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Am I Really That Fit And Healthy?

Am I Really That Fit And Healthy? That’s been the question on my mind quite a bit this week. I am currently training for a half marathon on March 2, which is fast approaching. I am aiming to beat by PB of 1.46 and think I could even go as low as 1.41. I consider […]

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Running in the Valley: When Did Running Become So Pretty?

Running in the Valley: When Did Running Become So Pretty? ‘What are you doing?’ my husband asked. ‘I’m taking my make up off?’ I love his puzzled look, it’s one of my favourites and he was totally justified in wearing it at that precise moment. It was 5.30am and I’d just got out of the […]

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My First Marathon: Overcoming Life’s Curveballs

My First Marathon: Overcoming Life’s Curveballs I’ll never forget the moment when I first saw the Golden Gate Bridge. I was flying into San Francisco with my family, having left South Africa to make America our new home. Out of the airplane window, I saw the seemingly surreal red suspension bridge brilliantly contrasted against the […]

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My First (And Only) Half Marathon (So Far)

My First (And Only) Half Marathon (So Far) I think it’s fair to say that your first time sticks with you in your memory for a long time – and it’s nearly always a disappointment. Mine was. In fact, I don’t think it could have got much worse. This is the story of my first […]

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My First Marathon: An Experience Like No Other

My First Marathon Like your first love, a loyal friend, or a particularly dodgy kebab, your first marathon is something that stays with you for a long, long time. My first was the 17th Halstead and Essex Marathon 2011 – and it was an experience I’ll never forget. Background For as long as I can […]

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