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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 9, 2013


The call from our company president came at 1:17pm March 2 while I was on the road to Bataan. 

He inquired if I would be available to go immediately to the Visayas  to  help out. I readily said yes for I believe that official business trumps pleasure any day of the week. With that affirmative response, I instructed the driver to make a U-turn and go back to Sucat so that i could pack for my trip to the Visayas on the early morning hours of March 3. I texted also the BDM Race Director that I would not be able to make it for the 10 pm gun start later in Mariveles.

Thus, it came about that I became a non-starter in the 2013 Bataan Death March 102K Ultra. It is the first time in 3 years that the Ateneo de Naga HS Batch 1983 does not have a runner-participant in this historic 102-km ultramarathon. My dream of improving on my 17 hr 45 min time will have to wait for another year.  Too bad, I had it all planned out to hit a time of 17 hr 15 mins.  12 more months of waiting.  

No regrets for me. Our company has been good to its employees. The company has invested in its people.  This is one of those times to show that the investment is a wise one. 

Patience is a virtue.  Decisiveness, too.


1 comment:

  1. yes. its ok BP. anyway there will be 4 83neans who will run the BDM102 2014. me, fards and ed will run with you. maybe pading ghibz would like to join us also. the more the merrier. we still have an unfinished business maestro hahaha!