Running country is everywhere. Open your door, and you’re in business. Run in a schoolyard, at the beach, in a vacant lot. - Bill Bowerman….Or in my case, run in a supermarket. :) Reading about the “weird” things that make runners stand out, I was reminded of a thread in the Pinoy Runners mailing … [Read more...]
Surviving the dream
A runner’s creed: I will win; if I cannot win, I shall be second;if I cannot be second, I shall be third;if I cannot place at all, I shall still do my best. - Ken Doherty I’ve done it. After years of just dreaming about running the magic 42.5 km, I finally did it.Yes, at long last, after months of training—inconsistent I might have been—I have finished my first marathon!It … [Read more...]
I have finished!
Running to the finish line of the International Marathon for the Pasig River. Many thanks to my friends from the UP Mountaineers—Rocel (in bike) and Sean (orange shirt). Yes, I did it! With my friends at the finish line of the International Marathon for the Pasig River, celebrating our personal victory. It was the culmination of months of training and hard work. What a happy, … [Read more...]
I had just started on a new job last month, and like any life-altering events, I was full of uncertainty about my place in a new environment. I had stayed four years in my previous work as a crisis counselor, and I loved what I did. However, life does happen, and I had decided to take on a new challenge.Anyway, despite it being a pressure- and anxiety-filled month for me, I … [Read more...]
Why do you run?
Whenever one does something, shall we say, "out of the ordinary"--you know, something from which one will not earn money, fame, or reputation--people tend to wonder why one bothers to do so. When I was an active amateur astronomer, for example, I was always met with uninterested and unbelieving look every time I talked about my passion. People would ask me what I see in the sky … [Read more...]