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attitude of gratitude

last night (or should i say, earlier this morning), i posted this facebook status update:



in my 31 years of existence, I'm not sure if I have been able to openly thank them enough for all their trust and belief in my capabilities, both then, and for some even until now. Admittedly, there may be times when I feel invincible, that I can face anything and come out triumphant, but there are also times when fear and self-doubt settles in my mind.


sometimes, I wonder, how come I can be strong and powerful and proud like the king of the jungle, but there are days when i feel like I'm a helpless lion cub.

Oftentimes I wonder, where should i place myself. For some, they feel they've found what they have been looking for all their lives, a career where they feel they belong. I know how that feels, because i myself have been there. Initially I've dabbled with HR, primarily because of my college degree, but at the end of the day, I felt that there's something more in store for…

surviving 1600

today was the first time in a long time that i swam.  and when i say swam, seryosong swim. initially i intended to swim lang around 500m, or pwede rin tipong 1200m, tutal ang goal naman was to familiarize myself with the water eh. it's been a while since i last trained for swim. the last 'long swim' i had was during my impromptu aquathlon last March 2014. after that, wala nang serious swim.

in the first place, bakit nga ba ako ng decide mag swim kanina?

well for one, pahabol kuno sa summer season. parang buong summer time, i was never in the pool or beach or what. walang kahit anong resemblance na nag summer sa akin. ndi ako nangitim, hindi ako namula, wala. loser ba? hindi naman kasi may important akong ginagawa for now na i am sure the sacrifices will be worth it down the line. 
usual swim day for me. pero parang ang bagal ko (well, as if naman mabilis ako diba?) and during my swim session, ang dami kong realizations.
realization #1: mahirap mag improve if you don't …

where PRs mean more than beating your own records

ever since i started running, the people behind takbo.ph has been my family. they've always been the ones i go to when i was just starting out like most of the newbie runners way back, and each year during their anniversary, they come up with road races where i still feel at home, like when i was starting.

i've had an earlier post before for those people who'd prefer to have their bibs personalized, but for those who weren't able to register then but would still want to join the Runfest, regular registration (ibig sabihin, bib #s lang, at walang special name sa bib) starts today, May 23, 2014 until June 30, 2014. for more details, you can check it out here:

http://www.takbo.ph/2014/03/takbo-ph-runfest-2014/



Markdown Madness 2014

last year,  I was introduced to Saucony (while doing this as part of my job back then). and now it's back. for those people who are into serious running, and would want to avail of one of the best running shoes i've known, but on a discount, try going to the Markdown Madness sale this coming May 2014.

if you have not tried on the Natural Series of Saucony, you can check out their  Geometry of Strong line up, specifically the following models: Guide (stability) and Triumph or Ride (for neutral).

For those more advanced runners who'd want to check out the 4mm offset shoes, you can check out their Natural Series such as the best selling Kinvaras, super flexible Virratas and their lightweight support shoe Mirage.

For race day shoes, you can check out their Fastwitch or the best-selling A5 for faster foot turnover.

for more details on the other brands available at the sale, you can check them out next week.


let's celebrate running

running has been my way to destress. while other people vent their stress out via drinking, smoking or doing some other things that will be damaging to their bodies in the long run, i do physical activities, such as running.

the times have changed nowadays. i've seen a lot of newbie runners who are overeager to level up with their run distances without proper training or mileage, most of them become injured in the long run. and as a result, think that running is not for them. i don't mind people being Type A with their personal bests, but then again, they should be blaming their activities eh at the end of the day, it's still their decision to do that diba?

anyway, why run? for me running is a celebration.

it's a celebration that after having ACL reconstructive surgery way back 2004, i am now able to do fun runs, marathons and multisport events (aquathlon and triathlon pa lang naman so far) kasi diba before they put a big deal with ACL patients na parang exag ung react…

Ateneo Aquathlon through the years

so far, i've had 3 ateneo aquathlons in my entire life (so far, but i intend to do more ha!) and luckily, i have been photographed in all three events.

let's see how i looked like through the years.

what's the verdict?

i guess i have to order the team's newest uniform huh? :)



Challenge Overview

it has been a while since i last joined any triathlon. the last solo i did was still a mini-sprint way back 2010 if i'm not mistaken. after that, i've done one aquathlon last 2013,  and a few fun runs in between.

when the opportunity to join the relay team for the inaugural Challenge Philippines came up,  I was still a bit hesitant as i was not focused on swimming, biking or running at that time as i have been busy with work (so who else is not naman diba?) but after consultation with my teammates, i gave in. I decided to be the relay runner.



how did i train for the 21K run leg?

being a runner, i felt that i can easily wing this thing. i've done that before in the past, i just have to make sure i get to run 3x a week, 1x at the super least, pero on the average i got to run naman 2x a week more often than not being able to run.  on top of that, i decided to incorporate Insanity pa! parang pang hardcore lang diba, pero in fairness, i felt the difference kahit papaano of doin…