• Healthy Habits,  Science

    Why do I Pee my pants when I run?!

    When I run, it makes me feel free, it liberates me from any responsibilities and things that I otherwise HAVE to do. I like to run fast, and I don’t like being stopped and distracted. But I’ve recently started to encounter a very distracting and very embarrassing event whilst running, and to be honest it’s been happening for a while, I’ve just always tried to prevent it by running slower and not pushing as hard, which is not very realistic if your trying to improve your times and distances. I spoke to a few other ladies that run with me, and I’ve discovered that this in not actually such a…

  • Healthy Habits,  Science

    Warming-up for Runners

    Is warming-up for exercise really important? Honestly warming-up has always been the part of the workout that I’ve dreaded the most – the annoying part in gym class where everyone stands in a circle and hold on to each other whilst trying to do stretches that no one is able to do properly. It has just always felt like such a waste of time, seriously what are we achieving here? Later as my Swimming got more serious my coach would stretch me before a heat/Race. I’ll never forget how embarrassing it was when he starched my arms and I forgot to shave … (BLUSH). But then doing a much more…

  • Healthy Habits,  Science

    Runners Knee

    Recently My Husband started running with me. I’m super impressed and happy that he is giving this a try, and he asked me, out of his own. This came as a surprise, but I’m happy. I don’t usually run with friends and when someone tells me –  “We should Train together!”.  I’m never sure what to say. My Husband is my best friend and the person I want to do things with, everything else with other people just feels like allot of coordination. SO were going through the motions of getting into running together – I’ve Kinda forgotten what it felt like in the beginning to not be fit. How hard…

  • Healthy Habits,  Science

    Running with the Flu.

    I started my January fueled and ready to get started on my goals. Getting back into the normal working routine for me was a little challenging and by day two I felt a little tired. By lunch time I had a funny scratch in my throat….annoyed with the realization that I might be getting a flu I tried to prevent it. Drinking Vitamin C, lots of water, Despite this it kept getting worse. But what I fear I did wrong was that I went for a Run. I didn’t want to not run on the second day of the week – I have a new running partner that I’m very excited about and promised…

  • Healthy Habits,  Science

    Where do Sea Shells come from

    Where do shells come from, and how are they made? Sea shells are as interesting to adults as they are to children. Fascinating to both in their beauty and mystery. We almost annually visit Stilbaai. This is a small-town in the Western Cape, South-Africa. Stilbaai is a small coastal town – they have a website with all their activities and information if you click HERE . My Husbands Parents live here full time now, and is truly is a privilege to be able to come here and spend a whole month on holiday. The first 2 weeks before Christmas is usually crazy with all the matrix that come here for matrix vac, but…