TBR on Smart Parenting – April 2011

Tuesday, 5 April 2011  |  Press

Thanks to Smart Parenting for featuring me in their April 2011 issue.  On the cover is Tessa Prieto-Valdes, another running mom who I’ve had the pleasure to run long with a couple of times the past month now that she’s training for Paris Marathon, along with her daughter Athena.  (Good luck in Paris, Tessa, Leana, Lit, Leah, Lara, Coach Rio, and everyone else who’s running Paris this coming Sunday!)

Smart Parenting - Cover_low

This issue has an article on running basics for beginners called “Run for Your Life” and this is where they snuck in a photo of me and a brief interview on how I got started with running.  Aack, I couldn’t help getting all sentimental about those early days.  Thanks again, Smart Parenting!

Smart Parenting_in_low

Tour of Hope: Make a Pledge to Fight Cervical Cancer

Friday, 22 May 2009  |  Race Announcements

This cycling event, the Tour of Hope, has found its way to this running blog because 1) I support the fight against cervical cancer, 2) some of these cyclists are runners, and lastly, 3) my big sister requested me to promote it; she is the event organizer.

I initially wanted to join this until I realized that it coincided with TNF at Clark and…uhm…I haven’t biked that far in my entire life.  Maybe next year.  At least I can help by making a pledge.  You can too!


Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, with 500,000 new cases and 250,000 deaths reported each year. Over 80% of cases occur in developing countries including the Philippines, where it is ranked as the second most common cancer afflicting Filipino women.

The Tour of Hope is a cycling event that is held all over the world and is now on its second year in the Philippines. This year’s tour will cover approximately 500 kilometers spreading the cervical cancer advocacy through out Southern Luzon, kicking off at Muntinlupa on May 24, 2009 and ends in Camarines Sur on May 28, 2009.    

tessa pledge

jeena pledge

david pledge

The event is a joint project of Bravehearts, CECAP, CIF (Cancer Inst. Foundation Inc) supported by GlaxoSmithKline Philippines, Campaigns PR Inc., Team David’s Salon, Gold’s Gym, Crocs, Maldita,, Gatorade, Wings Photography Inc., Personifi, Philam Life Insurance, Destiny Cable, Metro Magazine, Action and Fitness Magazine, Health Today, Manila Bulletin, Business World, Mabolo Flowers, Nikon, and Creative Juice.

We invite you to support Cervical Cancer awareness and screenings across the Philippines by donating any amount to the cause or by pledging an amount for every kilometer completed by any Tour of Hope biker (Click here to visit the website.)

For more information and for details about  how to pledge or how to join the bike tour, call 7138144.