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this is an excerpt from my fitness first teammate javier daez’s blog:
“I would like to dedicate my first Ironman 70.3 to the SOS Children and invite you to help me raise funds to support 73 children for one year of schooling and living under the SOS program.”
read more and help him with his campaign: http://ironmanphilforthekids.wordpress.com/
IN my early days as a beginner in triathlon, I couldn’t do a long distance race on my own and could only do one relay leg at a time. My favorite teammates were Oona and Kaye, and we named our trio the IRONCHICKS. We bought the same red racing outfit and painted temporary hibiscus tattoos on ourselves. I swam, Kaye biked, and Oona ran. It was loads of fun each time. And we loved being an all female team who could stand up to the boys!!!!
We were at Sandra and Peter’s wedding recently and were fondly reminiscing our racing days together and seriously considered teaming up again just for fun. Looking forward to that!!!
My favorite women riders and I decided to join the newly-launched Philippine Premier Cycling League, which promises to be a very exciting race series. The first set of races were Individual Time Trials and Team Time Trials.
Most of our lady teammates were not available to race on the first leg, but still Doray, Rizzo and I didn’t mind that there were only 3 of us in the team time trial! It was fun making our goal not to be last in the sea of male teams with complete sets of riders… and I think we fared quite well in that aspect. Girl power rules!
Most of the triathletes from Fitness First Triathlon Team are in off-season mode. But the fun does not stop when racing season does! Our ever devious team committee concocted a kooky sportsfest consisting of futsal, dodgeball, and volleyball, and called it the “Battle Of the Natural Athletes.”
Red team won (ahem), followed by Blue, Green and Yellow Teams. Maiqui dazzled us with his athletic prowess and took MVP honors…I on the other hand did a lot of spirited cheering, haha.
Thanks to RG Morales for the awesome photos!
Sunday Morning with Piolo and Manny at the TIMEX RUN, Sunday afternoon with family at the Global Pinoy Bazaar
One of the perks of being a Timex athlete, aside from getting really cool Timex gear, is meeting other Timex athletes! Me and my gal pals Tessa Leana Lara and Lea were bent on having a blast for this particular run, and we did…. and we even saw other Timex athletes on the road, like Team Timex, Coach Rio, Polo Tri, and, ahem.. Piolo Pascual. Not a bad deal eh?
To make the morning even more awesome, we watched the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto fight in the Timex tent with other runners. It was my first time to watch a boxing match with so many other people, I didn’t realize how much fun it was! Met new friends as well, like DJ Hilary of 88.3 and Leo, whom I always see running in Ultra but was never introduced to. Manny outdid himself and claimed his seventh world title, and I could feel the whole tent bursting with Pinoy Pride.
After this I crossed EDSA to meet up with my family at the Global Pinoy Bazaar at the Rockwell Tent. It was a great collection of Filipino Made products at bargain prices. Kudos to Yabang Pinoy for putting up a splendid display! Pinoy Pride, indeed was the order of the day. I love it!
Here are more random shots of some of my athletes in training (apologies in advance if you don’t find your photo here guys)…. am always proud of each and every one of them and get rewarded 100x more because of their own race experiences as opposed to just my own! The whole year round, somebody needs to prepare for one competition or another so I am always watching out for them 🙂 Thankfully I also have Coaches Noel Salvador, Patrick Joson, and Paolo Defensor to thank for always helping me out when I am away!