Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Why do I Run? I want to wear a size M shirt!!!

I was suppose to comment on Takbo.Ph thread with the same question... and since it will have a 3 part story, it will take a lot of space. So, I decided to put it in my blog instead.

So... Why do I run?

I was overweight for so many years and I need to find an outlet.

No, I was never obese before like my Takbo.Ph brother Dave Viray. But I want to shed pounds, have a leaner body, to feel great and to feel good in a size M shirt.

Next month (June) will be my 1st year anniversary in running.

I think I'm almost there in having a leaner body. People who knew me and saw me with bulges now tells me, "You lost weight. Are you on a diet?" or "your shirt looks nice on you". I always smile back at them and say "takbo tayo?".

And YES... I have shed pounds, I feel great and I feel good in a size M shirt.


  1. Hey Rod, goal ko rin yang magsuot ng medium shirt. Bumaba na ako from XL to L. Siguro mga apat pang half-marathon at isang full marathon, medium na rin ako :-)

  2. Rod, congratulations in advance on your one year anniversary in running. That's awesome!

  3. asa medium na ako! at some stores, kaya na ako sa small! yahooo! hahahah :)

  4. dapat goal mo small! WOhoo congrats on one year Rod! :)

  5. RICO
    bro, ang secret ata is to try on a shirt na size M ang nakalagay pero size XL talaga sya kung susukatin. =)

    thanks!!! btw, will you be here next year for the condura run? =)

    TIM / LUIS
    small? parang ayaw ko na nyan... that's bebe gandanghari zone, mga bro. bwehehehe

    TAKBO PA!!! =)

  6. Rod, regarding the Condura Run, we'll see. When the official date is decided, I'll have a better idea. Patrick is a good friend of mine as are the runner-bloggers in the Philippines. The race is definitely a well run event. Take care and have a good weekend!

  7. Hi Rod, Happy running anniversary. Halos magka-sabay lang pala tayo tumakbo. My first offciail race was mizuno run last year, but i actually started preparing for it May of last year. Hope to meet you in one of the races.

  8. WAYNE
    I hope the Condura Run will push through on Jan 17. It's my special day. And what a way to celebrate it by running. =)

    BRO J
    My first run was that of Mizuno too LINK. And I only knew 2 persons who ran that same race and both were my officemates.

    But now, I have more than a dozen of people I consider my running family and proud to have met who always inspire me to run even more.

    Hope to meet you too in future races! =)

  9. ay pucha, annive mo pala eh! painom ka naman! hahaha

  10. TIMMY
    okay! sagot ko extra joss!!!