New York, New York

Concrete jungle it certainly is and that doesn’t really suit a girl who wants to be out on the trails or by the sea. But we crammed lots in and had a great time, thought perhaps a bit too much walking given I had the marathon to do on the last day. After we arrived…

South Africa Month 5

Training The road to comrades starts here! My miles and kilometres have got all jumbled. I’ve always run in miles (but swim in metres) except a 5km or perhaps on a track, but here everything is measured in kilometres and my training buddies work and talk in kilometres (and so do my boyfriend and dad)…

South Africa Weeks 15-16

Work Monday to Wednesday were quite busy, but I ticked off caesareans 7 & 8. Then I was on call in the evening. I did two tricky cannulas on the medical ward, then reviewed and cannulated a premature newborn baby in nursery. It seemed pretty stable, then as I was writing the notes, it’s oxygen…

SA Week 13 – iPhone died

Sorry for the lack of pictures in this one – my phone died a death on Sunday and I lost 3 weeks worth of photos. Work Monday to Friday were pretty standard and steady which was good as one of my colleagues was on holiday for 3 days then off sick for 2 days, leaving…

SA: 12 races in 12 weeks

Work I wasn’t in work on Monday off due to my car saga, leaving me stranded in East London. And in a way it was lucky, as I was sick and had I been in Tsolo, would have felt obliged to go in then really struggled all day. Tuesday morning after rounds, I did a…