• Healthy Habits

    Running Pregnant: The Heart Rate Myth

    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 during my first Pregnancy I was told to keep my heart rate in check when running, ensuring that I do not over do it and somehow harm the baby. Till this day I have concentrated on my heartrate and tried to monitor it closely while I exercise during pregnancy. But after some research the past few days, I have discovered it is actually a little different. The fact is, it is not…

  • Race Reports

    Nissan Trailseeker Trail Run Series #2 Buffelsdrift

    Event Name: Nissan Trailseeker Trail Run Series #2 Buffelsdrift Date Held: 30 June 2019 Distances: 10km Venue: Buffelsdrift MTB Park. Website: https://trailrun.trailseekerseries.co.za/ Photo Credit: Henk Neuhoff  This past weekend was the 2nd edition of the Nissan Trailseeker Trail Run Series, I was very sad to have missed the first edition so I was super excited to take part in this race. It was held at Buffelsdrift MTB Park, and the entrance was at Agricultural Research Council. Just north of Pretoria close to Roodeplaat dam, lies this bushveld haven filled with trails made up of farm roads, cattle paths, dual tracks and strategically designed single track for mountain bikers and the NISSAN…

  • 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,  Race Reports

    Scrub Hare Trail Run

    Date Held: 3 September 2017 Distances: 5km / 13km / 20km Terrain: Trail running Venue: Leeuwenkloof  Website: My Road Less Travelled Photos by: @TVrugtman / @AdventureLifeSA Scrub Hare Trail Race was hands down one of my favourite races organised by My Road Less Travelled. It was filled with lots of challenging terrain and interesting twists and turns so intricate that we even got lost for a few seconds, but hey, that’s part of the adventure! There are allot of pictures in this post, but I just couldn’t decide on what to use! All of them are so good! My Road less travelled aims to challenge runners to push boundaries whilst exploring untapped areas. Venues are…