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About pinayironmom

Pinay Ironmom is a typical mom who wakes up before 6 am to prepare my 3 children for school. After this, I make my husband coffee, similar to the Nescafe commercial on TV of a couple's typical morning. Work is normally a tour of Northern or Southern Luzon to inspect projects we are building, checking quality of designs or preparation of presentations to prospective clients. My schedule is flexible luckily, I can squeeze in hearty lunches with my favorite lunchmate and training early in the afternoon or right after business hours. Weekends are bike days on Saturdays at MOA or Daang Reyna and Sunday is my me time - my long run day. Oh warm ups and stretchings are trips to the grocery, cool down is hearing mass and giving thanks to God for a wonderful week. This is ME :)

A new challenge, a new road, the road to Cairns 70.3

During the Challenge Philippines inaugural race, as I waited for my husband and friends to cross the finish line, I took the chance to try riding my bike again, on the road, no longer on the trainer. Together with some … Continue reading

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Atleta Ako – for the active she

Shopping for the right training gear, outfits especially, have been frustrating for me on several instances. Oftentimes, my girly requirements will not meet my expectations on what’s available in our malls. There are just very few items to choose from! … Continue reading

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Survival, recovery and scars

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Kahlil Gibran It’s been four weeks since my bike accident in Bagac and maybe those who have read about my Challenge recon crash are … Continue reading

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When a Challenge Philippines Recon Ride Takes a Wrong Turn: My Accident in Bataan Offers New Challenges

A few months ago, my friends Hazel and Amor convinced me to register as their biker for the Challenge Philippines all-female relay category. It was mentioned to be a tough course because of the uphills described on the Challenge Philippines … Continue reading

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Fitness First – let’s get personal!

Before I left for my marathon in DC, I got an invite from Fitness First to assist them in their latest project – Lets Get Personal. Since I have been member of FF for a couple of years now, and … Continue reading

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Donation Centers for the Yolanda/Haiyan Victims in the Philippines

The strongest typhoon in world history caused a major catastrophe in the Philippines especially the islands of Visayas last week. Typhoon Yolanda, with the international name Haiyan brought winds as fast as 315 kph and strong rains which caused millions, … Continue reading

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38th Marine Corps Marathon accomplished

Late post but I’m proud to announce that I have finished my second marathon and I have beaten my time by 20 minutes! It was such a hilly race that scared my knees on the downhills! I’m very thankful that … Continue reading

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