The Perfect Student

Friday, 9 October 2009  |  Bullish Insights

Oh boy, I’m going to miss Run Radio again tonight. Two Fridays ago, I went on leave for Little Miss Bull Runner’s Birthday. (Family first!)  Then, last Friday, it was Typhoon Pepeng’s day.  (Safety first!)  Tonight, I can’t make it yet again as I’ll be at the Philippine Blog Awards where I’ll serve as judge and presenter of the Sports Category, the same category this blog won last year. (This is a first!)

What I haven’t been missing at all are my training runs and workouts.  So, on that front, I am the perfect student. (Fine, not that perfect since there’s a bit of whining involved when it comes to those planks…argh!)

MON: strengthening and core exercises at the gym
TUE: 10 min warm up, 2 x (4×400) at 4:50 min/km, 10 min cool down at the track
THU: 2k warm up, 12k tempo at 5:40 min/km, 1k cool down
FRI: strengthening and core exercises at the gym
SAT (plan): TRX
SUN (plan): Milo 21k

I’m just hoping my work schedule will allow me to remain consistent with my workouts until Marathon Day.  If not, I will definitely try my best to squeeze it in!  

P.S. THE RESCUE RUN tomorrow.  Hope to see you there!

P.S.S. To Run Radio peeps tonight: Marga, Jay, Bards, and Vimz, good luck and have a great time!

Run Radio – Off Air Tonight

Friday, 2 October 2009  |  News + Promos

Here’s the official announcement of my boss, Marga Deona, regarding Run Radio tonight:

It’s gonna be a big storm, so better be safe than sorry. Run Radio is going off-air. No one goes to the studio as we can’t risk the safety of hosts and the production team. Stay safe at home with your families. Please take care. Hopefully, we’ll be back on air next week. And, let’s hope for better days.

There you have it.  Let’s prepare for the worst and hope for the best tonight as Typhoon Pepeng is expected to hit Manila.  Let’s also pray for those who were affected by Ondoy, that they may be spared from any more losses.  Stay safe tonight, runners.

Run Radio Debut

Saturday, 25 July 2009  |  Bullish Insights

Is this for real?  1 minute to airing of the first radio show dedicated to running and, as I climbed up on the stool in the DJ booth of NU 107, I still couldn’t believe I had accepted this job as DJ along with good friend and fellow running blogger, Jay Nacino (Prometheus Cometh).  

– J & J –

– with our boss, Run Radio producer, Marga –

30 minutes prior to the airing, Jay and I were chatting our jitters away at 7-11, which was a short walk from the radio station.  We talked about the oh-so controversial Globe race, the slew of marathons set for October, and family drivers (how did that get in there?) and, for a minute, I thought we should have saved all our stories for the live show instead!  At that time, our producer, Marga Deona (The Changeling Child), the woman behind Run Radio, was frantically weaving her way through Edsa traffic.  When Marga arrived around 15 minutes before airing, all things turned serious.  We received a short briefing and started jotting down notes hurriedly.  Marga entered the booth to set up the music and Jay and I were left at the lobby, staring at each other as if we were at the starting line of the biggest race in our lives.

Jay told me he was going to say a short prayer, then turned his back on me facing the life-size mock ups of Adam Clayton and Bono of U2.  I said a short prayer and asked for guidance as well, asking God to “please keep me from saying anything stupid.”  When Jay faced me, I asked him “Did you ask for guidance from the gods of U2?”  I thought they would definitely be able to help us in this kind of situation.

So, there we were, seated at the DJ booth, watching the DJ countdown from 5…4…3…2…and 1.  He points to me and I nervously utter the words: “Welcome to Run Radio, the first run radio show for running…” 

– The DJ booth was intimidating –

– Getting serious… –

– …not! –

We were live for one full hour.  We only had an outline in our hands, so the show was not scripted at all.  We discussed future segments of the shows, read ads, introduced powersongs, interviewed our Nike 5k Challenger, and gave our very best in our first attempt at being disc jokeys. 

Much to my amazement, time flew by quickly.  Before we knew it, the one hour was over.   I didn’t realize it would be so much fun!  Being our first show, I’d have to admit there’s still a lot of room for improvement, but I’m pretty confident the show will improve and have its own personality in the weeks to come.

– Thank you guys for the support! Bobby, Vimz, Jun, and The Bull Runner family –

– Run Radio with the Little Bull Runners.  Little Miss Bull Runner was thrilled about mommy’s new job –

– The end to a great night and the start of new running and radio adventures –

Don’t forget to tune in next week!  

Run Radio on NU 107 every Friday, 9 to 10pm

Podcast available here three days after each airing.

If you heard us last night, let us know what you think.  Feel free to send in your comments—the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I told my producer that I gotta hear the truth so that I can work on my weaker points.  Be nice though…hahaha.

* Thanks to Vimz for some of the photos.

Run Radio Airs Tonight

Friday, 24 July 2009  |  News + Promos

By this evening, I’ll be wearing a new hat—that of a disc jockey!  It’s a new role—one that I never imagined I would ever be given the opportunity to undertake and one that is worlds away from my job as mommy, graphic designer, baby sign language instructor, and running blogger—but it’s one that I’ll definitely enjoy as it revolves around one of my greatest passions (and yours too!): RUNNING!

Tune in to the debut of RUN RADIO on NU 107.5 at 9:00 to 10:00 PM.  We’ll be on air every Friday, same time, same station thereafter.

Run Radio Airs July 24

Monday, 6 July 2009  |  News + Promos


No more guessing…this is what the runner above is all about…

WHAT: Run Radio
WHEN: every Friday starting July 24, 9:00 pm to 10:00pm
WHERE: NU 107.5

On July 24, tune in to NU 107.5 to hear the first airing of RUN RADIO, a new radio show made especially for runners. Listen to power songs you can use on your MP3 playlists, get the latest info on races and running events, and learn from experts in the running field who will guest on the show. Cool eh?

Now, the DJ’s…Run Radio will be hosted by myself and Jay Nacino (Prometheus Cometh)—Jay and Jaymie! We run together and chat about running to no end, so I expect that we’ll make a great team talking about our beloved running while all of you listen in.

Next Thursday, Jay and I will be guests on NU to talk about Run Radio. Hope you can tune in.

The brains behind Run Radio is no other than Marga Deona (The Changeling Child).