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Wellness | From Sun Life Resolution Run to a Stronger & Brighter Life Under the Sun

What's a better grand prize? A brand new HD TV or a kiss from Papa Piolo Pascual? Well, the winner of the raffle was the luckiest lady that night because she got both! Plus the bonus of being healthier by participating in the Sun Life Resolution Run! :)

And speaking of prizes, I'm so grateful to God for giving me the strength to be the 1st Female Finisher in the Sunlife Resolution Run held last January 20, 2018 at Camp Aguinaldo. That was a full transformation because I loathed physical activities because of some traumatic events which happened to me when I was still a young girl. (You may read more about my story at Philippine Daily Inquirer).

Photo-op at the starting line, wearing the Sunlife Cycle PH jersey.  ^_^

But when I learned the positive effects of running, I became addicted to it, until I started winning in most of the runs  joined. And the latest was at the SunLife Resolution Run. We were able to stride with Star Magic celebrities like Papa Piolo Pascual, Robbie Domingo, some super fast Kenyans and more than 3,000 runners!!! 

Mr. Piolo Pascual awarded the top 3 finishers of the 3K. The 1st placer Kenyan finished in 31 minutes!
It's my first time to receive an award in front of a huge crowd, given by Coach Rio. 
This was the holding area for the podium finishers. Wow! I feel so lucky to be friends here with the fastest runners in that event. ^_^

We were also serenaded with a concert by Star Magic celebrities.

So fortunate to have this selfie because we were seated in front. We truly enjoyed this VIP treatment for the podium finishers!

Won the following pangkabuhayan showcase:
- 1 pair of Brooks Running Shoes worth P5995
- Sodexo GC worth P3000
- Sunlife Gold medal
- Saucony running shoes GC worth P1000
- 2 Runnr Destination Marathon London socks worth P998
- Saucony singlet and bag
- Runnr Hydration Bottle BPA free worth P345
- Sunlife Mascot stuffed toy
- Mega Sardines gift pack
- Silka Papaya gift pack
- Gardenia gift pack
- Gatorade bath towel
- Runnr Japan trucker cap
- My Health gift cards free executive check up
- 5 kilos of Brown Rice ^_^

My mom and I couldn't believe that I was the only female runner who landed on the Top 10 runners! Thank you, Lord, for giving the strength to run faster while praying the rosary for your greater glory. 😇 - Runner with Rosary

I'm wearing here my #CyclePh shirt because that was my favorite cycling event and I only biked to Camp Aguinaldo from my house to join this race. (Sun Cycle PH article here) It's an effort to bike back home carrying the 5 kilos of rice and all of these prizes! Haha! 😎

Thanks to Sir Arby Mnl of #ABCDigital and Sir Mike Zuniga of for inviting me here. 😎

After joining the Sun Cycle PH 2017 and Sunpiology Run 2018, I told myself that I will continue joining the upcoming SunPIOLOGY events. So I motivated my parents and friends to join the Sun Cycle PH 2018, and I also registered in the Sun Life Resolution Run 2019.

SunPIOLOgy is a charity-sporting event from Sun Life Philippines and its ambassador Piolo Pascual. Turning a decade old, a TR10 of events will thrill its fans to raise funds for education, diabetes awareness, and help more Filipinos live healthier lives🚲🏅😇🏆🙏

During the Media Launch of SunPIOLOgyTr10 - Bike + Run + Play + Give Back to Live Healthier Lives, Papa Piolo congratulated me in front of the whole crowd and media for being the champion female runner in the last Sunlife Resolution Run.😍🏆 I also asked if they will organize a duathlon, and I got an affirmative answer. They said that it may take place in Cebu because it's hard to request for the roads in Manila to be closed. "Punta ka sa Cebu ha!" Papa P invited me to go to Cebu for the duathlon. I was speechless and starstruck, but my heart replied with a big "YES po!" 😍😇🏆 
(Full article here)
(Video of the interview here)

At the Media Launch with my husband!

We have just been married a few days ago, and our friends commend us for having a fit and healthy lifestyle. I am so grateful to God because We know that continuing our wellness journey even after the wedding will be very beneficial, especially now that we're starting to build our own family.

That's why here is our Wellness Wedding Vow:

"I, Ella Perez, take thee, Jules Donaire, 
to be my wedded husband, 
to have and to hold, 
to run and to ride, 
from this stride forward, 
for better, and for best, 
for richer, and for wellness, 
in fitness and in health, 
to love and to cherish, 

I will love and honor you 

all the days of my brighter life

under the SUN."

We joined the Sun Cycle PH last month, a few days before getting married!

Throwback of the Sun Life Resolution Run 2018:
Here are some more photos of the winners:

My new Kenyan friend who finished 10K in 31 minutes!

Ms. Bela Ayala, an avid fan of Sunpiology Run, is a rising star and will soon be a big celebrity!
With fellow podium finishers Sir Jhojhie Dhughsz and Khrizzie Clarisse Ruzol. They're so used to receiving awards!
Photo-op with Ms. Rishane Abellar before running. She's one of the fastest and youngest runners in the country and I truly admire her strength. Photo taken by her very supportive father, Mr. Ronnie Abellar.

Mr. Piolo Pascual also celebrated his birthday there and was cheerfully greeted by the runners!