I spent the whole Christmas break in Baguio City… here’s an account of how I spent my days up there… 😀
I arrived in the early morning of the 24th so I got to sneak a few hours of sleep when I got home. When I woke up, the weather was cool, even though the sun was already up. Since I spent ~ 7 hours cramped in a bus, I wanted to stretch out my legs so I decided to go for a quick run. I slathered sunblock in my face and body… put on my running kit, laced up my shoes and went out the door… my destination –> Quirino Hill.
This small hill’s near our house and I’ve been up there (by vehicle) only once. Up there, it offers a good view of the whole City of Baguio.
The hill route wasn’t quite long (~2 km) but it was definitely very steep! Even though I love to attack hills… I was no match this time. I ended up walking stretches of the route as I really felt my calf muscles burn, and me run out of breath during the ascent.
At the top, I was greeted by this view… the City of Baguio… all buildings and houses!
It was a good morning run and I did end up really stretching my legs. Little did I know though that this was just to be a preview of things to come…