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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 our family, school, office and the community, we use running to give back..

March 24, 2012

ASICS GT 2160 & UNDER ARMOUR HEATGEAR COMPRESSION SHIRTS: COOL "PASALUBONG"


This month of March is a very fruitful month for my running. 

THE BULL RUNNER DREAM MARATHON: A Celebration of the Human Spirit


The Jaymie Pizarro baby, that is the Bull Runner Dream Marathon,  is the very first marathon that I joined and finished.  Way back in May 2010, barely 5 months after I got totally stoked to go after long distance running upon reading the book “Born to Run”, I crossed the finish line, seeing  my son raising his hands in exultation for what his daddy has just accomplished. It was a life-altering experience.


2012 TBR Marathon finishers Lily, Rose and Icar with 2010 TBR Marathon finisher Macky

My 2010 TBR Dream Marathon finish with my son raising his hands


March 19, 2012

2012 BATAAN DEATH MARCH ULTRAMARATHON: AWARDING CEREMONY


Last March 7, 2012, at Camp Aguinaldo, the awarding ceremony of the 2012 Bataan Death March Ultramarathon was held.

March 18, 2012

2012 BATAAN DEATH MARCH 102KM ULTRA: POSTSCRIPT


I am very happy to have survived the 2012 BDM 102Km Ultra (Please visit http://www.lopezlink.ph/lifelong-wellness/2593-de-lima-completes-3rd-ultramarathon.html for related story).  My feeling is that I am very fortunate to have been able to gut out a finish within  the 18-hour cutoff time. 

March 17, 2012

2012 BATAAN DEATH MARCH 102-KM ULTRA : The 2ND HALF


I BELIEVE

 
Km 51 to Km 60: 

Starting my second half of the 102-km race, out of the Km 50 marker in Abucay, I noticed that most of the runners, particularly those who reached the halfway point  ahead of me, were still there and seemed to be in an easy partying mode (chit chatting with their support crews and having some breakfast already; iba nga naghaharutan pa) while I was in a hurry to rush out (I only stayed in the KM 50 mark in less than 10 minutes, eating banana and then changing my Asics Cumulus 12 with my Asics Cumulus 13, the one given to me by my wife Marianne last Christmas).  At around 5:30 am, the morning sun was still not present, and I figured I could squeeze in a few more kilometres until the sun rose.

March 2, 2012

BDM 102-KM ULTRA : LET’S GET IT ON


The night and day of reckoning is finally upon us this March 3-4, 2012 weekend.  Come 9pm this March 3 at the Km 0 marker in Mariveles, Bataan, 191 runners will assemble  for the start of the Bataan Death March 102-km ultramarathon.  Gun start is 10:15pm sharp.