• Healthy Habits

    RUNNING PREGNANT : SECOND TRIMESTER

    Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, midwife or nurse. The information expressed in the series “Running Pregnant – By JBRobinBog.com” should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before running during pregnancy and postpartum. The first trimester of pregnancy was filled with strange body changes, tiredness and the realization of being pregnant, getting over the sock and stresses of what was to come. All in all during my second trimester I have experienced my pregnancy with much more enthusiasm and excitement. In the beginning of the second trimester I expected to feel better in a flash, which I did, for a whole week, in which I attempted…

  • 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…

  • Gym,  Healthy Habits

    Training Log: Day 4- Strength training+Bronchitis

    Date: Friday 2017_07_21 Activity: Strength Training Location: at Home Duration: 45min So this log actually refers back to 21 July 2017, I woke up nice and early on the Friday morning to do some strength training and was planning on having a nice run the afternoon. My Weekend was fully booked with Trail running and Brunch with a few Trail Blazing ladies on Saturday – and some CMIYC Pop up Trial run on Sunday. I was very excited to see all the CMIYC ladies on Sunday but my weekend and week to follow would not turn out to be as great as planed. Felt a bit tired Friday morning when…

  • Healthy Habits

    Training Log: Day 2 – Strength training

    Date: Monday 2017_07_17 Activity: Strength Training Location: at Home Duration: 45min So I worked out my own strength training plan from things I’ve learnt over the years and also from research I’ve done. As much as I would love to join a gym now or to get a Running couch to get more serious about my Trail Running Career it’s just not gonna happen – Ek kan dit maar op my maag skryf! – Like my Mom would always say when I was little and I wanted something we could not afford. I also realized that if I don’t have the discipline to get up early in the morning and…

  • Gym,  Healthy Habits

    Training Log: Day 1- Getting back to Running.

    Date: Wednesday 2017_07_12 Activity: Running Distance: 6.3km Terrain: Road Pace: 6:05/km So I’ve decided to keep a training log – and I’ve also decided to keep it public. I’ve recently taken a 10day involuntary break from Running. We were moving and it has just been the most chaotic experience of my life. Yes I could have prepared better for it but I’m a procrastinator at heart and I usually need some added pressure to get things done, hence I started packing last minute. It started very organised and ended with me throwing things in boxes as my husband loads the truck. to say the least it was crazy. Everything went…