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5 Reasons #AlaskaIronKids Is An Epic Win

Being active and healthy is Alaska IronKids' mission and they're making a run for it in Cebu.

A healthy and active lifestyle is a must if you want to get the most of your days. How to do it? Eat healthy, get active, and drink Alaska milk every day! And if you want to support a good cause while you get your necessary exercise, join Alaska IronKids Philippines!

 

 

Here are five reasons why it’s awesome:

1. Alaska IronKids Philippines supports ‘Gatas for Breakfast’.

The Alaska Gatas for Breakfast movement, which kicked-off last June 1 during the Alaska World Milk Day, encourages everyone to start their day right with a nutritious breakfast with Alaska milk. This is Alaska’s way in helping fight against the increasing number of overweight and undernourished children in the country.

2. Alaska IronKids participants can run alongside IronMan champs.

Kids will meet and run with IronMan champions Pete Jacobs, Caroline Steffen, Alaska Tri-Aspire Team Coach Matt O’Halloran, and Filipino Elites Banjo Norte and Jenny Guerrero. Soon after, there’s ‘Alaska IronKids supports Gatas for Breakfast’, a milk drinking activity for the students of Mactan Elementary School. IronKids will share a nutritious breakfast with Alaska milk to over 1,500 young students to support the Alaska Gatas for Breakfast movement.

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3. Alaska IronKids Philippines is the country’s first triathlon event for young people.

Since its first race in 2010, the local triathlon series has groomed young triathletes who have become the pride of the Philippines in international competitions. Being the local junior version, IronMan, Alaska IronKids Philippines has produced young champions who have learned the values of determination, hard work, teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship.

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4. Alaska IronKids Philippines Triathlon encourages children ‘to go out and play’. 

It hopes to get them on the path toward an active and healthy lifestyle that does not only involve physical activity but also proper nutrition, living up to Alaska’s key message, Nutrition. Action. Champion.

5. On August 3, young Filipino triathletes will once again race each other in Cebu for this year’s highly anticipated Alaska IronKids Triathlon.

Hundreds of children, 6 to 14 years old, have already registered for the annual race. It’s open to those who are new to the sport as well as seasoned competitors. Alaska IronKids Philippines has also added the Play Category for this year which gives first time racers a fun racing experience with shorter distances and less pressured time.

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For more information, check out the Alaska IronKids website. For live Twitter updates, follow @ALASKAsportshub or search the following hashtags: #Alaskaironkids #GatasforBreakfast #MilkSelfie.

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Days in self-isolation and suspended flights turned to weeks and turned to months. By the third extension here in Spain where I study Fashion Business, I had to tell myself this shall be my new normal now, that I was blessed to be healthy, that I was tired of merely existing and missed what it was like to actually live - even if just within four walls. Little by little, I began to find significance in the simple occurrences of the day: the soft glare of the rising sun beaming golden streaks through my bedroom window upon waking up, the fragrance of freshly washed bed sheets that I had painstakingly hung to fit a relatively small clothes rack without crumpling them, the crunch and tanginess of warm toasted bread topped with raspberry marmalade, the buzzing sound of a phone call from home just waiting to be answered, to the caress of a fuzzy sweater to keep warm at night. I realised, “What pleasures to be enjoyed in the pause of slow living!” Through this continued pause, which I loathed at first, I began to appreciate each moment of the day rather than wish it would pass more swiftly, moments I had overlooked so often before the lockdown. I started to find that the challenge of self-isolation was never to pause both the regular routines of life as well as the positive emotions that came with these - as initially, I thought it meant to pause all happiness, so as to withstand a time of endurance in hopes for a better tomorrow, much like a form of delaying gratification. Life is just too fragile these days to delay gratification any further.

Life has paused, but it has not stopped. Believe that like any punctuation mark in a sentence, the pause will provide the right timing of things to take place. Till then, let us not waste our time waiting. Instead, we could be in the moment, seek substance in simplicity (that is, in what we already have), And enjoy the pleasure in pause. “Practice the Pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.”

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