Category CrossFit

On resting

  Things change. Life goes on. It seems every year I marvel at just how different my life is from the prior year. The gulf between now and 2010 when I arrived in South Africa is massive. Wi-Fi was just a thing that didn’t usually work very well, and Johannesburg a scary and ugly place […]

Moon, rain, sun, and fog

Weather, hey. It has a way of reminding us of our size and putting us in our place. So does life, when it comes right down to it. After getting back from Zim, I had a relaxing public holiday Friday in which I slept quite a lot because I was still feeling pretty ill. In […]

The Goldilocks Effect

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. – Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio   I think that he was trying to say is, you don’t know what you don’t know. Over the last few months, I’ve become quite close with my landlady. What an interesting person I find […]


“Change” I don’t feel the suns comin’ out today its staying in, its gonna find another way. As I sit here in this misery, I don’t think I’ll ever see the sun from here. And oh as I fade away, they’ll all look at me and say, and they’ll say, Hey look at him! I’ll […]

Why I Fight

At CrossFit Kyalami, we have a giant chalkboard with a title “Why I Fight.” I found the metaphor interesting at first. Is training really a fight? What is it that they say? It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog? Well, dog, cat, lion, […]

Goliath Never Had a Chance

Or so my mother told me, anyway. Makes sense, actually. Wearing a giant set of armour so you can barely move makes you unable to manoeuvre. Now little David could literally run circles around him and attack from far away. Who do you think is going to win in that sort of setup? This is, […]

Future Wireless Technologies Forum and the CrossFit Regionals

That pretty much sums up the strange dichotomy that is my life! I think I’ve said this before but there was a time in my life when I was very much into CrossFit. I would wake up every day and look forward to the class. Because it’s a cult, and the half of my social […]