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About The Bull Runner

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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.

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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.

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– Standard Chartered Singapore Half Marathon 2008 -

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– My first unofficial full marathon, Quezon City International Marathon 2009 -

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– ING New York City Marathon – November 7, 2010 -

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!

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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.

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  • Sharone Rodriguez

    Hi Ms. Jaymie! Been running since 2011 and having said that, your name’s not unheard of in my book for almost 3 years now:-) i’ve also had my fair share of races ranging from 5 to 42K. For the most part of my running life, i run and train alone. Looking to hit a new PR, preferably a sub 4 on my next full mary but i’m afraid i’ve hit a wall and just don’t really rely on my self-training anymore to achieve a new PR. I was wondering if you can give me names of running coaches based in Alabang or the South as I live in the area? Would really appreciate it. Hope to see you again on the road in running events this year so i can approach you to personally say Hi and More Power!

    Thank you!

    Sharoney

  • http://www.reymos.wordpress.com Reymos

    Very inspirational. I am not a runner, but I do swim, play badminton and once in a while do walking/jogging. All the best!

  • Mj

    Hi Ms. Jaymie. I saw you and heard your story last Nov. 4, 2013. sayang i did’nt have a chance to say thank u in person. however, i get so inspired by your story and passion in life. when i got home, i start to put running in my goals and to do list. I started running as early as 4o’clock in the morning while my kids are still asleep. by the way, I’m a mother of two also. Im looking forward to see u and join you on the marathon that you prepared for the beginners like me.
    Keep on inspiring others. May the LORD continue to bless you and the works of your hands. God bless.

    • http://thebullrunner.com admntbrjaymie

      Hi MJ! Congratulations for taking the first step! Hope to bump into you on the road someday :)

  • DiwatangLagalag

    wow! now, I really wanted to continue… I will run!

  • naomi

    Dear Jaymie,

    Im a seasoned athlete, im hoping I can balance this multisports activities that I am doing. The truth is we need support as a community.
    Multisports is already branching out into levels. The goodnews is that we have groups and clinics that are available around and insights that we get from magazines and blogs and forums to all those runners and multisports like you. Congratulations in having the RUN ACADEMY and we hope we can bring the same spirit in the future in the communities that we will have. :D

    • http://thebullrunner.com admntbrjaymie

      Thanks Naomi! We all try to do our part in helping people get started or thrive in this active lifestyle :)

  • Miguel Feuer

    Hi Jaymie, met your cousin Michelle this morning who got me onto your blog. Good stuff! I am a triathlete in training for Iron Man Canada (August 25)based in Manila. Look forward to meeting you running around town. Keep up your good work!

  • Hans

    Hello Ms Jaymie! i was browsing the net for jogging inside Ayala Alabang and accidentally saw your website and started to read some of the articles you posted here, thanks for sharing these inspiring words especially to desperate runners / jogger like me. Wish me luck on my plan to conquer the madrigal, country club accacia ext university route I am planning to achieve! More power to you Ms Jaymie!

  • http://thelifeenthusiast.blogspot.com/ j9

    Hi Ma’am Jaymie! My organization is organizing a fun run as part of our fundraising project. We are not professional organizers at anything, much less fun runs. What are the standard do’s and don’ts when organizing a run, especially on the event day itself? And what other tips do you have for us? Hope to hear from you! Or you can send me an email! :)

  • Apple

    Hi Jayme, do you have twitter account? :) I would love to be updated about you, run, etc. :)

    • http://thebullrunner.com admntbrjaymie

      Hi apple, yup thebullrunner. Just click on the twitter logo on the upper right of this homepage :)

  • Micky

    Hi Jaymie, when would be your next TBR Dream Marathon? I would like to join :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/acradovan AC Radovan

    Hi Jaymie! I just finished reading the latest issue of Runner’s World Philippines. Your story inspires me a lot.=) I’ve been hooked in running for over a year now and was able to join a 16km run. Hope I could do a full marathon in a year or two from now. God bless and continue inspiring others. =)

    • http://thebullrunner.com admntbrjaymie

      Hi AC, keep on running! I’m sure you’ll eventually reach your marathon goal. Thanks for dropping by :)

  • Gammy

    You inspire me. I was just searching info about the Ironman70.3 (that’s about to happen a few hours from now here in Cebu)when I came across your website. I’am amazed that despite your work and family you still can run a race. Im so happy that there’s still hope for my dreams to come true, that its never too late to do it. Keep on posting please. The world needs someone like you.

    • http://www.thebullrunner.com thebullrunner

      Hi Gammy, many athletes successfully balance their passion for sports along with work and family. You can do it too! Thanks!

  • http://www.earthfestphilippines.com Hazel

    Hello all! Thank you Jamie for sharing your inspiring story. I love reading this post and the comments. I would like to invite everyone to the upcoming EarthFest 2012 this November 18, 2012 at the Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang.

    This grand sports event is dedicated to mother nature. The proceeds will be used to fund Sonshine Philippines Movement’s major environmental programs nationwide.

    I hope you, guys, will be there! For more information, please visit our website at earthfestphilippines.com.

    Go runners! :) Mabuhay Philippines!

  • Tommy dela Cruz

    Hi jaymie! this is a very inspiring blog for runners. i started running this January only, No Speed Limit was my first 5k run and got a finisher’s shirt for the first 50 finisher i was very happy for that and since then we started to run once or twice every month in running events with my office mates. hope to see you in person some other time. More power!

  • http://www.engrangelogarcia.tk Angelo C. Garcia

    Hi Ma’am Jaymie! It is nice to know you, someone who has a passion for running. You got me, a beginner, inspired. Hope to see you personally and hear more of your running stories :)

    • http://www.thebullrunner.com thebullrunner

      Hi Angelo, I’m sure we’ll bump into each other on the road one of these days. Keep on running!

  • Joanna

    I think the best way for me to start running is to do it with a group. Are the running groups/clubs in the Pasig/Ortigas area that I can be a part of? Note: I’m a super beginner :)

  • Terence

    Hi Ms. Jaymie. My name is Terence and I am a rookie runner (started march 2011) based in Davao. Your website is amazing and you have been an inspiration to us runners. I have been running for quite some time and I do want to join your TBR Dream Marathon (seeing as I only have two cracks at it in my lifetime hehe). I hope despite being based in Davao I will be able to join it in 2013.

    Thanks again for sharing your story. God Bless! ^_^

    • http://www.thebullrunner.com thebullrunner

      Hope so too Terence! thanks!

    • http://www.adstudio.ph Ian

      Hi Terence. I am also a rookie runner based in Davao. I’ve also been inspired by the Bull Runner and planning to join the Dream Marathon. good to know a davaoeño is planning to join.

      To Ms. Jaymie:
      Please continue to be an inspiration for us rookie runners. God Bless!

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