Another weekend, another race.
GRiT is an all women trail run organized to support Sandi Menchi’s bid to represent The Philippines in TDS: Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie, an event that coincides with Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) as one of its side events. TDS is a 119km race with over 7,250m of elevation gain. That’s no small feat for even the hardiest of trail runners!
I, on the other hand, am not experienced enough to even run a full marathon (yet!) but I have enjoyed all the trail runs I’ve gone through thus far! GRiT was no exception and I even made friends! Yay for being amiable!
Daylight just about to break at Sandugo Trail (Source: miccadj)
Went to my 2nd trail run over the weekend and have I mentioned how much fun trail runs are? The Double Terrain Challenge started at Brgy. Cuyambay in Tanay Rizal and went through mud, rivers, and super technical climbs.I opted for the 10k race because I’ve never ran 25k, not even on flat roads. When they said this was a challenge, they weren’t kidding!
Ready or not, here we go! (Source: miccadj)
I’m joining the 1st Spartan Race in The Philippines! It’s a Spartan Sprint so around 3k-5k course with 20 obstacles. After doing the Viper Challenge in February I knew I needed to do a lot more work. In Spartan, if you fail an obstacle, you have to do 30 burpees. Viper didn’t have such repercussions.
After 6 months of road running, I finally joined my first trail run! I had actually been very excited for this because I missed the original first one I was supposed to join due to a scheduling conflict. So much anticipation led up to this wonderful day ahead.
Start/Finish at the top of Mt Sinai, Pintong Bukawe, Rizal (Source: miccadj)
If you told 2010-2016 me that I would be able to run 3 half marathons within 6 months of running regularly, I’d probably laugh, cheers, and chug the beer I was holding.
2 days ago, I found myself toeing another starting line. My 9th road race of the year and 3rd half marathon in 3 months.
The new Okada Hotel and Casino. FANCY (Source: miccadj)
So I’ve just been trying to find ways to keep motivating myself to keep up with my pseudo healthier lifestyle. Buzzfeed really helps with that, recipes, advice, and all.
My current lifestyle looks like the global economy if you compressed it from when we first started tracking the economy until the present.
Whew! I was very unsure about this race from the beginning. I put off signing up until the day before the first deadline and even then, I couldn’t decide which distance to run. I was scared of what happened to me in Singapore. I felt so tired and dehydrated from the whole thing that it took me a week to recover from a 10k. A WHOLE WEEK! AHHH! :<
I eventually decided on running 21k because no day like today? (Or yesterday in this case)
Fancy building backdrop at the race village (Source: miccadj)