I finished off the year with selfies, Sex and the City, and Kiehl’s face mask

January 6, 2014

IMG_0977Dear Max

Last year, 2013, was dubbed the year of the selfie, and how many great selfies and memories there were (Note: most of my selfies are edited, or re-shot about 5 times, and the solo ones are shot around 10.

On New Year’s Eve last week, while my heroic friend Carien ran 250 times round a 500m track in Pretoria as part of a 24-hour circuit, I was at the Hyde Park hotel drinking some whiskey with two good friends.


And at the height of the night, before it got late and I got ugly drawling drunk, we picked up salad takeaways and headed home for a night of face masks, watching Sex and the City, writing in my white Moleskine, and going to sleep just before 12.



The next day, we (me, you and your dad) went to RAC for their new year’s run, to do an exceptional rude-awakening of a 12km tough’ish route. I’ve picked my running friends well this year – one of them, Matthew, is a natural, and pushes you and your pram with much ease. In fact, the two of you get up a hill much swifter than I do.

Later on, we went swimming at gym, and you’re making a splash – your confidence is growing, and you’re getting pretty competent in the water.

I hope it’s a great year for us little dude. I’m staying away from cliches this year (eg new year, new me; I’m doing more of what makes me happy; my best year ever), and instead just trying to like myself more. And I’d like to finish Comrades Marathon when it’s still light and not with the cutoff looming mere minutes away. And I’d like to lose 5kg. And and and. It’s all written down in my white Moleskine.

And if I achieve none of that, it’s also okay. I’ll just keep trying. Just like Carien’s new year run, it’s all about going round and round until one reaches the end, or the goal.

PS: Carien, if you’re reading this, there is no fricking way I’ll be doing any circuit on 31 December 2014. Unless they put me up in the Sheraton. But even then…

PPS: If there’s one new thing in 2014, it’s blog themes! I’m so excited with my new look  here and on Rattle and Mum (thanks Lexie!)


2013 – it’s a wrap!

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  • Sharon

    Happy new year Tanya! May 2014 be all you hope it will be! xxx

    January 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Thanks Shaz, appreciate the good wishes and support as always 🙂

      January 6, 2014 at 3:02 pm Reply
  • Jenna

    Happy new year.
    I think I need to write this out here for the world to see, this is the year that I will get my blog off the ground. Thanks for the inspiration. As you said its about going round and around in circles till I reach the goal.

    January 6, 2014 at 1:13 pm Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Thanks Jenna! I look forward to seeing you blog 🙂

      January 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm Reply
  • Carien

    No way you’ll be doing a circuit race at the end of the year? Famous last words. That’s exactly what I said a year ago after witnessing one of my running girlfriends do the 24-hour race *evil laughter*

    January 7, 2014 at 5:55 pm Reply
  • shane

    yum I love wraps and they look so good. lets hope this year we make some gains as we stagger forward

    January 8, 2014 at 10:04 am Reply
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