I first encountered Bodivance when I applied a sachet from a friend during my 21km run at Unilab’s Run United 1- 2011. I was in the last 7km or so when I experienced cramps in my calves and quads (on both legs at that!), my friend Eric pulled out a sachet and applied it on my legs (salamat my friend!). At first I though I was going to wince all the way to the finish line. Lo and behold! I was pleasantly surprised that my cramps subsided (with a healthy dose of calf and quad streching of course), and was able to do an easy pace run until the finish. At the last 2kms I though I would run into another episode with cramps, but again to my surpise the cramps didn’t flare up again. I thought I didn’t make my PR, but was again surprised when I finished almost 15 minutes faster than my previous 21km run at Condura Skyway Marathon.
To really test it out if it was a fluke or not, I applied bodivance about 10 minutes before my 10 mile run at Yakult 10 Mile run. I take a mandatory 8 to 10 minute warm up session as my muscles (for some reason) take time to warm up before a run every time. When my wife applied it on my calves and quads I felt a little awkward with the sticky feeling of the gel. But since I’m testing how effective this is for me, logic dictates I follow the directions to the dot. And I’m glad I did!
All throughout my 16km run I monitored how my legs felt, and I was amazed that there wasn’t even a hint of a cramp from start to finish. And when I checked my quads and calves, there was still a layer of Bodivance on my legs.
At last! Just crossed the finish line! And I didn’t experience any cramps during this run! And to top it all off, I got a new Personal Record (PR) of 1:59:18 from my 2:10:41 finish at the PSE-Megaworld Bull run 2011. Was it because I already have two(2) 21km runs under my belt? Or was it with the help of Bodivance?…What I do know is I finished my 16km run with no training in the last 3 weeks and didn’t run into cramps. I’ll hold onto my bottle and will definitely be using this in all my upcoming runs! Because my 21kms aside, Bodivance did make a difference in my run today.