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.