Back in July 2013, as I was training for Ironman Cebu, I crashed my bike on Daang Hari Road. All I remember was wobbling on the bike. Next thing I knew I woke up after 2 minutes of lying unconscious on the open road and finally having my taste of what cyclists like to call “tocino” (or scraped reddish skin) on my shoulders, elbow, and calves. While I recovered fully from the crash and eventually completed the race, I still bear the scars on my arms and legs now. It’s the annoying “peklat” but seeing it each day also reminds me of how strong I was to continue the race despite the trauma. In the face of challenges, I just look at that scar and know I can survive anything. (more…)
Yes, you read that right, TBR Dreamer!
If you are a TBR Dream Alumni from Batch 2010 to Batch 2016, New Balance is giving you a 15% discount PLUS a 10% discount on all regular priced New Balance products at all New Balance branches within Metro Manila. Discount is available only for this weekend: July 30 and 31, 2016.
If you still have your New Balance VIP card and/or TBR Dream Card, please present it upon availment of discount. If you’ve lost it, you may still avail of the discount as well.
Go to your nearest New Balance branch now! For a complete list of branches, click here.
I was asked to publish this article to share with you the other side of the story behind Mary Joy Tabal’s qualifying for the Rio Olympics. (See press release here.)
I hear that it’s a controversial topic lately among runners, but, quite honestly, it’s the first time I’ve heard about this so I don’t feel I’m informed enough to express an opinion. However, I do believe it’s important to share this article to help shed light on the issue and allow the public to decide for themselves.
Below is the article written by PATAFA marketing head, Edward Kho:
The Curious Case of Mary Joy Tabal
What it truly means for her to represent the Philippines in the Rio Olympics
The running community recently celebrated the success of Mary Joy Tabal hitting the Olympic standard for marathon. Joy ran a 2:43:30-hour marathon time at the 2016 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, beating the 2:45-hour standard for her to join the Olympics. While the running community celebrates, there are mixed feelings inside the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA). (more…)
Have you seen the new Gatorade ad? Oh, it just has some of my fave athletes: Alyssa Valdez of the Ateneo Lady Eagles, fastest runner in the world Usain Bolt, Gilas Pilipinas point guard Terrence Romeo and tennis champ Serena Williams on board.
I think it’s a fantastic way not just to inspire people to follow in these great athletes’ footsteps, but also remind everyone—whether you’re a newbie or a competitive athlete—that proper hydration is important not just for your performance but overall health and safety.
Click here to view the ad: Nothing Beats Gatorade ad
PRESS RELEASE: Under Armour announces a Southeast Asia-wide fitness challenge in celebration of human performance, functional fitness and the training lifestyle. An elite event that is accessible to everyone with the will to train, the Under Armour Test of Will 2016 is a distinctively modern and uniquely urban fitness challenge for the growing community of advanced athletes, high achievers and fitness aspirants across Southeast Asia with a drive for competition. (more…)