Wellness

Here we go again. again. (again.)

Here we go again. again. (again.)

a.k.a. Day 1 of Sleekgeek's 21-Day Pulse Challenge A couple of things happened in my life the past few weeks that convinced me to not wait until after Christmas 2020 to give my long overdue road to wellness another go: My teenagers started making beached whale jokes.I...

Fudgy Sugar Free Brownies

Fudgy Sugar Free Brownies

We love brownies. Our brownie love is so strong that I once walked into Peregrine and bought every single brownie in the shop. But things have changed a little. We're (and by we I mean ME) trying to cut down on refined sugar and processed food at home. And there's the...

Quitting Sugar – 1 Month In

Quitting Sugar – 1 Month In

I decided to quit sugar on 18 February 2018. Cold turkey.  Excluding the first few months of my life, and the tiny dessert helping I had at a wedding a few weeks ago, this is officially the longest I have ever been without some form of pastry or chocolate. Do I feel...

Delicious grain free, sugar free banana loaf

Delicious grain free, sugar free banana loaf

I love banana loaf, but have found it difficult to create a recipe that is grain free, sugar free, and does not contain any form of corn/maize (important for Da Son). It's taken a fair bit of experimentation but I think I finally have a winner. BIG PLUS: It got a...

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...

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...

PLOT TWIST!! My shock of the week.

I had planned to dedicated today's blog post about my newfound swimming skillz, and was looking for a pic from last night's swim session to post online. And then I found the pic.  I gasped.  Then I cried a little (but only on the inside).  And then I told my boss that...

Surviving Peroneal Tendon Surgery: Hopalong’s Tips

People have taken to calling me Hopalong.  Friends, colleagues, family - I should have seen it coming... Anyhoo, after a quick visit to Dr Narramore's office yesterday, the good news is that my foot is healing well. It all started with two concerned emails to him....

Surviving Peroneal Tendon Surgery: Day 15 – Going Mental

So here I am, back on my bed, with my foot propped up on four pillows.   The cut is burning (is that a good or bad sign?) and every time I move my foot inside the cast it feels like a thousand tiny woodpeckers are chipping away at the bone (is that a good or bad...

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Challenge Cape TownNovember 7, 2021
3 months to go.

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