Thanks to Smart Parenting for featuring me in their April 2011 issue. On the cover is Tessa Prieto-Valdes, another running mom who I’ve had the pleasure to run long with a couple of times the past month now that she’s training for Paris Marathon, along with her daughter Athena. (Good luck in Paris, Tessa, Leana, Lit, Leah, Lara, Coach Rio, and everyone else who’s running Paris this coming Sunday!)
This issue has an article on running basics for beginners called “Run for Your Life” and this is where they snuck in a photo of me and a brief interview on how I got started with running. Aack, I couldn’t help getting all sentimental about those early days. Thanks again, Smart Parenting!
Thank you to GMA for covering TBR Dream Marathon last Sunday. This is a great report that captured what TBR Dream is all about! Oh, and it also revealed the truth about our race course in NUVALI…it’s tough and challenging which makes the finish all the more fulfilling! Right, guys?
Thank you to GMA’s Mark Zambrano, future TBR Dream Marathoner Batch 2012!
Last week, I was invited to guest on Sports Insider, a sports show on Solar Sports hosted by Jinno Rufino and Noel Zarate which features the most happening and most talked about in sports. (I say Solar Sports should produce a show just like that but specifically for running!)
As I watched Noel and Jinno, two of the most articulate sports hosts in my book, spew out names of basketball players and teams from their mouths faster than I could sprint a mile, I wondered: What the hell am I doing here? And…what the heck are they talking about?! Basketball terms—especially the names of players—are a foreign language to me.
But, being the great hosts they are, I felt completely at ease during the interview. We talked about the blog and the magazine, my running, and about the upcoming TBR Dream Marathon. It was a lot of fun!
The show above was aired Monday. There will be another episode on TBR Dream Marathon early next year.
One last thing: I promised Jinno that I would ask all of my running friends—that’s YOU, by the way—to click LIKE on their Facebook page. You see, if they hit 50,000 fans, Noel Zarate will shave off his hair. I say: if 1,000 likes come from runners, he should run 10k early next year, too.