“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”
If there’s one person in the world who personifies the above quote, it is my dad.
On Sunday, 3 June, my dad ran the Comrades ultra-marathon (89km) for the second time. And although he failed to finish within the cut-off time (12 hours), I am insanely proud of him.
I especially love the fact that a day after running the race, he is able to laugh about the whole thing. He has worked incredibly hard to prepare for this event, spending HOURS on the road, and when he didn’t meet his goal, he didn’t declare that he was through with running. I could learn a thing or two from this guy.
And the bucket list continues to grow.
Run a marathon (42km)
Hike the Fish River Canyon
Sail a dhow to the Bazaruto Archipelago
Go snorkelling in Isimangaliso Wetland Park
Explore the Okavango Delta in a mokoro
Swim alongside whale sharks in Donsol
Explore the cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula
Ride atop the roof of the Nariz el Diablo, Ecuador