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
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!