New Gear: Huawei Band

Monday, 11 July 2016  |  Gear + Gadgets


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I came home the other day to find a little package from Huawei, its new lifestyle and fitness wearable smart-device for sleep, health, and fitness tracking: the HUAWEI Band.

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The HUAWEI band tracks daily activities, automatically recognizes walking and running, and calculates calorie burn.  It is encased in a scratch resistant steel body and topped with a OLED touch-display.  Its design is based on a minimalist and ergonomic Nordic design concept.  The comfortable diamond-patterned strap is available in three colors – black, cream and white. (more…)

GNC Run: Test Run for Cebu Ironman 70.3

Thursday, 7 July 2016  |  Running + Triathlon


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After Vancouver Marathon, I was quite happy to goal-less for a couple of months until marathon training resumed for the next goal: Florence Marathon in November.  But, before I could even utter the words “off season,” I was invited to join the Sun Life relay team for Cebu Ironman 70.3.

I realized I had less than 2 months to build my speed up again.  Panic mode!  Oh, and I had to heat train! Double panic! (more…)

Fast and Fun Run at Nike+ Run Club

Wednesday, 6 July 2016  |  Running + Triathlon

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Last week, I finally learned what the fuss was about over the Nike+ Run Club (NRC) every 7:34PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Nike Park in Bonifacio Global City.  

After a quick sign in with the NRC Pacers (some of whom were familiar faces in the running/ triathlon community), we wasted no time in breaking into groups and getting started.  There was a 3k, 5k, and 10k group at various paces.  I joined the 5:30 min/km pace group for the 3k run because I had already run that morning. (more…)

Pinoy Fitness Kasama Run on 14 Aug. Online Registration ends June 30

Sunday, 26 June 2016  |  Race Announcements

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Pinoy Fitness launched its new event, Pinoy Fitness Kasama Run with Michaela, at a blogger’s event last week. Jeff Lo, founder of Pinoy Fitness, presented a heart warming video of runners (many of whom were familiar faces from TBR Dream!) talking about who they run with and why from best friends to couples to barkadas. We all run for different reasons and with different people, but at the end of the day, we share the same passion for running. (more…)

Fitness, Family and Fun at Alaska Milk Day

Tuesday, 21 June 2016  |  Race Reports

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Last Saturday, June 11, my children and I woke up bright and early to join the Alaska Milk Day run at McKinley West. Now on its 4th year, Alaska Milk Corporation holds this annual event to celebrate World Milk Day. With the children heading back to school this week, I thought a fun outdoor family activity was a fitting way to celebrate their last weekend of summer as well.

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Nutrition. Action. Champion. Those are the three words that Alaska wishes to instill in both adults and children in its advocacy to live healthier lives. It’s one that I personally share in my own life and in the way I raise my children. I felt fortunate to be part of this event. (more…)