When Goals and Commitment Collide

When goals and commitment collide
I and my Team Marquez family (Photo courtesy of Alprince Camingawan)

As of this writing, the much awaited race of the year has just been concluded, the Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship. My snappiest salute to all the participants! Special mention to my Team Marquez teammates. It makes me so much proud to belong to a team full of dedication in this sport we are in!

Just in case you’re wondering, 70.3 refers to the total distance in miles covered in the race. It consists of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile … [Click HERE to continue reading...]

When Motivation to Run Isn’t Enough: 3 Tips to Get Back on Track

Thinking about starting to run? Again?To run or not to run

Summer is just around the corner.

You realized, the first quarter of the year is over.

That got you pumped up! Your wondering mind is now preoccupied with thoughts of beating the summer heat.

Those beaches…

The white sand gently caressing your tired feet…

The feel of the warm water calming you…

And you visualized taking a selfie with that breathtaking scenery… And your body!

Everything is perfect! Not until you saw yourself in the mirror. And it dawned on you the sad reality…

Those flabby arms are crying for your attention. Oh, and … [Click HERE to continue reading...]

5 Awesome Similarities Between Running Your Life and Running a Marathon

“Life is not a race, it’s a marathon.” Sounds cliché, huh?

Several times have I heard this line being uttered by people. Not only by ordinary people but by runners and marathoners alike. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but the more I hear it, the more that it doesn’t reveal its real value, even more so, its real meaning.

As I was doing my usual running routine last night, I thought about it.

It did make sense.

You see, as you get to run a lot, there are a lot of things that come into your mind.

Not … [Click HERE to continue reading...]

3 Practical Tips I Learned that Helped Me Survive My First Full Marathon

How was your first running experience?

“One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.”- Ziad K. Abdelnour

I could still vividly remember how it all started.

Making that first step in achieving a healthy lifestyle wasn’t easy for me. It took me a while in order to get to where I am now. That equates to days of hardships and sacrifices.

I had to train myself to wake up early just to do those early routines. I had to live through those days of uneasiness. These habits kept me … [Click HERE to continue reading...]

3 Things I Learned from My First Ever Run

I always find joy in joining marathons, especially if it’s for a good cause.

While there are do’s and don’ts in joining marathons, it’s imperative that you know what to prepare and how to prepare for it.

I learned a lot of things when I had my first ever run.

1. Running in the Treadmill is Different from Outdoor Running

outdoor running vs running in the threadmill

I haven’t been maximizing the use of treadmill ever since I started going to the gym. This is the reason why, the moment I registered myself in fun run, I thought of using it for practice.

The gym where I … [Click HERE to continue reading...]