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Plot twist – Now Pink and I have something in common…

Plot twist – Now Pink and I have something in common…

This story’s getting a little old now…

January: overhydrate & collapse at Ironman 70.3 and wake up in the medical tent.
January – March: walk around with my ankle hanging on the floor. An MRI diagnoses a non-existent peroneal tendon.
April: Peroneal tendon reconstruction & repair surgery.
May & June: Foot in the air, in a leg cast.
July – September: Intense rehab to get back on track, in order to join the rest of my training team in preparation for IM70.3 in 2014.

That was my year so far. Then I resigned from my job to start up my own freelance business and focus on my family. I had clients lined up and they were all eagerly waiting for me to work out my notice period so that I could blind them with my awesomeness from October…

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If your bad run had a voice

If your bad run had a voice

I had a bad run this morning.  Bad, because I wanted to give up.  Good, because I didn't, and ran-walked the entire 45 minutes at 99% of my body weight, conquering nausea, boredom and the voice inside my head. That little voice has many names.  Matthew Inman, the...

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cha-cha-cha-CHANGES!

cha-cha-cha-CHANGES!

It all started with a spear through Da Husband's leg. Three Sundays ago, Da Husband went spear fishing while I was on babysitting duty.  I had the whole day planned out... some indoor training, followed by a hair cut, taking a walk with the kids and dogs and catching...

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Revenge starts here…

Revenge starts here…

Tonight at 6pm I'll be starting my 6-month journey to Ironman 70.3 again.   You may remember how my previous attempt ended with me going for a little sleep in the ambulance and waking up in the medical tent at the finish line - followed by an ugly cry. So I'm excited...

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My take on Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is around the corner, and if you have school-going kids, chances are that you - like me - would have been invited to some kind of school celebration at some point this week. Of course, this is also the perfect time for self-proclaimed intellectuals to...

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Surviving Surgery

Surviving Surgery

FINALLY - I feel human again! After 24 hours in hospital and one afternoon at home, sleeping off all the drugs that were still my system, I woke up this morning with a clear mind and ready for action.  Sadly, a very painful foot has cancelled out the "action" part of...

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Can I Have A Slab Of Chocolate With That?

Can I Have A Slab Of Chocolate With That?

As I walked towards our complex gate late yesterday afternoon to grab a lift with Da Husband to a joint appointment, one of the gardeners called out, “are you getting FAT?” I stopped dead in my tracks.  Did I just hear right?  Then he started walking towards me and...

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My Left Foot

My Left Foot

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the...

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Just one more sleep!!

Just one more sleep!!

Take four friends, one epic road trip that lasted almost 16 hours and two cheap-ass hotel rooms, and what do you get? Ironman 70.3 Race Weekend, of course! Three sleeps to go... We arrived here on Thursday night, having decided to spread the load over two days before...

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Race Journal: Walkerbay Outdoor Sprint Triathlon

Race Date: Monday, 2 May 2022Race Venue: HermanusRace Format: Triathlon (changed to Duathlon due to sea conditions)Entry Fee: Paid by meTravel: Stayed for the weekend The Walkerbay Outdoor Sprint Triathlon was my 2nd event for the year, and one that I was really...