Training Progress Updates: Spartan Sprint Philippines

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.

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Soleus Cross Country Challenge 2: First 12k, First Trail Run

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.

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Start/Finish at the top of Mt Sinai, Pintong Bukawe, Rizal (Source: miccadj)

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Run Rio Trilogy Leg 1: 21k, Okay!

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.

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The new Okada Hotel and Casino. FANCY (Source: miccadj)

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TFW You Need Some Motivation

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.

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My current lifestyle looks like the global economy if you compressed it from when we first started tracking the economy until the present.

Cheers,

Micca

Plantronics Backbeat Run: The 21k’s of Summer

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)

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2017 Resolution Check In

Hello!

If you didn’t notice (and how could you not :<) this year’s blog posts have all been about running! I guess it came as a sort of secondary New Year’s resolution for me with my main one being losing weight! All of a sudden my priorities shifted and instead of losing weight being my goal, it morphed into a hybrid of running at least one 10k race a month and shedding the pounds. Actually, losing weight became a sort of prize along with the finisher medals (That’s right, Simon Sinek!) I decided onraces instead of regular 10k runs because waking up for them is one of the hardest parts! I didn’t want to mention this beforeĀ for fear that I might not be able to hold up my end of the bargain early on.

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Star Wars Run SG: May The Force Be With You Through 10k

Almost anything Star Wars is an A+ in my book (one exception being Jar Jar Binks)! I found out about this run right after we finished the Viper Challenge in February and I immediately signed up for it. The most difficult part was picking between the Light Side or Dark Side for runner entitlements!

Here we go, The Dark Side! (Source: @micca.dj Instagram)

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