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Friendship Power Kembot – My Very First!

*** Picture heavy post – mostly Cliff and I’s faces so… Enjoy? 😀

Last Sunday, Cliff dragged me into joining this really awesome activity called Friendship Power Kembot. For those who cannot understand Tagalog, ‘kembot’ means shaking of the hips (but don’t take it literally).  The organizers did an amazing job in choosing the route because it has a combination of rough roads, pavement surfaces and trails that went constantly uphill and downhill. To be honest, I really had a hard time keeping up specially, that I haven’t had an LSD (Long Slow Distance) run  in a very long time.  It is said to be a 21 km trail starting in Silang, Cavite and back via Cardiac Hill Loop and Nuvali Trails (which is a popular trail among bikers). It felt more like a 28 km but that’s just me.

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For someone with semi-OCD, I’m so happy about my race bib. 🙂

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Life Lessons · Running

15 Life Lessons that I Learned From My First Marathon

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I’ve learned that finishing a marathon isn’t just an athletic achievement. It’s a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible. – John Hanc, running writer

Last February 1, 2015, I ran my first 42km, the Condura Skyway Marathon.  I was a little apprehensive because it was my first time to run a race that I think couldn’t finish. Honestly, it was an overwhelming and humbling experience. Maybe one day I’ll run the race again and get my time but for now, I’m just really thankful to have done it and finished injure-free.

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RUPM 2014: Completed the Puzzle

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Completing the RUPM Trilogy has been on my list for the top things to accomplish before 2014 ends (I’ve been itching to collect all three medals). I have been running approximately 10-15 kilometers inconsistently in preparation of this run. Deciding to do the race was a very spontaneous decision, and I had no idea given my lack of training with running long distances during these past few days (due to work schedule), and my out of shapeness.

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