Workshop: Improve Your Mental Toughness with Edgar Tham

Thursday, 1 September 2016  |  Health + Wellness

Mental-Toughness

Mental toughness is important not just for us to break our PRs, but also to do well in life.  Whether we like it or not, we’ll always be faced with challenges.  It’s how we face those challenges that makes us winners or losers.  That’s why I’m looking forward to joining this upcoming workshop with Edgar Tham.   (more…)

Wanna Run? Here are 6 Tips to Get You Started

Wednesday, 31 August 2016  |  Running + Triathlon

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Running at Fitness First before work. Do you know that I started running on a treadmill before I tried road?

In my years of running, the most common question I get from people I’ve just met is this: How do I start running? Truth be told, despite all the information in books, magazines, or online, it’s not as complicated as you think. Here are simple and practical steps to take on how to get started running: (more…)

Pre-Race: Ironman Cebu 70.3 (Part 1 of 2)

Thursday, 25 August 2016  |  Running + Triathlon

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– So happy to be a member of Sun Life Tri Team –

Has it really been 3 weeks since Ironman 70.3 Cebu? For the past weeks I’ve been telling friends I need to physically and mentally recover from the experience as if it was yesterday and now I realize I’ve had more than enough time! Worse, I hadn’t even posted all the great photos we took during that fun weekend!

So, even if I’m weeks late, I hope you enjoy these pre-race pics. Next post will be photos from race day. (more…)

TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2017: Official Training Shirt

Thursday, 18 August 2016  |  Race Announcements

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TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2017 Official Training Shirt (Front) 

Have you registered for TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2017? If the answer is yes, you’re looking at the Official Training Shirt that comes with your Welcome Kit. Can’t wait to hand them out to you in September!

Here’s the front and back of the same shirt…

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When I Grow Up, I Want to Be Sister Madonna Buder

Wednesday, 17 August 2016  |  Running + Triathlon

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For the past months since I turned 40, I’ve been feeling old.  I’ve been complaining to friends about how much longer it takes for me to recover from half marathons, how much harder it is to get out of bed if I don’t get my full 8 hours of sleep, and how much more weight training I need to do now just to keep the triceps from going all wiggly on me.  Then, I view Sister Madonna Buder’s video from the Nike Unlimited series and I’m speechless.

Sister Buder completed her first Ironman World Championship triathlon in Hawaii way back in 1985.  Get this… she was 65. At 75, she became the oldest woman to ever complete an Ironman triathlon. At 82, she set a world record as the oldest Ironman triathlon competitor. Today, at 86 years old, she has completed over 40 Ironman races thereby earning her the nickname “Iron Nun.” (more…)