You are a running addict if… you named your two daughters after famous Olympic and World Champion runners! No, this is not an exaggeration about my being addicted to running. It was with pride when i named them Maricica and Marlisse, my two love and inspirations.
Maricica, now 18 and studying at ADMU was named after Maricica Puica, a middle distance runner from Romania who won the 3000 meters gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, in a race remembered primarily for the collision of Mary Decker and Zola Budd.
Marlisse, 16 was named after Marlies Gohr, an East German sprinter who won several world championships, the first at the inaugural world championships in 1983 at 100 meters at world record times.
Marlisse at left and Chica, right
Unfortunately, these two babes never took the running passion of their father and are generally not into physical fitness nor exercise. Chica seems content in burying herself with books and her laptop while Marlisse is still busy stuffing herself with the latest in both gourmet and junk food! However, none comes close in beating the two in non-stop walking when plying the big malls in Metro Manila!
With cousin Michelle, left, now based in Singapore as an Instructress/Teacher.
Marlisse needs to lose weight… and so do i. How ’bout it, baby?