Over the past few years I have developed a passion for wearable technology (fitness devices/watches) which ultimately led to me starting a career in the industry. It is incredible to see how quickly wearable technology has accelerated over the past few years to a point that we are now able to learn and track so… Read More My Top 10 tips to choose the best fitness device for YOU?
In October 2017 at age 30 I was diagnosed with a Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (find out more about my story in my recent blog post). Although this diagnosis was a shocking revelation it did provide me with some comfort to know that in fact I was not going mad. The reason was… Read More My road to recovery from a DVT & PE (Blood clots)
With 5 days to go until the 2017 Comrades Marathon I have had to make one of the hardest decisions ever to not run this year’s race for my back-to-back medal. It is so disappointing as I have put in a lot of time and effort to overcome injuries and still manage to get the mileage… Read More Comrades 2017 a no go! #disappointed
Last weekend I ran my first Old Mutual Two Oceans 56km Ultra Marathon (OMTOM) in Cape Town and despite suffering a bit in the last few kilometers it was a beautiful and enjoyable run. It has been one of those races I have always wanted to do but as it falls over the Easter weekend my… Read More My road to my first Two Oceans Ultra Marathon
Despite lack of training due to an injury, I managed to qualify for the 56km Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2017 by finishing the Cape Gate Vaal Marathon. I have always wanted to run the Two Oceans Marathon and as my company I work for Garmin is the technical sponsor for the race I was able to… Read More My first Vaal Marathon – Qualifier for the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon
I thought I would provide a quick update since my last blog post about my recent knee injury (Click here to read more about it). About three weeks ago I saw a sports physician who diagnosed that I seem to be showing positive signs of patella femoral pain in my knee. I was recommended to consider… Read More Update on my road to recovery from knee pain
One always aims to start a new-year feeling positive and full of ambition to take on new challenges. One of my challenges for this year is to complete the Comrades Ultra Marathon up-run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg and get my back-to-back medal. Unfortunately my training so far has been slowed down by a runners’ worst… Read More A runners’ worst nightmare – knee pain!