Six Months In – A Great Time for Reflection

At the start of every year I inevitably set some goals or at least do some planning in terms of what I'd like to achieve for the year. This year was no different. In fact I posted on this blog about two very specific goals for the year and elaborated on only one of them. …

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Making the case for Going Green

I've recently picked up a book by Rich Roll, called Finding Ultra, and it provided me with the push I needed to explore what a plant-based diet has to offer. In the past I've experimented with a Paleo diet and for some time I followed the strict version thereof with good results. Before delving into …

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Becoming a Happy Camper

Camping per se means that you left the comforts of home and embarked on a journey. So many people meander through life without ever leaving their comfort zones. Although death is tragic, there's nothing more heartbreaking than being alive and not living. Note to self: Magic does not happen in a comfort zone, it happens …

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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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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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