Meet Other Runners

You know how it is when you wear your havaianas despite a dead toenail and you spend the entire day staring at other people’s feet searching for that one other person in this world whose toes have suffered the same fate. Then, you learn—after a full day of feet watching—that a lot of people have dead toenails after all. When you have a black toe, more people seem to have it too!

Then, when I was pregnant, it seemed as if everyone around me had a bump too—the woman crossing the street, the lady behind the counter, or the nurse at the hospital.

Same story with running. Ever since I started running, I started seeing runners all over the place! There is not a day (usually while I’m driving) that I do not spot runners of all shapes and sizes running along the city streets. Where were they hiding before I got into this sport?

Runner

Okay, I’m not stupid. I know that it’s just because I am more observant of things that are of interest to me. But, my question is this: Why stop at that? Why stop at scrutinizing from a distance when you can talk, share, and celebrate the common thread that binds you with the other?

Why can’t you ask: “Hey pare, how did your toenail die?” or “Hi, when is your baby due?” For us runners, it can start with “Wanna run?”

This page is for all of us runners to know each other. I’m leaving 8 questions for you to answer. Copy them, paste into the reply box below, delete my answers to put yours in, and post away. Let me start:

  1. When did you start running? December 2006
  2. Where do you run? Treadmill at home and Ayala Alabang
  3. How often do you run? 4x a week
  4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both. I enjoy running with friends, but I also look forward to running alone as MY time to think, relax (really!), and refuel.
  5. What is your favorite running accessory? I have two. Nike+ and New Balance Shoes.
  6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Freedom from the scale! My focus shifted towards getting fit and strong rather than losing those last few pounds on the scale.
  7. What is your running goal? To be a lifelong runner…oh, and the New York Marathon.
  8. Why do you run? Because I LOVE LOVE LOVE it…and also to maintain my weight. If I don’t run, I will die. I’m not kidding.
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143 Responses to “Meet Other Runners”

  1. roadrat Says:

    When did you start running? Nov. ’97 crossed over from cycling.
    Where do you run? L. Wood – Outlook Dr. – S. Dr. for road runs. Burnham Park for easy and recovery runs.
    How often do you run? at least 4x..
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Mostly alone.
    What is your favorite running accessory? None, unless you consider running shoes as accessories? Then my Nike and Adidas shoes.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Stress-relief.. For health..
    What is your running goal? To be running for “life.”
    Why do you run? It makes me feel good afterwards.

  2. marga Says:

    When did you start running? Seriously? June 2007. But I’ve been running on and off since February 2007.
    Where do you run? Village oval and around the base. (I live in Villamor Air Base)
    How often do you run? Twice a day, daily. (ahaha adik!)
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Alone. I prefer setting my own pace. Time alone is sacred.
    What is your favorite running accessory? My Asics Gel-Kanbarra! Soon, I’ll get an iPod shuffle na rin.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Feeling awake and alive, and having the time to reorganize my thoughts. It’s a healthy way to counter my nasty habit of thinking too much. And because I set new priorities, I was able to quit smoking for good.
    What is your running goal? The 4 Deserts Series!!! The Gobi! The Atacama! The Sahara! And ANTARCTICA! Pati na rin New York Marathon!
    Why do you run? Because it’s my escape from everything. Apart from my board and my bike, my Kanbarras take me to worlds far far away. Once I have my moments of escape, I’ll be able to handle reality steadily. And with a smile.

  3. Brent Says:

    When did you start running? Ran around a track since college. Then started again 2 years ago.
    Where do you run? Track, Road, Trail
    How often do you run? 2x a week. more if I have time.
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both.
    What is your favorite running accessory? Running shoes: ASICS GT-2120
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Freedom from stress. Endorphin high.
    What is your running goal? To join a marathon and a triathlon.
    Why do you run? I am a PURIST when it comes to running. I run because I LOVE it. It feels great to be able to do what I love doing.

  4. e-rod Says:

    1. When did you start running? a long time ago, on and off for about 10 years. more seriously since feb 2007
    2. Where do you run? local trails around here in orange county, ca
    3. How often do you run? 3x a week, if i’m feeling motivated 4
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I prefer the company of others especially on my long runs. for short speed workouts i don’t mind going by myself.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory/gear? just my shoes, baby.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? endorphins, being on the trails, and actually getting better at it as i’m getting older
    7. What is your running goal? like jaymie and roadrat to be a lifelong runner, a few multi-stage races, and the grand daddy of ultras, the WESTERN STATES 100.
    8. Why do you run? wish i knew. i just do.

  5. Ben Says:

    1. When did you start running? Sometime in 2006, then I started road racing just last January 2007.
    2. Where do you run? Either Roxas-macapagal area or Makati BCD
    3. How often do you run? 3~5 times a week, it depends on my sched.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I prefer running with other people. Even if i’m running alone i’ll usually trail along someone or if there’s someone on a bike ill surely follow (my own kind of speed workout)
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? I’m still saving for my garmin 305 so for now I guess my Amphipod Hydration belt. I don’t have to constantly look for a convenience store during my training runs. And i don’t have to keep on swearing when there aren’t much water stations along the race route 🙂
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? I can wear my old pants comfortably again! 😛 oh and I met new friends! 🙂
    7. What is your running goal?
    Short term: BQ!!!!!!!!
    Long Term: I want to win races! 🙂
    8. Why do you run?
    – cause its FREE!
    – It keeps me sane.
    – I’m addicted!
    – oh! and my mom used to run. so I’m trying to follow in her footsteps 🙂

  6. pop castillo Says:

    Hi, I’m so glad my cousin found your website. He’s the one who convinced me to run. Anyway, I just want to know if you have any details on the Metro Manila Run on 12 Aug. I’d like to sign up and try my luck on the 10K (I’m not happy w/ my time in Adidas KOTR). Thanks and I hope to hear from you. :>

  7. Joms Says:

    1. When did you start running? MIddle of 2006
    2. Where do you run? U.P. Diliman and Quezon City Circle
    3. How often do you run? 3-4 times a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Both. Running with others, it sure beats talking to yourself.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? A watch, i check my heart rate the old fashioned way.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? I’m never late for work anymore! I can now sprint from Makati Avenue to my office at Paseo de roxas in 3 minutes.hehehe!
    7. What is your running goal? Boston Marathon baby!
    8. Why do you run? I need something to counteract all the fats and calories from my daily sizzling sisig diet.

  8. banggigay Says:

    1. When did you start running? actually i was a sprint runner in high school – 1991. but had a shaky affair with it. got back to it in college for 2 milo marathons. then another cool-off. now i’m back to it with more fervent desire 🙂
    2. Where do you run? salcedo park and at the fort
    3. How often do you run? depends, but right now 3x a week.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? alone. i would like to try running with a company though.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? nike+ and airmax90/180
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? it’s the only time i can reorganise my thoughts. i tend to do a lot of stuff and juggle even when my hands are full. but a run for an hour a night or so, allows me to recollect my ideas and really focus what matters most, or what my priorities are. i always feel renewed after it.
    7. What is your running goal? to stay in this affair until my legs can afford it.
    8. Why do you run? i run just because. my friends even those in the inner circle may never understand it, but i luv it. and to me that’s all that matters 🙂

  9. Mayi Says:

    When did you start running? i did my 1st 8k trail run in may 2006 and almost died (mind you i was not even running 5k in the treadmill at this time) so i decided to take up running around sept 2006.
    Where do you run? on the treadmill at Fitness First Alabang, on the streets of Alabang Hills
    How often do you run? 3x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? mostly alone but would be nice to have a group that runs at my pace (you’re too fast for me). i don’t mind running alone too–helps clear my mind.
    What is your favorite running accessory? my ipod shuffle and new balance shoes
    What is the best benefit of running for you? aside from losing weight, it’s something i can say i can do without anyone’s help. for me completing a 10k race is an achievement. i feel good and proud of myself
    What is your running goal? nothing big really. just be able to run long without losing my breath.
    Why do you run? it makes me feel good! i never thought i could do this so it’s a reminder that anything is possible if you put your mind and heart into it.

  10. auzinrop Says:

    1. When did you start running? Year 2000 – Me ‘n Running have had an on-again, off again relationship since then…I love the feeling of hitting previous PB’s and saying quietly inside my own head ‘I’m Back!’…then imagining myself busting through an imaginary finish-line ribbon.

    2. Where do you run? Treadmill at the gym, Quezon City Circle

    3. How often do you run? Try for 5 times per week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Almost always alone at the moment. I love trying to push myself to the limit when I run so If I try to do this in a group it can be fairly anti-social.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? in order: My red adidas running singlet I’ve had since my first father’s day fun run in Melbourne (sentimental ako). A basic stopwatch. My iPod Shuffle.

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Endorphins!

    7. What is your running goal? Short term: to run my first marathon sub-3:20. There, I’ve said it out loud. No backing away from it now even though they say I should just focus on finishing. Long-term: to still be running marathons at 77 like some members of my club back home in Melbourne.

    8. Why do you run? Its cheap. Its easy with no real skill required. Running takes up as little time as possible for the cardio intensity and endorphin return. I realised after a few fun runs that I can run okay. Well – these are why I STARTED running. I wouldn’t KEEP running if I wasn’t a little addicted.

  11. hitme64 Says:

    1. When did you start running? 1981 Plebe Year (Baguio City 10k), 1987 2Lt (Mountains of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental), 2003 (Right after therapy and rehab), 2004 (Competitive Racing)

    2. Where do you run? Camp Crame

    3. How often do you run? 5 times a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Alone, because at 4AM am the only one running.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Timex Ironman Triathlon (been to 15 races and counting), Nike+Nano (6 races and counting), Nike runners (all the time)

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Gave hope after therapy and rehab

    7. What is your running goal? Break 50mins in 10k. Run 2hrs 30mins in 42k. Reach 1000k before Dec 2007 (370k as of July 11)

    8. Why do you run? Because of primal instincts, I guess…haha. Because it made me feel good again. Because I came back alive.

  12. sicamoli Says:

    1. When did you start running?
    – Dec 2006 on-and-off, then after Holy Week 2007 I became more consistent

    2. Where do you run?
    – Ayala Alabang most often, Treadmill at the office sometimes

    3. How often do you run?
    – 3-4x a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference?
    – Both. I have a high school buddy that I run with in the village about 1-2x a week. I run alone the rest of the time. Either is cool.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory?
    – My iPod nano with Nike+ — I love it. Those guys from Apple are geniuses.

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you?
    – The feeling of improving, as a pay-off for putting in the time.

    7. What is your running goal?
    – Work my way from 5K to 10K to 21K then finish a Marathon
    – Finish a marathon in a foreign city (London and New York sound nice)
    – And yes… to be a lifelong runner…

    8. Why do you run?
    – To be the best I can be physically.
    – The more I run, the smaller the problems become.
    – It just feels good!

  13. Scott Says:

    1. When did you start running? January 2007.
    2. Where do you run? Roads and trails all around Portland, Oregon, USA
    3. How often do you run? Four times a week.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I run with groups twice a week and alone twice. I like the variety doing both provides, but unless if I’m on a nice forest trail, the group makes it easier.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? My Garmin 305.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Self-esteem.
    7. What is your running goal? This year: Finish the Portland Marathon in under 4:10. Eight years from now: Complete the Western States 100.
    8. Why do you run? I’m completely addicted to how good, emotionally and physically, running makes me feel.

  14. runwitme Says:

    1. When did you start running? Early 2000

    2. Where do you run? Road races (10k & Half Marathons)

    3. How often do you run? Once a week – certified weekend warrior!

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Alone. Nobody want to run with me because I am too slow. Heheh!

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? My Olympus 770SW waterproof camera (for my running blog) and Sony MP3 Walkman.

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? More “Eat & Run” trips.

    7. What is your running goal? Run in all the 13 states in Malaysia & all the ASEAN countries. (So far been to Thailand and Singapore only. Philippines next?)

    8. Why do you run? Because I can.

  15. makulit Says:

    When did you start running? January 2007
    Where do you run? Merville, Paranaque and UP Diliman
    How often do you run? 4x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I run in the mornings before anyone i know is awake
    What is your favorite running accessory? the ipod for long runs, it gets boring at times
    What is the best benefit of running for you? i’m not sure if its related but i haven’t gotten colds since i started a regular run schedule
    What is your running goal? a marathon under 4 hrs this year and do the ironman two years from now haha
    Why do you run? why nga ba…. because you can always improve haha, i’m killing myself training for a 42k and theres a group who will do 100k on the same day. it makes me realize how far i still have to run

  16. caloyb Says:

    1. When did you start running? 1980, then took a time off in 2004 and 2005, concentrating on cycling (road and mtb). I went back to running again last year.
    2. Where do you run? Road and trail
    3. How often do you run? 4x-5x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I enjoy running alone, but the
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Other than my running shoes, my old Timex Ironman Triathlon.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? The sense of accomplishment that goes with it.
    7. What is your running goal? To run as long and as far as I can in my lifetime.
    8. Why do you run? I love to. That’s reason enough for me.

  17. Augustus Says:

    1. When did you start running? Last, last, last year.
    2. Where do you run? I go to another village and I run there, Much better to be in a new place.
    3. How often do you run? Once or twice a week. When I do hoops I run once.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Alone.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? mp3 player and adidas shoes, nike outfit.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Being fit. And it helps you stay longer in some sports activities.
    7. What is your running goal? To join marathons. Thanks to your List of Races Post! 🙂
    8. Why do you run? It excites me.

  18. Chaia Says:

    1. When did you start running? on and off from 2002-2005, constantly running start of 2006 around March
    2. Where do you run? Road around Vasquez Park, now at the threadmill in the gym, and in CCP-Roxas blvd.
    3. How often do you run? at least 4x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Alone most of the time, prefer eitherway
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? rubber shoes 🙂
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? loosing weight, health benefits and stress relief
    7. What is your running goal? to be healthy
    8. Why do you run? I find self accomplishment and stress relief whenever i run

  19. Renz Says:

    1. When did you start running?
    – Cops&Robbers > Elementary Days
    – 10k > March 2007
    2. Where do you run?
    Buendia – Jupiter, Makati
    3. How often do you run?
    – Early morning, 2x a week.
    – Tsaka minsan ‘pag tulog, tumtakbo din ako.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference?
    – Both. I prefer both. hehe, pwede ba yun?
    5. What is your favorite running accessory?
    – NB shoes
    – Casio Phys heart-rate monitor and stopwatch.
    Eto lang kse mga accessory ko. 🙂
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you?
    – Freedom. Energized. Healthy and fit.
    7. What is your running goal?
    – short-term: run daily
    – long-term: get a bib with a race number “1” (should this be a short-term goal? hehe. dream on o.O!)
    8. Why do you run?
    – Para magkalat ng pawis sa kalye!
    – Para pwede akong magnakaw tapos di ako mahabol ng pulis!
    – Seriously, to challenge oneself. Always looking forward for Tomorrow to beat Yesterday.
    – ‘de!… indi serious yun. Sarap lang talaga tumakbo! Pramis, bisyo na ‘to!

  20. biboy esteban Says:

    1. When did you start running? Last year. I was invited by my friend to run at the Adidas KOTR held at SM MOA. Without any training, he made me run and finish the 10 km.
    2. Where do you run? The Fort, UP Diliman, Laguna (my office is inside an industrial park)
    3. How often do you run? 3 to 4 times a week. Depends on the weather and availability of schedule.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both. I prefer running with friends. It gives me the motivation not to stop. If it does not permit, I run by myself. Sometimes, I invite my wife.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Adidas. I plan to add another pair, maybe New Balance.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Increase in endurance. I am also a dragonboat paddler.
    7. What is your running goal? To run and finish a half-marathon next year. And eventually, a full marathon.
    8. Why do you run? Ever since I started running last year, I loved it and continued to love it.

  21. Mary Anne Bernal Says:

    When did you start running? 2nd half of 2006 but started taking it seriously Jan2007
    Where do you run? Treadmill at the gym and around the village
    How often do you run? 2 – 3x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I got my hubby running with me a few times when I started but he got into trail biking so that’s the end of it. Now I run alone but I super enjoy it — its my quiet time –my sweet escape! =)
    What is your favorite running accessory? My Ipod shuffle, my NB 1222’s and of course can’t live without my McDavid and LP knee supports.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? It’s a great way to build stamina and stay fit.
    What is your running goal? To run the entire length of the skway…hahaha. Seriously to join marathons here and build myself up to 10K and perhaps more?
    Why do you run? Nothing compares to the feeling after reaching a personal goal I’ve set for myself and running has allowed me to do just that.

  22. bstrunner Says:

    When did you start running? Mid 2003
    Where do you run? Quirino Grandstand, Roxas Blvd, Rockwell, The Fort, KLCC, Eastcoast Singapore
    How often do you run? 4x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both. I run alone when im training for a run , when not i run with friends.
    What is your favorite running accessory? Asics waist water bottle and Adidas adizero CS.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? combat stress
    What is your running goal? to do 42 Marathons… 🙂 completed 3 Marathons(1 SCSG MArathon, 2 KL Marathon, 3 Penang Bridge Marathon KL)
    Why do you run? LOVE to enjoy the sceneries while running it also gives me time to releive stress and also to go to other places….

  23. mcdon Says:

    1. When did you start running? July 2005
    2. Where do you run? UP Diliman
    3. How often do you run? at least once a week 😉
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? both. for training purposes, i like to run alone; for leisure, with friends
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? —–
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? endurance and being able to do other sports like ultimate frisbee (sometimes)..
    7. What is your running goal? —–
    8. Why do you run? i need it, we all do.

  24. thumpstride Says:

    1. When did you start running? 2005
    2. Where do you run? Treadmill at the gym.
    3. How often do you run? once a week, luxury if I can afford another run within the week.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I run alone, haven’t tried with running with friends. My friends are not the running sort. They run away from problems hehehe…
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? iPod nano and looking forward to buying my first pair of Asics Gel Kayano 13 soon.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? cardio health, freedom and exhiliration when I met my target mileage after every run.
    7. What is your running goal? short term – to join a fun run. Long term – haven’t thought about it yet.
    8. Why do you run? for the sheer fun of it.

  25. sUnNySIDEuP Says:

    When did you start running? 1st yr HS August 1981 stopped 1991 and restarted 2001

    Where do you run? Araneta Village Malabon, Cabuyao, FPIP Batangas, Dariok Hills – Santiago City

    How often do you run? 5 – 6x a week. Mondays are rest days

    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? i mostly run alone because of my tight sked on weekdays. On weekends with my erps (who is 74yo btw and still running 64mins for 10k).

    What is your favorite running accessory? Timex HRM, Ipod mini shuffle, New Balance Shoes!!!

    What is the best benefit of running for you? 50lbs weight loss since 2001 and keeping it there, Runner’s high (no to drugs, just run & get a different high)

    What is your running goal? to run till my last breath in my hundredth bday maybe as well as to be in the olympic stadium….even as a spectator hahaha.

    Why do you run? it’s in my bloodstream (running could be hereditary don’t you think =) and for the love of it.

  26. Alex Says:

    Hi teacher Jaymie. I don’t know how my brother found out about your website, so I did my own digging and found your blog.

    So why “The Bull Runner”? and why the initials TBH?

    (I can relate to it… running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, where I did stay for about 5 years – and yes, I was crazy enough to actually run with the bulls).

    When did you start running? Feb 2007 (check my blog: http://alexracho.multiply.com
    Where do you run? Treadmill at Gold’s Gym (90%) and in AAVA and at fun runs
    How often do you run? 2x a week (or 3x if I’m lucky)
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? mostly by myself. The only time I run with others is at fun runs.
    What is your favorite running accessory? None – just me.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? A healthier me.
    What is your running goal? join a Triathlon (I’ve done 1 sprint tri), and one day a marathon. And just maybe someday an Ironman.
    Why do you run? To keep fit, and well, I’m really beginning to like it… I sometimes dream of it. I get excited thinking of it.

  27. patrick concepcion Says:

    1.When did you start running? May 1980
    2.Where do you run? Ayala Alabang, subic, baguio, abroad. anywhere
    3.How often do you run? 6….ok ill be honest 5 x week.
    4.Do you run alone or with others? always alone. ( im a loner )
    5.What is your favorite running accessory? nike shoes, Garmin Forerunner 205 watch and nike dri fit gear FOR AS LONG AS ITS COLOR BLACK !!!!
    6.What is the best benefit of running for you? Clears my head. keeps me balance
    7. What is your running goal? to run until the day i die.
    8. Why do you run? i love running, its the only thing i do good:-) keeps my head straight

  28. Mark P Says:

    1. When did you start running?1982, I accompanied my sister in one of her training runs and slowly I got hooked.
    2. Where do you run? I always run near home mostly in loops. Now I run in Ayala Alabang. I have a 10.2K loop, 5K loop, 1k loop,6.7K loop and a 7.6K loop.
    3. How often do you run? Daily if possible but I guess I end up running 3-6 times a week. But I am working on running daily.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Alone most of the time. Its my “me time” but I do enjoy running with other people.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory/gear? Shoes, the latest one is my Mizuno Wave Rider 8.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Health as well as providing some Balance in my life.
    7. What is your running goal? To qualify and run the Boston Marathon. But I am just happy to run.
    8. Why do you run? I run because I can. I hurt my knee twice and needed surgery. Now I am just thankful I can still run.

  29. domster Says:

    1. When did you start running?

    July 2006

    2. Where do you run?

    Ayala alabang and fitness first treadmill (looking for variety though!)

    3. How often do you run?

    Ho hum..not as much as i would like right now, husband (who was my running partner) is in the US and feeling a bit down. 😦 Now im looking for a running club or at least some runners who i can join running in ayala alabang.

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference?

    Honestly, i like training byby myself. But now i kinda feel i need some company on the road, like people who you can talk to abt running. Somehow my friends arent into it yet soooo…. my only company for now are my running books 😦 how sad.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory/gear?

    My New Balance 1222s, i bought three of them when it went on sale! i even bought one for my brother! hahahaha, talk abt obsession.

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you?

    The mental high, the satisfaction of making my flesh submit to my will, and knowing that if i can do it in running, i can do it with anything.

    7. What is your running goal?

    ~Be like Grete Waitz! hahaha… well, to run for the rest of my life, grow old and run marathons ’til im 90+++ .
    ~To make running so part of my life, like eating. I want to wake up in the morning and itch to run.
    ~To train myself to get better and not feel like im training.
    ~To overcome my laziness.

    8. Why do you run?

    Because i find my true self when i do, and no one can take that away from me.

  30. mandie Says:

    1. When did you start running? 1980, in college. Was looking for a sport that fits my schedule and gives me time think/reflect.
    2. Where do you run? Presently, just at the village . . .
    3. How often do you run? Try to run 3x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Have only returned to running this june 2007 after 25 years of hibernation, and after “60 lbs”, thus presently, I do run alone. But, lately have joined the Adidas King of the Road , and the QC Red Cross 5K run with my son , Ivan (na iniiwan ako?)
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? I used to run in Botak singlet and shorts (mayroon pa ba noon?), this was when I’m still 140 lbs (my ideal runner’s weight, “ your height in inches, times 2, is your ideal weight in pounds” ) . . . but now I just wear tennis shorts and t-shirt (nag evaporate kasi yung abs ko? !#$%^&*) . . . Now, I have a “beat up, Addidas trail shoes” for dirt and running in the rain, and a new Addidas running shoes, and a New Balance cross trainer. Also have a belt bag that can carry a 500 ml bottle for water.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? It the best and cheapest way to stay fit and be sane, in this crazy, rat race world.
    7. What is your running goal? Hopefully, will trim down to 170 lbs (now 195 lbs), sana will return to my 1:40 time in a 20K marathon and sana finish a marathon before I . . . . RIP
    8. Why do you run? TBFAF . . . to be fit and focus

  31. roderick poblete Says:

    . When did you start running?

    1983 which was 68 pounds ago. I stiopped, ran again last 2006 to shed weight wich i did from 190 to 165 and still at it to reach 150 at least. I joined races this 2007 and have been at it. The fun is back!!!

    2. Where do you run?

    I ran home from work in RCBC plaza makati on to Ayala,Mckinley Road, Fort Bonifacio dodging motorbikes and monster trucks in the south west service road on the way to merville, moonwalk and to my place in Mulitnational. I take long runs in MOA or in Manila Memorial park (where ther are more trees) on weekends.

    3. How often do you run?

    about 2 to 3 x a week….. weekends are amust for me so i join races to force me to run… sortof a weekend get out of that bed warrior tuff.

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference?

    I ran alone… My best time to think and meditate after work and weekend contemplation. BUt I can enjoy running with others …that si why I join races to validate that i am not alone in this thing.. I want to join a club too ..

    5. What is your favorite running accessory/gear?

    My NIKE triax 10 whic offers grat support. and MY Mp3 player strutting out Hendrix….led Zeppelin and Pat metheny to keep me going…..

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you?

    I cant explain…………….It is spiritual….First it touches my heart… makes it go faster…. I feel the wind… I ran after my breath… I enjoy the scenery…. I am one with the world………………..IT IS THE CLOSEST THING TO BEING IN LOVE……. which makes us live.

    7. What is your running goal?

    To run until I die……….whenever that is

    8.. Why do you run?

    I just dont aks myself why………….I just exist………….
    I am enjoying the gift of breath and life….

  32. Jinoe Says:

    1. When did you start running? February 2006 (10K Pasig Marathon)
    2. Where do you run? CCP every Sunday
    3. How often do you run? 1x a week, hoping to get back to the gym and make ti 3x.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? With my girlfriend.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? I have two. New Balance Shoes and mp3 player.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Getting fit. Bonding with my gf.
    7. What is your running goal? A full 42K marathon.
    8. Why do you run? I love it as well.

  33. Pablo (PLY33) Says:

    1. When did you start running? Preschool (tag, ‘agawan base’); highschool (50 m sprints) and distance in 1st year PE and again a decade later- 2002.

    2. Where do you run? UP Diliman, Capitol Hills Golf- Ayala Heights (QC), Fort Bonifacio, Treadmill at Mandarin, everywhere else.

    3. How often do you run? 4-6x a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Either’s fine though usually I prefer long runs with company, time trials by myself.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Rudy Project Rydon sunglasses, and my favorite pair of trainers- Asics Kinsei- the best pair of running shoes I’ve ever had.

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you?
    Originally to keep fit for soccer; to be able to eat anything and to get the runners high after races, tempo and long runs.

    7. What is your running goal?
    Win as many medals and trophies- age group or otherwise.

    8. Why do you run? The thrill of victory; nothing compares to winning trophies and medals for age group and smaller races. The second is being the most fit in my soccer/ basketball teams (Atletico Manila, company teams)

  34. Louie Says:

    1. When did you start running? September 2002

    2. Where do you run? Acropolis, Greenmeadows-Giraffe St. stretch, Dasma-Forbes, Fort Bonifacio, UP Diliman, CCP Complex, Calle Ruega, Camp John Hay Baguio

    3. How often do you run? 7 days a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I always run alone. I find it hard to pace myself with someone whose faster or slower.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Adidas running shoes and a good sports bra that supports well. Also, dri-fit clothes.

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? It makes me feel generally happier and less lethargic through out the day. It makes me feel like I’ve started my day right with a good old run.

    7. What is your running goal? Someday (in probably 1 year’s time) I’d like to complete a 21-k race.

    8. Why do you run? To get the runner’s high. And, I constantly love to challenge myself to see how far and how long I can last.

  35. Simon Miranda Says:

    When did you start running? 1997 in perparation for my cadetship in PMA. but after i was discharged in 1999, i rarely ran. I took it seriously again in february 2007.
    Where do you run? treadmill twice a week, up oval at least twice a week, and if im in my q.c. home i run in mira nila, if im in cainta, i run in greenlang subdv.
    How often do you run? 5-6 times a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? both. when im alone i can set my own pace. but my mom and brother usually run with me.
    What is your favorite running accessory? before it was my new balance 765 running shoe now it’s my adidas uraha. and of course my race shirts.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? i lost 40 lbs in 8 months. so definitely it’s weight loss/maintenance
    What is your running goal? to run a half marathon and to run until i die.
    Why do you run? Because im the boss. no rules, it’s just me, my heart and my legs. and i love the sweat..

  36. bobby Says:

    1.when did u start running?
    1st qtr. of 2007
    2.where do u run?
    inside the village and valley golf for long runs
    3.how often do u run?
    atleast 3x a week
    4.do u run alone or with others? preference?
    i’m prepared to run alone but usually joins other runners so as not to
    be called “isnabero” hehehe…
    5.what is ur favorite running accessory?
    my NB’s for flats and nike ACG’s for trail, walkman, digital
    wristwatch/timer
    6.what is the best benefit of running for u?
    weight loss of course and to be fit and healthy
    7.waht is ur running goal?
    to run 10k’s regularly/consistently, join more fun runs (saka na yung half
    full marathons hehehe…)
    8.why do u run?
    coz it helps me to be mentally strong & i love the feeling after each
    run…exhausted but somewhat fulfilled. u can do it alone and best of all…
    it’s free hehehe…

  37. focha Says:

    When did you start running? July 2005 (requirement to join a mountaineering org)

    Where do you run?
    • Filinvest Alabang (where you could see flocks of migratory egrets near RITM early in the morning)
    • Bilibid, Susana Heights and Everest Memorial park
    • Daanghari (Alabang to San Pedro, where you could see how realty and development “evicted” native wildlife)
    • Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Anilao and Manabu Peak in Lipa (if I have the budget)

    How often do you run? 1 to 2 times a week

    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Alone. There’s no one from my place who likes where I run

    What is your favorite running accessory? Deuter NORDIC I for my water bottle and digital camera

    What is the best benefit of running for you? It gives me no reason to complain when an elevator is out of service

    What is your running goal? To organize a run that will help save Ipo Dam Watershed

    Why do you run? To take pictures and to enjoy the scenery

  38. K Says:

    When did you start running? July 2007
    Where do you run? the roads of Norfolk, where Im temporarily based
    How often do you run? every other day, alternating with pilates and bellydancing( for real!)
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference?Right now, I run alone.
    What is your favorite running accessory? My first running shoes:Nike Air Structure Triax.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Stayin fit in body and clearing the clutter in my mind.
    What is your running goal? To run alongside my baby, and be able to keep up.
    Why do you run? It makes me feel alive!

  39. jay_03 Says:

    1. When did you start running?
    November 2003
    2. Where do you run?
    UP Diliman
    3. How often do you run?
    3-4x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference?
    Usually alone, hirap makahanap ng kasama na ka-pace mo eh…
    5. What is your favorite running accessory?
    My shoes?
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you?
    Fitness, confidence and endurance (i’m able to play other sports because of this)
    7. What is your running goal?
    Be able to finish a marathon
    8. Why do you run?
    To challenge myself. Aba, patay na bata ako nung HS tapos bigla na lang akong na-addict sa running tapos biglang naging health buff. Marami ring nabago sa buhay ko dahil dito.

  40. Ninaw Says:

    1. When did you start running? July 2001; stopped 2003; took it up seriously September 2007
    2. Where do you run? Treadmill at the gym, Philsports, UP
    3. How often do you run? 3-4 times a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I usually run alone: it’s my time to reflect about my life and let my mind wander.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? My new balance shoes and short shorts.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Stress relief and reflection.
    7. What is your running goal? To finish marathons at least once a year.
    8. Why do you run? I love the freedom, the sense of achievement, and the satisfaction of running. I like to let my mind wander. Of course, the after-run glow of my skin is ooh-truly lovely.

  41. Gelo Says:

    1. When did you start running? March 1994, rested 1999, started again January 2002.
    2. Where do you run? UP acad oval or ADMU Moro Lorenzo to Blue Eagle gym.
    3. How often do you run? 3x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I run alone or with my brother in law if there’s an up coming event, I run with friends for fitness.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? New Balance running shoes are the best!
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Fitness and health.
    7. What is your running goal? To become a triathlete and run the Boston Marathon. (the dream)
    8. Why do you run? To always catch your second wind, to compete not only against others but also from yourself.
    “If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run, yours is the earth and everything that’s in it and which is more you’ll be a runner my son!”

  42. Tina Says:

    1) When did you start running? On and off three years ago. Started training longer distances July 2007
    2) Where do you run? Treadmill, around the village, UP on Sundays
    3) How often do you run? 3x a week
    4) Do you run alone or with others? Mostly alone but not by preference. I still can’t imagine how some runners find common time for the long hours of training.
    5) What is your favorite running accessory? hydration belt, sports cap
    6) What is the best benefit of running for you? Forced me to be health- conscious – you know – take calciums, carbs, stay hydrated, have enough sleep, etc
    What is your running goal? NYC and beyond
    Why do you run? Except when running on a treadmill, this is one sport where I completely dictate my pace.

  43. pinoy_hatdog (a.k.a. Paul) Says:

    When did you start running?
    March 2002 as an athlete, and August 2005 as a hobby.

    Where do you run?
    Lately around Baywalk, and at school’s sport’s complex (DLSU)

    How often do you run?
    As much as possible (around 4 times a week if I’m lucky)

    Do you run alone or with others?
    I prefer running with others, though most of the time I run alone *sob* haha.

    What is your favorite running accessory?
    Hmm.. my Avia runners I guess.

    What is the best benefit of running for you?
    Helps me keep my mind off other things thus keeping me sane from my somewhat hectic lifestyle.

    What is your running goal?
    Two words.. 42 kilometers.

    Why do you run?
    Ika nga ni Peter Maher.. It’s because I’m not a wimp! 😛 And basically because I just LOVE it!

  44. ojim_1964 Says:

    1. When did you start running?
    June 2007

    2. Where do you run?
    Amoranto Sports Complex

    3. How often do you run?
    6 days a week. early morning

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference?
    Both. pero minsan mas prefer ko alone

    5. What is your favorite running accessory?
    Avia shoes and sports bra

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you?
    stay fit and healthy.. dati overweight ako.. hehehehehe,
    lost more than 30 pounds in four months

    7. What is your running goal?
    run till i die… join the Boston Marathon

    8. Why do you run?
    i dont know basta addict lang talaga

  45. Lemuel Ian Says:

    When did you start running? I fell in love with running again just recently as June 2007.Been into jogging years ago when i was still playing in a local college basketball varsity in the province albeit it wasnt as dedicated and “serious” compared to the passed months.
    Where do you run? I run at the Amoranto and UP Diliman campus or sometimes just hits the scout area roads…
    Do you run alone or with others? I run alone if my schedule doesnt make it possible that i run with my wife (who is also into this). Sometimes we brings our two little girls.Its great running after children who arent afraid to have their knees and elbows bruised..
    What is your favorite running accessory? I got a Nike + and an Adidas Cube.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? its for goodhealth first and foremost.ive become more active and energized since i started running and the migraines died a natural death.I lost some pounds too.Running can be a test of will,dedication and patience as well coz most of the time the competition is really yourself.
    What is your running goal? my wife and i had our first taste of 5K runs in the past two sundays (animo and runnex exec). we both completed the race.my goal is to sustain this interest in the years to come.I think i can do a 10K but id like to improve on my 5K and check possibility of running a 10K next year.But the most important thing is simply to continue loving to run,run,run……..
    Why do you run? …you all kow it guys..

  46. sherwin Says:

    1. When did you start running? sometime 2005.
    2. Where do you run? treadmill at the gym, UP, BGC.
    3. How often do you run? i don’t have a regular schedule.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I normally run with friends.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Ipod shuffle and New Balance Shoes.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? it helps keep my weight from going up even if i don’t diet.
    7. What is your running goal? To run a full Marathon at least once a year.
    8. Why do you run? I love running.

  47. mandie Says:

    we will surely wait for that movie, have you seen the movie “running” , stars michael douglas, try to watch it, it is based on a true story.
    as for the marathon, here is the latest record.

    keep on running !
    mandie

  48. bards Says:

    1. When did you start running? July 2007
    2. Where do you run? treadmill at the gym and wherever our long runs takes us
    3. How often do you run? Now im training for a half marathon so at least 4 times a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? More often than not alone, but on long runs usually with running friends
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? My Polar RS200sd
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Guiltfree eating after a long run!!!
    7. What is your running goal? For now, its to complete the Subic Half Marathon in Jan 2008 and then to train for a full marathon at the end of the year. Long term plan … be a runner til Im a lola!
    8. Why do you run? I started to keep of the weight … and then acquired taste pala sya… now i love it!

  49. love Says:

    # When did you start running? August 2001 in a triathlon race

    # Where do you run? Treadmill @ the Metro Lifestyle Gym

    # How often do you run? 1 to 2x a week..hehe tamad eh

    # Do you run alone or with others? Preference? in outdoor, i run with someone who’s faster than me.

    # What is your favorite running accessory? New Balance Shoes Forever!!! sleeveless jersey or dri-fit as usual and i cycling short.

    # What is the best benefit of running for you? Losing Pounds, Burning Fats, Sweating, and Gaining Strength and Endurance.

    # What is your running goal? For some people, Running is very hard…But it’s all in the mind. who says we can’t finish 42k? My running Goal is to Finish the 42k run in an Ironman Triathlon. hehe

    # Why do you run? To stay fit! I love pushing myself to the limits. I love to run..kung hindi lang jahe tumakbo ng tumakbo sa kalye from home to my worklplace…tatakbo talaga ako hehe… and Lastly, my father told me that Mama, already passed away, was a good runner but their religion will not let her to join races anymore and so her running dreams were shattered. I feel so sad for her and i want to continue her dreams. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!”

  50. nick torre iii Says:

    When did you start running? for fun-1984-1991 (high school to college, combined with bmx); for compliance-1991-1993 (cadet days. oh i hate those runs with the upperclassmen and when i am one, with my underclassmen as well, haha); for pride-1993 to 2007 (i need to keep myself fit to ensure that i can credibly bawl out my unfit men); for the challenge-feb 2007-present (when i got myself a suunto t6)
    Where do you run? where my work takes me.
    How often do you run? dati bara-bara lang (kung kailan lang gusto at nung cadet days, kung kailan may mase-mase) but now, i try to stick to hal higdon’s novice 1 program and stay at the 10th week level.
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both.
    What is your favorite running accessory? suunto t6 and mod 10-7 2incher (haha!)
    What is the best benefit of running for you? bragging rights (another haha!)
    What is your running goal? See cadets rot running with me during my retirement day.
    Why do you run? because the road is there…

  51. (N) of Jhamfrens Says:

    When did you start running? a year ago just merely Jog nothing else but after the 31st Milo M 10K, i’ve called it now RUNNING w/ passion. ehem sound serious!
    Where do you run? Grandstand-CCP (1Hr)
    How often do you run? 2x a week @ 5am
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both, with my team we have a lot of future talks but running alone I have a special time and freedom to think.
    What is your favorite running accessory? New Balance Shoes.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? I felt refresh and strong Focus ba! b4 medyo edgy eh ngayon may patutunguhan na bcoz of the Jhamfrens Runners Club.
    What is your running goal? in my place (Leveriza, Malate) to outreach every Barangay to join the club and in 3 years from now to run the MARATHON. Why do you run? my mind, body & spirit love to run!

  52. Clint Says:

    1. When did you start running? June 2007
    2. Where do you run? UP Diliman
    3. How often do you run? 2x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I love running with a company. It’s a way of easing up the phycial pains as well as assessing your running pace.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? My shoes

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? losing pounds. I was obese before.

    7. What is your running goal? finish a marathon (42k) or perhaps The Iron Man

    8. Why do you run? the endorphins. Running is a also a good remedy for insomniacs. Once you run, you get a sound sleep.

  53. venice nepomuceno Says:

    1. when did you start running? in my early 20’s
    2. where do you run? road, trails, running track in the gym,
    3. how often do you run? four to five times a week
    4. do you run alone or with others? preferably alone, but with a running buddy once in a while comes handy
    5. favorite running accesory? an old cool-down shirt from a previous half marathon completed
    6. what is your running goal? to graduate from half marathons and move on to a 42k
    7. why do you run? running keeps my sanity

  54. Peter Mancao M.D. Says:

    1. When did you start running? JULY 2006
    2. Where do you run? Cebu City Sports Center , Club Ultima & Casino Espanol (treadmill)
    3. How often do you run? 4x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Both
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Garmin 205 & Asics Gel Kinsei
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? eat anything on the table diet
    7. What is your running goal? New York Marathon (Done Nov ’07) one marathon a year for the next five years Chicago , Boston , London , Berlin. have at least one 10k event a month in cebu
    8. Why do you run? it’s the only way to keep the body in shape.

  55. Chris Says:

    When did you start running? August 2007

    Where do you run? Ayala Alabang, Treadmill at Fitness First RCBC

    How often do you run? at least 4x a week (one or two outdoors preferably)

    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Both. There are days i prefer to run alone (zoning out) and there are times i like having a running partner

    What is your favorite running accessory? I have two. New Balance Shoes (its worlds apart from initially using Salomon)

    What is the best benefit of running for you?
    Initially, weight loss. But now, its quite meditative and its centers me as well as running gives me the opportunity to “listen to my body”

    What is your running goal? to love running for a looong time as well as try a full marathon (if running a retreat house will allow me.. why not)

    Why do you run?
    I helps me in finding balance:my center and my space.

  56. top Says:

    When did you start running?
    Feb 05 part of ACL rehab in Moro Lorenzo. Then took it up as a my cardio to compliment my gym workouts June 07. Became an addict October 07 when I got my nike+ 🙂
    Where do you run? Greenhills area.
    How often do you run? 3x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? So far alone coz haven’t found a run buddy yet.
    What is your favorite running accessory? Nike+ & Mizuno
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Cardio!
    What is your running goal? Hmm.. have to think bout this… so far no goals for a marathon.. 10k max.
    Why do you run? It’s fun plus it really goes well to cut up during workouts

  57. Beni Ancheta-Veloso Says:

    1. When did you start running? Early 90s… off an on…
    2. Where do you run? Ateneo, UP, fort area in 2007, parks abroad
    3. How often do you run? 1-3x a week…off and on
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Both, but I like to run alone more. Keeps my focuses intact. My favorite running partner, joey v (bro-in-law) ditched me last year. I too enjoy running with him.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? New Balance all terrain, My id with complete contact numbers (just in case something unfortunate happens to me….knock, knock.)
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Slowly losing my pregnancy weight; no PMS
    7. What is your running goal? Any full marathon… and to run like a child, effortlessly! Continue advocating my Chi-running paradigm shift.
    8. Why do you run? keeps my energy levels high.

  58. Jovin Javier Says:

    When did you start running? October 2007
    Where do you run? Around Powerplant or Merville, Paranaque
    How often do you run? 3 to 4x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I’ve only done running alone… haven’t found a group I can run with…
    What is your favorite running accessory? Suunto T3 with HR belt and Foot Pod
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Slimmed tummy
    What is your running goal? 5k under 30min, 10k under 1 hour, finish a 21k and 42k.
    Why do you run? Fitness!!! Perfect match with my gym workouts…

  59. jhun Says:

    1. When did you start running? 2007 (on and off)
    2. Where do you run? Before treadmill @ d gym, presently UP Acad Oval (sundays) and @ d bck MOA (weekdays)
    3. How often do you run? 4x week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do run alone. But its nice to have a buddy or a group.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? my mp3 player, I’m planning to buy a running shoes p lng eh
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? cheapest way to stay fit (LOL) and increase my endurance.
    7. What is your running goal? 42K? (w0w)
    8. Why do you run? to be fit…

  60. carlos santiago Says:

    When did you start running? 2002
    Where do you run? bulacan
    How often do you run?5 times a week
    Do you run alone or with others? alone
    What is your favorite running accessory?.new balance asics nike
    What is the best benefit of running for you? toned body and getting rid of stress
    What is your running goal? the New York Marathon.
    Why do you run?I want to stop all my vices(smoking and alcohol) and I did it 8 years ago 59 Responses to “Meet Other Runners

  61. ritchie.alava Says:

    1. When did you start running?

    2. Where do you run? UP, Marikina, DJ subd

    3. How often do you run? 3x a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I run with my bro and a friend
    but i prefer running alone

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? My nike 50Lap watch/ wristband/red mizunos

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Conditions my heart. Meeting other runners.

    7. What is your running goal? To keep on running.

    8. Why do you run? It feels good! (yung 1st km lang, the rest torture!)

  62. Manman J. Says:

    1. When did you start running? 2005.
    2. Where do you run? Treadmill at the Gym; Around the village and PP Mall.
    3. How often do you run? 3 short runs plus 1 long run / week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Alone so far. I haven’t tried running with anybody.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory/gear? iPod Shuffle
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Better health and endurance.
    7. What is your running goal? 42K at 42 yrs old (3 more years of training)
    8. Why do you run? Health benefits, Time alone, stress release

  63. marc_c Says:

    1. When did you start running? September 2006
    2. Where do you run? Marikina Sports Park, Marikina Riverbanks (Libis-Tumana-Balara-Katipunan-C5)
    3. How often do you run? 3 or 4 times a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Alone, because I’m still looking for someone that has equal pacing. But I do like to run with others if they don’t go ahead of me or get left behind by me.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Currently, my hydration pack and my dri-fit shirts.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? I think I look and feel better than I was before running constantly.
    7. What is your running goal? To run and finish any 42k marathon once a year for the rest of my life.
    8. Why do you run? Freedom from thinking about my frustrations or problems. Constant physical and mental improvement. Sense of focus and accomplishment.

  64. Mark Tajaros Says:

    When did you start running? february 2007
    Where do you run? U.P. and Sta. Lucia Business Park(back of SM fairview)
    How often do you run? once a week(every monday morning)
    Do you run alone or with others? i run with friends but most of the time we dont keep the same pace.
    What is your favorite running accessory? my timex expedition and my nike running gears.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? peace of mind, healthy lungs and body.
    What is your running goal? to finish a 10k run(never joined any events)
    Why do you run? i’m a smoker and a drinker, i run to balance my lifestyle.

  65. Noemi Tiongco Says:

    1. When did you start running? November 2007..
    2. Where do you run? Marikina Sports Center
    3. How often do you run? 4x at best, once on very busy weeks.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Hubby and I are not in any group as it’s hard to commit skeds but it would be nice to run with a group. Pace-wise, run alone is best and let other runners pace and strategy inspire me.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? my NB shoes, and run music.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Feeling light and easy.. became more conscious of what i eat.
    7. What is your running goal? 42K in 2k9 either the Pasig or Subic. Maybe join HK’s half marathon.. maybe.
    8. Why do you run? It makes me happy. Gives me a good sense of balance.

    P.S. Mom of 3 here.. I always read your blogs.. an enjoyable read. Thanks for all the nice stories you put in here. Hope your injury leaves you soon.. i can relate how much you hurt if you can’t run. it can be very frustrating.

  66. joseph anthony siscon Says:

    When did you start running?
    Janury 2008
    Where do you run?
    Around UPD campus
    How often do you run?
    actually, since I just have started i walk/jog/run(more on walking and jogging) atleast 6x a week.
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference?
    I enjoy running with somebody.
    What is your favorite running accessory?
    my running shoes is my best buddy
    What is the best benefit of running for you?
    loosing weight and having time to enjoy outdoors
    What is your running goal?
    to finish a race, i’m just starting so I don’t have any yet
    Why do you run? Because enjoy doing it

  67. Jun C Says:

    1. When did you start running? on and off 2007 got serious 4th qtr of 2007
    2. Where do you run? oval – Markina Sport Center
    3. How often do you run? Every other day after work. Am not an early riser but lately tried the early morning run to condition myself for the early morning running events.
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Alone. but sometimes want to try running with somebody and meet other runners.
    What is your favorite running accessory? After my foot testing, my adidas Supernova10. Hope to have a Garmin 205 or 305.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Feels good, getting fit. addict na rin like you..
    What is your running goal? Fot this year, half marathon. Have to join at 2-3 more 10ks and 1 or 10mile run.
    Why do you run? To stay fit, maintain my weight. Like you, If I don’t run, i will die. di naman die, sick lang .. Its frustrating if i dont get to run especially during rainy season.
    ** I always read your blogs and enjoyed it very much. Thanks for all the nice stories and updates on events for the running addicts like me.

  68. pawgee Says:

    1. When did you start running? September 2007 (Treadmill), December 2007 (Open Road-Yakult run 5k)

    2. Where do you run? Road races (10k & Half Marathons); Open Road (Sta.Rosa, Laguna)

    3. How often do you run? Treadmill (3x a week); Open Road (Once a week)

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I run with my officemates during races; I run alone during weekends.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Running Socks & NB Flat Foot Sport Insole. 🙂

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Fat Burning & I get to see lots of beautiful women. 🙂

    7. What is your running goal? 2008 – To Run & Finish a Half-Marathon ; lose 7 lbs 2009 – To run & finish a full marathon

    8. Why do you run? To burn my excess tummy fat; lots of beautiful women to see 🙂

  69. eilene31 Says:

    1. When did you start running? February 2005
    2. Where do you run? at first treadmill.. now i run every morning at our municipal park.
    3. How often do you run? 5x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I run alone… for it gives me all the time in the world to think first hour of the day.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? my nike shoes and ipod.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? it gives me the energy i need for the day… a healthier body and mind… a smile in my face!
    7. What is your running goal? just to run as long as i can… and to go places i’ve never been and just run and explore my surroundings with just my running shoes as my companion!
    8. Why do you run? i run for my health… i run b’coz it gives me the natural high! i feel happier now… even if it means waking up at 4am everyday just to hit the road and be home at 5.30am to get ready for work… it’s nothing compared to the joy i feel everytime i’m done with my everyday goal!

  70. Del Valdes Says:

    1.When did you start running? – Started way back in college ..stopped…got married…ran again…stopped again…Started again last December 2006 & the rest is history.
    2.Where do you run? – Inside the subdivision oval garden & around the said mentioned area.
    3.How often do you run? – 3x a week sometimes 4, when theirs a run on a sunday.
    4.Do you run alone or with others? Preference? – Run alone but sometimes when I see my best buds, we run together. But my preference is to run alone, because I find it meditaiting specially when my ears are glued to the music I’m playing on my mp3.
    5.What is your favorite running accessory? – My Mp3 (can’t run w/o it,need the beat & rhythm to keep me in motion) My Mega Bounce (alternate /w my air max 360) running shoes & my rosary (to keep me safe on the road)
    6.What is the best benefit of running for you? – It helped me quit smoking! Hoorahhh! It keeps me balanced & clears my mind. Made me fit physically & mentally.
    7.What is your running goal? – To run as long as I can, until I have grandchildren. The Boston & New York Marathons would be cool, if my age permits….
    8.Why do you run? – Like what I have mentioned in question #6, keeps me balanced & clears my mind….every run I make makes me more hooked to it…..Like Billy Joel said in one of his songs “It’s All About Soul”.

  71. elli dela rea Says:

    1. When did you start running? This year lang, newbie, like 3 months ago
    2. Where do you run? UP Dil
    3. How often do you run? Once a week, after my shift.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Right now, with others, haven’t got that determination to run by myself.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? None as of the moment, I’m still planning to buy a running shoes, am just using basketball shoes.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Makes me feel good, especially when you sweat a lot, makes you feel like your body’s working.
    7. What is your running goal? Hehe, right now, 3 laps with the UP University ave.
    8. Why do you run? I want to be fit and feel good inside, to relieves stress from work, by the way, I work in a call center.

  72. Carlo Says:

    1. When did you start running? May 2007
    2. Where do you run? Happy Valley, HK
    3. How often do you run? 3-4x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I prefer to run alone as it gives me time to think and concentrate on my form, breathing.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? New Balance shoes
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Improves health and I just enjoy it.
    7. What is your running goal? NYC and Boston
    8. Why do you run? Because I feel a great sense of happiness, accomplishment, relief after each run. Because I want to push myself to overcome the challenges of a race.

  73. Idnod Says:

    1. When did you start running? Since waaaay back :D, CSA soccer team … but joining official running events – late 2006
    2. Where do you run? south suburbia or the boondoks.
    3. How often do you run? thrice a week.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? off events = solo otherwise with friends.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? my AXN500 HRM
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? stress relief and under 45min with my A.P.E..
    7. What is your running goal? attain and maintain a “good” VO2max appropriate to my ever increasing age and a full marathon in the worse condition.
    8. Why do you run? maintain a level of fitness for climbing/trekking.

  74. cdomine Says:

    when did you start running -2002

    where do you run – foster city ca, san mateo ca sawyer camp trail

    how often do you run – 5 to 6 x a week

    i run mostly alone

    favorite running accessory- ipod

    benefit of running – i’d go crazy if i d dont run

    running goal – BQ, then as a triathlete the big one -kona hawaii ironman lottery or qualification

    why do u run because i have legs

  75. Nora Says:

    When did you start running? MAY 15, 2007
    Where do you run? INSIDE AND AROUND PHILAMLIFE VILLAGE
    PARK, LAS PINAS CITY
    How often do you run? WHENEVER I CAN, NORMALLY 2X A WEEK
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference?
    I PREFER TO RUN WITH FRIENDS BUT
    OUR SCHEDULES DON’T JIVE SO I RUN
    ALONE (Sigh)
    What is your favorite running accessory?
    You meant accessories? MY NIKE HYDRA-
    TION BELT, ADIDAS & NEW BALANCE
    RUNNING SHOES
    What is the best benefit of running for you? I CAN PLAY TENNIS WITHOUT
    RUNNING OUT OF AIR AND I CAN EAT
    ANYTHING WHILE MAINTAINING MY WEIGHT
    What is your running goal? TO RUN 5K ON MY 50TH BIRTHDAY.
    Why do you run? AT FIRST, FOR ME TO ENJOY PLAYING
    TENNIS. NOW, I HAVE LEARNED TO LOVE
    IT BECAUSE I FELT SOOH MUCH BETTER
    SINCE I STARTED RUNNING. ALSO, EVEN
    THOUGH I GAIN EXTRA 6 LBS, I LOSE
    WEIGHT EASILY.

  76. 26miler Says:

    Hey fellow runners!

    I started running in 1980 during the glory days of Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Carl Lewis
    I run wherever I am. At home, I run towards CCP and run the whole stretch of Roxas Blvd from Luneta to the Coastal Tollway (on my weekend long runs), At work I would run up to Park Square 1 roofdeck and do my laps there (it’s about a 550 meter lap); when I am doing my intervals, I would be in UL track oval or Rizal Memorial Track Oval. When I am in vacation or someplace else, i will create a course for me, usually an out and back course.
    I train for a marathon so I usually run daily with long runs on weekends if no race is scheduled.
    I usually run by myself but, I can run with just about any body. And I don’t mind running the pace of someone who is just beginning in the sport.
    Accessories? well, I am a Nike user and was once had the privilege of endorsing the gear. I maintain at least 10 pairs of different Nike shoes, 2 for racing and 2 for track racing and the rest for training. I usually run in my shorts and singlets and would use an eyewear and/or a ball cap.
    Running taught me a lot of patience, endurance, discipline and tenacity. A healthy and young body are bonuses. Running makes a person look young.
    Goal? I think you are not a marathoner if you have never dreamed of running the Boston Marathon. Had I been younger, the Olympic Marathon would be tops on my list.
    I run because it makes me relax (how ironic, huh?) But it really does, I guess it’s the runner’s high. The adrenaline rush when you hit your cruising speed as if every motion becomes effortless and you know you can still go faster.
    See you on the roads!

  77. ibet Says:

    When did you start running? July 2007
    Where do you run? Treadmill at the gym & running events
    How often do you run? 2x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Pag sa gym – alone. Running events with others syempre
    What is your favorite running accessory? Nike+, ipod nano and Nike+ Shox Shoes.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Maintaining my weight and beeing fit.
    What is your running goal? this year – to participate in 10K but eventually complete a full marathon
    Why do you run? to be fit. I am not getting any younger! 🙂

  78. ronniedelara Says:

    1. When did you start running? may 2006
    2. Where do you run? i run wherever there is an opportunity…cavite,laguna,tagaytay,alabang,baguio,iloilo,boracay,batangas ,abroad, and in any race events in the country.
    3. How often do you run? Before, i run everyday (dr. larazabal program) but now i’m following a “runnersworld program” which is 4x a week only.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both. alone-3x a week and with friends during long run.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? I have four. nike, new balance, adidas and reebok.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Everytime i finish a race or lets say just a mere practice, i feel that i’m not an ordinary person. Only few can endure a 42 kms full marathon and i’m proud to finish two full marathons already and several 21 kms and 10 kms. I’m only one and a half yr old in this sports (i’m inactive for the first 6 months) but i already participated in almost 40 race events…For me, Crossing the finish line makes me a new person, that’s why i keep coming back for more!
    7. What is your running goal? to finish at least 2 full marathons a year, run in boston, qualify in milo marathon and increase my speed into 4 mins per km.
    8. Why do you run? because i love to! this is where i can meditate,praise and worship!

  79. Bbeauty Says:

    When did you start running? went back to running recently 2 months ago.
    Where do you run? Treadmill in the gym / UP Dil or Sm North parking lot
    How often do you run? 4 X a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I’m actually looking for a runmate here in QC prefbly sa UP dil or QC Circle kahit nga SM north Parking area lang….but i do both… i enjoy a 30 – 45 minute run 60%. Since i live near SM north i would run all the way to UP sometimes and go one round sa akad….it would be better to have a runmate or a buddy that has the same pace and schedule as i do. ;)~ 26miler maybe you can drop by QC sometimes?
    What is your favorite running accessory? my Timex watch!
    What is the best benefit of running for you? To stay fit and burn those extra calories…to see the sun rise and watch the view change right infront of you…the chance to communicate to God and thank Him for giving me such strength to endure the rest of the day….
    What is your running goal? To bring back my 10K record in running and join a triathlon.
    Why do you run? It gives me Strength! Motivates me to wake up early….Keeps me healthy…that means more time for my family!

  80. Kinderdorf Says:

    1. When did you start running? Started in 1985 just for fun. Started getting serious in January 2008.
    2. Where do you run? Ayala Alabang, Filinvest and Slimmers’ World Alabang treadmill
    3. How often do you run? 5xa week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I prefer to run alone. Its a time to relax, meditate and enjoy.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? A simple Timex watch to time my runs
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Good health – freedom from prescribed medicines.
    7. What is your running goal? To finish a marathon not later than May 2011 and run 1 marathon every 3 months thereafter.
    8. Why do you run? Good health to outrun the grim reaper!

  81. mukhangguilty Says:

    1. When did you start running? January 2006 mostly on the treadmill, January 2008 OUTDOORS
    2. Where do you run? Bonifacio High Street, Corinthians, Treadmill @ Fitness First Fort when it’s raining, and soon in Ayala Alabang
    3. How often do you run? 4x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do my easy runs with my T2 running mates, but most of the time i run alone…
    5. What is your favorite running accessory/gear? my Mizunos, and my Polar RS200SD (i don’t know how to run without them)
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? General sense of well being, RIPPED ABS, 9% body fat
    7. What is your running goal? Do a 42k by next year
    8. Why do you run? I want to build aerobic endurance to be able to progress to doing the IRONMAN, and climbing EVEREST someday

  82. diospyross Says:

    When did you start running? March 2008 (few weeks in 2003 and 2005)
    Where do you run? Fort Bonifacio Hi-street (rediscovered my passion for running because of the recent races held in Fort Bonifacio which is near our apartment)
    How often do you run? 3-4 times a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? both
    What is your favorite running accessory?king of the road singlet, nike watch(di ako alam exact name e)
    What is the best benefit of running for you? a good way to start your day
    What is your running goal? to finish 5K under 30 min, yun muna, saka na yung iba
    Why do you run? good health, clear mind

  83. runmd Says:

    1. When did you start running? January 2008
    2. Where do you run? Treadmill @ Fitness First ABS-CBN and Fort, Sunday Fun Runs
    3. How often do you run? 3-4x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? alone
    5. What is your favorite running accessory/gear? my mp3 player, nike triax c6
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? “rush” from endorphins
    7. What is your running goal? 42k next year
    8. Why do you run? to lose weight but i got addicted because of the “rush.”

  84. edmond Says:

    When did you start running?october 15, 2005
    Where do you run? grand stand kilometer 0
    How often do you run? once a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? alone.
    What is your favorite running accessory? my shoe
    What is the best benefit of running for you? . running complete my day
    What is your running goal? to be 42k runner
    Why do you run ? to be fit and healthy

  85. Gichin Says:

    When did you start running? Off and on since I was 21 yrs old. I started joining Sunday runs Feb. 2008

    Where do you run? Better Living, Paranaque

    How often do you run? 3 – 4x a week

    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both.

    What is the best benefit of running for you? Gives me stamina.
    What is your running goal? To progress from 5 K to 10 k and up to 15 K.

    Why do you run? Because it keeps me fit. Helps in my Karate training.

  86. sfrunner Says:

    Hello. I’ve joined WordPress not long ago and saw your blog. I’ll share things from my long career with running. Here we go.

    When did you start running? September 1968

    Where do you run? Parts of San Francisco, CA. and the Greater Bay Area.

    How ofter do you run? 6 days a week (one day for cross-training)

    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both. I have no preference. They are both good and work well in the training.

    What is your favorite running accessory? New Balance and Nike

    What is the best benefit of running for you? At my age, it’s keeping healthy and relieving stress.

    What is your running goal? I’m approaching the completion of 40 years running.

    Why do you run? Early on, it was for competition but now, it’s for the enjoyment. I’m constantly helping young runners in this area enjoy what running is about.

    Please feel free to check out my site. I’m still working on it. It’s http://sfrunner.wordpress.com. Thanks and take care. – Wayne

  87. Johnny Says:

    Hi! I discovered your blogsite while being introduced to the Rush to Mizuno Infinity Run by my friends through the links at Coach Rio’s site. I’m a neophyte runner at an old age (at least that’s how I feel turning 50 just last June 3!). So, I’m sharing my own answers to your questions:

    When did I start running? I started joining races in May, 2008, with the Pringles 3 Mile run. I’ve been running primarily in the gym — as a New Year’s resolution to get back into shape — as such, I’ve been back in the gym since January after a hiatus of around 2 years due to an achilles tendinitis affliction.

    Where do you run? In the gym but recently started exploring the New Manila neighborhood again outdoors.

    How often do you run? 3 times a week in the gym — now adding 2 more days outdoors.

    Do you run alone or with others? On training days, I run alone. During races, I found out several of my good friends also run and I’ve started joining races with them together.

    What is your favorite running accessory? I don’t have any regular accessories except my Timex watch to help me gauge my performance. I recently bought a new pair of Adidas running shoes — am very happy with it.

    What is the best benefit of running for you? The ability to get back to a healthy physical shape and to actually expand and strengthen my friendships.

    What is your running goal? I have a step-ladder set of goals — 1st goal, to run sub-30 minutes for a 5k, then to complete a 10k, to run hopefully sub-50 minute 10k, then to complete a 21k and eventually to complete a full marathon — the last goal — to run either the Boston or the New York Marathon — my inspiration is my brother, Dennis, who ran the New York Marathon and finished twice already!!!

    Why do you run? For now, to improve my health! In the future, to complete a marathon.

    I started a blogsite — http://jcsyrun.blogspot.com — to help me track my progress in running and in getting healthy. I truly enjoy your entries and advise and hope that I’ll eventually contribute something positive to other runners as well — young or old.

    Regards…Johnny

  88. Alfred Says:

    When did you start running? Seriously? April 9, 2007.

    Where do you run? Area KM 10, my training base

    How often do you run? Twice a day, daily. given the time.

    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Alone. Most of the time but with other runners or goer’s in the area.

    What is your favorite running accessory? Adidas Climalite, world balance shoes, White Nike Running Jacket, Fila sleeveless running shirt.

    What is the benefit of running for you? It makes me feel good, fit and healthy.

    What is your running goal? To become the king of the Road. wherever in this world I race. just like my idol Haile Gebrselasie.

    Why do you run? I wanna live my life in a quarter of a mile, In ten seconds or less I’m gone. It is a part of life to me. It’s like a drug that I got so addicted.

  89. Nora Says:

    In response to your e-mail “Don’t you feel like you can do anything now?”

    Yes, Jaymie! You’re absolutely right. Before, my dream was only to run 5k but after actually doing it, running 10k seems not impossible anymore. My new running goal is to run 10k on or before my 51st b-day. By the way, what distance will you run in the Milo Marathon? I already registered for 5k with my cousin Wendel. Hope to see you in Aug. 3.

  90. janine+ Says:

    1. When did you start running? Officially addicted October 2007 (Thanks to your List of Races!)
    2. Where do you run? Gym, around MOA complex
    3. How often do you run? 2-3x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I go to the gym alone, but I like being with someone on road runs.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Nike+, iPod and my dog.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Aside from the workout factor, it clears my head and gives my a high.
    7. What is your running goal? The NY Marathon
    8. Why do you run? I run to lose myself in the music and the moment— then I find myself.

  91. Robbo (UK) Says:

    1. 1. When did you start running? 1984 when I was at University and fell in love with running straight away – I’ve only had 2 breaks of several months since then – 1991 to do a masters degree, 2004 when I had an operation that sidelined me for 9 months other than those periods I’ve always been running
    2. Where do you run? Mainly in the roads / trails around Southwell Nottinghamshire England – also at Holme pierrepont Running Club Nottingham England and then whereever I am – e.g. Barbados, Spain, France, Holand, Belgium etc. but most of my overseas running has been in the Philippines – Manila (Roxas Blvd CCp Complex, Puerto Galera-Sabang, Zambales, Davao and Hashes with PG, La Union, PG and Angeles City amongst others – I’m English with Filipna wife so get to Phil quite often
    3. How often do you run? 6-7 * a week – compulsive avge 40 -45 miles at present
    4 I train alone mostly but at least 1* a week I run with club runners – Southwell Running Club and Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham
    5 my Garmin 305 – helps keep training disciplined and on course
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Its my favourite pastime so it gives me lots of benefits – health, freinds, raison d’aitre, can eat as much as I like, a good body for an old git?
    7. What is your running goal? currently 10K 41.30, 1/2 M 1.32 – I have acheived 70.30 for 10m this year – but most of all I’d like to do a proper race in the Phil. (either 1/2m or 10K) – I’m either there in August or Octoober and definitely at Xmas (I’d also like to climb Mt Pulog and Mt Apo – but thats another story)
    8. Why do you run? same as answer 6 – it adds so much to my life

  92. runningfatboy Says:

    1. When did you start running? just late last year when I got challenged to do Menshealth Urbanathon
    2. Where do you run? Treadmill and Fort Boni
    How often do you run? 3x a week
    3. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both. But prefer to run with other people
    4. What is your favorite running accessory? New Balance Shoes
    5. What is the best benefit of running for you? excuse to eat after
    6. What is your running goal? To be fitter and do a full marathon
    7. Why do you run? Because it is so fun and addictive!

  93. Galwin Says:

    1. When did you start running? December 2001

    2. Where do you run? School

    3. How often do you run? 5x a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both. I run by myself though most of the time, I’m running with my teammates.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? My running shoes.

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? It’s my stress reliever.

    7. What is your running goal? Not much but, I really like to experience a Marathon.

    8. Why do you run? I love sports.

  94. charles Says:

    1. When did you start running? 1997… running was my p.e. back in college (by accident of course). now, my prof then decided to give us a real “treat” by having us join the (now defunct) puma half marathon for our finals instead of the usual 2x greenhills. great… due to lack of training, it took me 3+hrs to finish it and i lost several nails in the process. 🙂

    2. Where do you run? gym, home, u.p. acad oval

    3. How often do you run? 2x/week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? mostly alone… 2 peeps in a treadmill is not exactly comfy. 🙂

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? nb shoes, timex hm, nike/mueller patella bands (musts)

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? none that i can think of really… probably the high caused by the rush of endorphins in my brain.

    7. What is your running goal? comrades… haha!

    8. Why do you run? to reduce my bulging tummy. 🙂

  95. neil p. Says:

    When did you start running? March 2005
    Where do you run? UP, Ultra, Marikina Sports Center
    How often do you run? 4x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Both, but mostly alone …
    What is your favorite running accessory? Rudy sunglasses, iPod and my Adizero shoes
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Aside form the obvious benefits, running actually allows me to think … more than once i’ve come up with solutions to problems while on the move
    What is your running goal? Any 21K …
    Why do you run? Freedom …

  96. lumber girl Says:

    When did you start running? Jan 2008
    Where do you run? UP
    How often do you run? 3x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? I usually run alone, but i still meet up with my running mates most of the time
    What is your favorite running accessory? Ipod
    What is the best benefit of running to you? It gives me peace of mind especially if im stressed over work. It’s amazing how euphoric one feels after running
    What is your running goal? For now, to run the 21k in the Adidas King of the Road
    Why do you run? BECAUSE I JUST LOVE IT!

  97. stillatoddler Says:

    When did you start running? May 2007
    Where do you run? Makati CBD and J. Velasquez Park (sometimes when i’m in cavite, Daang Hari is a good track – uphills and downhills)
    How often do you run? 2-3x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Alone =)
    What is your favorite running accessory? nike running shoes and my iPod (mmmm i also love my nike dri-fit..)
    What is the best benefit of running for you? health..
    What is your running goal? to win a major marathon (1) here in the philippines and (2) abroad…
    Why do you run? for its health benefits and the feeling that i am free…

  98. Edjosh Says:

    1. When did you start running? 1979 when i was only 6 years old, my father used to run on the oval of Cam.Sur National High School Naga City

    2. Where do you run? Rockwell & Fort Bonifacio

    3. How often do you run? 2x/week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? run alone in rockwell & run with BODJS at BHS

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? my nearly worn out Fila shoes

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? alertness & fitness

    7. What is your running goal? to finish full marathon, ultra marathon & triathlon
    8. Why do you run? to think, to free my mind from worries, explore my physical capabilities and gain endurance

  99. sherry san pedro Says:

    When did you start running? – Nung college, kasi uso sa UP. Pero I took it seriously summer of 2007
    Where do you run? – UP
    How often do you run? – 3 to 5 times a week. Depende kung hindi sagabal ang trabaho
    Do you run alone or with others? – Usually run alone. Paminsan-minsan may nakakasama ring mga kaibigan.
    What is your favorite running accessory?- my NB hydration belt
    What is the best benefit of running to you? – Nag-improve health ko, di na ako gaanong
    What is your running goal? Dahil nahinto ako early this year, yung makatakbo ulit sa isang 10k race and hopefully *fingers crossed* 21km sa NB.
    Why do you run?- It’s cheaper than badminton, I only compete with myself, breaking the PR gives me fulfillment, running gives me a different kind of high. 🙂

  100. mjo_t Says:

    1. When did you start running?
    June 2008
    Joined my first 5K Race last June 29 (32nd Milo Marathon in Bacolod)

    2. Where do you run?
    Capitol Lagoon/Panaad Park/Old Airport all in Bacolod City

    3. How often do you run?
    3 to 4 times a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others?
    Both.
    Since i discovered running, I often run with my forever buddy,
    my hubby who is a Runaholic, and other times enjoying my runs with my 6
    kids. I also enjoy running alone… it’s the time when i can enjoy the unlimited
    power of my imagination!

    5. What is your favorite running accessories?
    my Nike Free V2+ and my Ipod+Sportskit (can’t run without it, seriously!)

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you?
    It is the best way to be healthy without spending anything, and I realized
    that there are no FAT runners and that’s no secret.

    7. What is your running goal?
    21K Milo Marathon – Sept 7, 2009 in Tagbilaran City
    New York City Marathon 2010

    8. Why do you run?
    When one begins to love something… no explanation or reason is needed…
    Its just… because……….

  101. jing Says:

    When did you start running? within 1992, 1993, 1994, 2006, 2007, 2008
    Where do you run? sports complex most of the time (but i always love to daydream running in the mountains and along the beach)
    How often do you run? 3x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? alone
    What is your favorite running accessory? my watch and rosary in my pocket
    What is the best benefit of running for you? my breathing, lung power, leg power and tighter waistline
    What is your running goal? do a nice 100, 200, 400 and 800 meter sprint
    Why do you run? it is what our body is actually designed for survival – to run and hunt, to run and attack, to run and escape, to run and live, to run and be free, to run and breath the breath of life, to run and connect yourself to your God

  102. Jay Em Says:

    When did you start running? 2002
    Where do you run? sports complex most of the time In our village, Fort thats about it.
    How often do you run? 3x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I usually run by myself, but ever now and then, a buddy would come along
    What is your favorite running accessory? my nike sportsband, it was when it was working properly. I was suppose to register distance and speed of my run, but the combination of sweat and libag messed it up, but I still blame nike for creating a watch that is not able to withstand libag and sweat!
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Well, its just takes me to a different world, wherein I don’t have to think about anything- its just me and the road.
    What is your running goal? To be able to finish a full marathon would be great. I’ve been increasing my distance for the past 4 months. My last run was 15K.
    Why do you run? I run to keep me sane! Besides, have you ever met other runners? Its just nice to hangout with people who are health conscious. It’s gives me a reality check about my lifestyle.

  103. carl Says:

    1. When did you start running?

    oct2006 (was into downhill bike years before)

    2. Where do you run?

    UP, Timberland, Marikina sportcenter, “uncharted” routes

    3. How often do you run?

    3-4x a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others?

    Alone…running is a meditation for me..but i dont mind running with others

    5. What is your favorite running accessory?

    Coins? to buy slurpy with salt..(learned from karno)..Planning to buy TNF bullhead..

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you?

    Health, freedom,(i just love outdoors)

    7. What is your running goal?

    for now just the TNF 100

    8. Why do you run?

    aside from loving it…i’m sick of getting sick..seriously..running is my medicine and the trail is my hospital..

  104. nixon vi Says:

    When did you start running? October 2007
    Where do you run? Inside our subdivision where I live (Binan Laguna)
    How often do you run? 4x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Most of the time alone as I run normally between 5 and 6AM
    What is your favorite running accessory? Nike and IPod Nano
    What is the best benefit of running for you? It returned my BP to normal level
    What is your running goal? 21K (I’m running between 4 and 12K)
    Why do you run? To maintain my BP at normal level; to effectively handle stress:-)

  105. Jud Says:

    When did you start running?
    1978 or 1979 (high school). Never stopped running!

    Where do you run?
    Mostly Central Park, NYC

    How often do you run?
    5-6 days a week

    Do you run alone or with others? Preference?
    Speedwork & long runs with teammates; otherwise, I usually prefer to run alone.

    What is your favorite running accessory?
    My racing flats.

    What is the best benefit of running for you?
    It feeds my big ego.

    What is your running goal?
    To meet other Pinoy runners in NYC (Manhattan). I only know two! 😦

    Why do you run?
    Because I’m a runner!

  106. Jud Says:

    By the way, I’m a friend and former schoolmate of Greg Banzon, who organized the Animo Tri.

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  109. Wency Says:

    When did you start running? November 2007

    Where do you run? Dasma and Forbes (sometimes High Street)

    How often do you run? 3x a week (training for 42k in Singapore)

    Do you run alone or with others? With my group (we’re all crazy, going for the 42k in December)

    What is your favorite running accessory? Adidas CS shoes (I have the same model, but 3 different colors) and I never wear any other brand for running. Oh, and Rudy sunglasses (I have sensitive eyes). Sige na nga, pati yung Suunto watch ko and foot pod.

    What is the best benefit of running for you? Feeling more energetic and knowing that I can do anything without feeling too stressed out. And wearing those short shorts! Hehe.

    What is your running goal? Hm. For now, to finish strong the 42k in Singapore (maybe in around 4 hours). Then maybe Chicago next year. Then NY! Haha.

    Why do you run? Because it’s my alone time (to think, to destress, to relax). Plus it’s one of the reasons I get excited just to get the workweek over – to have that long run on Sundays!

  110. Pentatonic88 Says:

    1. When did you start running? 2001 back in Grade 7

    2. Where do you run? Rockwell, Roxas Boulevard & Ayala Area

    3. How often do you run? 3 – 4x a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Normally, I run alone
    but sometimes with my GYM buddies

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? New & World Balance

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Feeling Strong and it
    pushes my limit

    7. What is your running goal? To be STRONG enough to face life’s
    challenges

    8. Why do you run? It’s my way of life. \m/

  111. archie zulueta Says:

    1. When did you start running? draw the line events just this year
    2. Where do you run? the fort
    3. How often do you run? on the event it self
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? i do both
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? just the basic running accessories
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? health lang
    7. What is your running goal? to improve my best time again and again
    8. Why do you run? just as simple as loving it.

  112. 26miler Says:

    Hey, Jud!

    It’s me tito b. friend of bon layug your cousin. how are you? still with the NYRRC? when are you visiting manila? email me. still have the same email.
    ran26miles10x@yahoo.com

  113. 26miler Says:

    congratulations bullrunner! keep up the good work, gal!
    See you on the roads!

  114. harry contreras Says:

    When did you start running? Summer of 1982. I join the Band Aid Family Marathon Clinic
    Where do you run? Quezon Memorial Circle and at U.P. Campus.
    How often do you run? Then 3x a Week, Now every sunday.
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both.
    What is your favorite running accessory? New Balance Shoes.
    What is the best benefit of running for you? endurance
    What is your running goal? to run another full marathon. the last time is at 2nd Manila international Marathon 1982.
    Why do you run? to stay phisically fit.

  115. Jan Mark Says:

    1. When did you start running? September 2004 (5km run)
    2. Where do you run? The Fort
    3. How often do you run? Every other day at the gym
    4. Do you run alone or with others? When at the gym, I prefer being alone. But during 5KM run, I prefer with my buddies.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Nike Free
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? To increase my endurance. Stress-relied, lose weight and improve health
    7. What is your running goal? To beat my previous record and to increase the distance of my run. Since I’m a 200+ pounder guy, I hope to join the 10KM run in the next few months
    8. Why do you run? I love running. I love to sweat

  116. Ronnie Zambrano Says:

    1. When did you start running? May 1992
    2. Where do you run? Ultra during weekdays and La Mesa Eco Park during weekends. Sometimes I run at Ateneo grounds during Sundays
    3. How often do you run? 3x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both. During weekdays, I run with my officemate and my wife if she is available. During weekends, I run with my wife. I run alone if the others are not available.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? I have two Saucony Shoes.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Getting fit. I’m already 46 years old and I need to be conscious with my health. I’m past of my prime in running so right now I just want to enjoy my running together with my wife. It is also my stress buster in my work.
    7. What is your running goal? To run a full marathon. I haven’t run a full marathon since I started running. I was injured in 1995 while I was preparing for my first 42K.
    8. Why do you run? It is the cheapest sport one can indulge. There is no special equipment to use, no special skill required (unless you want to win in a race) and no special venue or place to do it. The most important thing that you have is a good running shoes. It should not be expensive but one which you are comfortable to wear. It is also one of the best exercise for anybody especially for the heart.

  117. Pilar G. Belano Says:

    1. When did you start running? last month
    2. Where do you run? Treadmill at the gym, at rockwell center
    3. How often do you run? 5x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference Alone.. I want to run with a friend but my friends are not into running.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? none
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Im free and escape from the bustle and hustle of life. I dont worry bout anything as if im invicible…
    7. What is your running goal? Keep on running till i get old… To run a marathon..
    8. Why do you run? Because when i run i forget my problems . Its my outlet ,,,, Im happy and free when i run

  118. Ian Says:

    1. When did you start running? 1993 (was a track and field athlete back then)
    2. Where do you run? Treadmill, UP, Rolling Hills, Ayala Montgomery
    3. How often do you run? 2x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Alone
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Garmin 405 and nike air max
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Getting fit
    7. What is your running goal? Join a 42K Marathon and a full triathlon
    8. Why do you run? to join races, meet new people and getting fit at the same time

  119. cursor Says:

    When did you start running? in 2005 on and off, again in june this year
    Where do you run? u.p., treadmill @ gym.
    How often do you run? 2-3x a week.
    Do you run alone or with others? both.
    What is your favorite running accessory? shoes 🙂
    What is the best benefit of running for you? i’m a happier person now.
    What is your running goal? marathon one day…
    Why do you run? it makes me happy!

  120. gerardine Says:

    1.When did you start running? Feb 2008
    2.Where do you run? Treadmill at fitness first
    3.How often do you run? Ones a week or twice a week
    4.Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I sometimes run alone to enjoy myself. But also I like to run with some friends
    5.What is your favorite running accessory? I have two. Addidas and New Balance Shoes.
    6.What is the best benefit of running for you? That I am still strong and fit to run a 21k marathon and to focus on something I like to do and to do my very best.
    7.What is your running goal? To something new and to finish a marathon run.
    8.Why do you run? Because something I like to do in my life and to stay strong and fit. To build up my endurance

  121. bobby Says:

    1. When did you start running? Sometime 2000.
    2. Where do you run? Inside the village and neighboring villages.
    3. How often do you run? Three times a week.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Just me and my iPod.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? My iPod.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Just one? Then, it’s freedom.
    7. What is your running goal? A marathon or two every year, and maybe later, an Ironman 70.3 or full Ironman.
    8. Why do you run? Because the road beckons.

  122. Lea Says:

    1. When did you start running? March 2007
    2. Where do you run? 3/07-3/08 treadmill at first then, outdoors (Evanston, IL most of time and sometimes along lakeshore drive in Chicago).
    3. How often do you run? 4-5 x week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? alone.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Ipod and my running shoes
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? lost 60+lbs. & staying fit. I have more energy.
    7. What is your running goal? more races (I’m going to run my first Marathon at Walt Disney World Orlando next year) and stay active. maybe, Boston marathon someday.
    8. Why do you run? it makes me happy too!

  123. jeff Says:

    When did you start running? JULY ’96-’01, GOT BACK ’08 (7 YRS LAY-OFF)
    Where do you run? MOUNTAINS, OVALS, ROADS, PARKING LOTS
    How often do you run? EVERYDAY 2X A DAY, 1’S A WIK (MIN. OF 3 HRS)
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? TEAM, ALONE
    What is your favorite running accessory? I have two. NIKE, MUSIC PLAYER
    What is the best benefit of running for you? HAVING GREATER STAMINA, LOSING MY FATS
    What is your running goal? BREAK MY OLD SHOES INTO PIECES
    Why do you run? STAY FIT. LOOSE STRESS

  124. Ian Alcazar Says:

    1. When did you start running? NOT YET. WILL START THIS WEEKEND
    2. Where do you run? I PREFER TO RUN IN UP, OR THE FORT. BUT ANY PLACE I WILL BE OKAY
    3. How often do you run? I WANTED TO RUN AT LEAST 2-3 TIMES A WEEK STARTING NEXT WEEK
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? CAN DO BOTH
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? I JUST BOUGHT MIZUNO WAVE CREATION 8 ; MY OLD PAIR IS PUMA
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? RELAXING, STRESS BUSTER, GOOD CARDIO FOR MY BADMINTON AND VOLLEYBALL SPORTS
    7. What is your running goal? TO RUN CONSISTENTLY AND JOIN NATIONAL MARATHON NEXT YEAR
    8. Why do you run? I LOVE CARDIO EXERCISE

  125. Serge Says:

    1. When did you start running? Just last August at the Men’s Health Miracle Run
    2. Where do you run? united hills village, the fort, valle verde 6
    3. How often do you run? 4x to 5x a week with average total distance of 30km
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I prefer alone even on races, to focus on my training. But after the races, i try to mingle with other runners.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? i can not run without my ipod shuffle, suunto running pack, smith protective shades, and my new balance for road and north face u104 for trail runs.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? it improves my stamina and endurance base, as well as speed. more than these, it also relieves me of everyday stresses
    7. What is your running goal? For year 2009, to run my first half and full marathon.
    8. Why do you run? same answer with question #6

  126. dennis d Says:

    1. When did you start running? since HS… was a member of track team. been running on & off till 10 years ago when I started working abroad. Been meaning to do another triatholon after all these years (read: mid life crisis) so I started running (seriously) again last August 17, 2008.
    2. Where do you run? Riyadh (will retire in 2 months so I need to find a nice & safe place to do my evening runs)
    3. How often do you run? 6x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? alone (have no one to run with) but it would be nice to run with a group. I prefer to run at night.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? adidas fuel belt
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? lose weight, maintain my fitness
    7. What is your running goal? half marathon and half ironman in 2009
    8. Why do you run? its very gratifying

  127. bongpagong Says:

    I started running regularly in April, 2007. Two months before, I was diagnosed with diabetes and was advised by my family doctor to do regular exercise to lose some weight and maintain a healthy blood sugar level.

    I run mostly in and around my small town of Markham, Ontario. I run races here in Ontario which are held almost every weekend during spring, summer and fall and about once a month during winter.

    I run 3 to 4x a week between 20-40ks a week.

    I run with a group on Wednesdays and the Sunday long runs. Once or twice on weekdays, I run by myself. I love it either way, socializing with a group and just being serene ,spiritual, peaceful when running alone.

    My fuel/water belt and Garmin 305 are my favorites.

    Running makes me happy, contentted, peaceful, and when running alone on a beautiful sunny day, the center of the whole universe.

    Finishing a full marathon this year will be cool, and running a Boston Marathon would be an exclamation point in my life( it will take a miracle though coz of my slow times).

    I run because I just love it. Running and happiness is almost synonymous in my vocabulary.

    I love reading your blogs TBR.

  128. Delmond Says:

    When did you start running? 2001, 2002 (my 1st 5K), 2003 (half-marathon)…2007 (March-June)…finally, Dec. 2008
    Where do you run? Ultra and Binangonan circumferential road
    How often do you run? 3x and 1 LSD
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Alone…I savor my pace!
    What is your favorite running accessory? My Nike and my Timex Ironman which has served me for the longest time!
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Weight loss…ease in choice of clothes…
    What is your running goal? Pin down my weight to 160 and have an easy 10K base per run.
    Why do you run? Am an addict na sa “runner’s high”…I crave for it!

  129. Ernest Says:

    1. When did you start running? October 2008.
    2. Where do you run? Inside the village and neighboring villages.
    3. How often do you run? four times a week.
    4. Do you run alone or with others? I prefer to run alone. keeps my head straight.
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? My shoes
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? I feel ten years younger.
    7. What is your running goal? to run a kilometer in five mins or less! and do a full off road duathlon in less than 2 hours
    8. Why do you run? to enjoy my life

  130. Carly Says:

    When did you start running? 1999-2000, September 2008
    Where do you run? Southwoods, Palm’s Grove, The Fort, UP Diliman
    How often do you run? 2x-3x a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Both
    What is your favorite running accessory? Nike running shoes, Nike watch
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Staying fit … I still need to drop more lbs
    What is your running goal? To run a full marathon
    Why do you run? To stay fit, meet new friends and hear their stories.

  131. gleeman Says:

    When did you start running? December, 2008 (returning after 18 years)
    Where do you run? Southwoods, Palm’s Country Club (outside), Fern Brooks (Daang Reyna), UP Diliman
    How often do you run? Thrice a week
    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Both, most often with my wife
    What is your favorite running accessory? Running shoes, Cell phone (as timer, MP3 player, emergency)
    What is the best benefit of running for you? Bonding with my wife and friends
    What is your running goal? Full marathon, become tri-athlete
    Why do you run? Health, fun, camaraderie

  132. Carlo Says:

    1. When did you start running?
    I started running during my sessions at the gym – sometime in 2006. But I only took it seriously at the 2nd half of 2008 after realizing how heavy I was already. Entered my first race that time.

    2. Where do you run?
    Meralco compound/Tahanan Village, Parañaque

    3. How often do you run?
    3-4X a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference?
    Both, but I prefer running alone so I can concentrate.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory?
    iPod shuffle, and a pair of New Balance 1063s. Best running shoes EVER.

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you?
    Weight loss and endurance (thanks to running, I was able to scale up my favorite mountain via the most diffifcult route). Might I add meeting other runners, whether in races or on online forums.

    7. What is your running goal?
    Accomplish a full 42K. Ultramarathon? Possible, but not viable at this time.

    8. Why do you run?
    It’s a good vice. Nakakaadik siya!

  133. Vince Says:

    When did you start running? Just started this year – 2009

    Where do you run? Edsa Shangrila Gym (treadmill)

    How often do you run? 4x a week

    Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Mostly alone (I don’t think it’s safe to do tandem on a treadmill). During races I register (and run) with my high school friends – Jao, Ica and Jap. Preference? Alone.

    What is your favorite running accessory? Polar RS200 Heart Rate Monitor. It shows your: heart rate, calories burned, race pace, distance ran, Vo2 Max (estimated) and others.

    What is the best benefit of running for you? Keeps me away from my previous addiction: nicotine.

    What is your running goal? For now: to do a 5k at sub 30.

    Why do you run? The English take afternoon tea to think about the day and put the events of the day in its proper perspective. The English have their tea time, I have my running time.

  134. Haide Says:

    1. When did you start running?
    On and off since 1996. Seriously since June 2008

    2. Where do you run?
    I’m from Cebu City. I run at CCSC, the only rubberized oval in the city for quick runs, Cebu Business Park (Ayala), Cebu IT Park, The Family Park, the two Mactan bridges for long runs and Golden Haven Memorial Park for hills and inclines.

    3. How often do you run?
    at least 4x a week.

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference?
    I like running alone. I only meet up with other running enthusiasts to talk about technique an new routes.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory?

    Nike running gear with pockets. Very convenient for keeping your keys, mp3 player and even your phone and the stuff you put in the pockets don’t jingle jangle.

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you?
    Weight loss and endurance. It’s also therapy when I’m heartbroken or stressed.

    7. What is your running goal?
    at least 10 full marathons, in 10 different destinations (outside the country) all before I turn 40. I’m 31 now.

  135. Hazel Says:

    1. When did you start running?
    Started way back in 2006, but got pregnant and stopped joining marathons, gave birth and stopped running completely for 1 year, started again this year. early January.
    2. Where do you run?
    High Street, Gym FF Fort.

    3. How often do you run?
    Trying to do it 3x a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference?
    I prefer to run with others, being in the company of other people while running stops me from getting bored..

    5. What is your favorite running accessory?
    A Runnig Buddy! =)

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you?
    Getting that high feeling!

    7. What is your running goal?
    To Finish 10K in 48min. by the end of this year
    and to run and finish a half marathon by July…

  136. Tito Mike Says:

    1. When did you start running? 2006, got injured late 2007 and started running again 2009
    2. Where do you run? UP Diliman, The Fort, Army Gym
    3. How often do you run? 3x a week
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Both, I love running with friends and with my girlfriend
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? Suunto T6
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Stress relief
    7. What is your running goal? To finish a marathon.
    8. Why do you run? I LOVE RUNNING!

  137. PO Says:

    1. When did you start running? 2007
    2. Where do you run? The Fort around HS, Army Gym, FF Gym (Treadmill)
    3. How often do you run? when i can, i try to run daily at the gym
    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Both, I love running with friends and with my boyfriend
    5. What is your favorite running accessory? my running shorts! hehe.
    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Endurance.
    7. What is your running goal? To finish a marathon.
    8. Why do you run? I LOVE RUNNING!

  138. Pamela Bacan-Pagente Says:

    1. When did you start running? December 2008

    2. Where do you run? The newly revamped sports center in Cagayan de Oro City

    3. How often do you run? at least 3-4 times a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? I prefer running alone. I consider it as my ME-time. Although now I sometimes run with my husband who has finally decided to get serious with his health and fitness. But I always make sure that I can have that ME-time at least twice a week.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? My Ipod, Nike+ Sportskit, Nike beltbag, armband for my Ipod, Nike+ shoes, Asics Gel Panthera

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Strong, lean legs, firm butt, glowing skin, healthy lungs

    7. What is your running goal? To be a lifelong runner and win marathons — someday I’ll get there…

    8. Why do you run? Because I love my self.

  139. petixlangako Says:

    1. When did you start running? 2006.

    2. Where do you run? roxas blvd. and UP Diliman

    3. How often do you run? 4x/week++

    4. Do you run alone or with others? mostly alone

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? my adidas uhara and syempre my ipod 30G

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? its the relaxing rush, that energizes you that makes you want to do it again

    7. What is your running goal? to beat Dean Karnazes’ and Ryan Hall’s records; to run the Boston & NY Marathon

    8. Why do you run? I love it. Ill do this until my legs retire…

  140. marielle Says:

    1. When did you start running? November 2008

    2. Where do you run? Velasquez Park, Makati

    3. How often do you run? 2x a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? Alone but I want to have a running buddy.. 🙂

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? My phone, headset, and belt bag.

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Weight control and its the best stress reliver.

    7. What is your running goal? I want to follow Joy Rojas, run across the Philippines.

    8. Why do you run? Because I can.

  141. Jard Gerona Says:

    1. When did you start running?
    1993 to 1998 then I stopped. I started running again in November 2008

    2. Where do you run? Camp Aguinaldo and UP Diliman campus

    3. How often do you run? 4x a week

    4. Do you run alone or with others? Preference? I do both.

    5. What is your favorite running accessory? I have a Nike but I’m planning to buy another Nike (Running with cushion emphasis).

    6. What is the best benefit of running for you? Loss of excess fat and weight!

    7. What is your running goal? I intend to lose more unwanted pounds until I reach around 190 lbs (my current weight is 220lbs and I stand 5’11”) To be able to run in my entire lifetime!

    8. Why do you run? Its one of the few sports I could compete and challenge myself and emerge the victor! I love to push myself to the limit……

  142. runner45 Says:

    When did you start running?
    I started running in 2004 for weightloss but seriously had it in 2007.

    Where do you run?
    I ran inside our village in Laguna ; Threadmills, Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa road ; Greenfield Parkway and Autopark in Laguna

    How often do you run?
    5-6 days a week

    Do you run alone or with others? Preference?
    I ran alone but I prefer running with others. But the problem is, I dont know any runners from my place. I join races alone and meet friends there.

    What is your favorite running accessory?
    My Garmin 305 and Polar 625X

    What is the best benefit of running for you?
    Health and fitness

    What is your running goal?
    To do a full marathon this 2009 / and shorten my PR’s

    Why do you run?
    To be fit and healthy..To meet more friends

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