Wednesday, April 28, 2010


This isn`t a proper post, just some random thoughts thrown together.

Firstly, here`s the pic of me finishing the Two Oceans. I know I`ve probably killed the subject already but who cares, I`m terribly proud of it!

I have actually done another 21km after the Two Oceans. It was the Slow Mag Half Marathon, hosted by Benoni Northerns. The start was literally 1km from our place and I walked there! Pretty convenient, no? The race wasn`t too bad and I ended up doing my Personal Best (or PB as we refer to it in the trade) of 2:06:15. Fantastic.

The other news on this side is that we have finally found season 1 of Dexter. I missed the first few episodes on tv and didn`t want to get into it halfway. So we haven`t watched ONE episode. That`s until yesterday. I found seasons 1-3 in a MR Video, not too far from us. So yesterday Hayley and I settled in and watched the first 3 episodes (it would`ve been 6 but some idiot got to Season 1 Disk 2 before I could). It is AWESOME! So excited that we can finally watch it. I reckon it`s gonna become our Sunday ritual. Oh that and Hayley`s world famous chicken curry. Oh and a good bottle of wine.

We are besotted by Gordon Ramsay and especially his show Kitchen Nightmares. We PVR every single episode and never miss one. A lot of people dislike Gordon but damnit the man is good at what he does and let`s be honest, not many people can drop the F-Bomb like Gordon can. The show makes for great tv and Gordon is most certainly no shrinking violet, fights galore! Seeing as Channel 180 screens an episode every weeknight at 20:30, we are very, very happy campers.

Otherwise things are ok here. Winter is closing in very quickly but we`re ok with that. Give me some red wine, a couch, a blanket and some good tv & this boytjie is happy.

Friday 30 April will be the 7th anniversary of my Mom`s passing. Even after all these years the 30th April still gets to me. When the calender turns to April, I already look towards the 30th with dread. I know it`s just a day but it`s THE day. THE day where I lost my Mom, my best friend for so long. The one person who made my childhood so much easier than it should have been. I suppose it also gives me time to reflect on my Mom and how fortunate I was to have her.

She really was an Angel even before she became one 7 years ago.

Here is a post I did for my Mom a while ago.

So, until next time, fare-the-well my friends.

This is RG, signing out (till next time that is).


jacki janse van rensburg said...

so nice to have you blogging again!

i know what you mean about the anniversary of your mom's death, and the feeling you get when april comes around. i have the same, also about april. :-(

The Running Golfer said...

Hi Jacks! Thanks for the comment! I know you go through the same thing every April. I suppose we'll learn to live with it eventually.

Cindy said...

I think when you run a marathon, you get to talk about it as much as you want...looking for kitchen nightmares here...sounds fun.
Sorry to hear about your mom.

The Running Golfer said...

Hey Cindy, so nice to hear from you again! I`m sure you`ll love Kitchen Nightmares! Gordon is great!
As for the marathon thing, I suppose you`re right, it was bloody hard work, so I get to boast a bit... :)

Thanks for the condolences my friend.

God bless!

Jo said...

Lovely tribute to your Mom.

I love Dexter too and Kitchen Nightmares, go slow on the Dexter though or it becomes too much.

The Running Golfer said...

HI Jo! Thank you for the visit! Hope you find Kitchen Nightmares. We watched 3 more episodes of Dexter yesterday and it is now officially my favorite show!

Have a fabulous week!