Is it that time of year again? Super League Jersey has crept up on us and suddenly it’s happening this weekend 23-24 September 2017 on the island of Jersey. Click after the fold for streaming schedules and more details!
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”
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”
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”
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.
It’s been a month back in triathlon training and I’m still feeling good, which is a big thing for me considering I could hardly string together a month without getting sick earlier this year! Of course, what I’m doing is technically an off-season program, but it’s not bad for coming from zero. And I’m thankful I don’t need to do a lot of swimming, although the mileage prescribed is slowly creeping up.
Swimming is the only time I get actual sun during workouts LOL
Meanwhile, the overall body conditioning from my months of Nike Training Club is still coming in really useful… Continue reading “Return to Endurance, Week 4”
While I don’t watch much television because I hardly have time, I make sure what I do watch is compelling entertainment. Last Wednesday, I got to preview Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge season 2 and I really liked what I saw!
From the producers of American Ninja Warrior, the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge takes talented Spartan Race obstacle course racers and adds a team element to the challenging course it presents to them. This means teams not only have to be strong individually, but also work harmoniously together to overcome the obstacles. Six teams compete in heats of three teams each per week, with the winning teams of each heat and the fastest runner-up team moving through to the next round. Teams are competing for a grand prize of $250,000 so you’ll definitely see them going all out. Continue reading “Watch Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge on RTL CBS Extreme”