One of my favorite new blogs is Marathon Foodie. If you’re into running, this site is a must. Says the author in her “About Me” section: “I am Haide P. Acuna, a lawyer and broadcaster based in Cebu City, Philippines. I’ve been running on and off since 1996, but got seriously into running only in January 2009. The creation of this blog was inspired by The Bull Runner, Jaymie Pizzaro’s wildly popular and award-winning blog, which has become an authority on anything running. My vision is for this blog to become a place where newbie runners in Cebu can converge for helpful information about training, race schedules, race reviews, products, and practically all things relevant to running. This blog will also feature stories about runners, both veterans and novices, that will hopefully inspire runners become better at the sport.”
(Photo: Vic Kintanar)
Haide posted her first blog entry last June 28 with “Paghimugso,” and has, since then, written about every race that she’s joined (plenty). In her commentary, Haide is candid (calling the other weekend’s run, “The Great Lapu-Lapu Run Race Review Part 2: Great Expectations, Great Disappointment”). She is comprehensive and thorough. She writes on a personal, first-person level—what she sees, likes, suggests, criticizes—she pours out. I like it.
But why, you ask, the name? “I chose Marathon Foodie for a blog name because it encompasses two of the things I am truly passionate about – good food and running a marathon,” writes Haide. “I would have wanted to name this blog ‘Foodie on the Run,’ but I’ve been beaten to the punch by an American blogger based in Reading, Pennsylvania – a triathlete who loves to cook, loves to eat and competes in races in order to give her a guilt-free indulgence in all these loves. Just like Foodie on the Run, the Marathon Foodie runs because she won’t give up her ‘humba’ (Cebuano term for pork stew).”
Click on Marathon Foodie here.