As many of you may have heard over social media, our dearest friend, Leo “Toel” Tugade, was found brutally murdered near BF Alamanza. The news has shocked and shaken many of us in the running community not only because of his violent death, but, because, if you were fortunate enough to have known Toel, he was just one of those cheerful, humble, generous, and all-around good guys who just didn’t deserve this. (more…)
Last month, I received the biggest news of my running career: Gatorade had locked in a slot for me to run the prestigious Boston Marathon!
If you know me, you know that since I first run the New York City Marathon in 2010, my greatest dream has been to run the World Marathon Majors. In the succeeding years after New York, I ticked off those marathons from my list: I was fortunate enough to run New York City Marathon again in 2011 thanks to Gatorade, Berlin Marathon in 2012 courtesy of Unilab Active Health, London Marathon in 2013 because of Timex and Unilab Active Health, Tokyo Marathon and Chicago Marathon in 2014 with the full support of Unilab Active Health. (more…)
So it’s February already. I honestly have no idea where January went. I do remember making a mental note to post about my 2015 goals as I always do, but life got in the way and I’ve been going nuts trying to juggle race organizing, blogging, editorial work, graphic design work, running, working out at the gym, swimming and biking, and, last but not the least, caring for the kiddos, that I never got around to it. Hopefully I jot down my goals before June arrives! (more…)
“Life is short. Always choose happiness.” For 2014, the theme of my year was simplicity, balance, and happiness. I chose to let go of people and things that dragged me down and embraced the ones that mattered most. I slowed down with my life and read more books, took more trips, and stopped to smell the flowers. I went back to basics and reduced my swim and bike and ran, then ran some more. It was a good year and I am truly grateful for all the blessings of 2014. (Click on the bold links if you wish to read the full blogpost) (more…)