About The Bull Runner
I am Jaymie a.k.a. The Bull Runner. Nope, I am not a matador (duh). I am a 30-something wife and mother of two based in Manila, Philippines who is passionate about graphic design (my day job), baby sign language (my weekend job), macs, oatmeal, peanut butter, painting, and last but not the least, running.
In December 2006, after a year of walking on my beloved treadmill, I decided to increase the pace. The faster I went, the more I enjoyed it. When I started to run, I didn’t want to stop. Since then, I’ve been running four times a week and, were it not for my delicate knees, I would run farther and longer. I enjoy my weekend runs the most: a long run on the road where I take in the scenery and allow my mind to wander aimlessly while my feet do all the work.
I’ve run 5kms, 10kms, 15kms, half marathons, seven marathons (unofficial QC Int’l Marathon 2009, Singapore 2010, Condura 2010, HK 2010, my dream marathon twice! (how lucky am I?!), New York 2010/2011), and California International Marathon 2011.
In 2012, I took on a new challenge: triathlons. The Bull Runner now swims and bikes, too! I’ve joined Tri United 1 and 2 and I’m currently training for Ironman 70.3 Cebu. Open water and fast wheels scare me to death, but, it’s these new challenges that make me feel more alive.
In the long run (no pun intended), my goal is to run the best marathons the world has to offer (Paris, Big Sur, and Tokyo sound good!) and simply go where these stubborn feet take me!
I want this blog to grow as I do when it comes to running. In these pages, you’ll find everything about running (and triathlons)—from my coach’s tips to the next best marathon in Manila (see my List of Races) and beyond. If it’s about running then I shall write about it here.
So enough of the warm up. Come on and run with me.