A Day in the Life of “Kikay Runner”

Back when I started this blog, I was doing well during races and getting all these medals and trophies. It led people to think I was some sort of pro or semi-pro. But the truth has always been that I am somewhat of an extreme hobbyist who just documents her athletic pursuits quite well. (And also running and triathlon are still small sports in the country so I’m a big fish in a small pond, otherwise I wouldn’t be raking in these awards.)

So while my social media and this blog are full of photos and stories of my running and traveling, the reality is that it’s only a small part of my daily life. I have a day job, although it’s not a very common one; I write, I maintain websites, I do social media, and other sundry tasks for my bosses currently based in Australia. I’m blessed that this work calls upon my understanding of sport and the athlete mindset.

The rest of my day is taken up with hobbies such as taking care of pets and plants as well as wrangling the occasional Zoom and Powerpoint presentation. The travel, the training, and the racing are tiny, tiny parts of my life compared with everything else — and with two out of those three T’s gone and only training left, one would think my life is boring.

But I am rarely, if ever, bored. I hope that by putting a typical day of my life on my blog and vlog it helps you understand who I am and how I have operated during this time of community quarantine. I find small joys in all I do: the satisfaction of astounding my bosses with my amazing work, getting my hands dirty in soil to make living things grow, interacting with my loved ones and my furry ones, serving people as my acts of love. It hasn’t been an exciting year, but that doesn’t make it less fulfilling.



About Noelle De Guzman

Noelle De Guzman is a freelance writer and recreational athlete with over 12 years of experience in fitness and endurance sport. She believes sport and an active healthy lifestyle changes lives.

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