Running a marathon can take on different meanings for the wide array of people who run it. For a good friend of mine and a TBR Dream Marathon alumnus, Dr. Gene Tiongco, running Chicago Marathon on October 12, 2014 isn’t just about breaking his PR, but also bringing smiles to kids’ faces. (more…)
3 weeks to go until Chicago Marathon!
I lost my confidence this week. It must’ve fallen into a crack on the road during my mid-week run, so I was a ball of nerves and anxiety questioning everything and anything during the latter part of the week. Then, just like that, on Sunday, it all changed. Allow me to tell you more about it. (more…)
Four more weeks to Chicago Marathon!
I was so looking forward to last week. It was to be a recovery week sandwiched in between two major back-to-back run weekends. I thought I’d finally get to rest my tired legs and maybe squeeze in a recovery swim or Bikram Yoga session again. Thing is, I completely underestimated recovery week. It was more like a recovery DAY where Sunday wasn’t as long a run as it usually was. LOL. (more…)
5 Weeks to Chicago Marathon!
The past couple of weeks have been quite challenging. While I start the first half of the week feeling fresh, I end the back to back weekend runs struggling to lift one foot in front of the other. Cumulative fatigue from the past 3 weeks of running 70k to 80k per week have certainly taken a toll on my legs. (more…)