Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rooftop

The last time I posted outfit photos here was around 2 years ago. I became overweight and uncomfortable in my own skin around that time. I then swore to lose  weight and return to posting self-portraits once I've shed 30 pounds. Last year, I lost at least 10 pounds, plantar fasciitis completely gone, and felt healthy.

After Milo Marathon (I ran 10K) last year, I wasn't that interested in running anymore. In fact, I didn't even properly train for that 10K run. I just did pilates and yoga, and decided to just wing it come race day. I expected to finish slower compared to the previous year but surprisingly, I even shaved off 3 minutes and finished with an improved time. The difference between my first and second MIlo 10Ks, aside from not training for it, was the mindset. There were happy thoughts and zero expectations this time. I guess a stronger core and controlled, relaxed breathing greatly helped, too.

As I said, I didn't run anymore post-Milo Marathon 2013. Although an improved finished time inspired me to consider joining Cebu Marathon 2014, work schedule wasn't cooperative. Then came, of course, the holiday season. While I still exercised, it was not enough to help me shed off more pounds.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cebu City Marathon 2014

Hello!

I just want to share some photos from this year's Cebu Marathon. This marathon event has just become a truly big one because it's already IAAF AIMS-certified. They have also scrapped fun run distances - 3K, 5K, and 10K - so it wouldn't be just one of those weekend runs. The international marathon would be something special and to aim higher for.

While last year was achingly hot, this year's marathon was quite the opposite. It was raining and cold the entire time (we had, as what Rosie would put it, a Philippine polar vortex). But it was one of those few occasions where a lot of people didn't mind and were happy to be in the rain.

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This is a foot race.