40 New Year’s Resolutions for my 40th Year

Monday, 4 January 2016  |  Bullish Insights

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Hello, 2016!  I usually set clear goals, not resolutions, at the start of every year.  Goals always motivated me to strive harder to achieve more each year.  It was all: Go! Go! Go!  This time, as I get closer to turning 40 (gulp! Just 5 more months!), I’m turning a bit introspective and observing not just what I’ve achieved but who I’ve become.  (Naks, am I not sounding a wee bit more mature too? hah!)  So, without further ado, here are 40 resolutions and goals (resolugoals!) for 2016, the year I turn 40! What are your resolutions?

1. Run two marathons. Three if I can squeeze one more in.

2. Hit the trails.

3. Get more women, especially moms, into running.

4. Run tempos every Thursday. No excuses.

5. Swim at least once a week to loosen up.

6. Do core work 3x a week.

7. Get into pilates.

8. Find more time for yoga.

9. At least two days in a week with no sugar or dairy in my diet.

10. Eat more veggies.

11. Learn one new healthy recipe to cook at home per week.

12. Drink more water.

13. Help others eat clean.

14. Blog more often. But…

15. Reduce time spent online… especially Instagram.

16. Be more tolerant of idiots who know not what they do. Haha!

17. Gossip less.  Better yet, don’t at all.

18. Speak only of good and positive things.

19. Smile… even when I’m PMS-ing.

20. Be kind to all.  Even people I don’t need, know, or like.

21. Never judge.

22. Give at least two compliments per day.

23. Laugh more.  About anything and everything.  Even myself.

24. Travel more.

25. Work harder.

26. Launch my new project.

27. Invest and save more.

28. Spend less on coffee and pedicures.

29. Be happy being alone. But…

30. Appreciate my true friends.

31. See the good in every one. No matter how hard some times!

32. Spend more time with Mom and siblings.

33. Honor the independence and personality of my kids.

34. Be present. At all times.

35. Train myself to always think positive.  Even when shit hits the fan.

36. Always remember how strong I am.  After all, I am a marathoner! Raawr!

37. Do something good everyday.

38. Let go of people and things that don’t add value to my life.

39. Forgive.

40. Make every single day count.

Best of 2015

Thursday, 31 December 2015  |  Bullish Insights, Favorite Posts

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“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”
– Bob Moawad

Oh what a journey it has been, 2015! This year was about independence, achievement, strength, and empowerment for me. Such strong words, you say?! After surviving life’s toughest challenges in the past years, 2015 was about pushing forward, rediscovering myself, and learning that, at the end of the day, I’m pretty darned happy with where I am and who I’ve become.

Here’s my best of 2015: (more…)

Holiday Promo: Discounted Registration for TBR Dream 21k

Saturday, 26 December 2015  |  Race Announcements

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Ho ho holiday promo for TBR Dream Half Marathon! We’ve slashed registration fees from P1,600 (late registration) to P1,200 (early registration rate) for our inaugural 21k event! Online registration is at www.dreammarathon.com

For more info on TBR Dream Half Marathon, visit our website: www.tbrdream.com.

Registration for the race closes on December 31, 2015.  Hope to see you at the race next year!

Product Review: Adidas Climachill Shirt and Singlet

Monday, 21 December 2015  |  Gear + Gadgets

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How are you liking the hot summer weather these ‘ber months? With our warm weather and intense sun nowadays, it’s still important to dress lightly (as in summer look pa din this Christmas!) to keep your body temperature cool even as you train through the heat.

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Good thing adidas sent me Climachill products, a shirt and a singlet, to road test. According to adidas, Climachill is the next generation of active-cooling sportswear. The advanced fabric moves heat and moisture out through the shirt keeping it cool and dry. (more…)

Christmas Gift Guide for Runners Below P2000

Thursday, 17 December 2015  |  Gear + Gadgets

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9 more days till Christmas!  If you’re still hunting for gifts for your favorite running friends, here are some runner’s gear below P2,000 that they’ll surely love… (more…)