapel

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Mabolo Church (St. Joseph)

This week, I am gradually increasing my mileage.

Increasing my mileage

Increasing my mileage

Maybe next week, when I’m back in Manila, I can run 10 kms again.