running at the end of the day

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Last night I went for a run after we had dinner at my sister’s house but prior to that my nephew carlos visited me together with his fellow runner Enrico. Funny they’re both wearing the Milo Marathon shirt. =)

I would love to join them but I need to rest my legs because of traffic coming out of Southwoods going to our subdivision.

After we had dinner and watched the Hobbits around 9pm i have decided to run. The reason is that i want to take advantage of the cold weather.

The wind blew from side to side and upon reaching the GSIS uphill i never felt any pain and it seems like the wind is helping me push toward the top. It was a quick short run and hopes the cold  weather continues till last week of January.

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The fatigue might be there, but you must understand that putting it aside is the single most important factor in succeeding.

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Camomile tea help relax my muscle tension and spasms

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Camomile tea is really good for soothing jangled nerves and relaxing and calming you down. It will also help manage gastrointestinal problems including mild tummy cramps, wind, bloating and inflamed stomach lining.

Prior to this post I posted that i run 5 miles at Brent I.S. track and field which gave me muscle pain specially running 5 miles on flat surface and i did used my nike lunarlon which i did not use for running for a long time. The result is, i have this muscle pain in my calf which i never experience when using my Adidas running shoes.

Anyway yesterday i run 5 kilometers uphill and i really felt the tightness in my muscles and i cant get my usual stride but after 2 kilometers i manage to balance my stride for me to run efficient. The 5 kilometers run seems like i did 10 kilometers, but i’m happy with the result.

Today i drunk 2 cups of Camomile tea while Camomile does help to ease muscular spasms, it is rather mild. Drinking tea for me every morning helps me relax my body compare to coffee. Camomile tea is a relaxing morning/evening drink that can be enjoyed with or without honey.

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I like running

I like running because it’s a challenge.  If you run hard, there’s the pain – and you’ve got to work your way through the pain.  You know, lately it seems all you hear is? Don’t overdo it’ and? Don’t push yourself.’ Well, I think that’s a lot of bull.  If you push the human body, it will respond.

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Running on track

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Today running tracks vary in length from less than 100 yards to greater than 400 meters. Over the course of time mankind has chosen to run because it is fun, to deliver something or to obtain a health benefit.

This afternoon I run 5 miles or 20 laps at Brent I.S. track and field. For me it’s really hard to run in a flat surface since i always run on road uphill/downhill in our place. Unlike running on road there’s a tendency to rest or slow down, but on track i felt like wearing a combat shoes and the more i slow down the more i felt pain on my knees.

Anyway i had fun running this afternoon because the school still on vacation and i’m the only one running on the track.

“Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.”
-Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner

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Inspiring others isn’t easy…

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I started my run at 5:30am and finished 8:10am. It was a beautiful day to run not too much people and vehicles on the road, maybe people are still enjoying their remaining days of their vacation before going back to office. I did not run fast i just want to run and enjoy the moment.

Also last December 30, 2012 I organized a Fun Run in our subdivision and it was a huge success. I invited my nephew and his friend which is also a runner and tri-athlete.  My reason for inviting my nephew and his friends is to inspire other youth in our community to try running as an alternative sports to basketball.

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KIDS DIVISION

My son Elijah was so excited to participate and this is his first time to join a Fun Run, excited to run with his cousins Fonci and Carlos.

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My nephew Alfonso wearing black followed by Sean, Alaska Iron Kid.

Fast Forward ———>

After the Fun Run i was surprised seeing other neighbors started walking/running in our subdivision every morning. Sometimes you need to remain actively involved in the field in which you intend to inspire others.  It’s the age old saying of “practice what you preach,” and it holds true for anyone trying to inspire others.  Ultimately, if you really want to inspire others to do something then this ‘something’ should be a big part of your life.  You don’t necessarily need to be an expert at it, but you do need to be passionately involved.

Inspiring others isn’t easy…

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Urine Chart. Cheers!!

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Most expert have recommended drinking about 2 litre or 8 glass of fluid a day, but this broad approach is not for everyone. If you have a heavy training schedule, run in warm weather condition or are very light with low sweat rate, your fluid needs will be very different. A practical method and more recent recommendation is to look at the colour of your urine. It needs to be pale and clear, rather than a dark yellowish shade – any darker than that means you are already dehydrated and you need to drink more.

Start making it a routine of drinking little and often throughout the day and avoid gulping down a pints at a time. Keep a bottle in your office and carry a sports bottle with you on your journey to work or when you are out and around so to make sure that you can be sure to take a drink of water every now and then and especially in the two hours before and after exercise.

Read more: http://myrunningaddiction.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/know-more-about-dehydration/

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Hello 2013

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I have a lot to think every time i run specially now the starts of the year and I am preparing for the Condura Skyway Marathon this coming February 3, 2013.

The past year have been good to me specially that I am turning 40 and I can still manage to run sub-2 in half marathon twice last year. I did not join a lot of running events last year but I managed to run 4 to 5 times a week and a long run every weekends, averaging 22-25km a week.

Also thanks to RUNNER’s WORLD PHILIPPINES Oct-Dec. 2012 edition for featuring my photo with Mr. Patrick Concepcion, CSM Running Ambassador.

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“You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.”

– Frank Shorter

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