Progress made, target reached!

Around one month ago, I drew a line in the dirt to reach a short term target set by my physiotherapist Theo Calligeris at the Sport Science Institute in Cape Town. I have done it, and remain on track for the big target!

The overall target is to get fully fit again to play sport and run races, but the short-term goal (set 4/5 weeks ago) was to strengthen my calf muscle after a ruptured Achilles tendon injury picked up at 5 -a-side soccer one year ago, and make sure I could start running by this week.

I’ve enjoyed the extra motivation to #MakeItHappen from Lumia and with the help of my physio, I’ve been given the green light to start running for the first time in one year!

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It has been a year of patiently, and I mean Patiently, going through the careful processes of the recovery needed for an Achilles tendon rupture. You HAVE to respect the process, take your time and listen to the professional advice. More so with this tendon than any other. It is a SLOW and careful rehab process.

A month ago, my weaker calf muscle was 1cm smaller than the good leg. I have halved that deficit now and I am running on a treadmill (As you can see above). My physio is happy with the tendon, saying it has healed very well.


He is also happy to say the calf muscle has grown and things are looking good. I have four weeks to run on the treadmill before hitting the grass and then the road for my first 10km race in more than a year.

I’ve been helped a lot by the fitbit flex and the app, which has challenged me to reach 10 000 or more steps daily. I have managed that almost every day. My muscle has grown, my tendon has repaired well and I have stayed motivated and in the gym regularly.

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I have a new pair of running shoes, camel pack, gym equipment, light weights, swimming goggles and trunks, which have all helped me stay motivated to train hard at the gym or at home. At home I stocked up on healthy food items to help me trim down by 5 kgs, and I am on track with that goal too.


Now I can’t wait to begin jogging again and getting back into some team sport. Appreciate those of you who have been sharing your progress with me so far! If you want to commit to your own challenge too, you can still #MakeItHappen with Lumia.

You could still win a Lumia device, so if you’re fortunate, you could win just by submitting your pledge. If you haven’t already, pledge your resolution and share it with me!

EXTRA MOTIVATION? Have a look at Chris Forrest and how you can #MakeItHappen.


Who wants to go & watch Mayweather vs Pacquiao?


I am so excited to finally see the fight everyone has been waiting for. Money or the Pacman? Who is your favourite? I have my views on who I think will win, but more on that later…

I am seeing a LOT of interest in this fight already and why not? May the 2nd is just around the corner and I have some information to blow you away with.


Guys, you could win a trip to Vegas to see Mayweather vs Pacquiao live because Lotto Star is giving away an INCREDIBLE opportunity to see the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight in person with an inclusive trip for two worth R350, 000.00!

You will agree with me that this IS the fight of the century, with arguably two of the greatest boxers of this generation going head-to-head in a MUCH anticipated encounter.

So what does the prize actually include?

  • It’s for the winner and his/her accompanying partner
  • A 4-night stay at the 5-Star Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas
  • Return flights, including airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry level fight tickets for the Upper Tier (or similar)
  • Ground hosts in attendance for the duration of the tour

How can you fight for your chance?

  • For every R100 played – earn 100 points in our daily competition.
  • The player with the most points daily will be entered into the final draw.
  • At midnight all points will be reset to zero. Daily entries will be valid from 00:00 – 23:59.
  • All entries purchased will contribute towards your final score for the day and winners will be announced.

So, go ahead & get fighting here –


Time to get behind the Proteas!

Wow! I have not stopped thinking about South Africa’s demolition job on the West Indies on Friday. Just how good was that team display from the Proteas?

I think right now I’m feeling a lot more confident than after the India loss, so I want to do my best to support the boys Down Under. I have just joined up to be part of the Official Proteas Supporter’s Club Be a part of the OPSC.

Where are my friends, come now, I want to see you get behind the Proteas too. Are you guys ready to back the boys?

Go and sign up to a Silver or Gold membership like I did. It is very easy and then you could win a signed jersey (first 100 members win the shirts).


Then I’ll meet you at an exclusive braai with the Proteas later in the year, which is guaranteed for all members. Be a part of the OPSC