Ultra Trail 50 and Grand Slam Quest Sealed

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up!

The quote spoke life to me because I literally did all of those at the end of my grand slam quest of the Mapawa Trail Run Series 2018. Less than a week ago, I was able to redeem myself from my failed attempt to earn a grand slam finish last year. The recent Ultra Trail Fifty finish was truly one for the books for me. It was very memorable as it brought me from my lowest to lowest to my highest to highest physically, mentally and emotionally. Me and my team prepared for it, we trained hard, made Mapawa our training and playground for almost 2 months. I personally had guidance from a seasoned ultra trail runner so I was kind of confident that I’ll make it to the Finish Line in one piece this time. Goal was to finish strong but first get pass through the initial cutoff (9 hrs) as it was at this point last year that our 50km race ended then be at the finish line before the cut-off.

Race day, we were more excited than nervous. It was great to see friends from the growing trail running community in Mindanao, most of them I just see on Facebook. Personally met some elite trail runners too and also met new friends.

Pre-race chill! Good friends (ultra runner Kai) and Elena while waiting for Gun start
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Ditch The Stress Away on #NationalPamperingDay

Do you know that stress if not dealt with can have a major influence on our mood, our sense of well-being, behavior, and health? No one is exempted with stress, no matter what gender and which profession you are in! So make sure you actually know when you’re already on this much stress level. Immediately pause, take a break, and just chill! Do something to divert your attention and relax your nerves, your body, YOURSELF!

On that note, I have been training hard for my upcoming trail run race while balancing work and being a mom and the household chores at the same. It’s seriously stressful in all levels! Physically, mentally, and emotionally (not so much with that though). I needed to take a little pause and breathe and take some time away from those usual things that I do because as much as I love doing them all, my body screams for rest! It already spelled STRESS! And what better way to shoo all the stress away after a week of hard work than having that much needed me time and pampering session at Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa. Just in time!


Hand Spa while my friend Ruby is having her toenails done

So I had Gel Manicure and handspa on a Monday. I didn’t bother doing my toenails because most of them are still on the process of coming back to life! hahaha! Trailrunner’s toenails (dead!) oftentimes after a long race. So yeah, let’s just focus on the hand massage and the gel manicure which I have always loved at Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa. I totally loved that hand massage she gave me (photo above). Can’t compare it to my usual massage session but just being there, being taken cared of while having a good laugh with my friend was a total stress reliever!

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Shop the world’s top beauty brands at the Globe Online Beauty Fair

Now you can shop anywhere in the world and have it shipped directly to your doorstep!

Do you wish you were abroad so you could snag a cult favorite makeup product or grab hot new arrivals to satisfy your beauty obsession? Wish no more because Globe has got you covered like your favorite foundation!

Explore the best of beauty from the comfort of your own home as Globe brings you its first ever Online Beauty Fair. Enjoy exclusive deals and discounts from your favorite beauty brands across four platforms: Amazon, Sephora, Althea, and Lazada. Now you can easily shop the world and ship it home.

Enjoy special promos on Lazada (10 percent discount for a minimum spend of P1,000), Sephora (10 percent discount and a free Sephora Collection Mini LipStain), and Althea (10 percent discount for a minimum spend of P1,500). Simply use the voucher code GLOBEBEAUTY for Sephora and Althea upon checkout.

Globe has also opened the doors to an even larger international shopping experience by partnering up with none other than Amazon to give beauty junkies their fix. Get discounts from shipping partners Johnny Air Plus, My Shipping Box, and Jinio—no need to worry about customs and taxes—and get your beauty haul delivered straight to your doorstep.

“Globe recognizes that today’s fast-paced lifestyle often makes it difficult for women to take time out and care for themselves,” says Jil Go, Vice President of Portfolio and Partner Management, Content Business Group of Globe. “They lack time to go out and buy makeup and personal care products, or worse, their favorite beauty brands aren’t available locally. The Globe Online Beauty Fair is all about elevating the online shopping experience for today’s beauty-savvy but incredibly busy woman.”

Quit the queues and cut to the chase. The best beauty brands are ready for the taking. Just visit go.globe.com.ph to view the list of offers, go to the partner site or app, and enter the voucher code to redeem promo. It’s that simple! Better hurry because these exclusive offers are only until September 30, 2018.

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