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Author: Manii

The prep work … My road to Comrades 2018

Comrades 2018 will be a down run…I am not entirely sure which version of the race will suit me better but I have heard that the ‘down’ run is more difficult than the ‘up’ run. I guess it has a lot to do with the jarring impact of the descents on your legs and joints. Either way, doing over two marathons on one day, one immediately after the other, is going to be a HUGE ask for me. I last ran a marathon more than 20 years ago so besides having to run a qualifying marathon, which I hope...

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Things to do with your toddler (Winter School Break)

It’s been a week into the school winter break and our son is already looking bored. Have you found anything interesting to do around Joburg? I asked our friendly search engine for some help and these are some of the options.   Sniffles and coughs, our son still needs to stay active and entertained this winter school break. He is loving that he doesn’t have to go to school, so relishing that he is able to stay in bed iPad on hand or a bit of “My Little Pony or Puss in Boots” the cartoons. Our helper has strict...

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Race Review : Northgate 10km

  These are my thoughts on the race… Northgate 10km hosted by Roodepoort Athletics Club happened last week Sunday 9th July. This was the 20th time they have hosted this race. I believe that for many this is the first race of the new running season. Midway through winter, just before the Spring racing calendar begins. In the past, it’s been really cold at the start of this race. This year not so much. Distance: 10km Weather: Crisp cool weather at the start of the race, but warmed up beautifully through the race. We’re in the middle of winter after all. Parking: Plenty...

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Bolo de Laranja

Bolo de Laranja 2017-07-15 16:42:05 Yields 10 This is an all time favourite in many Portuguese homes. It's a relatively easy recipe to follow and quick to make. In under an hour you will have the cake ready to be served... Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 1 hr Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 1 hr 247 calories 29 g 56 g 14 g 3 g 3 g 74 g 26 g 16 g 0 g 10 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 74g Yields...

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Marie Biscuit Cake

Marie Biscuit Cake 2017-07-14 11:36:29 Serves 8 Very typically Portuguese dessert Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 25 min Cook Time 25 min Prep Time 25 min Cook Time 25 min 484 calories 48 g 1 g 31 g 4 g 6 g 113 g 249 g 32 g 0 g 24 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 113g Servings 8 Amount Per Serving Calories 484 Calories from Fat 281 % Daily Value * Total Fat 31g 48% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 10g Monounsaturated Fat 14g Cholesterol 1mg 0% Sodium 249mg 10% Total...

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