We went home for the holidays. We had a month-long stay in Negros Island. While we mostly stay at home in Bacolod and in the farm in Pontevedra, we were able to travel and run in the nearby cities. Running together with the mister is one thing we cannot do when we are here in Manila. On some rare occasions that we have somebody to baby-sit our son, then we can go out and train together.
Running from our place in Bacolod and going north is one of our favorite route. Passing by Talisay and Silay cities will take you visit some ancestral houses in Negros.
Our morning run to Silay City, known as the “Paris of Negros”, took us to see some known preserved heritage houses which were built in the late 1800s or early 1900s. We also passed by Balay Negrense, the first museum to be established in the province. It is a museum showcasing the lifestyle of a late 19th-century Negrense sugar baron.
Off we run to Silay City while Gab is asleep with my mom!
Since we are already in Silay, we made sure to drop by El Ideal, the home of the famous guapple pie, for a good breakfast. When in Negros, specifically in Bacolod, we run so we can eat the best desserts!
We were also able to visit the other side of Negros. We spent the first days of 2017 in Dumaguete City with Jinoe’s side of the family. With Lolo and Lola there to baby sit, off we went running. We ran inside the Siliman University Campus and along the 700m stretch of Rizal Boulevard – a famous place for tourist and runners.
Running around Dumaguete City
We ended of run date with breakfast in Sans Rival Bistro. It was our first run (and first date) for 2017! We look forward to the next trip home for runs and dates like this.