March is Women’s month. What better way to end the month by featuring strong women particularly in the local ultra scene? 🏃♀️🏃♀️ Melanie Malihan. Ohdz Arce. When you’re a female ultramarathoner and you sign-up for one and see their names on the start … Continue reading
Having been a TBR Dream Chaser twice, I wondered how it was to be part of a support crew for a run. Sure both have a common goal of supporting the runner and seeing to it they make it to the finish line, … Continue reading
No, no, NO! I didn’t run this one, but a lot of my running friends did. 👏👏👏 With every first, there’s a story to tell and here are just some of the newest BDM Warriors sharing in their own words their BDM102 … Continue reading
As many were left heartbroken from the recent 40th Milo Marathon Eliminations as they failed to make it to medal cut-off or to qualify, there were also a handful who triumphed in not only getting their Milo “platito”, but also a … Continue reading
It’s 1 week before the much awaited Milo Marathon Eliminations to be held on July 31 in Metro Manila. After months of training, it’s now down to the final week or the marathon week. What do marathoners do with their last … Continue reading
Supermom. Ultramom. I get labelled by these often by people I know. It’s a title I don’t think I’m worthy of. Just because I have 4 kids and find time to train and run, I think isn’t enough reason for … Continue reading
When we think of a runner, we think of a person who trains, eats the right food, keeps away from anything that could do harm to the body. We picture these bunch of health buffs with special diets of all sorts and those who make time to run or work-out in the gym. Simply put, we see runners as the few individuals who have chosen to live a healthy liefstyle.
By being a runner or any active person in general, we’d think these would most likely be the ones facing less health issues and may even live a longer life than many.
Runners are humans, too, and just like an ordinary Juan or Maria can die from many other reasons aside from it being running (I’m referring to those healthy ones that actually die during their races).
Since last year, I have sadly lost 5 TBR (The Bull Runner Dream Marathon) batchmates. 1 died from pneumonia and another of late detected cancer. Both seemed perfectly healthy that no one would have suspected they’d succumb to such illness. 2 other batchmates died late last year in tragic road accidents involving a bike and the other a motorcycle.
It makes me sad that yet, another batchmate of ours died from cardiac arrest just this week. Just when he was getting back to running again after losing his wife barely 6 months ago (the 1 who died of cancer), this happened. 😦
Even his kids said their dad seemed to be the healthiest of them all after a recent family annual check-up.
I may not have had the chance to really get to know you that well Egay, but I’ve always seen you as one of those cheerful down-to-earth batchmates from Team Kulit.
Rest in peace, Egay.
You will surely be missed back here. 😦
So, even if you think you’re all fit and healthy, when your time on earth is done, you just to go… ready or not.
Therefore, go live life to the fullest and make each day worth living.