• Events,  Family & Friends,  Running

    Fadeelah’s First Comrades

    During the latter part of last year, my sister Fadeelah made the commitment to do what is known as the Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades 88km ultramarathon. The run takes place between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and it…

  • Events,  Family & Friends,  Running

    OMTOM

    I had a list of super scary goals at the start of the year. Believe it or not, running a 56.6km race was not one of them. Yet here I am, on the eve of my first ultramarathon, feeling nervous, excited, and…

  • Inspiration

    My eyes burned…

    I’m starting this post off with a disclaimer that what follows is not an original post of mine, but rather something that I received in an email newsletter a few days ago. It is from someone who is always a source of…

  • Inspiration

    Make 2015 your most fabulous year yet!

    It’s still January, the children have only just started school this week, and the klopse had their new year’s parade in Cape Town only 5 days ago. It is therefore not too late to post my new year’s message. (that’s my…

  • Inspiration

    RISE & SHINE – Welcome to the Grind

    You’re a sportsperson.  You test and defy the limits of the human body, no matter what your level… Always pushing harder, going further, lifting higher…You love to feel the strength in your muscles as they work to carry you through from…

  • Family & Friends

    It was a year ago today…

    It was late on the evening of 5 September 2013. Mom and Dad had gone out, and when they got home I was already in bed. Mom brought washing to my room, I told her it’s not mine, it’s Fadeelah’s.…

  • Events,  Inspiration,  Triathlon

    I TRI’d … to SWIM, BIKE, RUN!

    It’s November 2013, and a conversation goes something like this… Rog: Jacques, don’t you wanna do Impi with me in April?Hoff: How far is it?Rog: It’s a 10-12km trail run with 18 obstacles in itHoff: Ja, that would be fun, but if I do…

  • Events,  Family & Friends

    Happy 30th birthday Fadeelah

    Happy birthday to youHappy birthday to youHappy birthday to FadeelahHappy birthday to you It would be hard to supply 30 reasons why you’re awesome, why you’re an amazing sister, why you’re a great friend, and why I’m sure you’re a…

  • Hajj,  Travel

    The days of Hajj (part 2 of 2)

    If you haven’t read part 1 of this post, please read the previous one before continuing. The literal meaning of the days of Tashreek is The days of drying meat. It is the days of sacrifice, and the pelting of the…