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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1540 on: March 04, 2020, 07:18:41 am »
Eish man sorry Sardine! That stomach bug seems to love you. Do you shop or hang out at unhealthy places? I can't imagine it's your immune system, you're living a very healthy lifestyle.
 

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« Reply #1541 on: March 04, 2020, 11:43:57 am »
Hope you're feeling better!
 

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« Reply #1542 on: March 04, 2020, 12:58:09 pm »
Thanks everyone.

It is becoming tiresome.
I think it is a combination of over-exertion, stress, and eating too much.

The last one was after hiking 35km + with a 10kg pack, and that month I had also done a lot of cycling and other exercise.
That one lasted a few days.

This time it was after a busy month of exercising, more stress than normal, and over-indulging over the weekend.
Fortunately this one was only really a bad night. Though I do still feel a bit pap.

I don’t think it is a food intolerance. Thank goodness! What would I do without gluten!

Needless to say, if you ever need immodium or smecta or rehidrat, I have a decent stock!  :lol8:

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« Reply #1543 on: March 04, 2020, 01:15:34 pm »
 immodium or smecta or rehidrat,

Cement pills!! :deal: :lol8:
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« Reply #1544 on: March 04, 2020, 02:19:32 pm »
immodium or smecta or rehidrat,

Cement pills!! :deal: :lol8:

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Thanks everyone.

It is becoming tiresome.
I think it is a combination of over-exertion, stress, and eating too much.

The last one was after hiking 35km + with a 10kg pack, and that month I had also done a lot of cycling and other exercise.
That one lasted a few days.

This time it was after a busy month of exercising, more stress than normal, and over-indulging over the weekend.
Fortunately this one was only really a bad night. Though I do still feel a bit pap.

I don’t think it is a food intolerance. Thank goodness! What would I do without gluten!

Needless to say, if you ever need immodium or smecta or rehidrat, I have a decent stock!  :lol8:

How certain are you? :deal:

If your tummy bug is linked to over-indulging, it seems a food sensitivity might be the culprit. Check out FODMAPs. Apparently Monash Uni's app is best to track FODMAP elimination diet and reintroduction of FODMAPs to check which ones you might be sensitive to.
 

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« Reply #1545 on: March 04, 2020, 02:38:50 pm »
4 March

When I moved to Grahamstown, I set out to try each coffee spot. It started well initially and then I sort of lost interest. But today I tried a new place- The Highlander.

While quite hot, there were plenty of comfy chairs, a view overlooking the St. Andrews clocktower and green sports fields, and my “quick” coffee and read session became a good two hours.

Coffee and a good book are also a good blend!

On my way home I decided to listen to music, which I don’t normally do on these “OMAD” walks. But one song fit my mood and the weather perfectly- One Minute More by Capital Cities.

Why yes, I did dance like an idiot. No, I don’t care who was watching.

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« Reply #1546 on: March 04, 2020, 08:06:51 pm »
I see we read the same type of books.  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #1547 on: March 05, 2020, 04:08:05 am »
Dancing without a care in the world is medicinal.

 

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« Reply #1548 on: March 05, 2020, 05:34:14 am »
Well done little fish  :thumleft:
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« Reply #1549 on: March 05, 2020, 09:15:17 pm »
5 March

The week got off to a bit of a shaky start, but has definitely improved!
Had quite an enjoyable run this evening. Normally I mess up my pre-race nutrition with these sort of afternoon events, but today worked out well.

And I am very chuffed with my pace! The only time I have come close to a sub-6 minute kilometer is during a flat Parkrun.

Edit: I am not a fast runner but I like to keep some energy for a final sprint. Today I really pushed the last 150m, and I passed a lady with about 50m to go. She was slowing down so as I passed I shouted “come on, you’re right there, push it!” Boy, I was not expecting her to kick it into high gear! I was flat-out and she managed to accelerate ahead and cross the line before me 😅
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« Reply #1550 on: March 07, 2020, 06:55:32 am »
Oops. Forgot the 6th’s one.

No write up... I was ready for a nap after that!

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« Reply #1551 on: March 08, 2020, 06:58:40 am »
7 March

Even had a pod of dolphins swim by.
Now, book, tea and sleep!

Edit:
And I hugged a stranger. I went to the Kenton Spar and decided to try a coffee from the place next door to Spar.
There was a blackboard with “Have you hugged your barista today? Free hugs right here!”
So I asked the guy how many hugs he had had that day. Just one.
Well, he got a second one. And it was such a nice hug and made my day!
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« Reply #1552 on: March 08, 2020, 10:10:41 am »
8 March

Post-walk/run, sipping on coffee and listening to the wind in the trees.
Glad I got my walk in early, sounds like it is going to be a hot and windy day!

I wonder if yesterday’s barista gives free shoulder rubs... every time I turn my head, I can feel something pulling in my shoulder.

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« Reply #1553 on: March 08, 2020, 02:22:29 pm »
Nice one!!!
 

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« Reply #1554 on: March 08, 2020, 03:36:53 pm »
Some nice pics, Sardine
Thanks for sharing
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« Reply #1555 on: March 09, 2020, 08:26:30 pm »
9 March

Learn to dance in the rain.

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« Reply #1556 on: March 09, 2020, 08:41:31 pm »
So I have been going to the Rhodes University Mountain Club indoor climbing sessions for about 3 weeks.
I have a fear of heights. And an even bigger fear of falling.
I went bouldering a few times last year, at Bloc 11 in Cape Town.

The RUMC set up is on a much smaller scale, but it’s a nice vibe, and gets me out the house.
It is a scary thought though, hanging on to pieces of plastic screwed into a wooden wall, which in turn is attached to a concrete wall. And you just hope that the 20-something year old who set the grips did a proper job.

On Saturday I did an outdoor climb for the first time in 10 years.
It was really cool seeing how I was already able to apply what I had learnt indoors in the “real world”. But again, scary looking up at this great big chunk of rock, knowing that I would soon be dangling from a piece of rope looped through a piece of metal set into the aforementioned rock.

It did comfort me somewhat when one of the climb supervisors said our very own Ruffian (is he even still here) set most of the routes.
But still. Talk about forcing oneself out of your comfort zone, and entrusting your life to a stranger.

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« Reply #1557 on: March 09, 2020, 08:44:46 pm »
Oh, and, planes.
First flight since 24 February, hence the lack of aircraft pics.

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« Reply #1558 on: March 10, 2020, 08:26:19 pm »
10 March

A walk with the doggos was put on hold due to rain this morning. As the day wore on, it looked like the weather was improving, and I decided to use the running club time trial as my OMAD. Well, the thunder and lightning started around 16:30, and it has been raining non-stop.

So I hit the treadmill and did 4km (the time trial is 4km). And then hauled myself up a climbing wall.

Just for fun, ya know 🤪

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« Reply #1559 on: March 10, 2020, 11:14:03 pm »
Sardine I am really starting to get worried about you!!!! :o
Do you do anything where you do not sweat!!!? :eek7: ;)
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