Shahieda Thungo

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On You...
I’m a crazy plusized sub finish bus driver, widowed mother of an awesome 11 year old daughter.
 
 
On Running…
I was diagnosed with cancer a week after my husband passed away. I was at my absolute lowest when I got the news. My daughter was just 6 years old and she just lost her dad. I made a vow and said I’d be damned if I let this thing beat me. I took a decision to get rid of the complications in a natural way after finishing my Chemo. I went through Chemo for 6 months and had to rebuild my life without hubby. Now I ran anywhere where running is possible. I join young and old and I make quite a lot of noise while running because I enjoy is that much. Everyone is known as Makhi (meaning neighbour) to me. Because anyone I run next to, is my neighbour.



On your First Run...
One of my depressive state mornings in 2014 I woke up and drove to the Zoo there was a race. I registered on the day and ran. Iyooo I thought I was gonna die. I did my first 10km in almost 2 hours, chest heaving, coughing like an old smoking toppie paining in every possible place 
 
 
On Street culture…
I’m a hip-hop head and I have an awesome run when I have Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Biggie and Pac in the background. I love looking funky when running, Buff, long socks, the brighter the better 






On running culture…
I’m a social runner, I socialise when I run. Runners don’t need to say a word to each other on the road. I simple nod of the head speak volumes. I’m a backpacker and sweeper. I enjoy the comeradie and the oneness at the back. If you wanna see humanity run with slow runners 


On gadgets…
Well, gadgets are nice to have’s. I’m however addicted to my app and my watch (which by the way isn’t giving me the joy I need), maybe I must run faster than...Mhmmm not a chance. I LOOOVVVVVEEEE it 3-much at the back 
 
 
On injury…
Injury comes with running. I developed ITB earlier this year during peak Comrades training season. My mileage was heavily affected but I had to listen and be smart about it, if I wanted to continue with my running journey. As runners we are very stubborn and don’t listen to our bodies worse to our health professional advice. We know mos

On achievements…
I started running in September 2014. To date I have completed my 2nd 2 Oceans Ultra and my 1st Comrades this year. I also completed various other Ultras – Om Die Dam, Irene to name a few





On future goals…
Chasing my Blue number at OMTOM and Green number at Comrades. 

 


On your social media…
My timeline is always abuzz with running questions from women from all walks of life

On Pink…
I’m a cancer survivor so Pink has a very personal meaning to me.







On Pain…
Pain is temporary, Victory is eternal. Pain is part of the process, i use rule of thumb...If its above the neck I run, If below the neck I don’t

On women running…
You learn so much about your strengths, abilities and weaknesses when running. You can vent, cry, rejoice on the road without hurting a soul...and you will look amazing.



On the Past you…
Sister where’ve you been. Come join me, you’ve been missing out. Look At what I got. I finished 90km


When I die…
St. Peter better get ready, we’ll be running together, and i’ll be driving that bus






#RunRevolution


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