I always thought of myself as a morning person. There’s something about getting up before the rest of the world awakes. I like the stillness, the silence, the calm before reality begins. I especially love morning runs, getting up before the break of dawn and witnessing the sun rise from the road. Running in the morning sets up my entire day. It allows me to be more focused, gives me more energy, and compels me to eat well (because sayang naman ang workout!) (more…)
One of my favorite quotes from my high school days is this: “After the storm, comes a rainbow.” I jotted this down in my journal and would derive strength from it when faced with my seemingly catastrophic teenage problems.
Now, as an adult, and after having survived much bigger typhoons (or more like super typhoons) in life, I know this to be true: The rainbow doesn’t always appear. The rain does stop eventually, but don’t be fooled by the promise of a rainbow. Either it never really shows up or one just gets too busy with the realities of life to even spot it. (more…)
Last night, Security Bank and Zonta Club of Makati & Environs awarded 8 Bravo Empowered Women for their contribution to society and dedication to their work. The women were nominated among other women in their fields and went through an interview process with a distinguished panel of judges before being chosen as the winner in their specific category such as education, arts and culture, science, and more. It was an honor for me to be awarded the Bravo Empowered Women for Sports and to stand among other distinguished and inspiring women. (more…)
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…)