I’ve been MIA, but not because things have not happened.
After Regionals, Mark and I took a few days to travel around Australia. We headed up to Port Stephens where we spent a couple days kayaking around, eating good food, and relaxing.
Before heading over to the Blue Mountains, we stopped by Oakvale Farm and Fauna to feed some kangaroos.
We arrived at cute little AirBnB cottage in the mountains where I felt cold for the first time since my visit to the states. We hiked the national trail the next day to see some waterfalls. Then we popped into a CrossFit gym for a quick session of deadlifts and kettlebell swings. One of the coaches was search and rescue and gave us a fantastic hiking itinerary for the next day.
The final day of hiking was long, but beautiful. We looked out on valleys, hiked down, down, down into the valley, walked through a gum tree forest, walked along a creek, then hiked back up to the top. What a perfect end to a fantastic trip.
The next weekend I had a trip to Singapore for the Under Armour South East Asia Test of Will. I wasn’t mentally prepared for another competition, but I had won the free trip during the qualifiers in Manila, so I figured I would go see Singapore. Then I got sick, so I was both mentally and physically unprepared, I was even on antibiotics. I landed in Singapore, went to the athletes briefing, dinner with all the UA Athletes and Brand Athletes and quickly headed to bed hoping to feel better in the morning. I didn’t.
The day was a struggle, antibiotics, advil, and athletics – not a great combo. I managed to pull out a win though. I won a bunch of goodies along with a 12 month contract with Under Armour and a feature in a magazine. So, say hello to the newest Under Armour South East Asia Brand Athlete! Since the win, I’ve had a lot of firsts: First Glamour Photoshoot, ok first real photoshoot ever, first TV inverview (CNN Philippines Sports Desk), and first press conference. Crazy couple weeks! Oh, also, apparently I’m a filipina.