A Running Man’s Challenge

Monday, 18 July 2016  |  Interviews + Features

This article was written by Stephanie Ann Dionisio who contacted me via email to help spread the word about the inspiring story of Rhodes Salavia and her mission to help him and his team.  Here’s your chance to lend a helping hand to a runner and his team who went against the odds to practice their passion…


A Running Man’s Challenge
By Stephanie Ann Dionisio

For a lot of us, playing a sport stems from interest, popularity, or health. This is not the case for this running man.

Rhodelyn Salavia a.k.a. Rhodes or Totong came from a very poor family in Tiboli, South Cotabato. Farming was his family’s only source of income. For this reason, school was not a priority. (more…)

New Shoe: Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

Thursday, 14 July 2016  |  Gear + Gadgets


During the Nike+ Run Club, we were given the chance to test the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit.  I ran in them for a short and fast run around Bonifacio High Street.  I even jumped into some puddles hoping that I’d get them so dirty that Nike wouldn’t want the test shoe back.  Unfortunately, it didn’t work! Hah!


Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Mid-rise


Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Low

The Nike LunarEpic Flyknit was well-cushioned, responsive, light, and, I must say, very handsome! I’m flat footed so I would feel comfortable using them up for my intervals, tempo runs up to 10k, and recovery runs.  For long distance runs, I would recommend them for neutral runners. (more…)

Five Habits of Healthy Families

Tuesday, 12 July 2016  |  Health + Wellness

I was the youngest in a family of nine. With four boys in the family, mealtimes were a battle for food. I had to put as much as I could on my plate, or else my brothers would gobble it all down and none would be left for me. So, I grew up with terrible eating habits. That’s not even counting the loads of junk food I devoured, liters of soda I drank, and, by college, the hundreds of meals I had skipped to make up for all my mistakes. My idea of fitness was to starve myself so that I would look fit. Exercise and sports were not in my vocabulary.


My sis and I (we were the youngest 2 siblings!) at the Alaska Milk Day run

Fast forward to the present. I’m a mom, a marathoner, and a health coach. Needless to say, I’ve learned about the importance of nutrition and exercise. More than that, I try to instill the same healthy lifestyle with my children so that they adopt it early on and they won’t have to go through the struggles I went through.

Here are five habits that you can apply in your own homes to have a healthier family: (more…)

Online Application for TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2017 Opens on 8/8

Monday, 11 July 2016  |  Race Announcements


Do you dare to run your first (or 2nd) marathon at the 8th TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon?

Online application opens on August 8, 2016 at 12:00nn at www.thebullrunner.com/dream.

You have a whole month to ponder over this. In the meantime, read the following to help you decide:


Hoping to have you run your first (or 2nd) marathon with us on February 19, 2017!

New Gear: Huawei Band

Monday, 11 July 2016  |  Gear + Gadgets


I came home the other day to find a little package from Huawei, its new lifestyle and fitness wearable smart-device for sleep, health, and fitness tracking: the HUAWEI Band.


The HUAWEI band tracks daily activities, automatically recognizes walking and running, and calculates calorie burn.  It is encased in a scratch resistant steel body and topped with a OLED touch-display.  Its design is based on a minimalist and ergonomic Nordic design concept.  The comfortable diamond-patterned strap is available in three colors – black, cream and white. (more…)