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{ 8 weeks to go – Ironman South Africa is getting real }

Last week was test week and I can tell you by Saturday morning, my whole body felt it. I messed up a little though due to a) raining weather (which meant I moved my program around) b) being sick (I had to go a little less intense than normal) My medical aid has this really… Continue reading { 8 weeks to go – Ironman South Africa is getting real }

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{#WomanCrushWednesday Q & A | Esther Patience}

If you speak to triathletes, the one thing they have in common is how this sport has brought random people into their world. Esther is one of these people in my triathlon story. At 70.3 in Durban, I ended up yo-yo cycling alongside Esther (who is 48 years young) and this got us chatting. When… Continue reading {#WomanCrushWednesday Q & A | Esther Patience}

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{ Ironman 70.3 SA | Race Report }

This race was definitely one for the books. Everything about it was so magical and finally being able to complete a 70.3 distance race was a bucket list item. I had been very nervous up until the race. I was very worried that I wouldn’t make the cut-off time for the bike as I am… Continue reading { Ironman 70.3 SA | Race Report }

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{#WomanCrushWednesday Q & A | Elizabeth Dreyer}

World, meet Elizabeth. She’s a tri-supermom who has such an enrapturing energy. I fell in love with her at last year’s 5150 in Bela Bela when she ran past me, slapped me on the bum and told me I was looking good. And that is why she is featuring as my second #womencrushwednesday; because we… Continue reading {#WomanCrushWednesday Q & A | Elizabeth Dreyer}

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{#WomanCrushWednesday Q & A | Petri Bester }

I am so excited to announce my first 'crush' - Petri Bester. I met Petri through our tri-club and fell in love with her down-to-earth vibe and go get'em attitude. And she enjoys wine, which meant she had me at hello.  I'll never forget this Lecturer, who at Ironman South Africa 2017, had a fall… Continue reading {#WomanCrushWednesday Q & A | Petri Bester }

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{ 2018 | The year of dreams }

In 2013, when I signed up for my first triathlon, I never imagined that I would ever compete in an IRONMAN triathlon. Hell, it started more as a drunken promise with my little sister, to try something different and get fit while doing it. In the spirit of talking about the new year and everything… Continue reading { 2018 | The year of dreams }

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{ TTA Champs | Race Report }

So the day started out super early (as they always do) and we arrived about 45min before the race started. Last year we arrived almost 90 minutes earlier and we had to wait around. The race has always had such a small field of athletes, as it is not a very well-known race. This year… Continue reading { TTA Champs | Race Report }

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{ 5150 Bela Bela Triathlon | Race Report }

3 years ago my husband convinced me to do this triathlon with him as his first one. I had only ever done a fun sprint one before, and it wasn't done as a serious race but rather a drunken promise to my sister to try something fun! Here I am, in 2017, having finished my 3rd… Continue reading { 5150 Bela Bela Triathlon | Race Report }

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{ Nogwaja 13km Trail Run | Race Report }

I have done many crazy things in the name of fitness. I have almost died but never ever regretted these crazy things. This trail run was no different. My family arranged a “hiking-birthday” weekend (as my family loves to do – celebrate their birthdays in the bush) and it just so happened that we would… Continue reading { Nogwaja 13km Trail Run | Race Report }

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{ Week 7 – The mountains were (and always will be) calling }

I am an avid hiker. It definitely on the top 5 things I love to do, alongside drinking wine & building puzzles. But more on that some other time. After almost 2 years of not hiking, we went away this past weekend, and I have received so many messages asking me for more info and… Continue reading { Week 7 – The mountains were (and always will be) calling }