12 years – To be back on the podium such a long time !!!!! Love – back in 2004 -…

12 years – To be back on the podium such a long time !!!!! Love – back in 2004 -2005 my girl friend then was taking her masters in Italy. It was that time that I won subit for the first time I was 27 foolish, brave and very much in love!!!! Triathlon was considered as an extreme sport and relationships had to take a back seat !!!! Lucky for me the distance gave me the time to train but that distance also gave me that deep sadness of the unknown fate of long distance relationships!
Life – fast forward triathlon dreams have to take a back seat and love for country and hunny had to be the priority !!! So our baby Yabang Pinoy was born and so did Ino and other pursuits! But I would always find a way to work in the Sports industry from Monster energy bars , Active magazine to Multiport and now Fondo Manila . To my coaching education from ITU , Romanov’s Pose method to POC’s sports management and further on to National Defense College. I knew that someday I would still comeback and race again.
2nd chances – My journey back to Triathlon was not easy !!!! I started two years ago with simple 30 min walks being 30 lbs overweight jumping into a regular triathlon program would have catastrophic impact on my health, so I had my daily humble pie of slow walks. Which I would highly recommend to my athletes who is starting and needs an aerobic reset !!! But never in my wildest dream that I would do it to my self.

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Thankful – I would like to thank all of my athletes since I started mentoring/coaching/training planner all around water, tulak & hawi boy. You have made my life significant and full !!!! To all my sponsors thank you for still supporting me even if my off seasons out numbers my race seasons 😫 !!!! Promise I will be more visible not as advocate of the sport but as a race participant and giving my best in every race I sign up !!!! fitnessfirsttriteam speedmonkeys badjaos dugongs anst asar walkingcrew alabangmoonwalkers TRAP teammizuno lightwater neversettle seriousperformance begreater benuts gatorade colnagomanila pinarello specialized bmc scottbikes giantbikes sevencycles