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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..

July 30, 2013

MUSH: Summer 2013 Issue 01

EmoticonPavement Runner, the initiator of the #BostonStrong run(s) that happened worldwide in the aftermath of the April 15 bombings and one of my favourite running bloggers outside the Philippines,  released last week the 1st issue of MUSH Magazine. 

What is MUSH?  It is a digital magazine "… about running, fitness, yoga, cross training, healthy eating, and many other things."  One can subscribe the blog to access (http://pavementrunner.com/mush-launched/).  The magazine got its name courtesy of the wife of the blogger. She suggested to Brian that name because her hubby was mushing a lot of things together.  

Of course, the 1st issue was all about the #BostonStrong runs. Forty-four pages  of photos and stories  of the more than 100 #BostonStrong runs in various states of the United States of America and several countries in North America, Europe and Asia. Of special interest to my son, fellow blogger WJ,  running buddies in Bicol and Alabang is page 22 where group pictures of Boston Strong Muntinlupa and Boston Strong Naga appear side by side.

I dare to imagine that they share the joy of being part of the global running community in standing up (not still but running) in showing solidarity with the greatest marathon of our times, the Boston Marathon.

Maraming salamat to Pavement Runner for including us in the 1st issue of MUSH. Thank you very much to Pavement Runner for an empowering experience. 


  1. thank you very much for sharing this article, vicboy.

    when we decided to have the boston strong in muntinlupa, we didn't have any idea that we would be receiving such "recognition" via mush and runner's world. we did the run because we wanted to put across our deep sentiments to the victims of the bombing. as runners, we are expected to turn to running as our simple way of expressing our oneness with them.

    my sincerest thanks, too, pavement runner.

    cheers to the boston strong muntinlupa and naga city runners!

  2. Thank you WJ for your kind words. Yes indeed. The running of the Boston Strong Muntinlupa was reward in itself. Making us feel that we can contribute something, no matter how small, to something big. Having our photos in magazines abroad are delightful bonuses.