Author: <span class="vcard">Doctor Jen</span>

Two days ago we celebrated the sixth birthday of our younger son, the whiny one. Usually I go overboard and make a cake and decorate it to the best of my limited ability. Between the two of them,…

Don’t get me wrong – I’m really grateful to spinning instructors. If it weren’t for you, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have finished the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge in the phenomenal time of 7 hours and 13 minutes.…

Today is the day. I can’t believe I survived to see this day. I’ve had neck spasms, tension headaches and now cold sores. Blegh! Self-inflicted stress, I know, I KNOW, OK? I did this to myself and I…

Unbelievably, The target has been reached. I set out with the very ambitious aim of raising R100 000 for childhood cancer research, thinking, oh, we did it last year through the Wits Paediatric Fund for the cardiology unit…

There has definitely been progress but will it be enough? Here’s the fitness tracker from the beginning of November: Freak out! And here’s the one from today: It seems to be saying I might make it. When I…

When Jen asked me to write a blog post about my son Sifiso, my immediate reaction was…YES! Absolutely. I love to write and I love what she is doing. Not to mention that she and her partner are…

There’s a little star on my watch which rewards me when I’ve done some serious exercise. Some days that little star perks me up all day. It says, I see you and I recognise that you’ve done some…

I got back from Washington DC for the annual SIOP conference a few days ago. A mind-blowing five days of world-class research, intersections of survivors, scientists, parents, nurses, nutritionists, volunteers, NPO members, Pharma representatives, humanitarians and philanthropists. No…

Today I had another great session with Sibo, my trainer deluxe. First he killed my abs, then we had the promised endurance training. We were on bikes I used to go on before I discovered the joy of…

Today I gave a tutorial to a hapless bunch of medical students. Sweet, innocent, trusting kids who just want to be good doctors and there I was giving them a rubbish tut. If I were their parents or…