Category Archives: injury, surgery, recovery

  1. Things I want right now…

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    February 6, 2015 by crazymadliving

    Day 10 of spending quality time on either my bed or the couch, foot in the air. 10 days of …
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  2. #myrightfoot surgery – a storyboard

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    January 31, 2015 by crazymadliving

    After walking with a damaged right ankle for about six months, I finally had surgery on 26 January.

    What with everything happening in my life – busy work season (one of my clients is the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon), the kids having just started a new school year (including Da Son starting at a brand new school) – I considered moving the surgery until May. But in the end, I found myself booked in at Constantiaberg Mediclinic at 6am last Monday.

    It turned out to be a very difficult two days, and I am still struggling with pain management and the frustration of being immobile. But I don’t want to bore you with the details. Instead, here’s a summary of my surgery…

  3. Plot twist – Now Pink and I have something in common…

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    October 4, 2013 by crazymadliving

    This story’s getting a little old now…

    January: overhydrate & collapse at Ironman 70.3 and wake up in the medical tent.
    January – March: walk around with my ankle hanging on the floor. An MRI diagnoses a non-existent peroneal tendon.
    April: Peroneal tendon reconstruction & repair surgery.
    May & June: Foot in the air, in a leg cast.
    July – September: Intense rehab to get back on track, in order to join the rest of my training team in preparation for IM70.3 in 2014.

    That was my year so far. Then I resigned from my job to start up my own freelance business and focus on my family. I had clients lined up and they were all eagerly waiting for me to work out my notice period so that I could blind them with my awesomeness from October…

  4. Rehab & Starting Over

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    June 28, 2013 by crazymadliving

    In just a little bit over a month I’ll be starting my 2014 Ironman 70.3 training.  It will be my …
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  5. Surviving Peroneal Tendon Surgery: Hopalong’s Tips

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    May 16, 2013 by crazymadliving

    People have taken to calling me Hopalong.  Friends, colleagues, family – I should have seen it coming… Anyhoo, after a …
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  6. Surviving Peroneal Tendon Surgery: Day 15 – Going Mental

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    May 14, 2013 by crazymadliving

    So here I am, back on my bed, with my foot propped up on four pillows.   The cut is …
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  7. Surviving Peroneal Tendon Surgery: Crutch Fitness? WTF?

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    May 3, 2013 by crazymadliving

    I learned something new today: Last week this time I had the kind of super fitness required to participate in …
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300 Days Of Training

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Sometimes one just needs a morning run along the beach to wash the worries away.
I'm in the audience tonight. Break a leg, #capetownfunnyfestival friends!!
Another night at a theatre, photographing these fine artists. Working on the @capetownfunnyfestival always warms my cold, cynical heart 💓 #capetownfunnyfestival #capewintertonic #comedy #funny #lovemyjob
Bruised knuckles thrill me so. #karate #feelingalive #maximumeffort
It's my favourite time of year. @capetownfunnyfestival is here. But first... Sound & light check. #capetownfunnyfestival #capewintertonic #lovecapetown #comedy
This pic was taken a few years back after I successfully completed my first swim loop in the ocean. After overcoming a massive fear of water and learning to swim, I grew to love #ows. Yesterday, I found myself knee-deep in the water, ready to dive in and take my first sea swim in a couple of years. But I lost my nerve. The smell of my wetsuit and the coldness of the water excited me, and awesome memories flooded back in an instant. But I didn't swim. I couldn't. What happened to the mermaid?
This is less than a litre of rain #water. Half boiled. Half cold. This is my bath. Due to a water meter issue, for which we have had no explanation from the City for almost a month despite many emails and social media DMs, we haven't had running water for three and a half weeks. I'm less than amused.
I'm registering @kraykrisofficial and @heidimeetsworld for the 14 July session. If you're interested to know what your kids' natural sporting talent is (beyond the usual), join us at the @sportanalytiksa sports day.
Mini-break. Such beauty right in our backyard. #durbanvillehills #weekend #getaway #lovecapetown

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