Lourens Naudé - Island Ultra Runner

The dictionary defines exercise as “bodily or mental exertion, especially for the sake of training or improvement of health”. To keep this definition simple, let’s break it down to two things: exertion:...

I was very fortunate to grow up in a somewhat rural farm environment in the Western Cape, South Africa. Barefoot, most of the time – shoes were optional for school until...

Running mostly focusses on maintaining a consistent pace and effort over a prolonged period. This is perfect for the aerobic system, which prefers a set intensity over a given time, much...

Last year, more or less after we started our new business venture, I picked up a copy of Steven Pressfield‘s Do the Work to get real with what we just set...

Pretty much the moment we set foot in school, we’re conditioned for leaning towards the upper bound of the 0 to 100% scale. I initially subscribed to and complied with this...

In January 2014 I went for an annual checkup of blood work, urine checks and an electrocardiogram (ECG). I timed it after January 10 to let any potential “damage” from December 23...