Edna Victoria Tugot

Monday, April 02, 2018

Q. Who are you and what do you do for a living?

I am Edna Victoria Tugot, 21 years old, from Philippines. I lived now with no parents. My father died when I'm 6 years old and my mother left me when I'm 8. Since then, I lived with different relatives who're willing to support me in my needs and studies. I'm now a full time college student and a future law enforcer, hopefully soon. Aside of being a student, I'm also a member of the team falcons of our school. I'm a sports-girl and also a gym-girl. I'm kind of a person who loved to explore and discover new things for myself.

Q. How do you balance your exercise regime and your professional life?

That is all about time management and self-discipline. I make exercise as my routine. When I wake up in the morning, preferably 6 o'clock, I do floor exercises for 20-30 mins. After that I go to school or to my OJT place. In the evening 6-7 o'clock, it's my time to start my hard and satisfaction exercise. These are my places where I do my exercises:
•School Campus - jogging/running
•Sports Complex - jogging/running
•Gym - cardio exercises, weights, boxing
•Hometown/Our place - during weekends I ran 3-5km along the streets, trees, forest, falls, wherever my destination is.

Sometimes, when I feel not feeling well to do exercise, I just rest my body and do funny things like watching movies, internet, hang with friends, etc.

Q. When and why did you start running?

I started running since I'm in my elementary years. I was part of the Athletics in our school to compete different schools. During the Regional Athletic Association, we trained for 1 month. We do jogging, running, etc. But guess what is my event? Not running but Throwing (Javelin, Shot put, Discus Throw). But the training includes running long distances. Since then, I feel inlove with running. It was continued in High School until I reached now in College.

Q. What motivates you to go out there, when you do not feel like it?

Honestly, in my childhood, I ran because I wanna be famous someday. And that is my motivation, to be famous! But I realized, it was wrong. Since I started running, I feel in love with it. I think my body became addicted, lol. Feeling in love is my motivation.

Q. What is the longest distance you have ran?

20km, incline.

Q. What gives you the confidence to run in the streets?

When you love something, you will do everything for it. Yes, running in the streets with many people watching over you and you don't know what they have thought about you, is the worst feeling ever. That's how I felt in my first time. I feel shy, uncomfortable and insecure running in the street. But as I do it again and again, third-fourth-fifth times, I was feeling immune and confident already. Yes, it's true, when you love something, you're willing enough to face the fears.

Q. What do you think about the lack of exercise?

In my experience, many times I tried to stop exercising. Then after, I found my life uncompleted and feeling there's lacking. My body started to weak and inactive. Everyday I feel lazy, sleepy and unhealthy. 

Q. What was your best running experience?

During our training in Highschool, we ran going to the top of a limestone mining mountain having a distance of 10km. All my life, I considered it as one of the hardest but worth-it running ever!

Q. What was your worst running experience?

That feeling when your coach scolded you to not to walk and not to be left behind by your co-athletes. Running/jogging without stopping until you completed the aim distance.

Q. How do you push through the pain?

Every time I'm doing my exercise, my only enemy is my mind. I will not let my mind dictates and ruled over me to stop and to not finish. It's all about determination and discipline. Yes. It pains me to continue, but it hurts me much worse to stop.

Q. What advice can you give somebody who wants to start running?

My best advice : First and foremost, put your heart into running. Start slow, you don't need to be fast. Life is not about how you could get there. It's about development and progress. You start slow until it tolerates your body. Until the fast will be just easy for you. Step by step. Second, build self-discipline and positive mind. Never let your hardworks turn into nothing. Much water. And lastly, believe in yourself because if you'll not believe yourself, who else will? God bless!

Q. Which Social media sites are you on and how can one follow you?

Sites you can follow me:

Instgram: edna_victoria01
Twitter: @tugot_edna


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