• blog post,  training & racing

    CrossFit Chronicles: On Ramp Day 1

    Compression socks: check Ankle brace: check Comfy training gear: check Buff: check Eaten enough for energy: check (worried that I may go into an energy low, I had my LCHF packed lunch… and also a crapload of Super Cs, jellybeans and half a bag of rusks. This may have been a mistake.) Dear {insert deity of choice}, please don’t let me cry, puke, pass out or die tonight. Nobody may know that I am wearing two sport bras to minimise the boobage. I’m not the praying kind but I found myself in the parking lot of the Hout Bay CrossFit Box, chatting to the old gods and the new, hoping…

  • injury,  life stuff

    Things I want right now…

    Day 10 of spending quality time on either my bed or the couch, foot in the air. 10 days of minimal activity, where my physical achievements include crutching down the stairs to the couch in the morning, and getting off the couch to crutch back up again in the evening. I thought this would be a good time to kick-start my diet. I do have about 20kg to lose after all, and what better time than while sitting on my arse, doing absolutely nothing – apart from working, eating and watching Doctor Who.

  • blog post,  injury,  life stuff

    #myrightfoot surgery – a storyboard

    After walking with a damaged right ankle for about six months, I finally had surgery on 26 January. What with everything happening in my life - busy work season (one of my clients is the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon), the kids having just started a new school year (including Da Son starting at a brand new school) - I considered moving the surgery until May. But in the end, I found myself booked in at Constantiaberg Mediclinic at 6am last Monday. It turned out to be a very difficult two days, and I am still struggling with pain management and the frustration of being immobile. But I don't want…

  • blog post,  training & racing

    Race Report: Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum MTB Challenge

    I should have known. I should have known when I had to try and control Da Son’s excited nudging forward to the front of the start group, while at the same time attempting to stop Da Chick from freaking out, that this was a race that was best suited for two parents. Or perhaps two parents, two guardians, two cheerleaders, a paramedic and a back-up. But it was only Sofie and I, and I had a sinking feeling that our grand plan of me chasing the front with Da Son and Sof cruising in the back with Da Chick wasn’t going to work out.

  • blog post,  training & racing

    No Training? No Problem! A Prime Jailbreak Triathlon Race Report

    “Are you ready?” she asked me on Thursday evening. “I don’t want to talk about it. I just want to pack the car,” I replied. Inside the house, Da Husband and Da Kids where chilling out, the house filled with the usual evening noises of a family winding down when it’s not a school night. Outside, I was checking the contents of my tri bucket, checking my wheels, triple checking that I had packed my ankle brace for running…

  • blog post,  life stuff,  training & racing

    Changing directions

    As you probably know by now, I recently left the cushy comfort of full-time employment to work as a solopreneur (or, freelancer). I wanted to walk the talk of being dedicated to my husband and children.  I wanted flexibility.  I wanted to rediscover my creative voice. As a result, you will see some changes to this site in the coming weeks and months…