Women’s Health : Pop-up Studio 2014

22 Aug

Had a great time last week with these girls at Women’s Health Pop-up Studio. Take away the warm-up and cool down, we only worked out for 8 minutes. But it was an action packed 8minutes of non-stop action.

Here’s our routine, try it and know that I what I mean by non-stop almost pass out sweaty workout.

We were group into 4. Task was to 100m run, push-ups, squats and ball slam. We were each assigned a task. So while Roselle was running her 100m outisde, Que was dong push-ups, Tonette was doings squats and I was ball slamming like crazy,

When Roselle finished her run, we switched and she took over the push-ups, Que shifted to squats, Tonette went crazy on the ball and I sprinted out.

We were not crazy about the push-up so we decided that we would go all out on the run so we didn’t have to spend too much time on te push-ups. In 8minutes, we were able to do 2 rounds. Scored 390sumthing. No, sadly we were not the top scorer but if they were judging on form, we would have taken the prize. Haha competitive much.. 20140819-225916-82756288.jpg
We survived!

All smiles while we rehydrated with Carbtrim.
Grab your August Women’s health issue now or like Women’s Health on Facebook for #WHpopupstudio updates.

Avon Philippines Walk And Run (W.A.R) against Breast Cancer on October 12

21 Aug

For this year, Avon Philippines invites men and women to Walk And Run (W.A.R) against Breast Cancer on October 12, 2014in SM Mall of Asia.
Registration opens on Wed, August 20, 2014 at the following Chris Sports outlets.

Chris Sports (SM North Edsa)
Chris Sports (SM Megamall)
Chris Sports (SM Mall of Asia)
Chris Sports (Festival Mall)
Chris Sports (Glorietta 3)

You can also register online or on their FB. (http://www.avon.com.ph/)

Avon has a special early bird discount of P50 until the end of August so it will be P500(5KM) and P650(10km).

I walked the Vitress Catwalk with #sexybeautiful hair

20 Aug

What do “It” girls have in common? They walk with confidence, intrigue with style, and captivate everyone with their gorgeous, flowing hair. Vitress, the country’s number one hair cuticle coat and hair polish, is proud to partner with three powerful Filipinas who are able to do just that: model and actress Solenn Heussaff, fashionista and TV host Kim Jones, and volleyball superstar Gretchen Ho.

And this month, select media partners were invited to experience what it feels like to walk the Vitress Catwalk and be #sexybeautiful.

The invitation was quite intriguing. They asked us to come in Catwalk Chic attire and to dress as if we’re ready to get blown away. Curious?

When I got to BGC, it all became clear. We were invited to walk down a catwalk…the twist…they had fans that blew our hair upwards, sidewards…all over the place. At the end of the runway, they had a stylist assist us in choosing the Vitress product suited for hair. She also taught us how to apply the product.

Goodness! I was doing it wrong pala. I was putting on way too much product. I only needed 1 pump to fix my hair. We did the half/half method. She fixed one side (which turned out really fabulous) and I did the other side (amazing results but I have to admit the stylist side looked better).

After we fixed our hair, we continued down the catwalk and posed for the photographers. Fabulous!

After the event, we got our stash of Vitress samples. Needing only one pump at a time, I decided to share them with friends complete with the tip that they only need a pump or two for fab hair. Pwera chos, one friend who used to always tie back her hair, now keeps it down more often coz with Vitress, her hair is no longer too unruly. Me, I’m loving the silky texture now and the scent.

Now, meet the #SEXYBEAUTIFUL endorsers of Vitress – Solenn, Gretchen and Kim and checkout their hair tips.
Solenn’s Hair Tips: “I use the Vitress Solenn Cuticle Coat, which I co-designed every day. After I shower and while my hair is damp, I put a small amount to make it easier to comb. Once my hair is dry, I add a few more drops to boost shine. I also apply it when my hair’s in a ponytail to hide the baby hair that sticks out.”

Kim’s Hair Tips: “Honestly, I prefer a low-key regime when it comes to my hair. After I wash my hair, I just warm a few drops of Vitress Hair Repair Cuticle Coat in between my hands. It’s easy enough for me to do and it’s effective. It’s my secret weapon to keeping my hair sleek and in place. The bottles are the perfect size to throw in your handbag, too.”

Gretchen’s Hair Tips: “With my active and on-the-go lifestyle, it’s very important to have a quick solution. On normal days, I apply the Vitress Sun Protect Hair Polish to protect my hair. When I have a game, I use the Vitress Heat Protect Cuticle Coat to keep my baby hair in place with my ponytail. For shoots, the Vitress Heat Protect Cuticle Coat keeps my hair shiny and healthy, too.”

Take your hair to “It” girl status—just like Solenn, Kim, and Gretchen—by applying a few drops of Vitress to your strands every day. The best part is, you can also retouch and go as often as you need without leaving your hair greasy or heavy. For sexy-beautiful hairs whenever, wherever, leave it to Vitress for gorgeous, shiny, and healthy-looking hair always.

Follow Vitress On Social Media For More Hair Tips & Exclusive Updates:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vitress
Instagram: @OfficialVitress
Twitter: @OfficialVitress

Alaska IronKids uphold the meaning of a true champion

20 Aug

Cebu, Philippines

August 1 was a memorable day for our Alaska IronKids as they participate in the Alaska IronKids support Gatas for Breakfast, a practice run for a good cause.

It was an enriching experience for the IronKids participants as they not only practiced running with the Ironman Pros like Pete Jacobs, Caroline Steffen, Belinda Granger, and Alaska Tri-Aspire Team Coach Mat O’Halloran, Banjo Norte and Jenny Guerrero, they also shared a nutritious breakfast with milk to over 1,500 young students of Mactan Elementary School.

This effort to foster a healthy consciousness among individuals and families—through the combination of exercise and proper nutrition—is Alaska’s way in helping fight against the increasing number of overweight and undernourished children in the country. Having a healthy and active lifestyle does not only involve physical activity but also proper nutrition, living up to Alaska’s key meesage, Nutrition.Action.Champion.

For more information, check out the Alaska IronKids website, http://www.ironkidsphil.com . For live Twitter updates, follow @ALASKAsportshub or search the ff. hashtag: #Alaskaironkids #GatasforBreakfast #MilkSelfie.

Run Corregidor : Race Registrants’ Bulletin : Jan 17-18, 2015

7 Jul

Run Corregidor 2015
Race Registrants’ Bulletin

Beginning this coming 2015, race participants to both Corregidor Marathon and Corregidor International Half-Marathon will only be paying for the race itself.

Team Run Corregidor is giving back to race participants the option to choose their mode of transportation to the island.

The race registration fees will have four schedules:

2nd CORREGIDOR MARATHON Day 1, January 17, 2015
42K Full Marathon
Gun Start: 6:00am
NO qualifying time; NO race finish cut-off time

Race Registration inclusions:
• Finisher’s Medallion (0.5kg, 5-in diameter)
• CM Dri-fit Race Shirt
• Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
• CM Race sling bag
• Runners’ Briefing (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
• CM Post-Race Party
• CM Digital Finisher’s Certificate
• P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher
*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan. 16, 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.

5K Blitz
Gun Start: 8:00am
NO qualifying time; NO race finish cut-off time

Race Registration inclusions:
• 5K Blitz Finisher’s Medal
• CM Dri-fit Race Shirt
• Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
• CM Race sling bag
• Runners’ Briefing (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
• CM Post-Race Party
• 5K Blitz Digital Finisher’s Certificate
• P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher
*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan. 16, 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.

5th CORREGIDOR International Half-MARATHON Day 2, Jan 18, 2015
21K Half-Marathon
Gun Start: 8:00am
NO qualifying time; NO race finish cut-off time

Race Registration inclusions:
• Finisher’s Medallion (3-in diameter)
• CIHM Dri-fit Race Shirt
• Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
• CIHM Race sling bag
• Runners’ Briefing (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
• CIHM Post-Race Victory Party
• CIHM Digital Finisher’s Certificate
• P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher
*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan. 17, 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 at the Runners’ Briefing.

10K Challenge
Gun Start: 8:15am
NO qualifying time; NO race finish cut-off time
Race Registration inclusions:
• 10K Challenger Finisher’s Medal
• Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
• CIHM Dri-fit Race Shirt
• CIHM Race sling bag
• Runners’ Briefing (Jan 10 & 11, 2015)
• CIHM Post-Race Victory Party
• 10K Challenge Digital Finisher’s Certificate
• P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher
*For race participants attending the Carbo-loading Dinner (Jan 17, 2015), Carbo Dinner ticket may be availed at P250.00 on Nov 30 & Dec 1 during the Runners’ Briefing.

Advance Registration Procedures:
1) Pay the corresponding ADVANCE RACE REGISTRATION fee by way of a bank deposit at any BDO branch using the following details:
BDO Checking Account
Account Name: Big Big Big, Inc.
Account Number: 000410417114
*For international participants, as follows are the details when depositing corresponding race registration fee through bank transfer:

BDO (Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc.)
Branch details: 041 Bel-Air
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Acct details: Checking Account
Account Name: Big Big Big, Inc.
Account Number: 000410417114

2) Send the photo-captured copy of the deposit slip as a direct message/private message to the applicable FB fan page (“Corregidor Marathon” or “Corregidor International Half-Marathon”) indicating your full name and chosen distance category.

3) In 24 hours, an alpha-numeric code reply to your message will be sent to you by the page moderator. This code CAN NOT be shared with another person. This code is needed for the filling up and validation of your on-line registration form.

4) Once you have received your alpha-numeric code, on the applicable FB page, complete your registration for the race by clicking the on-line registration form link.

5) Once race registration is validated, you will receive in 48 hours your race inclusion confirmation via email. On the confirmation email, you will be notified when you may claim your race registration kit. It will coincide with the Runners’ Briefing. The venue will be announced via personal email and blog posts at a later date.

SPECIAL BONUS for CM & CIHM Advance Registrants:
Running the full and half-marathon distances in Corregidor is no easy feat. Serious preparations must be undertaken.
To all advance registrants, Team Run Corregidor is providing a free monthly training on the actual race course, beginning August 13. For more information, visit the FB fan pages of Corregidor Marathon and Corregidor International Half-Marathon.

Sun Cruises as our event partner is generously giving special rates for race participants of both the 2nd Corregidor Marathon and 5th Corregidor International Half-Marathon:
P1300/person EXCLUSIVE to race participants ONLY (inclusive of round-trip ferry, lunch buffet, and entrance fee to the island).

Room accommodations are limited. In consideration of this, Sun Cruises will be offering Camping Tents for rent (P500 flat rate).

Sun Cruises will start accepting ferry and accommodations booking for CM & CIHM participants beginning August 21, 2014.
For booking concerns, please contact Sun Cruises (8am to 5pm – Mon to Fri; 8am to 12nn Sat) at 5275555 loc 4511 and 4512, 0917-5459917, 0917-8084641, 0922-8475418.

2 morning runs last week

17 Jun

2 posts ago, I’ve kinda given up on putting in morning runs. It was just impossible to wake up early enough to run in the morning. I was convinced that I wasn’t created to train in the morning.

Last week I proved myself wrong. I logged in 2 morning runs. I didn’t exert too much effort. It just happened. I just found time to run in the mornings.
Isn’t it amazing? Isn’t it surprising? Isn’t it?

Run 1 : Thursday morning. Independence Day of the Philippines = Holiday = NO WORK!!! I set the alarm at 4pm. I wanted to test myself. Can I do it?

I finally rolled out of bed at 6am. I was out and running by 6:30am. Surprisingly, waking up and getting out of bed took longer than my run.

I had nice run, breezy and overcast. After the run, I grabbed a banana from a JolliJeep and headed to the gym to stretch out and cooldown. But when I got home, I was so sleepy. Luckily, I had a long bus ride to Batangas and I was able to nap before watching a movie with mom.

MORNING RUN TIP 1 : if you get really sleepy after your morning runs (the beyond salvation of gallons and gallons of coffee kind) confine your morning runs to weekends and holidays or you might end up falling asleep at work.

Run 2 : Saturday afternoon Woke up at 7am. Too hot to run outside. Kept on delaying going to gym. Eventually left the house at 6pm. I squeezed in a really short 20min walk/run before watching Defending the Caveman. Super funny! A must see! Loved Joel Trinidad. Try to catch it at RCBC til this weekend. Tickets available via TicketWorld.

Anyways, even if the run was super short, a run is still a run. I’m counting it!

Run 3 : Sunday morning Saturday, I was panicking a bit … what if I don’t wake up early again or get tamaritis. I had plans for Sunday afternoon so no time to cram my last run for the week.

To stack my deck a bit, I planned breaky with my friend at BGC. From my house to BGC is approx 7km, so that fits in nicely with the plan. Left the house in time for breaky but it got a bit hotter by the time I hit 5th ave.

MORNING RUN TIP 2 : Can’t wake up too early? That’s okay. Morning run is not equal to crack of dawn early. For me, it’s just early enough so that I don’t burn too much while running. 6-7am start is just alright.
MORNING RUN TIP 3 : Run to a breakfast meet up.

Breaky with Josie

And this is why I couldn’t cram a run last Sunday night.

6 out of 9, DONE! 3 more to go. #IWILL

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: 38th national milo marathon manila elims registration schedule

7 Jun

Here is an important announcement from MILO and RunRio, Inc. :

Dear runners,
The National MILO Marathon Team is getting ready for the opening of onsite registration for the Manila Eliminations Leg. For everyone’s convenience and for us to provide better service, please note of the following adjustments on registration opening schedules:

1. Low distance categories 3km and 5km registration will open in all partner stores on Monday, June 9, 2014

2. Long distance categories 10km, 21km and 42km registration will open on Thursday, June 12, 2014, also in all partner stores.

These schedule adjustments were made to allow us to properly manage the surge of people coming in to register by opening day and more importantly, in consideration of everyone’s convenience.

Thank you very much for your unending support and we look forward to seeing you in this year’s 38th National MILO Marathon!

See you on the road!

What’s left of Saturday

7 Jun

20140607-210942-76182240.jpgI’ve given up on ever waking up early enough to run. I’ve tried, really tried but I’m not really cut out for early morning runs. On race day, one of my biggest worry is actually waking up in time for the gunstart. And yes, I’ve missed a few races because my “I’ll get up in five minutes” have often landed me in trouble.

Today, I was supposed to attend a yoga class with Que at 6:30pm but had a longer nap than I planned. Frustrated, I immediately rolled out ofbed and laced up. No more excuses, I’d save what’s left of the day and log in a run.

Great running weather, too. There was a bit of breeze that made it a cool run.

I’ve decided to go back to basics and just go back to a simple training plan. Today I completed week.

I am very pleased with my run segments. I kept my form and my pace was pretty consistent. Happy with 42:30 5K.

Next week it will 3 runs of 2min run and 2 min walk. 3/9…6 more to go! #IWILL get that shirt!

Feel good Saturday : Chang siblings spread positivity at Alaska Ironkids Aquathlon

7 Jun

20140606-234155-85315619.jpgAustin Chang and sister, Athena Chang hold hands as they cheerfully raced with more than 132 kids at the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon event last May 25, at the Club Manila East, Taytay Rizal. The Alaska IronKids sports program has become a platform for the Chang siblings to bond by racing together and supporting each other whether they win or lose. It helps instill the values of Determination, Hard Work, Teamwork, Discipline, and Sportsmanship in children and this is what real champions are made of. Join the Alaska IronKids program now and become a real-life champion! Just log on to http://www.ironkidsphil.com or at http://www.alaskamilk.com for more details.

I’ve been lacing up lately kasi…

6 Jun

REWARD YOURSELF. That is one of our ways to motivate ourselves to run, right. Well, I’ve picked out a reward for myself and I’m logging in runs so that I could claim it.

I made a deal with myself that if I could complete 9 runs in 3 weeks, I will reward myself with an Under Armour shirt. 2 out of 9 done. I gotta to do this!!!! Loved the shirt I found and I have to admit I am might curious how those shirts would feel. The fabric felt lighter and softer than my usual brands. Exciting, i can do this, 7 more runs! #IWILL


Under Armour, the leading performance and innovation brand, recently celebrated the expansion of its international footprint into the Philippines.m

Their launch last week was highlighted by the introduction of a retail store that opened at Bonifacio Global City Taguig. (Their store is beside New Orleans, same side as Fully Booked.)

The “padlock opening” ceremony was attended by our sporty legislator, Senator Pia Cayetano, representatives from Under Armour USA and its brand ambassadors that includes Papa Piolooooooo! 20140606-074318-27798593.jpg

Here are some items the ladies might want to check out.20140606-074505-27905098.jpg

The gents are in for a treat, too. Here are my favorite picks. When you visit their store, do check out their Hero Zone. This stands out in the store at it houses Under Armour’s Alter Ego line that features Marvel and DC comic-inspired innerwear designs.

At the media launch of Under Armour with blogger friends and my picture with Piolo! *kiligagain* #nakakatunawsyatumingin20140606-075609-28569330.jpg


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