About Me

December 26th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Hello! I’m James Betia. I started running October of 2009, started to join a race in UPLB. A 5K fun run and since then I have enjoyed the sweat running gives me maybe because of what they call runner’s high. February of 2010, I started training for my first Full Marathon, The Bull Runner Dream Marathon, which I successfully finished last May 22, 2010.

This blog was born when I just wanted to log my runs. Since then it became a regular thing to write reviews on races i joined, running places i rave about, race announcements and anything about running.

I run because its a way of escape and a form of healing. Since I can’t run away from the future I would run away from the past- the hurts, the mess, hang-ups and pain.

This would mean running into a future bright and new. Running therefore becomes spiritual in the sense that I tell myself (literally and figuratively) that I cannot change the past but I can approach the future with optimism and hope. Its leaving the past, learning from it and striding forward for a better day. I ought not to run along the roads that hurt me or if I do, I retrace my steps with caution not repeating the failures I did before.

Running is not my sports, it has become a way of life. I can say that it keeps me healthy- mentally and physically. C’mon, LET’S RUN!

Btw, I love traveling too and I specialize in budget travels, you can visit my travel blog at JOURNEYINGJAMES.COM

  1. September 2nd, 2010 at 21:46 | #1

    nice blog man.. like the new look. see you at the races!

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    thanks FFS! sorry, nawala ka ata sa blogroll ko. i added you na ulit.

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  2. October 7th, 2010 at 06:33 | #2

    Just chanced upon this blog post of yours while surfing and I found this post really funny. I hope someone was able to correct poor Gerald A. though. =)

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    hi ms.julie! i hope so and a lot more of celebs/ news anchor that misuses the word “marathon”

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  3. February 27th, 2012 at 06:06 | #3

    Great blog! keep it up!

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  4. Lani
    July 5th, 2013 at 19:29 | #4

    “I run because its a way of escape and a form of healing. Since I can’t run away from the future I would run away from the past- the hurts, the mess, hang-ups and pain.”

    I love this line.
    Great blog, i never knew you had a sports blog. But this is a good read :)

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  5. Cherrie Apundar
    March 24th, 2014 at 21:01 | #5

    Just dropping by to say Hi and that I got really interested in your writings and of course your travel experiences. I’d love to keep reading them. Where can I buy your book? I hope I can get your signature on it.

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