25 October 2009
I started this running blog last 25 October 2007 while I was the Commanding General of the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army based in Camp Macario Peralta, Jr in Jamindan, Capiz. I was not new in blogging as I had a blog at Blogger where I posted my daily activities as the Commander of Philippine Army troops covering the islands of Western Visayas consisting of Panay, Negros, Guimaras, Cebu, and Bohol Islands with a strength of almost 10,000 troops and para-military personnel under my Command. My daily entries in my blog as the Commander was my “initiative” to link my Command with the members of the media who are based in key cities of the Islands. There was no need for the media practitioners to travel all the way to my camp in order to get information or interviews with me on the prevailing situation in my area of responsibility. Everybody could access me through the Internet.
As I started to run again and prepare myself to be competitive in marathon races, I tried to browse in the Internet and I was able to discover the blogsite of The Bull Runner and it gave me the idea to start a blog which devoted to my running experiences in the past, my running workouts, my insights about runnikng and sports, reading references about running, and my training plans in preparation for a race. And everything is history as it evolved into what it is today.
It is worthy to mention that after two years of blogging, I was able to publish 845 Posts and have received 4,132 Comments. The Total Views to this blog turned out to be 414,181 with an Average Daily Views of 811. Runners around the world had reached and visited this blog giving them a glimpse on the running activities and situation in the country, my advocacies, my projects & programs, as well as my adventure runs in the United States and my “dreams” and aspirations to make running as a source of pride for the country.
I hope I was able to share my past, present and future activities in running with this blog. If ever this blog was able to inspire and influence my readers to adhere to running as a means to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle, I hope that they would be able to inspire others also, whether within the family & relatives, among friends, among officemates, and to other people.
Let us be united in bringing the sports of running down to the “grassroots” for us to have a healthy and strong nation!
To all my visitors and readers, my deepest gratitude for making this blog a part of your daily life!