Piolo Pascual isn't showing signs of slowing down and looks forward to training for his first full marathon in September.
After turning 35 last January 12, Piolo Pascual said he is looking forward to maintaining a very positive outlook on life this year. “I feel as young as ever. Masaya.
A year older per hopefully a year wiser,” he said.
The matinee idol revealed he was not able to do a birthday run on his natal day because he had just finished going on a one-week fasting for his church, but will do it before he goes to perform on ASAP
this week. Piolo is usually seen doing runs at the University of Philippines Diliman campus which is near his home. “Sa
UP it took me a year bago sila nasanay sa akin. Kasi puro
students dun ‘di ba
so sometimes they would stop you, but I tell them I’m sorry I have a trial run so it’s either you wait for me or you run with me,” he said during the Timex run press conference held at Café La Carmela in Makati last January 13.
This year, Piolo shared that he just had an intimate birthday celebration. “Nag
-church lang kami ng
family and then they had a surprise party for me so exciting kasi hanggang umaga kami na nagkantahan lang yung mga kapatid ko
because my whole family was still here. Lahat ng mga pamangkin ko andun,
they stayed up until midnight so it was a family event,” he revealed.
Later this year, Piolo will be seeing his son Iñigo, who is based in the States. “Unfortunately hindi siya nakauwi kasi ilang
weeks lang yung bakasyon sa
school for Christmas break so this June na lang sa
. We’re looking forward to it so by June magbabakasyon siya dito
,” he said.
This coming January 22, Sunday, Piolo and running coach Rio De la Cruz, along with other 4,000 runners will join the 2012 Timex Run
at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Piolo registered for the 10k race which was also the distance he ran in previous Timex runs.
He also shared that he has also registered for the Berlin marathon in Germany this coming September as part of his fitness goal to ultimately be able to take part in different major running events around the globe. “Kaya nga nag
for a full marathon which is 42k and it’s my first. After ko mag-
Timex in 2009 I never thought na kaya ko tumakbo ng
10k, then nag
and now I’m doing a 42k so it doesn’t stop kasi ang sarap nung
feeling na na-pu
-push mo yung sarili mo.
So in terms of growth as an athlete, ako gusto ko talaga makapag-
focus dun sa mga
major marathons na masasalihan sa
running and inuna ko na nga yun
this year so hopefully maka-
join ako sa madaming
race. Ito yung
hobby ko eh pero
of course ang
is yung trabaho natin
, acting bilang artista naka
o. But on the side ito yung hinahanapan ko ng oras para makapag
-train. I love to run. I love to do sports,” he said.
This year, Piolo said that his birthday wish is more the country than for himself. “Honestly, hindi na
personal pero sana wala ng mga
disaster na dumating sa bansa natin kasi lahat naman tayo naaapektuhan. Sana wala ng
Sendong kasi hindi birong maapektuhan yung mga kababayan natin. Ang hirap magsaya na alam mo yung iba naghihirap.
So yun na yung
this year,” he admitted.
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