The Run

I found myself a coach and after nearly three months of following her programming I requested a week of 'testing'. I wanted to know whether I was making progress and more specifically whether I was making progress at the required rate. So, upon my insistence an entire week of testing was set aside. On Monday …

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A Simple Recipe

Enough can't be said about the mind-body connection and the fact that an improvement of the one is necessarily an improvement of the other. In our search for fulfillment we tend to over-complicate things. Here's a simple recipe I dare you to try. The result of which is a better you. And here's the cool …

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Wines2Whales 2018 – Event Report

The W2W is one of South Africa's most iconic MTB events and this year it celebrated its tenth anniversary. It is a three-day stage race contested by teams consisting of two riders each. Due to its ever-growing popularity there are three races to choose from. The Chardonnay took place from 26-28 October, the Pinotage from …

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Fear of failure and Perfectionism

If you're struggling to get things done, chances are YOU are standing in your own way. And before delving deeper into the causes of your procrastination, here's a thought I'd like you to file in the back of your mind: "I don't necessarily believe in talent but I do believe in hard work. It is …

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The Power of Community – an underrated tool

The other day my daughter had to prepare a short talk on 'spectators' and their influence on her life. She started off by stating that two is better than one and then went on to describe how we all are spectators of each others' lives and that merely standing by and observing doesn't cut it …

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The Magic of the EMOM – and keeping fit after 40

I'm 44 years old and still like to think of myself as young and strong (I have a beautiful daughter and still need to be young and strong!). And that is hopefully the case for most of us 40+'ers still keen on being fit and healthy. It's not always easy though, to tailor whatever advice …

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LifeFit – The type of fitness we really want

Scientists and fitness fanatics alike have long struggled to define "fitness". At first it was a purely physical thing. You strap something around your chest, jump and down or go for a run and the "device" will tell us whether you're fit or not. This conclusion would be reached with reference to things such as …

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