Return to Endurance, Week 7

I’m only now just coming back to normal after an intense week of working behind the scenes for Super League Jersey, the second event of Super League Triathlon. Unlike the previous event in Australia where I was working onsite, they tried out having me work remotely churning out press releases. Unfortunately for me on race weekend, this meant ending my work day at 4 or 5am. That’s because Jersey is located in the Channel Islands south of the UK; while it was 4am here, it was only 8pm over there. The work load also doubled from the previous event because I had to write about three separate races over two days. It was a lot of mental and physical stress. Continue reading “Return to Endurance, Week 7”

Return to Endurance, Week 6

I’ve been feeling really down this past week thanks to my workload. I’m constantly off-balance and trying to catch up with stuff, and it takes a lot of downtime to unwind from this stress. But my “feeling down” is just general annoyance and tiredness, and it’s pretty easy for me to de-stress. Aside from getting daily exercise, all I need is good food and good company. This week I got heaps of that. Continue reading “Return to Endurance, Week 6”

Return to Endurance, Week 5

My job entails writing about professional triathletes — their wins, their losses, their day-to-day lives. The longer I’m in this sport and industry, the more I am thankful that I don’t need to win for a living. My ability to hit target numbers in training and climb atop a podium on race day has no effect whatsoever on my monthly paycheck. I’m pretty sure there are some of you working your 9-to-6 job annoyed at the lack of training time. I know of some people who quit their day jobs and go on a sabbatical living as semi-professionals. But I once told a pro, “The things I do for fun, you do for a living.” Continue reading “Return to Endurance, Week 5”

Maculot Day Hike and Traverse

What goes up must come down… but not always at the same rate. This is what I found out last Saturday during a hike up and down Mt. Maculot in Cuenca, Batangas.

Dirt is my Kryptonite during races. However, I have always been curious about climbing mountains properly after casually hiking Pinagbanderahan in Converse sneakers while taping a travel show nine years ago. The opportunity finally came when my long-time friend Julia (of Blessmybag) said they were short a few people for a privately-guided tour up Maculot. Continue reading “Maculot Day Hike and Traverse”

September is Salad Month at SaladStop!

On days I have a heavy training load, nothing satisfies me like a big meal. But I have found that to keep my weight under control I need to keep the big meals scheduled around the big training sessions; other meals must be lighter.

What comes to mind when I think of light meals is a nice big salad full of leafy greens, lightly tossed with a tasty dressing. When I had my first salad at SaladStop! way back when High Street Central Square first opened, I was impressed at the serving size as well as variety of flavor and topping options. My big appetite as well as taste for variety was satisfied!

September is Salad Month at SaladStop! and they’ve just launched their Eat Wide Awake Movement campaign.

SaladStop Salad Month

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