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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Electric Thoughts

I haven't been back in tip top running form for the past few months due to a health scare (I'll talk about that next time), but of course, exercising is, and will always be, a big MUST for me. Recently, a lot of my friends have been convincing me to try out indoor cycling with them. I've tried spinning a couple of years back, and to be honest, it didn't really do anything for me then. My thought bubble read: I'd rather be out running.

Well, since I've had to take things (literally) slower for now, I thought I'd give spinning another try. And there are two things that I discovered: One, that I enjoy this new found form of fitness; and Two, that I'm not as competitive as I was before (see here). haha. Must be the wisdom throughout these years. ;) 

This is my updated thought bubble on Indoor Cycling (or why I do it):

1. I succumb to peer-pressure. I'm a good friend. 
My friend, Leslie, convinced a bunch of us to sign up for indoor cycling so she can get free rides for the referrals. Well played, Leslie. Well played.

2. Cycling is tough, challenging, and fun.
Considering I wrote cycling off already before, I'm glad I gave this another go. Who knows, I might just get on the saddle, and then ride off to do a triathlon next. We shall see...

3. Intense workout in 45 minutes.
I haven't actually completed a whole class without stopping or slowing down, but I'm getting there. And the arm workout... ~Ugh~ Ohh, fiiiine, fine. 

4. Music moves me.
One of the great things about indoor cycling is their party vibe and infectious energy. You can even choose your ride based on the instructor's playlist/personality too! My latest class was Maroon 5 everything. My favorite part was when "Sunday Morning" played. Such a chill ride.  haha. Ang daya. ;)

5. Cycling Circle
Just like in the running community, it's nice to meet new people who share the same excitement over something. Random people fist bump you before the class, and encourage you through it without judgement. Post-ride analysis (especially since I'm a newbie) is also a a nice bonding moment. Asking someone "What's your butt supposed to do in a boomerang?" while wearing spandex sounds really sleazy-weird, but is amusingly quite normal here.

Electric Studio, is an indoor cycling boutique, located in Forbestown, Fort BGC. I got their First Timer Package, which is 5 rides for P1500. Pretty good deal! Plus, I got an extra ride from their ongoing referral promo too. ;) 

Monday, November 09, 2015

Save the Date: Gatorade Run 2015

Manila, Philippines – The world’s number one sports drink is finally making its debut in the country’s fast growing running circuit with the launch of the first ever Gatorade Run.

The run will happen on November 22 at the Seaside Boulevard at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. There will be two distances—11 and 22 kilometers gun-starting at 5:00 and 4:00 AM respectively. Race fee is P1,100 for 11K participants and P1,500 for their 22K counterparts. The pre-race kit will include an Adidas race tee, a race bib and a timing chip. Another Adidas shirt, this time a finishers tee, will also await all finishers.

“The Gatorade Run will cap off what has been a historic year for us,” Pepsico Philippines Marketing Manager for Hydration Tony Atayde said. “We just celebrated our 50th birthday; we recently beefed up our line-up with a new variant called White Lightning and welcomed a powerhouse cast of ambassadors; and now, we’re launching the first ever run powered by Gatorade.”

Atayde added, “As a global leader in sports performance, runners can expect that Gatorade will bring its sports science expertise to the fore. More than just a run, this milestone event is a platform for us to reinforce our message of proper hydration.”

The Gatorade Run will feature a hydration station where participants can get pre-race hydration drinks, a post-run hydration test area where they can instantly learn about their hydration status, and a warm-up area where free sessions will be available for those who want a full-on warm up activity before the run.

Online registration is until November 13. Runners can also troop to Adidas outlets at Trinoma, Bonifacio Global City, Greenbelt 3, SM MOA and SM Megamall to register until November 8. Registered participants can start claiming their kits on November 16 until November 19 from 12:00NN to 8:00 PM at their chosen store and schedule upon registration.

Log on to for more information or to register.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Save the Date: Sunpiology Run 2015

Worth the wait. Save the date. November twenty-eight. 
Hey, that rhymes. ;) 

What: Sunpiology Run 2015
When: November 28, 2015
Where: McKinley West, Fort Bonifacio
Time: 3:00 P.M.
Distances: 3K / 5K / 10K Run

For more details, go to

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Home, and Foot Bound

Nope, not injured. Just staying in and getting a foot spa. Us, runners, have to keep our feet looking good and feeling great, of course!

Product review to follow after a few days (effectivity as per label). ;)

UPDATE: 4-5 days after soaking, my feet started to peel. It resembled the way skin peels off after a bad sunburn. Around 8-10 days, the peeling got worse (which is actually better, in this case, because it means the topmost layer is shedding(?)... molting(?)... regenerating(?)). Even the thicker callouses on my heels and big toes peeled off on its own. By this time, I felt very self-conscious wearing sandals or even flats. My feet looked a bit gross with almost every part of the surface peeling chunks of skin! Now on the second week, after all the dead skin cells peeled off already, my feet is softer and looks brighter. So this is what a snake feels like. Brand new! ;) 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Saved By A Meme-tivation

I almost skipped this morning's run until I saw this meme posted by Second Wind Running Store at their Instagram account. Shamed!!! Haha. I laced up and ran. And just after a few minutes of running, I'm so glad I did! The cloudy weather was perfect. ;) 

How about you? How was your run today?


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