Hey guys look what I’ve found: one of my Boracay days pictures got published in the summer edition of Runner’s World Philippines! Whoa it’s such a wonderful experience to get published in a really great and dedicated magazine. I’ve been moonlighting in a few publications the past year but it’s only my first time in a magazine format. And this is quite an honor to represent and promote the awesomeness of Boracay and the running sport/lifestyle! Catching two mockingjays in one arrow.
It’s only a cameo appearance if it the thing is a movie, just about half a page out of 92, haha. But certainly it’s one of those priceless moments in one’s lifetime where you are simply out of words to express the happiness. (Duh, and I’m writing about it already). That moment is found on the article title “10 Runners, 10 Cities” it’s a sort of a Top 10 Running Destinations in the Philippines where runners from all over the Philippines share why their hometown should be your next running destination. I don’t know if I will ever convince a soul to run in Boracay, a.k.a. my kingdom since I just conquered it, but running will certainly be a really great activity in anybody’s ‘To-Do list’ while vacationing in that beautiful island.
Here’s the page. You can click the picture for a higher resolution so you guys can read whatever badassery I wrote there that deserved publication, it’s in HD you know.
The other destinations who got picked in the articles are Intramuros in Manila (miss ko na si Diane), Quezon City (kina Addie), Lucban in Quezon, Bacoor in Cavite, Vigan City in Ilocus Sur (it got the best picture in the article), General Santos City, Clark in Pampanga, Nasugbo in Batangas, and of course Cebu City my second home where I got the running fever (and never recovered since). The article is really a fascinating read and really beautiful, I couldn’t see any better version of it. Oh I will be looking forward to run in those places and even meet the other runners featured.
How did I get in? I am a liker of the Runner’s World magazine facebook page (click here) where they posted their search for running destinations for this issue. That was around Valentines day. We were instructed to send an email that contain a high-resolution picture in fulling running vanity, i mean glory, with basic runner infos plus the favorite running areas, the best races in town and why on earth should people run there. I received a reply and got in touch with the RWP managing editor Ms. Angel Constantio. They notified me that I got in, but I never really expected they’ll published it for real. Haha. I don’t even know who took the photo whether it was self-inflicted or was it the Korean chick? Nyahaha bad-ass.
The April – June issue of Runner’s World Philippines is already out in your nearest bookstores. So what are you waiting for? Quick grab a copy! (I promise I will sign autographs). Hehe