Yep, one of my dreams in my running career is now a reality!
I’m on Runner’s World Philippines Rave Run section- January-March issue with Kuya Kim Atienza on the cover.
I submitted a photo of my rave run last year and they thought it deserves a feature on the Rave Run section of the famed running magazine.
Short story: When I started running last 2009, I bought old issues of Runner’s World magazines and amazed myself of the rave run photos. I always check their website to see the beautiful places to run and dreamed of running those beautiful spots myself. Yep, I even dreamed of seeing myself on the magazine itself. Now, that dream is a reality for me. Thanks Runner’s World!
I haven’t got hold of the magazine yet but my friend Allan sent me a twitpic:
“It was bliss, nirvanic at every stride and all endorphins in my body were flowing like crazy. It was like I was transported in another dimension- to paradise.”
I checked Runner’s World Philippines Facebook page and found out that they also used another photo of mine (this time front view) as their cover photo. What an honor! Salamat!
Ang buhay ay weather weather lang, the start of this year a good weather for me. And I predict that the rest of the year would be sunny for me!
More info about this photo:
Name of Photographer: James Betia, I set my 10-second timer after running 5kilometers to remind me of the nirvana I experienced during this run.
Name of Runner: James Betia (yes, that’s me! Look at my sexy back)
Why is it a rave run?
“The morning run was one of a kind. The beach was unspoiled, the sea breeze uplifting and the sun invigorating. It was bliss, nirvanic at every stride and all endorphins in my body were flowing like crazy. It was like I was transported in another dimension- to paradise. How I miss that feeling- my mind was peaceful. My feet were just smiling as they were connected to the ground I’m running.”
Thanks for the feature Runner’s World Philippines. Next on my list, on international Runner’s World magazine! Wooohooo!