Running and Blogging Connection

If you were fond of watching movies in any of the Ayala Malls, you would see this video ad on Ovi users featuring bloggers. One of them is Anton Diaz, a fellow runner and blogger, who owns Our Awesome Planet blog.

I met Anton three years ago during the Mommy Milkshake run at the Fort. Jaymie, the Bull Runner, introduced him to Happy Feet runners. I also learned that he finished his first 42-kilometer run at a Milo Marathon race at that time. Awesome, indeed!

The second time I saw Anton was during a fund raising run for Ariel (see photo below) which started and ended at Villamor Air Base. Then, last year, I had the chance to run with him again during the Timex Run.

Back to my story.

Rachel a.k.a. Eichbar who might be planning to conquer that (I quote Morgan) “freaking 42 kilometers!” attended The Bull Runner’s bull session on marathon running and took a picture of Anton Diaz while he was mentioning those first few bloggers he met when he started running. I was one of those bloggers. Thanks, Anton!

L~R (Screen): Jaymie The Bull Runner, Running Diva, speedy G. “Totoy” Santos, Ben Chan of Photovendo Photographer on the Run, and Anton Diaz Our Awesome Planet (Photo Courtesy of Rachel)

Eo M., on the other hand, said I was “extra” in Anton’s post. Find out why by visiting Our Awesome Planet blog.

Yes, back then, there were just a few of us. I linked mostly with Happy Feet bloggers. Then, running became popular in the metro and this site started to receive some comments from people I haven’t even met in person.

I couldn’t help but smile at the thought that, “wow, time flies so fast … I never knew what blogging could do and where it would bring me as a runner.” It dawned on me, finally, at last year’s QCIM carbo-loading party when strangers approached me to have a photo taken with them because they recognized me thru my blog. I felt humbled by that experience.

This blog, not so popular and rarely visited, is my outlet after running races and LSD (long slow distance). In fact, I called it a “lurking blog.” For quite sometime, I included this blog in a site ranking the country’s top blogs in the sports category but I decided to put a stop to it. After all, my goals when I started blogging are either to share my running experiences and develop or improve my writing skills and not be stressed with rankings or get freebies for bloggers.

And if along the way, some surfers may come across this site or you’ll find this, I thank you for dropping by.