• Healthy Habits

    Running Pregnant : First 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. So now that the cat is out of the bag and everybody basically knows about out little present that is on its way I can finally start with the new feature that I will be running over the following weeks. That is  – Running Pregnant –  As per my previous post I said after finding out that I am pregnant I started to do some research for running while pregnant, it was very…

  • Healthy Habits

    The Mother of all Surprises: Running for 2

    I love Surprises! I love the happy feeling of something that happens unexpectedly! As adults be rarely get surprised anymore, we mostly lose that as we grow up- and I never want to lose that, little did I know that 2017 would hold for me the surprise of my LIFE! I was sitting at my desk one Thursday morning at work, I can’t exactly remember what I was doing at the time, but I suddenly realized that I had to make my monthly trip to the pharmacy. And it was like a light went on. I don’t know why I bought a pregnancy test that day, but something told me…

  • 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…