Prometheus is the Greek titan who stole fire from the Gods and gave it to Man’s life was never the same. Fire is life and fire is also death. There is the good and the bad. Fire is the passion I feel in my life for my family, my work, and my running.
I am just a regular guy holding down down a regular job with a wife and 3 kids. Like most people, I wanted to get fit, to lose weight, and to de-stress. I considered the gym but I wanted something with a competetive outlet so I went back to my first love: running. As a child in the post Ninoy Aquino assasination days, my parents would take me jogging with this protest group with an acronym name of ROAR which stood for Run on for Aquino or something like that. In high school, I used to run track for a perennial championship contender with a former member of the national team as coach. I ran a lot in UP, Ateneo, and Quezon Memorial Circle. As I grew older other priorities and sports took over and I nearly forgot all about it until 2 years ago when the fire was rekindled in me and that is how all this began…
My initial posts dealt with my training last year for the Milo Marathon Eliminations held on August 3, 2008. This culminated in my first ever full marathon.
Since then, I have joined several races resulting in Personal Bests in the following distances:
and even a first place finish!
So join me as I continue to train, make new friends, and generally have a good time running and writing about my adventures!