MC health and copy editor KATE MASON hits
the ground running this new year and gives you the skinny on the latest juicing trends New year, new start. That seems to be the unanimous annual mantra as we wind down and press the reset button on the year that’s passed. There may be a list of things I wish to achieve during 2015 but I know myself too well; the list will get misplaced and I’ll default back to the same habits.But when it comes to exercise, one activity I return to time and again is running. I enjoy the time to think and the endorphin hit and calm that sets in after completing a goal. Last year, I pushed out of my comfort zone with a 21km road race and got into trail running. So this year, my resolution is simple: to just continue. Running events have grown in popularity in SA in recent years. Of course there are the biggies like the Two Oceans Marathon and the Nike Soweto Marathon, but a host of fun colour, night and charity runs have popped up on the annual calendar, too. It’s not just the physical activity that people are loving, but the exhilarating vibe encountered at the starting lines. At the Nike Soweto Marathon 10km race I recently ran, hundreds of fellow participants were dancing with anticipation as Pharell’s ‘Happy’ blasted on the speakers. For me, these moments tap into that human connectivity that we can all too easily forget.
KEEN TO TRAIN FOR A NEW-YEAR RUN?
Get entering: Runner’s Memorial Race 8km (Cape Town, 31 December), Dis-Chem Half Marathon & 5km Rehidrat Dash (Gauteng,11 January) and Eston Colour Run (KwaZulu-Natal, 31 January).