On The Run

Surviving Botswana Winter On The Run

Winter in Botswana is remarkably more pleasant than winter in other parts of the world. But everything is relative! For most of the year, we are forced to run at un-Godly hours just to beat the heat and sometimes by 7am the sun already feels like its piercing the skin. So when winter comes round… Continue reading Surviving Botswana Winter On The Run

On The Run

My First Impressions: Garmin Forerunner 245

Disclaimer: I received the Forerunner 245 from Extreme Brands, Botswana’s Garmin Distributors in exchange for my honest review and feedback. The Garmin Forerunner 35 was my loyal running companion for two years, seeing me through epic races and personal bests. It delivered on the key criteria I’d set – simplicity, affordability, GPS-enabled with a good… Continue reading My First Impressions: Garmin Forerunner 245

On The Run

How To Get Back On The Running Wagon

If ever there was a year to fall off the running wagon, it was 2020. So imagine how proud I was to get to the end of that very tumultuous year having achieved so much! First, there were all the runs and challenges I did during restrictive lockdowns in the country. Then getting two new… Continue reading How To Get Back On The Running Wagon

Family and Fitness · Hiking

Will Our Kids Ever Hike With Us Again?!

After several intense weeks of work, we finally had some time off and wanted to do something fun and active as a family. In pandemic times, a hike seemed the most attractive option but after our crazy six-hour hike in search of Botswana’s highest peak, we were nervous about venturing out on new terrain, especially… Continue reading Will Our Kids Ever Hike With Us Again?!

On The Run

Pros And Cons Of Running With Your Spouse

When I was training for my ultra-trail, my husband accompanied me on most of my long runs as he was to pace me at the race. It was on one of these runs where things went pear-shaped… We were running past Ping Pong Shopping Mall in Tshweneng, heading towards the Railway Line, when it all… Continue reading Pros And Cons Of Running With Your Spouse

Blogger Spotlight

Spotlight: Yoga Teacher and Blogger Nana

When I won the Afrobloggers Award for 2020, two things struck me – the first was that so many African blogs exist that I’d never heard of, leaving me with a strong desire to actively explore and connect with these blogs. The second thing was the absence of blog nominations from Botswana – and it… Continue reading Spotlight: Yoga Teacher and Blogger Nana

Family and Fitness

Interview With 9-Year Old Cyclist Kaia

On her 9th Birthday, my daughter Kaia participated in her longest cycle event, a 24km trail in Kgale, organised by Life Cycle Events. There was an option to do the event virtually during the week or to come in person on Saturday or Sunday, between 7am and 10:30am. When Kaia started there were only a… Continue reading Interview With 9-Year Old Cyclist Kaia

On The Run

Six Reasons You Should Run For A Cause

Once I completed training for my ultra-trail at the end of February, the one I ended up not doing, I took a week off to regroup and then embarked on an 8-week program in pursuit of a self-timed sub-2:15 Half in May. But even with this goal, I felt… for lack of a better word… Continue reading Six Reasons You Should Run For A Cause

On The Run

7 Tips For Looking Your Best On The Run

Send me to the shopping mall with a blank cheque to buy clothes and I’ll wander aimlessly from store to store looking a combination of confused, impatient, bored and frazzled. But send me to a running store and I’m like a kid in the candy aisle surrounded by gummy bears, smarties, jelly beans and chocolates.… Continue reading 7 Tips For Looking Your Best On The Run

On The Run

A Run Down Memory Lane In Lobatse

Nestled in a valley, surrounded by several hills sits Botswana’s second oldest town, Lobatse. Over the years, it has garnered several unfortunate descriptors – neglected, forgotten, irrelevant and stagnant which is sad given its immense historical significance to the country and region. It was once a serious contender for becoming Botswana’s capital city but more significantly,… Continue reading A Run Down Memory Lane In Lobatse