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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..

January 14, 2013


A  source of happiness for a grizzly veteran runner like me is to encourage  new and younger runners go for longer distances and see it come into fruition. 

January 10, 2013

FAT ASS RUN : January 5-6, 2013

In a nutshell that is the spirit of the Fat Ass Run when Joe Oakes conceived of the very first Fat Ass Run, way back in 1978 in the free spirit capital of the world - San Francisco, California. As written in the UltraRunning magazine, March 1997, p. 56.

January 7, 2013


Fellow 83neans Ernie Badong and Ed Balcueva have each a new pair of running shoes entering  2013.  These are courtesy of our Ateneo de Naga HS Batch 1983 classmate Gerry Abainza who has migrated to Canada a few years back.

DECEMBER 31, 2012: Marcel’s 14th Birthday

My brother Nonoy declared one early December morning that he would like to host a birthday party for Marcel on the 31st of December.  It is the 14th birthday of my son.

January 2, 2013

RIZAL DAY RUN : December 30, 2012

The Bicolano Penguin joined fellow 83neans Ernie and Bob together with 200+  passionate  runners in the 4th edition of the Rizal Day Run last December 30. 

LSD : A Long, Slow Distance Run on the 1st day of the Year

Here in the Philippines, we have a saying with regard the 1st day of the year. What you do on this day, you will do the rest of the year.

ASICS CUMULUS 14: New Year, New Shoes

Thanks to the Php 5,000 check, which was one of the rewards for my 10 years of service in First Balfour, I was able to acquire a new pair of running shoes.