I spent the whole Christmas break in Baguio City… here’s an account of how I spent my days up there… 😀
I was still a bit hurting because of my Christmas run to Asin. A short walk on the 26th seemed to have helped lessen the soreness, so I decided to do a short run today with hopes that it would further hasten my recovery. My destination was to reach the Capitol Building of the Province of Benguet in the Municipality of La Trinidad (~3km distance). La Trinidad, the capital of the Province of Benguet, is where the famous Baguio strawberries actually come from. It is the town you pass by when going to Sagada coming from Baguio. It’s a valley that was mostly swamplands during the Spanish period. Now, it’s a bustling municipality (it has it’s own Mcdonald’s and Jolibee branches) and I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes city in the near future.
Once I got there, I decided to tour around the vicinity.
I just don’t know why there’s a statue of a woman taking a bath though… –
Views From Behind the Capitol
So after sweating it a little bit, I decided to go home… but with thoughts of re-visiting and extending my run beyond the Capitol…
Distance covered: a little over 6 km
After my recovery run on the 27th, the soreness of my legs miraculously disappeared! So I decided to push through with my plan to run to La Trinidad again. This time, my plan was to go beyond the Capitol and reach the tollgate at Halsema Highway, the mountain highway that leads to the inner areas of the Cordillera Mountain Range (eg Sagada).
For the route, towards the Capitol, it was mostly downhill (not very steep) and flat. However, after the Capitol, it was mostly uphill (quite steep) until the tollgate. Hence I got to do some hill training during this run 😀
Police Camp named after the long-time Congressman of La Trinidad –
Distance covered: ~16 km