*** Picture heavy post – mostly Cliff and I’s faces so… Enjoy? 😀
Last Sunday, Cliff and I were invited to this activity called the Friendship Power Kembot, a running event organized by the Fabulous Running Divas to build a sense of comradery among the running community. To those who cannot understand Tagalog, ‘kembot’ means to shake the hips (but don’t take it literally). 😛 The route has a combination of rough road, pavement and trails that went constantly uphill and downhill. It is said to be a 21km trail starting form Silang, Cavite and back via the infamous Cardiac Hill in Laguna.
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Is having a running buddy really necessary? Think of it as having someone to share your training with.. Someone to keep you accountable and vice versa. Especially in the morning when it is impossible to get up at 4:00 AM because your bed is too comfortable but you have no choice but to get up because you have to keep to your arranged time to run (just so you know, I am not a morning person). Having a buddy also provides extra protection from those wishing to cause you harm. I have a chaotic work schedule and sometimes I run at night. So what qualities should I look for and how do I get one?
From the aesthetic benefits to mental perks, there’s a slew of benefits specific to running that together make a pretty strong case for anyone to consider becoming a runner. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Join a Fun Run”
Nothing beats a morning run to freshen up my day! Sometimes I am asked what it is about running that I love so much. I always pause, taken aback by the question, as if I am being asked why I love my family, my friends, or my dog. I just do.
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“I’ve learned that finishing a marathon isn’t just an athletic achievement. It’s a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible.“
– John Hanc, running writer
Last February 1, 2015, I ran my first 42km, the Condura Skyway Marathon: I Run For A Hero. I was a little apprehensive as it was my first time to run a race that I think couldn’t finish. Honestly, it was an overwhelming and humbling experience. Maybe one day I’ll run the race again and break my personal record but for now, I’m just really thankful to have done it and finished injure-free.
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