When I was training for my first Comrades marathon, a distance of 95km, I attended a weekly coaching class. The question the coach asked at the start of every class was "So where are we now?". He had coached thousands of novice road runners to run the Comrades successfully and when he passed away a… Continue reading Healthy Living Dashboard – Week 2
This year is the year of the rat. The rat was the first animal to arrive at the Jade Emperor's party by tricking the ox into giving it a lift on its back, and then jumping off just as they were about to reach the line. Mmm, sounds like a rat to me! The rat… Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!
It's the year of the pig! The 12th and last animal in the Chinese zodiac. The pig represents generosity and prosperity and not only for those born in the year of the pig. The pig is generous to all. So we can all look forward to a year of good luck and great fortune in… Continue reading Chinese New Year
New year, new life. The rain started on New Year's Eve and we woke up on New Year's Day to pouring rain and no power. The power outage lasted for just a little more than an hour but the rain continued for most of the day. When the rain started to peter out from about… Continue reading Walk/Run 21 Day Challenge
Some of you may recall that I posted a daily piece on gratitude for 21 days shortly after being retrenched in order to keep myself in a positive mindset. I tried to include at least three positive observations for the day and it was harder than I thought it would be. There were days when… Continue reading Cultivating a Positive Brain for 2019