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Thanks to Daily Mile, Takbo.ph, The Bull Runner and Runrio

They say that running is a lonely sport. A book and film was even titled “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.” I don’t know but since I started “running” and joining races I find it not a “lonely” sport. How about you? Okay… maybe there are times that you really need to run alone as part of my training but most of the times you run with your friends. I for one run alone especially when training for races. But running is a friendly and communal sports. I have met new friends here in Laguna, in Manila and on the other side of the world through this new passioin. 

So this new post is meant to thank the following websites that has been of great help inspiration and encouragement to my new sports. 
*Emote* “Running has been easier with you guys!”

DAILY MILE (DM). Before I was not logging my runs and then I started logging it on Excel spreadsheet. I first heard of this website from Bald Runner while reading one of his blog posts. So I search for it. I signed up and I got hooked. It’s like Facebook and is very manageable. Having friends is easy and the give-and-take of motivations are cool. To my 34 DM friends as of today, my sincerest thanks! It excites me to log another run because I know it will somehow motivate others to run too. Keep logging your miles, everyone of you is an inspiration.

TAKBO.PH. I first heard of this site through Gideon, a running buddy who also introduced me to Chi Running. At first I was checking the site for schedule of races and then i found myself signing up- became a member and then join the forums, then join the shout box and of course join group runs. I learned a lot from this site- not only schedule of races, injury prevention, diet and nutrition, and everything about running. Kudos Sir Jinoe and the rest of the takbo people. I hope to join the Adination run on Alabang next week and meet new friends. (“takbo” is a Filipino word for run)

THE BULL RUNNER (TBR). I learned that you have to have a goal in your runs. One fateful day I was browsing on running blogs and stumbled upon TBR- I learned that TBR is organizing a marathon for beginners scheduled May 22. I read the entry and sent a letter to Ms. Jaymie informing her that I want to join. Thank God I am part of the brave 300 (first and second timers) to run the TBR Dream Marathon. This is the reason I am logging 30-40 kilometers a week. A nice way to prevent me from making excuses on running. A nice way to live healthy as I discipline myself to sleep early and eat a healthy, balanced diet every single day. Maraming-maraming salamat (Many thanks) Ms. Jaymie, you are a gift to the Filipino (and abroad) running community!

RUNRIO.COM. This is Coach Rio dela Cruz’s website which hopes to inspire people from all walks of life to live a healthier life through running. This site is helpful for me because I was inspired by Coach Rio’s story- from humble beginnings to a most sought-after running coach and race organizer. I believe he is preparing for his Boston Marathon this April. A terrific and down-to-earth guy. Coach Rio, make the Filipinos proud in Boston! Wishing you a PR.

Lastly and more importantly, I want to thank my readers here in the blog- you are an encouragement. Your comments are much appreciated, its gives me more reason to continue blogging.
To those who added me in their blogroll, thanks! Should I haven’t added you on mine, let me know. To those who wants to be added on my roll, please don’t hesitate to make a shout out. I want to add you too!
To my followers (only 2), thanks a lot! More to come!haha *wink* *big grin*
To runners/bloggers out there, continue to inspire others to write their running stories. Our stories would “run” a long way. Keep those stories coming! Keep running!
To you, thanks for dropping by. Be sure to visit other posts and give me a shout out! 

>>I should be posting a travel blog next time… I got addicted to running already. Till the next post.

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  1. Jinoe
    April 4th, 2010 at 09:22 | #1

    Thanks also James. Running is more fun now that you are one of us. Hehehe. Keep on running.


  2. journeyingjames
    April 5th, 2010 at 04:57 | #2

    Thanks Sir jinoe for dropping by! i'll join the adination on alabang tom.


  3. Jaymie
    April 5th, 2010 at 05:45 | #3

    Hi James! thanks too. Looking forward to seeing you at our training runs and on marathon day. Happy training. Keep up the great work..in running and blogging :)


  4. juvy
    April 5th, 2010 at 08:45 | #4

    yup, running is not a lonely sport..even if I run alone on some of the races i joined and no one waiting at me in the finishline, I still enjoy running. As the spirit of every runner is too high and everyone still smiling even they are so tired..Hope to meet you on my next race and be you friend, not just only your blog follower, hehehe ..^_^


  5. journeyingjames
    April 5th, 2010 at 09:16 | #5

    @jaymie, thanks for visiting the site. yes, i will be able to join the runs. see you at the next bull session.


  6. journeyingjames
    April 5th, 2010 at 09:19 | #6

    @juvy,same here because my running buddies are in laguna. the good thing is that running is more of a competition against yourself not of others and so at the finish line it's all smiles and high fives with fellow finishers. see you soon!


  7. MinnieRunner
    April 5th, 2010 at 09:37 | #7

    Yeah, running should not be a lonely sport. I must admire for being able to run alone with your training, I simply cannot :(


  8. journeyingjames
    April 5th, 2010 at 14:48 | #8

    @minnieR, actually i like it more not because im a loner but because for me running is a spiritual thing- i can talk to God freely or reflect upon life.. hehehe lalim noh. but of course its fun to be with fellow runners. thanks minnie, run green!


  9. Kenley
    April 5th, 2010 at 16:20 | #9

    Great Post man. btw I love your quote up top there. You truly bring out the "essence" in running. As far as running alone, I have not been on any group runs. My wife does accompany me some times, though not on my long runs. Iron Maiden has a song out called "the loneliness of the long distance runner". lol. IT is amazing to make friends and learn a lot about running through the use of the internet. Very kind of you to mention those in your post. I am very grateful to have found your site as well as it teaches me the essence of running. You nail it bro. Keep running and keep posting. Your words do inspire and inform me. I can not wait to one day run with you. Take care and may God continue to bless and give you strength on your runs, and in your daily life as well.


  10. Kenley
    April 5th, 2010 at 16:22 | #10

    btw, where is your follower thingy? lol


  11. journeyingjames
    April 6th, 2010 at 00:29 | #11

    @kenley, thanks a lot for revisiting the site, its people like you that i am motivated to post the next blog. yes, i hope to run with you too! god bless you too! enjoy running


  12. MinnieRunner
    April 6th, 2010 at 02:30 | #12

    Yeah, it has something to do with spiritual thingy. But I just cannot train alone, but I can run alone. I mean, I should have some company, but it does not entail that we should run as a group. I just have to have someone to back me up, he he.


  13. RunningAtom
    April 6th, 2010 at 09:37 | #13

    great post of gratitude Sir James. See you on the road, or on the trails :)


  14. Maan
    April 7th, 2010 at 16:30 | #14

    Thanks for your post Sir James. Makes me think why I run in the first place – your post made me feel a lot better :) keep on running!


  15. journeyingjames
    April 7th, 2010 at 16:59 | #15

    @minnie,ganun nangyayari kapag di pwede ang mga running buddies. ot: nasan si mickey?haha


  16. journeyingjames
    April 7th, 2010 at 17:05 | #16

    @atom, yah, see you!
    @maan, thanks for visiting the site. i just need some motivation so i made this post…as the saying goes, we reap what we sow. btw, astig you have newtons na. see yah on the road


  17. Kenley
    April 7th, 2010 at 18:34 | #17

    Oh, yeah, there is also a song titled "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" by Iron Maiden. I posted on it. lol. two days ago, you made me think of it, the lyrics are really cool.


  18. MinnieRunner
    April 8th, 2010 at 01:05 | #18

    Oo nga, curse those running buddies na ayaw ako samahan, joke! Baka mabasa 'to ni RunningAtom, he he he.

    Si Mickey? Ayun, nagbabasketball, ha ha ha. :)


  19. Jennybave Bergonia-dela Cruz
    November 13th, 2010 at 01:33 | #19

    im enjoying your blogs james..in fact you are one of the inspiration why I started my own blog too…=) keep on writing/blogging and inspiring us with your travel and running adventures…


    journeyingjames Reply:

    wow! maraming salamat bave, i appreciate that… let me know of your blog link. see you sa races!


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