Training Gets Intense, Life Happens, Setback Sucks but We’re Warriors!

I haven’t posted anything since April’s Rip the Road race.  It marks the end of the busy tax season  and the  intense Crossfit Open for me.

With The Bull Runner Jaymie Pizzaro and Run.Ph Raymond Racaza

With The Bull Runner Jaymie Pizzaro and Run.Ph Raymond Racaza

Rip the Road was awesome as expected.  Race management and the intimate ambiance at the finish line wins it.  It wasn’t a great race for me with a frustrating finish time.  It happens so I had to go back to the drawing board and check out my training plans.  I  tried to trail behind my super fast friends in some of  their run workouts (At least until the point I won’t die without being suspected of committing suicide from running). Intense Training!

Chasing the Champ Arland Macasieb at the PAU T2N 50K Ultramarathon.  That counts as a run workout!

Chasing the Champ Arland Macasieb at the PAU T2N 50K Ultramarathon. That counts as a run workout, right?

Since it’s summer, most of my friends took turns vacationing from San Diego, Melbourne, Sidney and Singapore.  My weekends were booked!

College best friend Jona. Our short get together was spent on the PBA court watching Siot's Ginebra game.

College best friend Jona. Our short get together was spent on the PBA court watching Siot’s Ginebra game.

Awesome Meanies friends from High School Anne, Dai and Michelle

Awesome weekends with ‘Meanies’ friends from High School Anne, Dai and Michelle

Catching up with Josie & Fran

Catching up with Josie & Fran

Awesome Pico de Loro weekend.  Thanks to Rovilson Fernandez. I'll share more about the weekend of r& r and training in one.

Crazy Pico de Loro weekend. Thanks to Rovilson Fernandez. I’ll share more about the weekend of r& r and training in one.

It was a series of fun-filled and tiring weekends from mid-April until May; juggling training, work responsibilities and quality time with loved ones.  Life Happens!

In the midst of it, there are things beyond your control….Setbacks may happen once in a while which might require you to slow down.  It Sucks!

Setbacks may happen once in a while which might require you to slow down.

…..and take the real Rx and not the Rx of Crossfit and run workouts. (Rx = prescribed weight or intensity of workouts)

But we have to trust recovery will come. And thank God it happened and for getting you back the good health just in time.

But we have to trust recovery will come. Hays, food poisoning! And thank God for the situation and for healing you out of it in His perfect time!

Crossing my fingers.  Had my first 'okay' 21K run this morning; slowest time for me but great measure of how my GI trouble has improved.

As I post this, I have my fingers crossed (or my legs in this selfie)! I had my first ‘okay’ 21K run this morning; slowest half marathon time for me.  It was a great measure of how my GI trouble has improved from the past three Sundays.

It is never an easy task, being an ordinary person.  But I’m here to reach the extraordinary goals I have set for myself.  I am motivated to be a Warrior!

Look who's one of the Philippine Weekend Warrior...

Look who’s one of the Philippine Weekend Warriors…

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