Joy Rojas is back! It wasn’t too long ago when Joy announced her daunting dream of running across the USA after running across the Philippines in 2005.
Now, Joy Rojas can proudly say she is the first Southeast Asian woman to run across the USA! She ran 16 states in 169 days, from Los Angeles to New York, running over a marathon daily, covering 5,000-kilometers for Takbong Pangarap Trans-USA Run 2009.
– Joy running across the USA, accompanied by trainer Mat Macabe –
I was fortunate enough to be one among the many friends, family, and press invited to welcome her back from the USA yesterday. Truth to tell, I was eager to hear about her experience and share this on the blog, but I really came as one of her biggest fans who just wanted to give her a big hug and tell her how much of an inspiration she is to everyone, myself included.
I’ll be posting an interview with Joy soon about her Takbong Pangarap Trans-USA Run 2009. Check this blog again in a few days.
– with my idol Joy Rojas and Li’l Bull Runner (counting the confetti she collected from the floor) –
– I hope Li’l Bull Runner learned a thing or two about girl power that day! –