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Run for Heroes on 24 August

Wednesday, 20 August 2014  |  Race Announcements

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August 25 is National Heroes Day in the Philippines.  It is a national public holiday, held every last Monday of August, to honor and remember the country’s National heroes, men and women in Philippine history whose acts of courage enabled the Philippines to grow as a nation. Our known national heroes are:  Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio,Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Sultan Dipatuan Kudarat, Juan Luna, Melchora Aquino, Gabriela Silang.

During National Heroes Day, honor and salute are also given to those unknown heroes whose lives were given up for our peace and democracy.  Although there are commemorations and parades and wreath laying at shrines, etc., many of our youth no longer appreciate or know the significance of this day. Hence, HERO Foundation, through its upcoming activities, in cooperation with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, hopes to draw attention back to the importance of this day, to celebrate, with gratitude, for all our heroes. (more…)

Wellness Wednesday: Stress (and How to Cope)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014  |  Health + Wellness

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Note: Starting this week, I’m launching a regular column on TBR called “Wellness Wednesday.”  As the name suggests, I’ll be posting articles on Wellness every Wednesday.  As most of you know, I’ve just earned my certification as a Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach so it’s only natural that I share with you what I learn and know in the field of wellness.  

“I am stressed!”  I think I say that word at least once a month. I said it twice a day (while I was pulling all my hair out) when I was preparing for All Woman Race!

For most of us, the word “stress” always connotes something negative. We use it when we feel that there’s just too much on our plate, when we have little time for our endless to do list, or when we just can’t cope with the pressure around us.

Truth is, stress isn’t all that bad. According to Psychology Today, stress is “simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it’s an omnipresent part of life.” Don’t try to escape it because you can’t.  And, hey, sometimes a bit of stress can be good for you. (more…)

Register Now: Condura Skyway Marathon Run for a Hero

Monday, 18 August 2014  |  Race Announcements

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Condura Skyway Marathon Run for a Hero 2015 is now open for registration!  The race will be held on February 1, 2015 at Filinvest City.  They are expecting over 15,000 runners for the race!

Condura didn’t put up a race for 2014, but it seems like they’re more than making up for it with this early registration opening for 2015.  I’m pretty psyched about this race for 3 reasons:  1)  It’s on the same weekend that our TBR Dream Marathoners will be running their longest run, so I’m betting a lot of them will do their 30k at this race (and I’m going to join in on the fun! Woot!), 2) The beneficiary is Hero Foundation, a cause which I am an ambassador of and which all my races also support, and lastly, 3) It’s Condura Skyway Marathon for God’s sake, who doesn’t join this run?!

Below is more info on the event… (more…)

Register Now: 2014 Run United Philippine Marathon on 5 October

Friday, 15 August 2014  |  Race Announcements

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2014 Run United Philippine Marathon will be held on October 5, 2014 with Growee 500m, Enervon HP 10km, Alaxan FR 21km and Enervon Activ 42km race categories. All categories will have a start and finish at the Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia. (more…)

Protect and Tame Your Hair (While Running!) with Vitress

Wednesday, 13 August 2014  |  News + Promos

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Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the Vitress Catwalk event at Bonifacio High Street. Vitress, the country’s number one hair cuticle coat and hair polish, introduced their endorsers to the press: model and actress Solenn Heussaff, fashionista and TV host Kim Jones, and volleyball superstar Gretchen Ho. (more…)