Universal Sports Network Presents Boston Marathon “Run as One” Series March 10 – April 21

Universal Sports Network, the exclusive national television and digital media home of the Boston Marathon, announced today the launch of the “Run as One” series. The 15-episode, short-form video series will air run of schedule and be made available online at universalsports.com beginning today, March 10, and continue through the live coverage of the 118th Boston Marathon, which begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on Monday, April 21, 2014.

In honor of the perseverance and triumph of the human spirit, the “Run as One” series tells the personal stories of those directly affected by the tragic events of the 2013 Boston bombings. As told by survivors, first responders, medical personnel and race officials, these moving first-hand accounts demonstrate strength of character and a resilient will to move forward.

Among those profiled in the series are survivors Nicole and Mike Gross (Charlotte, NC), Marc Fucarile (Stoneham, MA) and Heather Abbott (Newport, RI); Boston Marathon race director David McGillivray; world famous father and son team Dick and Rick Hoyt; former New England Patriot and cancer survivor Joe Andruzzi; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, former City of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino; and Dr. David R. King who finished running the marathon just before the bombings occurred and then immediately began performing surgery on the injured at Massachusetts General Hospital.

“Our efforts to examine the impact of the 2013 Boston tragedy involve telling personal and emotional stories of both sorrow and triumph,” said Universal Sports Network Senior V.P. of Content Robert James. “We needed to uncover the heartbeat of the city, and chose local Boston production company Moody Street TV to help capture the essence of the race, and its meaning to runners and non runners alike. Through Universal Sports’ Boston Marathon “Run as One” series, we showcase the perseverance and resilience of the survivors and City of Boston as a whole, while looking forward in a positive light with all eyes toward the 2014 race.”

In addition, Universal Sports is working with all of its distribution partners to provide their customers with free previews in order to access event coverage for the week leading up to and the day of the Boston Marathon. Affiliates offering free preview windows during the month of April include Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber, satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country.

“We are appreciative of how all of our distributors have enthusiastically stepped up with national marketing, promotion and free preview campaigns to help support this significant event in helping to make the 2014 Boston Marathon even greater,” said Anne E. Droste head of distribution for Universal Sports.

To find where Universal Sports is available, please visit our channel finder at universalsports.com

The Right Fit: Reebok

Never fail to thank all those who believe in you and trust you. Sincerely say “You’re welcome” to those who are grateful and don’t neglect the one who has been bestowing you endless blessings which comes in sweet surprising packages.

These past few weeks has been overwhelming and words of recognition will never be enough. It’s only the first quarter of the year and yet the blessings bestowed are filled with love and motivational powers. I may have been torn between two lovers but along with prayers and discussion with friends, I don’t think choosing will throw any regret in the long run.

Reebok Ambassadress

One of the blessings I’ll endlessly be grateful of is for being chosen as one of the first Reebok brand ambassador in Manila, Philippines.

Truly, this year is all about change and betterment.

In order for one to properly endorse and be an ambassador, you should be a fervent brand advocate. After trying out the shoes and the apparel  – I knew it was the right fit.

Here’s Reebok’s Vision- Mission and Brand Advocacy:

VISION is to Fulfill Potential

MISSION is to Always Challenge and Lead through Creativity

POSITIONING is to Celebrate Individuality in Sport and Life

PURPOSE To Empower Global Youth to Fulfill their Potential

BRAND TERRITORY by Having Fun Staying in Shape.

For the kind of runner that I am – running for a cause, supporting advocates and advocacy’s, getting back in shape and trying to live in a healthy lifestyle with strong economic principles, I knew I would love to have Reebok by my side.

Another blessing was the chance to work with such an amazing photographer, Jar Concengco of Camp Fire Media at the University of the Philippines.  This is the second time I’ve worked with Jar, his works will never disappoint.

For those of you who haven’t met this amazing Jar is should already line-up and have their photos taken. Camp Fire Media has earned various cover shots for both international and local fashion magazines and shot some of Hollywood’s finest. Aren’t we lucky? We’re now part of his glamorous portfolio.

It was such an honor. Thank you, Jar!

Oops, Gotta Run!

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Out and About, Time Out!

I haven’t been updating both runaholic and musings blog. Life took its toll. Busy is a good thing but these past few days after all the leg work, brain work and heavy loaded schedule, I’m just glad that running – albeit the training wasn’t as intense, I was still able to conquer the Condura Skyway Marathon the way I swore I would  after all the whining and being harsh on myself on why I wasn’t prepared for such exciting event last year.

The Perfect Breather

From a full marathon registration, days before the event I decided to go conservative. Respect the distance. I have learned so much during Singapore Marathon, I wouldn’t want to be like those Singaporeans who just charged the road without proper training and experienced injuries and worst.

Running 2 marathons still doesn’t give me the license to go easy and not prepare. The pikermi went well, no personal best record but the enjoyment I gained was something I have been missing for sometime.

2 hours and 49 minutes, way beyond my 2 hours and 22 minutes Personal Best during KOTR.

Girlfriend duties, ran with the boyfriend during the first few kilometers and charged the rest of the mileage with a huge smile on my face. The fulfillment of the big leap – last year’s 5k to this year’s 21k. That was more than enough for me.

Also, Happy Anniversary running, Babe!

Race review will be posted HERE


Although I haven’t been as active as these people, hours after, nearly cut-off time these runners (including me) were still there cheering up the last few men and women who were still finishing their run. If there’s something that I love about running, its the togetherness and the way runners comfort, support and cheer one another whether you just got into running or a stranger.

Join us, you’ll understand the warmth runners have for each other. the doors to friendship is always open and the support is unbeatable especially throughout fighting over cramps.


The northern ladies out-won the lone southern girl, the impromptu overdue Girls Night Out finally happened after the blissful experiential running event over the weekend, in fact the next day right after the marathon, the running girls who are always in touch through twitter has finally settled to get-together dressed in proper clothing and not geared up for a morning run.

What a way to kick-off a pre-valentines celebration — with the ladies!

Cheek muscles exercises were in order: Exchanged running adventures, race review, juicy stories, real estate and hilarious experiences with expats and mongrels were shared – not to forget, Gail’s “modern family sitcom” like stories.

Looking forward to another time-out get-together, soon!