Matteo Guidicelli has not really trained for the upcoming Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships in Cebu on August 7.
The Dolce Amore star told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), “Konti-konti lang, pasingit-singit lang,” referring to the irregular schedule of his training due to his showbiz commitments.
Although his role in the ABS-CBN's primetime show had recently made his exit, Matteo still has a series of shows abroad.
Nonetheless, the actor-triathlete does not want to miss the biggest triathlon event, so he will still join the competition even without proper training.
“My goal for this race is just to finish the race. No beating of personal time or anything.
“I'm just gonna enjoy the race, suffer with everybody, but not to beat anything because I've been having a hectic schedule in teleserye. So i-e-enjoy ko lang ang buong karera.”
Other celebrities who are expected to join the Ironman 70.3 in Cebu are Piolo Pascual, Dingdong Dantes, Kim Atienza, Paul Jake Castillo, and Ivan Carapiet.
Matteo with Filipino industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue, fellow triathletes Wilfred Uytengsu and Ivan Carapiet,
and Asia Brewery's Hubert Tan at the launch of Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. What's with the triathlon?
The 26-year-old actor said his lifestyle has changed since he started joining triathlon races six years ago.
“You get hooked to it, e. You'll fall in love with the sport.
“It's a great sport, it's a great lifestyle.
“You just have to understand your body more.
“You become healthier especially sa showbiz, sobrang busy sa schedule, but we need to be healthy, we need to take care of ourselves din.”
His social media bear proofs of how much he loves the sport.
Instead of posting photos taken during parties at different clubs, Matteo shares his snaps while biking or running or swimming.
Matteo said regular exercise has been a part of his daily routine.
“Running every day, swimming every day.
“Just keep a healthy lifestyle instead of going out every day and partying and doing that stuff, you know.
“Just the change of lifestyle, just keep a healthy lifestyle.”