Category Archives: Training

Race Review : 4 in 1 – Bidvest / Midmar / BestMed & Dischem Cycle for Sight

Race ReviewThese are my thoughts on the race…

The last three weeks have been rather active for me, and to be honest I’ve loved it!

First I ran the Bidvest 10k in Rietondal on the 4th Feb, it was my first time running it and totally enjoyed the experience. The route was a great mix of hills and down runs.

The weekend of the 12th Feb was my second attempt of the Midmar Mile. Although my time was slower than in 2016 I totally enjoyed the swim.

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Taking back my fitness …

It took me a while ok more like 2 months, but I’m slowly finding my way back.

First I made it back onto the road with my running.

Today I was back on a bike spinning. I haven’t hit then Cradle for some road cycling yet… But I know it will happen.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Baby steps I will gain back my fitness.

I will be fit again.

They say summer bodies are made in Winter … I’m gonna work towards it.

I have goals.

I have dreams.

Let’s do this and get me back to being a fit!


Keep running this winter …

Winter Training

Winter Training

It’s freaking cold and unless you’re like ultra serious, getting out of bed in the mornings just doesn’t seem like an option. Putting it off until after work … well it’s much of a muchness isn’t it. The chance of you hitting the gym in the cold is just as unlikely.

This past weekend I ran my second Pirates 10km. It didn’t feel as cold as the start last year, yet it was cold. I ran the 10km and didn’t break sweat once, to make matters worse, my legs normally warm up in the first 3km … it. did. not. happen. on Sunday.  Continue reading

Day 1 – Darren’s journey to his first triathlon

Day 1 of Darren's journey to his first triathlon

Day 1 of Darren’s journey to his first triathlon

Finally after loads of chatter about triathlon, me finishing my first one, it seems hubby is finally ready to tackle his first one. YAY! Continue reading

Ready to get back on the road…some diet pointers?

Tomorrow I attempt my come back to road running. I entered the Northgate 10km road run out in the west of Joburg.

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What I learnt from Sunday’s run ..

Following my 10km run at the Adrienne Hersch this past weekend, I have sat back, lay down and would have stood on my head if it helped me understand what happened during the run.  Continue reading

What’s happening at the races …

Cradle of Humankind Race - sourced online

Cradle of Humankind Race – sourced online

It astounds me how quickly the days are passing us by. Seems like it was just the other day I was completing my first Olympic Distance Triathlon, my first 947 Cycle Challenge and now we are Continue reading