Sam Milby admits he's not really much of a runner. He may not break records, but he will try to achieve his personal best at the Blue Water Day Spa's Fun Run on October 17 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.
"It's my first time to be in a fun run. I'm joining the 5k [category]," said the hunk actor during the launch of the event at Encore, The Fort in Taguig City recently.
To prepare for the race, Sam trains at home. "I practice my running form. I have a treadmill sa bahay," he told PEP (Philippine Entertainmnent Portal).
If there's one sport he would like to spend more time on, it's motocross.
"Passion ko talaga 'yon, e. It's in my blood," said Sam.
The first time the Fil-Am singer-actor tried this extreme sport was when he was six years old. He was 16 when he joined his first official competition in the States.
He recalled, "Mga tatlong karera lang. Tapos may nagnanakaw ng motor ko."
Sam said he was influenced by his father who was really passionate about motocross.
"Nag-race ang dad ko dati. 'Yong dalawang brother ko, nag-race sila. My dad was really, really good. Pero matagal na 'yon," he said.
When he moved to the Philippines, Sam never lost his passion for the sport.
Although he has less time to indulge in his hobbies, the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate makes sure he gets on his bike once in a while.
"Siyempre, busy naman ang schedule ko ngayon. Wala akong time para sa motocross. Pero gusto ko sabayan 'yong ibang motocrossers, ayaw ko naman mag-isa. The last time was two weeks ago. Actually, every time na nagmo-motocross ako, 'yong national champion ang nakakasama ko," he said.
Unknown to many, the 26-year-old celebrity had already won two titles in the Philippine National Supercross Series Round last July 19. He ranked first in the beginner's section and third in the novice category.
Sam said he would like to devote more time on the sport, perhaps enter some races. "Gusto ko magkarera pero alam mo naman 'yong trabaho ko, hindi ako pwedeng maging crazy or anything. Kapag wala akong teleserye or some [other show] siguro, I will push myself."
Sam knows the importance of sports to keep mind and body in top condition.
Other endorsers of Blue Water Day Spa promoting health awareness include singer Karylle, Boom Labrusca, commercial models Mikaela Lagdameo, Fabio Ide, Daniel Matsunaga, and Coach Rio dela Cruz. They will all join the spa's first Fun Run on October 17.
The event will have 3k, 5k, and 10k races, as well as other activities on sports, fitness and fashion. To join, visit R.O.X. (Bonifacio High Street), Timex (Mall of Asia and Glorietta), Columbia (Greenbelt 5), Res Toe Run (Gateway), and Urban Luxe (Alabang).