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Part 2: Hey 2012, You Suck…Not!

Continuing from Part 1: Here’s even more highlights of 2012…

Runner’s World Features:  I and TBR Dream were fortunate enough to be featured on my favorite running magazine, Runner’s World Philippines, twice this year.

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- One of the running bloggers featured on Runner’s World Phils Jan-March 2012 issue -

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- TBR Dream Marathon makes it to Top Local Marathon list on RW Jan-March 2012 issue -

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- On the cover of Runner’s World Philippines Oct-Dec 2012-

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- with ex Editor in Chief and good friend Marie Calica during the shoot -

Falling in Love with Biking…and my Shiv: I fell in love with biking this year. It all started when I got my Specialized Shiv from Joey Ramirez of Dan’s Bike Shop. Running is still my first love, but man oh man, I can’t tell you how much I look forward to speeding down the hills of Nuvali.

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- Fondo Manila ride out with Patrick Joson. Yes, that’s Richard Gutierrez smirking at the newbie! -

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– Meeting my Shiv for the first time! That’s me with Joey. Aaah, what an unforgettable day -

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- Power Meter test with Coach Andy at Alterra -

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- Learned everything from changing a flat to drinking while riding. Thanks Coach Norman! -

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- Bike skill training with Team Norman at MOA-

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- 100k ride with Jun at NUVALI! Who would’ve thought I could ever do this?! -

Trail Runs: I love trail running but never have enough time to do it.  Thankfully, I ran trail twice this year.  First in Salomon Trail Run in Tagaytay Highlands then La Mesa Ecopark with friends.  Both were fun! Note to self: must do more trail runs for 2013.

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- La Mesa Ecopark run with friends -

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- Salomon Trail Run was exhilarating -

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- Last few kilometers of the Salomon Trail Run. Crazy fun! -

Nike+ Innovation Space in Singapore:  Nike sent me to Singapore, along with friends Coach Rio dela Cruz, Drew Arellano, and LA Tenorio to learn about the new apparel and gear of Nike.

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- with Nike ambassadors Rio and Drew -

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- with friend Andrea Goh of Nike Singapore and the Nike Fly Knit -

Running and Biking with the Kiddos: We got more active with the kiddos this year!  Running and biking with the two people I love the most in the world. The best!

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- Southridge Run with kids and Cosmo -

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- Our new favorite past time -

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Unilab Active Health as Partner and Team: I’m thankful and proud to have partnered with ULAH for 2012 to further promote running and living an active lifestyle.  I also joined Unilab Active Health triathlon team.

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- with other partners of ULAH during our launch: Coach Rio de la Cruz, Dan and Ani Brown, and Raul Cuevas of Bike King -

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- Team Unilab Active Health dinner -

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- Team pic after Ironman 70.3 Cebu. Missing from pic: Me! I must’ve been catching my breathe on a picnic mat by the finish line -

YOU. Yes, you, my dear reader. Thank you for dropping by this little blog of mine every so often.  Some of you have become great friends, some familiar faces in the running scene.  Even if I don’t get to see you most of you in person, know that I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your life somehow.

It truly has been a fantastic year.  2012, you don’t suck at all!

Thank you to Unilab Active Health, Sun Broadband, Otterbox, Enervon HP, Enervon Activ, Gatorade, Oakley, Specialized and Dan’s Bike Shop, and Kitchen’s Best for all the loving! Thanks you also to Hero Foundation for allowing me to be involved in the great work that you do!

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  • Ralph Gallardo

    2012 was indeed very fantastic! Thanks for sharing your stories and experiences with us. We look forward to another fantastic if not awesome 2013 with you! Thanks and God Bless!

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