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March Week 2 - Goals and things to do
Monday, March 08, 2010      9 comments

This week is a high mileage week, I have to run between 70 and 80 Ks, so lots of running. Next week will be a lower mileage week as I have to "taper" (ha ha) slightly for the Om-die-Dam Ultra (50K) on the 20th of March. So this week I am ... Read more
Akasia 3-in-1 Half Marathon - 6 March
Sunday, March 07, 2010      7 comments

I ran the Akasia Half Marathon yesterday morning. Run went well (a week after running a marathon!) felt strong and ran comfortably, although fatigue set in at around the 15 K mark. I finished in 2 hours and 11 minutes. Actual time 2 hours ... Read more
Deloitte Pretoria Marathon - 27 February
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      9 comments

First a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who left such encouraging messages on my Spark Page and comment feed! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! I must say I was NOT looking forward to this race! Not at all!!! Especially after my last hor... Read more
Tuks Half Marathon - 20 February
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      2 comments

This half marathon was hosted by the Pretoria University and took place not far from home. I usually run the 10K at this event and this was my first time running the 21.1K race. Sadly the organisation was not was it was meant to be. The star... Read more
Road to Comrades: Race planning for rest of Feb and March - SCARY!
Friday, February 19, 2010      12 comments

I've entered another 3 races. Tomorrow I am running the Tuks 21.1K I am looking forward to it as it's not too far from home.It's hosted by Pretoria University.I usually run the 10K every year. This will be my first half at this particula... Read more
Fantastic progress - My measurements
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      13 comments

I really wish I had taken my measurements from the start, but back then ( and it feels like ages ago now, and reality it's just 7 months) I was too disgusted in myself to even get close to the tape measure. Standing on the scale was bad enough! ... Read more
Comrades Training Programme: Phase 1
Monday, February 08, 2010      5 comments

F.M.I.: DON OLIVER'S TRAINING PROGRAMME PHASE 1: TO QUALIFY IN A STANDARD MARATHON Each runner approaches the beginning of the Comrades training programme with different backgrounds and achievements. Nevertheless, all runners h... Read more
My 32K Race : Springs Striders
Monday, February 08, 2010      7 comments

I must admit I was TERRIBLY APPREHENSIVE this race. I have always called it my "worst race", and this is why: 10 years ago when I ran it for the first time (also training for Comrades) I unfortunately made the discovery that for me eatin... Read more
Race to get an entry! How my Comrades adventure began....
Friday, February 05, 2010      10 comments

My Comrades adventure started last Saturday: "Put on your togs and get ready to scrum" "Early on Saturday morning, diehard rugby fans that have been missing the rugby season will be able to get an early fix, if they take their peri-per... Read more
Race report: Bobbies 25K
Monday, January 25, 2010      7 comments

Yesterday I did the Bobbies 25K (hosted by the police) road race in Johannesburg. Where there's a will.... The 21.1 K road race I had planned to run on Saturday was cancelled..... but there was going to be a 25K race on Sunday in Joh... Read more
My Half Marathon: Great race, but bad way to start!!!
Monday, January 18, 2010      14 comments

Dis-chem Half Marathon, Bedfordview (South Africa): On the night before my race I was being really organised: I set all my clothes out for the next day, plus my heart rate monitor and strap etc etc, and packed my "post-race basket" with th... Read more
A proud day for me today x2
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      10 comments

Today I weigh 63 kg or 138.6 pounds. I have lost a total of 23 kilograms so far (50.6 pounds). This amount is exactly what my 6 year old, Thomas, weighs! I have lost the equivalent of a small person, and the funny thing is I can bare... Read more
Next milestone achieved: 20 kgs (44 pounds) lost !!!! My weight loss progression
Thursday, December 17, 2009      11 comments

Yesterday I reached the milestone of 20 kilograms down! I feel FANTASTIC!!!! In November my flab around my middle just started melting away - my abs are now getting really firm and stomach is flattening. I suddenly lost a pants size in th... Read more
Liberal vs conservative - food preferences
Wednesday, November 25, 2009      9 comments

According to this I'm a liberal, although I do know what a apple peeler is and wish I owned one!
rts/food/ ... Read more
Results of last week's "Just do it!" challenge
Sunday, November 01, 2009      5 comments

I was aiming for a daily deficit of 900. Result was a daily average of around 850, so not bad. Lost 1 kilogram without feeling hungry at any stage (ate loads of veggies a... Read more

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