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Looking Back at My First 5K Race!

I started running in January 2017. At 36, I wasn’t comfortable with how unfit I was. Although I was overweight, losing weight wasn’t my main goal – just getting fit was. To keep motivated, I set a goal of running 17 races in 2017. I’m shocked that I took on such a huge goal. But… Continue reading Looking Back at My First 5K Race!

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Living and Running with Lipoedema | Interview

Something that struck me as I was preparing for this interview is that there is no definitive lipoedema experience and “life with this condition is as varied as the people who live with it” making every person’s story worth telling. Today, I’m sharing Yvonne’s deeply personal account of her experience with lipoedema. From Germany, Yvonne… Continue reading Living and Running with Lipoedema | Interview

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How To Have An Active Family Vacation

We recently went on a week’s vacation to a mountain lodge in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. We were looking for a place to relax, rejuvenate and refocus, but for us, this doesn’t mean sitting still! We relish every opportunity to be active when we are on vacation and even when the kids were… Continue reading How To Have An Active Family Vacation

Inspiration · On The Run

Sonja Runs The New York City Marathon | Interview

When I started this blog, I wanted to share my story in the hope that my running journey would inspire others to run. But I quickly realised there were so many other runners out there with remarkable stories, and that I could also use this platform to share those stories to inspire even more people.… Continue reading Sonja Runs The New York City Marathon | Interview

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Running The Alphabet | H – P

Inspired by Judy from Chocolate Runs Judy, I’ve been running the alphabet! In my first blog of this series, I shared places I have run, walked or hiked from A – G. It’s been NINE months since that post as it took me so long to find places starting with H and I. But with… Continue reading Running The Alphabet | H – P

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Running in Pilgrim’s Rest, South Africa

Following Christmas, the family and I travelled to South Africa for a much-needed break to relax, rejuvenate and refocus. We chose the province of Mpumalanga as our destination (about a 10-hour road trip with kids) and got exactly what we needed – fresh mountain air, incredible views, country food, several outdoor activities as well as… Continue reading Running in Pilgrim’s Rest, South Africa

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My Bucket List of Half Marathons for 2023

To date, I’ve run nine Half Marathons with my ninth resulting in a shocking Personal Worst (PW) time in Mogoditshane. I say shocking but there were many reasons for my dismal performance, a key one being complacency. After this race, I pulled out of my next scheduled Half in Kanye and ran 10km races for… Continue reading My Bucket List of Half Marathons for 2023

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Some Ways I’d Like to Give Back to Running in 2023

Over the last few days, I’ve been thinking about my running goals for the New Year. I’m trying to keep things simple as I have a tendency to go overboard! But something I feel has been missing from previous years’ goals is a way to give back to running. As a runner blogger, I know… Continue reading Some Ways I’d Like to Give Back to Running in 2023