Three surgeries in the space of the week (Ryan & Tam were planned operations and Zoe was a surprise), plus Father’s Day and a slow recovery week in the life of the Calder household. Continue reading Vlog: Post-op Recovery
Based on the blog (which you can read here), this documents another winter week in the midlands as well as a weekend in hospital.
Here’s an excerpt:”Last week my wife had a scheduled operation to repair a hernia. We were all set, when that morning our youngest continued to complain of a sore stomach. Long story short, she needed to go in for surgery too.
“What are the chances?” my wife asked me that morning.
“Actually pretty good,” I replied. So on a day that I was prepped to be a nursing husband, I was now thrust into the scenario of also being a nursing father. Two surgeries, two separate wards, two overnight stays – all on the same day.” Continue reading Vlog: Winter Walks and a Weekend in Hospital
The Calders travel back to KwaZulu-Natal after an epic final week in the Cape, where Ryan takes part in the 24-hour cycle track challenge and the kids are reunited with friends.
Special thanks to our patrons Gavin, Jon, Rob, Pam and Graeme. Continue reading Vlog: On The Road Again
After several triathlons and Ironman events being cancelled, Ryan’s mate Graeme organised an independent 70.3 triathlon for Ryan in Franschhoek, the inaugural edition of RyanMan. The distances included:
21.1km run Continue reading Vlog: RyanMan 2022
An explanation of how RyanMan came to being, and some reflections on the day.
Special thanks to our patrons Gavin, Jon, Rob, Pam and Graeme. Continue reading Vlog: Prelude to RyanMan
(Please excuse the video quality in the low lighting.) Can you guess the movie that these songs come from? If so post in the comments. Continue reading Vlog: Guess The Movie Gig
The Calders travel to Hermanus for the weekend. Continue reading Vlog: Weekend in Hermanus
Vlog highlights from the week include more training (ie dealing with punctures) and a shout out to our home for the last month – Burnett Lodge.
The Calders travelled to Hermanus where Ryan swam in a 5-kilometre open water swim race. Hermanus is the world’s premier whale watching venue. Continue reading Vlog: 5km Swim Race in Whale-Watching Territory
Homeschooling, Park Run and visiting the best coffee shop in the world. Special thanks to our patrons Jon, Rob, Pam and Graeme. Continue reading Vlog: Best Coffee Shop In The World