POP goes the Ankle

‘I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them’                                                                                                                                                 Charles Bukowski  Getting injured is not really an injustice but it surely feels like it.  I’ve seen people in casts, moon boots, splints, on crutches and various other…

Why Run?

I’ve recently felt very lost and aimless and realised it’s because I haven’t been on a running adventure for almost five months. I’ve tried very hard so replace running with cycling but I have to be honest. It’s just not the same. I started wondering…

Broken but not done.

I suspect this post is very much a senseless ramble but I’m so confused with my body and health right now I think that is fitting. On a bike my body has taken me up the Alps, to China and to Nigeria. I have run…

ICU for Dummies

I don’t want to write a long story about how I was sick but unfortunately me being sick is part of this story.  A bit of background of how I ended up in ICU two weeks ago. After going to the movies on Sunday, reading my…

DFL vd DNF

Not finishing a race is probably one of the more tender points for most runners but it’s not all bad.  Legendary South African ultra-runner Tobie Reyneke helped me look at DNF in a completely different light when he said you actually learn more from not…

Addicted

    The past six months I have realised that running is so much more than a hobby or way to stay fit to me. It’s not only about setting goals and living a healthy lifestyle. It’s a crazy, tiring, infuriating addiction! I’ve gotten to…

Bad Plans – #KaapsehoopMarathon

I have decided to do a different type of blog post about the Kaapsehoop Marathon coming up this weekend.  Rather than just doing a race report I am going to write half of the post before the race and the other half after.  As this…

Crocodile Brain

Whenever I tell people that I’m doing a circuit race I get the same stunned look.  It’s almost as if I told them I was going to fly to the moon with wings I knitted from Alsatian hair.  Needless to say I got the look…