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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..

August 22, 2012

AUGUST 19, 2012 : NO RUNNING... ONLY WALKING FOR ME


A picture says a thousand words.  



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1972 MUNICH OLYMPICS: 40 Years Ago, Knocking Down the Olympic Spirit But Olympic Runners Refusing to Stay Down


The 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich was dubbed by the German organizers as the “Happy Games”. But from September 4 to September 5, 1972, eight Black September terrorist-jerks  took hostage and caused the death of eleven members of the  the Israeli Olympic team:  wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg, wrestling referee Yossef Gutfreund, sharpshooting coach Kehat Shorr, track and field coach, fencing master Amitzur Shapira, weightlifting judge  Yakov Springer, wrestlers Eliezer Halfin and Mark Slavin, and weightlifters David Berger, Ze'ev Friedman and Yossef Romano.


August 20, 2012

MARCEL’S FAREWELL TO HIS LOLO


My dad and Marcel’s lolo, Vicente Bagaporo De Lima,  died July 31.  He would have turned 82 years old this September 11.  



August 14, 2012

GOT TO RUN AGAIN AFTER 21 DAYS OF NO RUNNING, BUT ...


Last Sunday, August 12, I finally got to run again after 21 days without running.  I ran at Camp Aguinaldo with my fellow 83nean runners:  Ernie Badong, Ed Balcueva, Bob Castilla, Ruben “Fards” Fajardo and Noel Guevara.  Joining us, too, on that Sunday morning was Art Puncia who biked around the military camp. 

August 10, 2012

THE RUNNER’S WORLD BIG BOOK OF MARATHON AND HALF-MARATHON TRAINING


Last July 30, I received from my US-based classmate and fave friend, Magen, a book which I dearly needed. This book is The Runner’s World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training. It is written by four very accomplished runners who are connected with Runner’s World, the leading running magazine in the world.


A most welcome sight, a package from a friend