I want to address some pertinent falsehoods about health and fitness, and why the disenfranchised have such a hard time of it.
It’s a week since running the Two Oceans Ultra and it still feels like a life-defining moment. I’m already looking forward to next year’s marathon, although my foot is still protesting. I figured I’d offer a few concise lines about particular aspects of the race: Signing up: For me, the process went so smoothly. IContinue reading “Two Oceans Ultra Part 2: Race Review”
In September 2015, after reading Tom Foreman’s My Year of Running Dangerously, I got it in my head to run the Two Ocean’s Marathon. For some reason I didn’t click that it was actually an ultra at 56km, and that I would need to run a qualifying marathon first. What can I say, sometimes I’m aContinue reading “You guys! I ran a marathon!”
As my first year as an adult (sort-of maybe I guess?) draws to an end, I find myself reflecting a lot on what has happened. Incoming interns ask for advice and I wanted to write a really cool and inspirational post but I find myself not knowing what to say. Almost as if I haven’tContinue reading “Self-Care Is Hard”
So a while ago, in the heat of a post-run “I can do anything” high, I signed up for the Two Oceans Marathon. If you don’t know me well: I started running in 2013 because it was the only sport I could do that didn’t require a huge financial investment. It kind of grew onContinue reading “Help Me Survive My Bad Life Choice”
I recently read Tom Foreman’s My Year of Running Dangerously (review coming soon!) and that certainly upped my motivation in a big way. In fact, while I have always maintained that I had no desire to run a marathon… I now think I kinda sorta might want to do that.
ParkRun (noun): weekly 5KM runs all around the world, free of charge.
The new city I live in now is much smaller than Cape Town, but I’m having a tonne of opportunities to run and explore!
I’m a big fan of Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) – I mean, the guy has a cartoon about the correct use of apostrophes, thank you very much! So I was very excited to review The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances, but I can’t explain that without explaining my own running journey.Continue reading “Reviewing The Oatmeal’s Running Exposition”