Calm after a Series of Storm: Recovery Week

Finally, the season of my craziness is over.  After the West Coast 200K, Tagaytay to Nasugbu 50K Run, BDM 160K and BDM 102, it’s time to the halt the crazy engines in my legs (and in my brains).

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halt – an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
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Here’s what happens when my unstoppable self goes on rest…..

I celebrate with fellow crazies who deserve a break as well

It was a night to recognize finishers, podium finishers and special awardees…

We all got our Finisher's Certificate

We all got our Finisher’s Certificate

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….which comes with a license to get one of this, or two, or more…

I eat, eat and eat….

100 Miles Cafe

Jael, one of the seasoned ultramarathoners  and a guy I look up to in the sports invited me for a taste test of the menu at 100 Miles Cafe.

100 Miles Cafe is a cafe/resto which will soon open in Fort.  There will be a wall solely dedicated to endurance athletes – with race tarps, trophies, race bibs, memorabilias on display.  The menu will be a mix of food ideal for recovery, carbo-loading, protein-loading. or simply loading….Yes, it also serves those sinfully delicious food choices you deserve after a race or training.  Great conversation is what it offers as well, hanging out with fellow endurance athletes who are sure to flock in the cafe (I heard they’ll have lockers and shower rooms.)

For those who are not into endurance sports, it won’t be as intimidating as it sounds.  It is encouraging, you might even step out and say…Maybe, I’ll run my first mile tonight…

Delicious, healthy (and not so healthy) food at 100 Miles Cafe

Delicious, healthy (and not so healthy) food at 100 Miles Cafe

Satisfied tummy over interesting conversations...

Satisfied tummy over interesting conversations…

Balducci

Another place I’d usually hang out is this Italian resto nestled by the entrance of Serendra…

Beef Carpaccio

Beef Carpaccio when I need protein

Panacotta for the real sweet tooth girl that I am

Panacotta for the real sweet tooth girl that I am

I make sure I catch up with friends…

Great time to catch up with friends for belated birthday dinner. (Sorry Patty, your birthday always falls on race day)

Great time to catch up with friends for belated birthday dinner. (Sorry Patty, your birthday always falls on race day)

And celebrate friends’ greatest moments

My favorite Crossfit Couple: Marts and Camille.  I owe most of my PRs at Crossfit to Marts shouting at me "It's all you!!!"

My favorite Crossfit Couple: Marts and Camille. I owe most of my PRs at Crossfit to Marts shouting at me “It’s all you!!!”

And what comes with the Calm...is a time to wear my sister Mimi's creation

And what comes with the Calm…is a time to wear my sister Mimi’s creation that I’m absolutely proud to wear.  If only, she has something for running 🙂

It has been a great recovery week, doing absolutely nothing sports related.

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