Nature feeds my soul. It calms my mind. It warms my heart. Our beautiful wild animals roam the Land without a voice, never taking more from the Earth than they give back. This harmony is so pure. It’s truth runs deep within me. I love to run to this beat of the Earth; its rawness. It’s such a privilege to roam these open spaces that our beloved animals share so freely with us. The energy of those I meet along this journey radiates such warmth; it’s a beautiful Life when we open our eyes to the things that matter.
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This year, I have decided to again step out of my comfort zones – with my next challenge being the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (56km) in April 2017. Having never run further than 42.2km before, this iconic event is sure to test my ability to persevere. One week after this event, I will be taking on the Old Mutual Joberg2C mountain bike stage race. Some clients and I will be embarking on the first 3 days of the race -330km from Karan Beef (Heidelberg) in Gauteng, through the Free State, Frankfort, Reitz ending up at the Sterkfontein Dam. My final big challenge, the pièce de résistance, will be taking on the Ultimate Human Race – the Comrades Marathon. The ‘up run” starts Durban and will end in Pietermaritzburg almost 88km later. The official theme of this year’s race is “Zinikele” – It Takes All of You. This is going to be tough, but that is ok as I am doing it “for more than myself”.