Author Archives: Emanuel

About Emanuel

Parenting and Lifestyle Dad Blogger. If you enjoyed this post and would like to engage with me you can find me on TWITTER @manii_dadE or INSTAGRAM @manii_dad. Follow my blog so you never miss out!

My Quarter 1 Fitness Reflections

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I can’t believe that the first quarter of the year is already over!

Reflecting on quarter 1, it does seem it’s been the most active quarter I’ve had since starting on this amazing journey to becoming a more physically active version of myself.  Continue reading

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Race Review : Irene Ultra 21 2017


Race ReviewThese are my thoughts on the race…

I don’t recall having run this race before.

It was another early start for me, 3:30 AM I was up and getting ready to drive through to Centurion.

OMG! Traffic jam the minute you got off the highway! No! No! No! Unacceptable that many spent at least 30 – 60 minutes making their way to the starting area and still had to find parking. As it turned out, the race started 28 minutes late, 6 AM start for the Ultra and 21.1km marathons. When we were almost the 2km mark, there were still runners making their way to the start of the race. Unacceptable!

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Race Review : OM DIE DAM 2017


Race ReviewThese are my thoughts on the race…

I last ran Om Die Dam in 2015, last year I decided not to take part after the poor organisation of the event.

This year after reading all the race’s PR on the race I decided I would attempt the race this year.

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Race Review : SARENS 21 2017


Race ReviewThese are my thoughts on the race…

This year I decided to run Sarens 21km for the first time. I’d heard about the race and how tough it was.

It was a pretty early start …

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Product Review : Sneaker LAB Premium Shoe Care Kit

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I recently got the opportunity to try the “Sneaker Lab Premium Kit”, which is one of the products offered by  Sneaker LABThe shoe care product range is environmentally friendly, containing no soap or chemicals and uses pro-bacterial technology. Their products are Continue reading

Race Review : Medihelp Sunrise Monster 2017

Race ReviewThese are my thoughts on the race…

Early Saturday morning start, but at least it wasn’t a 3 AM start.

Plenty of street parking close to Continue reading

Product Review – Running Shoe Nike Pegasus 33

NIKE Pegasus 33

The shoe I was using for the last two years was beginning to feel a little hard on the sole, it was time to change. I wasn’t looking for anything expensive, so I decided to seek out a newer version of the shoe that I started running in first.

The Nike Peg Continue reading