Tagged: Durban

Bridesmaid
I am going to be a bridesmaid! I am going to be a bridesmaid! I am going to be a bridesmaid! And I’m not sure if you can tell, but I am really, really, really excited about the prospect. Not only because I get to wear a pretty dress, but because I get to celebrate the love of two very special people. But mainly because I get to wear a really pretty dress.

Comrades
I spent the last few days in Durban, running the last 20km of the Comrades Ultra with my dad, admiring the fish at uShaka Aquarium and walking barefoot on the beach.

My dad managed to complete the 89km race, from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, within the 12 hour cut-off (11:46 exact). The run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban is termed the “down” run. Whilst the run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg is referred to as the “up” run and is 2km shorter. Each year the route alternates between the “up” and “down” run. Because my dad managed to complete both back-to-back runs within the cut-off time, he was awarded two medals this year.

I hope to one day complete the Comrades. I hope to one day run a marathon in under 5 hours. I hope to one day run the Victoria Falls Marathon. I hope to hike the Fish River Canyon. Here’s hoping I can tick one of those items off my list this year.

Anyway, I’m back in Cape Town and having a hard time adjusting to the cold weather.

Books
I’ve only managed to read one book from cover to cover this year (Shantaram) and I really had to force myself to finish reading the novel. I started reading several books, but most of them so dull that reading felt like a chore.

Durban photos
I took the following photos at uShaka Marine World.
Turtle, uShaka, Durban

Jellyfish, uShaka, sister and her husband

We don’t have forever
Baby daylight’s wasting
You better kiss me
Before our time is run out

XO – John Mayer
(I am LOVING John Mayer’s version of Beyonce’s song, XO. )

Setting sun, sand dunes, Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape - setting sun

The above photos were taken in Eastern Cape. I don’t have much to say about the Eastern Cape. I didn’t really have to explore. I was there for work (a conference). And only managed to take these photos of the setting sun because I’d skipped a few sessions.

I board a plane tomorrow. I’m off to Durban. My dad’s running his fourth Comrades Ultra-Marathon and I plan run the last 20km with him. (Whenever I think of the Comrades or Two Oceans Ultra-Marathon, I can’t help but thinking that it’s my destiny” to run two major races.)