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How I drank urine and bat blood to survive

Herewith follows an extraordinary story of the human will to survive, against all odds.  I really want to share the story of Mauro Prosperi’s epic journey with you and hope you find it as inspiring as I did today, a week before the start of my own MdS experience.  Kindly note, the text here is from an […]

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The urge to be a part of the Marathon des Sables (MdS)

The 32nd edition of the Marathon des Sables (MdS) kicks off in 3 weeks’ time and I will be there!  The entire event spans 10 days from the 7th to 17th April 2017 and includes 7 days of running.  It is one of those races where you set yourself a goal so big, it scares […]

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OMG! I’m turning 40!

It is the year 2015 and it signals a milestone for those of us born in 1975: turning forty! My 40th birthday is only a few days away. Yikes, how did 39 years go by so fast? Time flies when you are having a good time. The big four 0 means different things to different […]

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An Awesome Ultra On My Doorstep

  “Even a bad day on the trails is still a good day”…a favorite saying in trail running circles, but a few times during Ultra-Trail Cape Town I had conversations with myself in which I started questioning it.   When Summit Events announced the inaugural Ultra-Trail Cape Town (UTCT), I was hooked on its concept […]

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Team iloveultras soldiering through Oorlogskloof

  March 2014 and ABSA Cape Epic with my client Alex had come and gone and made way for time to revert back to my own fitness goals.   Looking at the year’s race calendar it dawned on me that much like 2011, my main mission for 2014 will be to attend to unfinished business, […]

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About curve balls and accepting things for what they are

“Sometimes, you get the bear.  Sometimes, the bear gets you.” – Sam Elliott Today’s post was gonna continue to roll on the wave of positive energy and confidence of my previous post.  I was super excited about attempting my first 100 miler, “amped” in teenage speak. Guess what?  My wave never reached the shore.  I […]

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