A Week in the Life #12

Hey there, I hope your week went as well as or even better than mine! Life chugs along regardless, but my refrain for most of last week was to celebrate even small progressions towards goals, like friends getting themselves to work out, or cut down on cigarette consumption.

For me I guess what I’d like to celebrate is taking on the challenge of Nike Training Club’s Gym Strong training plan. Continue reading “A Week in the Life #12”

GRiT All-Women Trail Run on August 13

*Last 26 slots for 6K and 30 slots for 15K!

Want to try trail running, or want to challenge your trail running skills? Get down and dirty with the girls of GRiT (Girls Running in Trails) at their first event: an All-Women Trail Run happening on August 13 at Basekamp, Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal. Participants will be running in the rough, rugged, and scenic trails of Rizal while enjoying the camaraderie of
fellow women runners.

The event aims to raise funds for GRiT ambassador, Sandi Menchi Abahan in her quest to represent the Philippines in one of the toughest ultramarathon mountain races in Europe, the TDS. Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie or TDS is a 119-kilometer ultra mountain race in France with about 7,200 metres height gain.

Sandi is the undisputed leading Filipina elite trail runner. Baguio-born, she has been a runner since high school and consistently bags awards in both road and trail races and duathlons and triathlons. She has won the International Skyathlon event and other big name international races. Sandi is the first Filipina who stands to grab a top spot at the TDS.

Do your part in supporting Sandi by either racing the Sweet 6K (priced at P600) which will take runners through the manicured bike trails of Basekamp, or the Fierce 15K (priced at P800) which will head into the untamed trails of Pintong Bukawe.

While this is an all-women run, there is actually a men’s event: the Sub-Sandi Challenge (priced at P600). Beat Sandi in a 6K race and win special tokens. Whether your goal is to beat Sandi, run beside her, or just be able to support her by joining the run, this race is for you to support GRiT.

There is also a Kiddie Uphill Miler (priced at P250) open to kids ages two to 13 years old, with age-appropriate distances from 1/4 mile to 2 miles.

Register at raceyaya.com. Slots are limited! For updates, follow the RaceYaya Facebook Page.

Powerman Philippines Asian Championships on October 8

Duathlon continues to grow in the Philippines, with Powerman Philippines in its third year announcing that they are the Asian Championships. The 2017 Powerman Philippines Asian Championships presented by Summit Drinking Water will host a minimum of 800 local and foreign participants from all around the world on October 8 at Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. Continue reading “Powerman Philippines Asian Championships on October 8”

A Week in the Life #11

I can’t believe I’m done with another Nike Training Club four-week workout plan. Time sure does fly fast, huh? Although I wasn’t able to stick with the second week of the Bodyweight Only training plan due to travel, I still got the rest of the weeks’ assigned workouts done. Last Thursday I hit pretty good times in the final benchmark session, which featured what felt like an unlimited number of squat jumps and burpees. I was able to do a lot more full pushups this time! Continue reading “A Week in the Life #11”

A Week in the Life #10

The Fear of Missing Out is real, especially for someone like me who used to be competitive and thrived on excelling. Week after week I am given access to the launches of running events and I allow myself to get caught up in the hype and excitement. Goodness knows I got very excited at the news that Cebu City would host the Milo Marathon finals this eyar.

And then the organizers ask me what distance I want to run. Continue reading “A Week in the Life #10”

Kikay Reviews: Softex Hello Kitty Feminine Care

People born with ovaries and uteruses know that once a month the world changes for us and we have to deal with an extra challenge. Menstruation will always be a drag despite every attempt to make it more comfortable and hassle-free, and so we deal with it by being extra-nice to ourselves with comfort food, lying in bed, and whatever other treats we may think of.

If you’re a giant Hello Kitty fan, one more way to treat yourself during this time of month is to pick up a pack of Softex Hello Kitty feminine care products.

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