I Was Ripped!

22 02 2013


Vendetta: An often prolonged series of retaliatory, vengeful, or hostile acts or exchange of such acts (http://www.merriam-webster.com) Read the rest of this entry »

Sweet Sole Review: New Balance 730

21 09 2012

Finally back on posting shoe reviews!  It’s been awhile since I last got a new pair of running shoes because of my buying spree earlier in the year when I prepared for my 2nd attempt at the 100-mile Bataan Death March.

Transitioning from ultramarathon to triathlons required new gear, and shoes is no exception.  I had to look for a light weight shoe, that was easy to wear, and would not cause blisters even while wet.  We had the opportunity to choose and receive a pair of shoes from New Balance, and looking at their website, the NB 730 stood out for me.

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Holiday Tri-Wish List

14 09 2012

We’ve hit the “ber” months, which some say is the start of the Christmas season.  With that in mind, I was able to come up with a list of things I wouldn’t mind getting from Santa over the holidays – I wouldn’t mind it coming earlier or even later, I wouldn’t mind at all!

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Off Season Reflections…

17 08 2012

Two weeks after achieving my latest goal and ending my first official triathlon season, I’ve yet to get back into any serious training.  I started worrying about losing my fitness, gaining weight, and all the other consequences of a less active lifestyle.  This, however, gave me time to reflect, to look back at the year that past since I started taking up the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

A Goal Completed, A Journey Started…

10 08 2012

The long road continues

After 2 Olympic distance triathlons, training continued.  More mileage, more speed workouts.  Training was taking its toll on me.  I was getting tired physically, emotionally, and mentally.  I’ve never been on such a long training program before in order to prepare for a race.  It felt like the training phase was taking forever, and race day felt like it was centuries away.

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Prologue: The Road to Cebu

10 08 2012

A resurrection…

After my failed attempt at my first 100-mile ultramarathon, I was hit hard by disappointment – disappointment in myself, and frustration at failing after all that preparation.  Words of encouragement from fellow ultramarathoners, family, and friends didn’t seem to appease my shattered ego.  I knew this was something I can do, and that I expected myself to complete!

So, how does someone as passionate as me get through a failure?  How does someone who always puts everything into what he does return from a major setback?  Get back it, finish it, and look for a bigger challenge!

It was then that I made the decision to get into triathlons!

With a running background, I had to start planning on working on my cycling skills (and of course a bike!), and my swim.

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My Fitness Autobiography

15 10 2011

Nowadays, a lot of people comment on how into running I am.  How much of a health-aware individual I am and that I’m capable of posting respectable run times.  In my latest endeavor, I’m now trying out multi sports.  I’ve invested a significant amount of time in my swim since based on my first attempt at an aquathlon and a triathlon, it was obvious that I did not know what I was getting into.  Hopefully in the coming years, I get to improve.  But looking back, I don’t think I ever thought in my wildest dreams that I would have goals like these… Now I dream of finishing the 100-mile edition of the Bataan Death March Ultramarathon, I dream of doing and completing the Ironman event in Kona, Hawaii.  These are dreams that I never had, and never thought of while growing up – dreams that started only sometime 2009. Read the rest of this entry »


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