• Healthy Habits

    Trail running VS Road Running

    Trail running VS Road Running , What’s tougher on your body, the road or the trails?  Why after running a 21km on the road it feels like my hips are breaking and my knees are squeaky but when I do a 24Km on trail my body is not nearly as wiped out afterwards? Yet I’ve heard people say Trail running is harder on your body and joints than road running? This is a question that I regularly thought about in my running lifespan. I mean you’d think that trail running is much more raw, harsh, hard and technical than road running. You have to duck, jump and dive every now…

  • Healthy Habits

    Alternative ways to stay Hydrated

      SO summer is in full swing here in South-Africa and we’ve been having some hectic temperatures the last few days. Staying Hydrated is very important and sometimes also tricky. Water can be boring and most of the time we find ourselves so busy that we completely forget to Hydrate. Here are some alternative ways to stay hydrated during busy hot days. Mother Nature: Take advantage of Mother nature and get your hands on some hydrating fruits and veg. Below are a few Fruits and veg that are very high in water content: Cucumber: Cucumber has one of the highest contents of water in vegetables and consists of approx. 96%…

  • 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,  Race Reports

    Race Report: Afriforum Springbok Vasbyt 2017

    Date Held: 15 July 2017 Distances: 5km / 10km / 25km Terain: Trail running Venue: Voortrekker Monument Website: Tekkie Races   This weekend I took part in Springbok vasbyt 2017 organised by by Voortrekker Monument Draf en Stap klub. In early years there was a race called ‘Magaliesbergwedloop’ and when the race died there was a lack of any trail running events except for races that were held in Cape Town along with other races such as Mount-Au-Source and Botshabelo. Technicon Pretoria marathon Club decided to hold a historical of road race and that lead to the creation of the ‘Voetpadberg 10 Myler’. This race was such a success that it gave birth…

  • Gym,  Healthy Habits

    Training Log: Day 3 – Trail Running + Strength training

    Date: Wed-ness-day 2017_07_19 Activity: Strength Training Location: at Home Duration: 20min (I tried to do everything fast fast..) Wed-ness-day.. Say it slowly – That’s how I say Wednesday in my head – No idea why I overslept so bad this morning and had to do all my exercises in 20min + wash my Hair. Luckily I did lunches the previous evening and set all my clothes ready. I literally had to drag myself out of bed, it was hard. So I Woke up with a sore body, Hammies tight and tummy muscles sore. I have this voice in my head, that literally yells at me when I can’t get up,…