Tuesday, October 18, 2011

100-year-old Runner Finishes Toronto Race!

When my son observed that I was having difficulty caring for my father, he remarked: "I'm glad I won't be taking care of you the way that you're taking care of Lolo, because I'm sure you'll still be running 'til you're age 100".

Then this morning, I read this article from a newspaper that an Indian national named Fauja Singh crossed the finish line at the Toronto marathon last Sunday.  Though he did it in over 8 hours, it was his accomplishment that elevated him to the Guinness Book of World Records.

I said to myself:  "Gio has a point after all.  If this runner can do it, then I can do it."

This thought brought me back to my first marathon, when I ran wearing an ankle support because of a tragic accident that happened 5 days prior to the first ever TBRDM (The Bull Runner Dream Marathon).

It took me 7 hrs. and 38 minutes to cross the finish line.

What if I ran without the injury?

Could my time be less then 7 hrs.?  Or less than 6 hrs.?

Well, wonder no more.

Because this March 18, 2012, I will attempt to break my time at the TBRDM in Sta. Rosa, Nuvali.

Wish me luck!

It's still a loooong way 'til I reach 100 but if by God's grace I'm still alive, I promise I will run (or walk or crawl if I may haha...) the marathon.

Then this blog will no longer be "Life Begins at 50" but "Life Begins at 100"! 



  1. Ms. Nora, Good luck on your 2nd marathon. naiinggit nga ako, but i still don't have the guts pa. :(


  2. Mae: If I can do it, you can do it better. Running the marathon starts with your will to do it. Don't worry Mae. I am sure that day will come, when out of the blue, you just wake up one day and say to yourself: "Yes, I am going to run a marathon."

  3. Hi Mommy Nora, how's your TBRDM the second time around? I knew you did great. I miss you! God Bless you always.

    1. Madz! I was just thinking about you! I survived TBRDM but it wasn't easy. Will blog about it soon. I miss you too. God bless you and your darling hubby.