2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015. These are the years I volunteered as a pacer at The Bull Runner Dream Marathon. Come the early morning hours of Feb. 19, I was gunning for my 6th deployment as a pacer at the 2017 TBRDM. Although a graybeard already, I continue to have that high sense of excitement everytime I go on pacer duty. Perhaps it has something to do with the special opportunity of paying it forward, in the words of its founder Jaymie Pizzaro. Most definitely, the idea of helping a fellow runner chase his or her dreams is very appealing.
- Bicolano Penguin
- I am a Bicolano by birth and choice. By any standards, I am a slow runner but I like it that way. I look at running as a healthy and exciting way to make a difference. Together with my fellow runners from Ateneo de Naga HS Class of 1983, First Balfour, LCA 8379, and Bagobos87, hopefully, we use running to give back to the community.
March 8, 2017
January 3, 2017
To the run-of-the-mill kibitzers, running is just an exercise. But for those who are actually living and breathing it, running is more than just a physical sports. It is actually a way of life that encompasses the physical, emotional, social and even moral aspects of one's being. Running offers an avenue to meet new friends and deepen ties with old friends. Running too offers the opportunity to be able to help others. Runner's high and helper's high seem to go hand in hand.
December 30, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 14, 2016
November 25, 2016
It is more fun to run in the provinces.
This aphorism is getting to be truer for every long distance event I get to participate in the many provinces our beloved country has. This is indubitable with my Pagudpud experience. Factual from Digos City to Davao City. Kosher too with my Negros Oriental century run and Mayon 360 series. Come December 11, the Bicolano Penguin will have again another chance to experience this truism at the Baybay City Marathon (BCM) , in the western part of the province of Leyte.