I love surfing! Before I bought a Runner’s World magazine, I was buying old SURFING and SURFER mags from Booksale. I guess you can call me surfer wannabe with my rash guard and board shorts on.
For the love of travel and backpacking, waves came last September 2009 at Borongan, Eastern Samar when I was invited by a friend of mine to learn how to ride the waves. Unfortunately, I got no pictures. Anyway, I learned how to paddle and body surf because its really hard to stand on the surf board. The waves are about 15-20ft and are not friendly for beginners like me. Echoing Gen. MacArthur, I said, “I shall return.” I will learn to ride that someday. I came home with aching back and arms.
Now the waves are calling me once again. I am scheduled to fly to Surigao del Norte this weekend. This will be my first time to visit the beautiful Siargao island. I will also visit the charity/organization (SMF) I am helping on my fund-raising marathon run. I will give the amount raised to the youth leadership training of Siargao Missionary Fellowship.
Thank you for those who have shared the burden. If you want to help, you can still join the CAUSE.
For now, the BIG question is TO RUN or TO SURF?
I love to run barefoot here…
and ride the waves here:
(Photos from www.danjug.com)
I got an idea, run to the waves and ride on it! Sounds cool and fun. Another question, is surfing considered a cross-training? Anyway, I wish I can manage my time to do both the running and the surfing (and lots of swimming)! This will be an exciting journey!