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...]

Saved By Grace

Saved by grace

WARNING: Read this blog post at your own risk. This post contains EMOTIONAL contents.

Rarely do I put a disclaimer in my blog posts. But when I do, I make sure to give you something valuable in the end.

If this caused quite a stir, then read on…

You see, I love posting updates in my Facebook account and of course in this blog. When I say updates, that which I consider something valuable. Things worth documenting. I’m talking about my fitness journey.

I mentioned in my previous blog post “My Sweet Transition” about my latest open water triathlon.

I … [Click HERE to continue reading...]

My Sweet Transition

triathlon

Hey there! It’s been a while.

I guess the last time I updated this blog was a little over a year ago. Too bad, I got caught up with so many things that had me focus on other stuff.

Well, as the old adage says, “It’s never too late to begin again”. If I may tweak that, it’s never too late to get back to the game.

I’m back for good!

As I was transitioning to the next stage of my fitness journey, I got to uncover more lessons.

That brought back the fire in me to continue documenting everything.… [Click HERE to continue reading...]

Nothing is Cooler than Running in Rainy July

Running in Rainy July

What’s up, July?? The half of the year is finally over. How time flies so fast!

I woke up in a gloomy Saturday morning.  A breezy wind can be heard from inside my room. It’s been raining for almost a week now.

…Just when I needed to train for my next race

With only 2 weeks left before the much awaited 39th Milo National Marathon, it is still unclear to me whether 21k 0r 42K will be most fit for me.

Yup, as of this writing, I’m still deciding on which course to take.

If God permits, this will … [Click HERE to continue reading...]

Exceed Yourself: My 2015 Run United Trilogy Second Leg (32K) Experience

2015 Run United 2

It was exactly 1am when I woke up to the loud alarm I set in my mobile phone. It was wee hour of Sunday morning. I thought 3 hours of sleep was already enough.

I had no choice. That was the most I can get that day.

I did my usual pre-race routine and came out of our place only to be greeted by a windy weather. The sky was covered by a blanket of clouds. It looked like rain was about to fall anytime soon.

Almost but not quite. I thought I was not yet ready traversing a 32-kilometer … [Click HERE to continue reading...]