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Ironman 70.3 Race Report

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Saturday, September 8, 2018, In : Triathlon 

It has become somewhat of the norm that my posts are super late, but I could not let another triathlon season start without getting my race report of the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Buffalo City out. The race was a life-changing moment for me, and my hope is that my experience can inspire others to go for their dreams and goals no matter what, because the Ironman slogan has been proven to be true over and over again… ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. 

After all the formalities of registration and racking was do...

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My biggest Ironfan

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Friday, September 7, 2018, In : Triathlon 

She deserves a special post. To the best sister ever, the most awesome #IronFan that I could’ve asked for, THANK YOU for everything you did ❤️

She was initially going to fly up with me on Friday, but then after race dates came out she realized Redhill Marathon was the Saturday. She then booked another ticket to fly up to EL on Saturday immediately after running Redhill 42km, but then collapsed in the last km of the marathon and ended up in the medical tent. Being sick and not in a condit...

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Make 2015 your most fabulous year yet!

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Thursday, January 22, 2015, In : Inspiration 

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 story and I'm sticking to it)

The start of a year is traditionally a time that we reflect on the year that passed, evaluate our lives and set new goals. I say 'traditionally' because these things can, of course, be done at any time of the year. 

I hope 2014 has been kind to you. A...

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It was a year ago today...

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Saturday, September 6, 2014, In : Family & Friends 

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. With almost every item the conversation went something like: “No, that’s not mine, it’s Fadeelah’s”; “That’s not mine either, Fadeelah’s”; “Ok this one is mine”; “That’s also hers” Mom joked and said “Is that all her stuff? So when Fadeelah gets married and moves out...

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I will have to leave you for a while

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, In : Hajj 

Yesterday was my birthday.It was the most special birthday I have ever had. The chance to show gratitude to Allah for everything I have been granted with, right at His house, the holy ka'bah, was surreal. Gratitude for good friends, close family, tests that make me stronger, challenges that make me grow, opportunities that make my life better.

We invited a few friends over for afternoon tea and it was great to have a part of my Itheko running family to share a section of the day with me as wel...

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The journey to Arabia

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, In : Hajj 

This is the second time I am writing this particular blog post. The first time I lost it. I wasn't exactly impressed, as time here is precious and losing over an hours' work is saddening. But anyway, enough about that. I'm taking precautions this time round :)

We are now in Madina. Putting everything that has happened since the last time I posted would be sacrilege, so I won't. It's worthy of 3 posts at the very least. Don't worry, I won't make you wait forever. Hehe

Leaving the house on Saturd...

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Almost time to leave

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Thursday, September 20, 2012, In : Hajj 

It’s almost time… we leave home for Hajj tomorrow.


The buildup has been phenomenal. We are beyond excited and cannot wait to reach the Beitullah. My heart longs and yearns for it.

Once again I am reminded of what an amazing family and circle of friends I have. Everyone has been so supportive, from offering to get us things needed for the trip, to helping out with serving the visitors coming to greet, to making and bringing eatables for the tables. WOW.

This week has seen many late nights, a...
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Adios 2011...

Posted by Rogeema Kenny on Saturday, December 31, 2011, In : Family & Friends 

2011... Wow, what a year!

From the vibes I've been getting over the past few days, I know that a lot of people reading this may not have had a good year. A lot of my close friends have had a horrible 2011, and for you I sincerely hope 2012 marks the beginning of a new dawn.

As far as my life is concerned, I wouldn't necessarily say that it has been good or bad. I am grateful for every single experience of this year, because it has taught me valuable lessons about myself and others, about people...

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