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Podium at Run United Philippine Marathon with the Primed Lifestyle

I achieved my first ever running trophy a mere 6 days after my 47th birthday. Yippie. I had fun at the Run United Philippine Marathon and managed 2nd place for the Foreign Category! I did not know there was one but happy there was.

RUPM

I ran my marathon in 3:56 or so and was happy seeing I started with slightly tired legs from using my stand up desk too much on Friday (rookie mistake) as I prepared for my La Salle school Primed presentation.

Pre-Race Nutrition

I ensured I ate lots of eggs with some cream cheese, nuts, kimchi, green veg and coconut oil in the lead up to the marathon. I even had a double shot of Olive Oil. Delicious.

I definitely avoided all grains of course, had no sugar in fruit etc. and tracked my blood sugar so it was 4.2 mmol/L (76 mg/dl) at midnight before the 2am race start. I wanted to ensure I was in full fat burning mode for the race. I did not test my ketones but I am guessing they would have been relatively high.

Blood Sugar Monitor

Of course I wanted to have access to my 50,000 calorie fat tank and not a tiny 2,000 calorie sugar tank.

MIM 2015 fat vs sugar
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Primed Fitness for Life – Sleep, Food, Mood and Exercise

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We all want happiness for ourselves and our families. Good health is essential for happiness and is affected by many components.

Top 10 List for Happiness:

1. A fulfilling home life is good business – “Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” Michael J. Fox. Family could be defined as anyone close to you.

2. Positive emotions make people more successful

Positivity

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

– Glass half empty or full approach
– Determine how to react to situations
– Focus on positive behaviors of others
– Dwelling on the negative is destructive
– Make deposits in the emotional bank account
– Use the positive to motivate yourself
– Practice positive behaviors and thoughts

3. Food influences mood and performance

Try going Primed for your Life and you will surely experience many wonderful positive health outcomes.

By simply getting rid of highly processed foods like all grains, low-fat foods, vegetable oil and sugar you will be eating more nutritiously, will stabilize your blood sugar, reduce inflammation, improve digestion and boost your immune system so as to fight (not feed) disease.

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Qualifying for the 35th and 38th National Milo Marathon Finals – The His and Hers Story

Ever since Natasha and I got into running we dreamed of joining the iconic Milo Marathon series. We had friends who had run the qualifying races and earned their right to a free marathon in December. That sounded good to us and I attempted to qualify in 2010 but missed out by 19 minutes when I ran 4:08:30.

Luckily we both qualified for the finals in 2011 and 2014. Every marathon gives you a different experience from which to learn.

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Good luck and Safe Racing for all Cobra 70.3 Participants

There will be two thousand plus triathletes jumping from the white sands of Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa into the crystal clear water this Sunday the 3rd of August for the Cobra Ironman 70.3Philippines.

Good luck, be safe and enjoy your race. The support from the Cebuanos is fantastic and it is a wonderful atmosphere in which to compete. Your friends and loved ones can follow you live through the Ironman website.

Cobra 70.3

It does not matter if you were successful in gaining one of the 30 slots for the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship or not. By putting yourself on the start line and giving it your best effort makes you a success already. Remember, there will always be next year.

13 Lessons from 13 Marathons

With the 38th Milo Marathon this Sunday the 27th of July 2014 I wanted to share the many lessons I have learned in my previous 13 marathons. This will be my 4th Milo Marathon and I am glad to support the race knowing that it has been such a well respected race in the Philippines.

One day I hope to have run 65 marathons like my friend Willy Yao and I am sure I will still be learning valuable lessons then too.

13 Marathons – 13 Lessons

Marathon 1. You Have To Be Well Nourished Before and During the Marathon

I went into my first marathon with total ignorance and paid a heavy price. The Subic International Marathon 2009 (4 hours 31 minutes) was a lesson in nutrition for me as I did not eat a proper lunch before the 4pm start. I was top 30 after 32km and then I hit the wall. I did not even have any food or cash on me that day but I always do now.

Marathon 2. It Is More Fun and Rewarding to Share the Journey

I ran the Great Wall of China Marathon in 2010 in 4:49:39. We joined a Filipino contingent and made some excellent friends and had the time of our lives. Realizing how great it was to be part of a large group helped sway us to join the Melbourne Ironman 2014.

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Beer, What Is It Good For? Beer Belly vs. 6-Pack.

Ok, I confess, I loved beer.

Previously, I could not have imagined a life without beer. Seriously, that is how much I loved the amber ale.

My First San Miguel Beer Was at 5 Years-of-Age

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How To Be Fit (Not Fat) At Work

It is not easy to maintain fitness whilst at work slumped over your computer most of the day. We lead a sedentary work day and then commute home only to watch TV until bed time. This is not conducive to good health so here are a few tips for you to Prime your work day.

Top 7 Ways To Become Fitter Whilst at Work

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