Fitness

Damn, This Ankle!

Damn, This Ankle!

The story of my dodgy ankles is a long and eventful one. I've suffered multiple sprains and injuries - all thanks to a nasty little condition called hypermobility - and have already had ankle surgery in 2013 and 2015 respectively. And now it seems I'm going down that...

The worst thing that can happen

"What is the worst thing that can happen to you?" I asked a client this morning when we were discussing honesty and the courage to speak out when you disagree with someone. For many, getting fired is that worst thing. I don't fear getting fired. Instead, I fear losing...

Fear & Loathing in Hout Bay

Fear & Loathing in Hout Bay

I may have vomited a little in my mouth. Yes, that appeared to be my body's response to the raw fear I felt when I looked at the box in front of me and realised that there was nothing smaller coming my way. It was an evening of weights, weights and more weights. And...

CrossFit Chronicles: On Ramp Day 1

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...

Things I want right now…

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....

#myrightfoot surgery – a storyboard

#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...

Miami Musings: The Cap

Miami Musings: The Cap

This is my third day in Miami (and the US for that matter). I have joined friends Sofie and David to race in Ironman 70.3 Miami, which will take place tomorrow. Of course, I use the term loosely here. Sof and Dave have worked hard and are hoping for PBs. Having been...

Race Report: Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum MTB Challenge

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...

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

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...

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....

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