Bubbles Paraiso is back to running, her formerly 'least favorite' triathlon sport | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Actress Bubbles Paraiso is back on track, literally, as she gives running another go to keep herself fit.

Paraiso, a triathlete, finds fulfillment now that she’s returned to running, as seen on her Instagram page today, March 16, where she shared a photo of herself running.

“[Of] the three disciplines of tri, running had been my least favorite of them all, having the mindset that it’s ‘just something I need to do (and quick!) to get to the finish line,'” she said.

Running for Paraiso took a backseat, but after she sustained a foot injury and was not able to “pound the pavement for a couple of months,” she finally able to do so again and is grateful. She commits never to take running for granted again.


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Isang post na ibinahagi ni Bubbles Paraiso (@bubblesparaiso)

“I may not be as fast as I used to be yet… but I’ll work on it. Happily, and with a grateful heart, and a better mindset,” she said, noting that “there’s always a silver lining to why things happen… this is it for me [and] my foot.”

She also recalled her first Ironman event in a separate post last Saturday, March 12.

“On this day 2017, I did my first #Ironman703 albeit just recovering from shin splints that deemed me to have zero run training pre-race.” she said.



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Isang post na ibinahagi ni Bubbles Paraiso (@bubblesparaiso)


Paraiso recalled running against everyone’s advice and to just switch to relay instead, so she could just do the swim and bike events.

“But I was too stubborn and insisted that I’ll just run-walk the half marathon if I had to,” Paraiso recounted.

She was not a strong swimmer yet back then to say the least, and she had concerns about the hilly terrain and the sweltering heat at the course.

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Image: Instagram/@bubblesparaiso

“But I endured and finished in just a few mins less than [seven] hours (my slowest time to date lol), a 7th place finish and a huge smile on my face,” she said. “It was when I learned that mental toughness was just as important as physical fitness in this sport, and I may have gotten addicted to the feeling of crossing the [finish line] after challenging myself to overcome my fears and exceed my limits. Can’t wait to be on the start line again.” JB


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