London 2012 Soccer 1st Rounds

I have enjoyed watching the opening soccer games. There was some surprises and disapointments.

Cameroon lost 5 - 0 to brazil...well and proper beating..lol...but what can I say? there's a reason why they are call the king + queens of the games...

I never got a chance to see South Africa play but I look forward to watching them on Saturday...

So far for the women's team, I am impressed with N.Korea....I cant say much about team likes Brazil,USA, France because those are regulars,. I know their M.O. Am looking for some new talents or something refreshing

I do have to say Cameroon's defense looked good. Most of the goals where conceived on set pieces....and for their first appearance at a major international event, this isn't bad...it just sucks their opening game was against one of the best team in the world.

As for the men's team..I was very impressed with Morocco, Japan and Gabon.
Senegal tied the Great Britain but i felt like they were not confident..they were giving too much respect to the other team instead of taking them on 1 v 1....As for defending...let's just say you better stack up some muscles if you're going to play against Senegal..they are kicking and shoving everything out of the way including the very air that they breath lol!

Here are some of my favorite pics that i though captured good moments so far from the Official Page of London 2012 and also from Corbis
 South Africa's Banyana Banyanas fell to sweden


GoalKeeper Annette Ngo Ndom of Cameroon, powerless against the mighty Brazilian. Even though am rooting for Cameroon, I can appreciate the talent/skills of other teams


 North Korea defeats Columbia

 Japan beats spain, the favourtie to win gold..shock-ER..1: 0

Moussa Konate of Senegal scores to make it 1-1 against Great Britain

Journey to London 2012 - Cameroon



Here is a list of the athletes representing Cameroon and the different events they will participate in London 2012


liste des sportifs
Athlétisme:


Adam Idrissa (100 m) M




Atangana Delphine Bertille (100) F

Canoe Kayak:
Etia Ndoumbe Paul M - From fisherman to Olympic hopeful


Boxe:
Essomba Thomas (49kg) M
Date de naissance01/01/1980
Thomas ESSOMBA

ESSOMBA THOMAS

CMR
AT
Profession
Lieu de naissanceHobbies
PaysSite Internet
NationalitéCMRA commencé à boxer
Lieu de résidenceEntraineurs
SexeMClubs
Etat civilTaille0cm - 0ft/ 0inch
LanguesWeight159kg - 0 Lbs
Autres sportsCatégorie de poids51kg


Mewoli Abdon Hyacinthe (60kg) M
Country
Birth date and place
Age
18/10/1985 - ETOA (CMR) 
26
Height
Gender
176 cm / 5'9" 
M
Sport
MEWOLI ABDON Yhyacinthe










Donfack Adjoufack Christian (81kg) M
Country
Birth date and place
Age
20/11/1983 - Yaoundé (CMR) 
28
Height
Gender
175 cm / 5'9" 
M
Sport
DONFACK ADJOUFACK Christian









Yapmou Medouo Blaise (+91kg) M
Judo:
Dolassem Dieudonné (-90kg) M


Haltérophilie:
Nzesso Ngake Madias (75kg) F

Fokejou Tefot Frédéric (+105kg) M
Country
Birth date and place
Age
03/12/1979 - BAGAM (CMR) 
32
Height
Weight
Gender
187 cm / 6'2" 
105 kg / 231 lbs 
M
Sport
FOKEJOU TEFOT Frederic










Natation:

Guedia Mouafo Antoinette Joyce 

she was the youngest Olympic athlete to compete in Beijing 2008 and she is BACK ^_^. Good luck! petite

Edingue Ekane Paul Daniel (M)
Country
Birth date and place
Age
23/09/1990 - BOMONO (CMR) 
21
Height
Weight
Gender
173 cm / 5'8" 
75 kg / 165 lbs 
M
Sport
EDINGUE EKANE Paul










Lutte:
Ali Annabelle (72kg) F

Tennis deTable:
Hanfou Nana Sarah Mathilde Gabrielle

Football 
Women National Team


City Lads FC - South Africa

because not only am I a futbol fanatic but i have a special place in my heart for women who play soccer ^_^

All pics are taken from their public Facebook page: City Lads Ladies

Clearly I will be rooting for Cameroon, South Africa, USA and France..in that order...in London 2012






A team that prays together...





because soccer is just another form of dancing...+ a ball....Joga Bonito



Summer running without the sun burn


With summer in full swing, its getting more difficult for me to exercise at the soccer park or fields without getting sun burned. This is because I'm not a morning person. Therefor the idea of getting up "earlier" aka 7am to exercise before the sun comes out = Mission Impossible. I ❤ SLEEP.


My solution for running when the sun is out in full glory? and you're not trying to get a tan? Go to woody 
trails and parks. There are many benefits to running in trails


Unless you are running in the desert or an open landscape, most trails have TREES which provide shade against the sun


Performance: Not only do you get to cool off on a hot day but trails are also a better running terrain than a flat surphace. The unevenness of the path, the random hills & etc you sometimes encounter makes for a stronger leg workout. The softness of the grass/ground versus hard cement/pavement (sidewalk, road running) acts as a better shock absorber. Your joints, ankles and knees will thank you endlessly for switching terrains. Lastly, by tackling rocks, hills, pot holes, tree roots and etc, you greatly improves your balance, agility and coordination


Privacy: sometimes I hate running in public because I am very conscious of the way my body moves... specifically my butt. Yes, I have been blessed abundantly and no matter what workout I do, those gluteus maximus are here to stay. With trail running, you don't have to worry about that or watching out for cars who want to run you over.


Scenery: Nature is very beautiful. We live in such a fast paced world its refreshing and therapeutic to once in a while step away and enjoy it. The air quality in the woods is better than running in the down town area of a major city. The trees, animals, birds and insects that come alive in your wake makes it more  interesting than doing 15 laps on a track field. I have noticed that I seem to run faster per mile on a trail than around a soccer field which can easily become boring + monotonous. Currently I have two consistent acquaintances I run into every time am on the trails, a very cute rabbit and a seemingly obese frog who am very sure I am his morning wake up call


Injury: Trail running decreases the likely hood of over use injury because the uneven surphaces cause you to have different steps and movements patterns. Whereas in road running, your running movement are always similar because the surphace is flat. Therefor you run the risk of having the same injuries..pulling/stressing the same muscles over and over again = over-use injury


Now that you know the benefits of hitting trails, Let's address my top 3 safety rules and precautions


1. Yes, You want to be "in the zone" and enjoy your run but BE ALERT. Especially if you are running solo + a female. Research the trail to make sure it is not a hot spot for "incidents" or "crimes" especially against female runners


2. Wear appropriate clothing. I always wear leggings and long sleeves or a windbreaker in trails because I hate leaves, branches, insects, foreign liquid i dont know...tree sap..etc...you get the picture...touching me...Yes, I'm jumpy like that....And I feel that if something is going to bite me, at least they have to go through a layer of clothing to do so.


If you do decide to wear shorts, use a bug spray or insect repellent. Research or become familiar on recognizing plants that are likely to give you a rash like the Poison Ivy. The trails I run in are so cool, I can get away with wearing long sleeves without getting too hot


3. If you're cell phone has no reception in the area, carry pepper spray, a taser or anything that is light but you feel comfortable using for protection. I always say hello and acknowledge the park facility workers so they can "recognize" and "know" who I am in case of an emergency. So far out of all the regular runners, hikers and cute young mothers totting toddlers i see at the park, i seem to be the only black girl around...lol...Black people and forests are like water and oil...they don't mix...except for the 1% like me ^_^


                                                  My Favourite Trail Running Gears


Pants with Secret Zipper big enough for An ID and 1 key
I hate running with a lot of junk in my pockets such as a huge bundle of keys .....which I would advise against. Just today I lost  my key on the trails and it took me an hr to find it. I was lucky. Many pple never find their keys.
From my experience..it is better to leave all your keys at home or in the car except for the 1 key you need...whether its the car key or house key.




Hydrating Belt for water or electrolytes



Female Running Pack if its going to be a LONG run

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