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Festive Resolutions.

This coming Sunday is the 1st of December and for me it signals the year’s home stretch, some call it The Silly Season! Glaring Christmas promotions, heavier Cape Town traffic and crowds are hard to ignore.  Thankfully these rough edges are softened by perfect Atlantic sunsets that linger on until 8 pm.  And of course too by the prize that […]

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Choose an adventure and make it happen.

Walking, hiking, and trekking share the commonalities of putting one foot in front of the other, as well as seriously improving physical and mental health.  It is an easy way for ordinary people to experience the extraordinary. A trek is a multi-day, adventurous journey undertaken on foot, usually in a mountainous area where common means […]

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Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

Photo credit: In my last post two weeks ago, I shared my week of mourning a failed attempt at my first 100 miler and told you about my “roadblock” plan that gave me some direction.  When that week rolled into the next and brought spring along, I knew it was time to get back […]

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My story: Weekend warrior to novice stage racer.

Nowadays motivational gurus teach the value of affirmations such as “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”.  I do not remember repeating such a thing on that morning back in December 2004.  But hell yes, as I sit here and think back to that memorable day, when Table Mountain was basking […]

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More on Why I Love Ultras

Whoa, time flies when I’m having fun. It’s been two weeks since my first blog post, when I quipped that it was time to go running to get closer to the answer of why I love ultras. Today, in my second blog post, I want to elaborate on the pull of ultras.  And end off with the challenge […]

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Why I Love Ultras

There is a first and most likely question that ultra-athletes get asked, when sharing their ultra-experiences with friends and family.  Yep, you guessed it: “Why would you even want to do an ultra?” So, in this, my first blog post, I’d like to talk about this basic question.  I am likely to get nods from […]

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