Smiles, Tears, Lessons & General Madness: A Year In Review

Smiles, Tears, Lessons & General Madness: A Year In Review

The past 364-and-a-half days have been one of those extra-large-value-pack-mix-bags of fun, laughter, tears, frustration, love, life lessons, friends and much more. Here are some highlights: Da Son started Grade 1 and Da Chick went into Grade R.  Being a year apart...
Flying the #EmbarkTri Flag on Reconciliation Day

Flying the #EmbarkTri Flag on Reconciliation Day

16 December is more than just a public holiday; it also happens to be my grandmother’s birthday (happy 88th birthday, Ouma!!). And yesterday, for the first time in many years, I missed my gran’s birthday party to participate in two races with her on my...
Thursday Motivation: I CAN

Thursday Motivation: I CAN

In 39 days I’ll be known as Race Number 2712 when I line up in Wave 5 of the 1.9km swim at the 2013 Ironman 70.3. Following the swim, which I must complete within 1 hour and 10 minutes, I have to cycle 90km (4:05 limit) and run a half marathon (3:15 limit)....
Race Report:  Jailbreak Tuffy Escape

Race Report: Jailbreak Tuffy Escape

A dream finally came true for me this past weekend when I had the opportunity to participate in the Jailbreak triathlon out at Brandvlei Prison, situated on the Brandvlei Dam between Worcester and Rawsonville. Before I got bitten by the tri bug, I used to listen with...
I have finally realised…

I have finally realised…

… that there is a way to get some kind of stroke rhythm in the water. It came to me earlier this week when Sofie and I met for a morning session at Sea Point pool, and I was trying to get my head around relaxing and breathing and focusing on my stroke and and...