Around this time last year I wrote a post titled, Is It Foolish To Plan For 2021? Given how the year turned out, it might well have been foolish! But I still stand by what I said in that post, “Goals keep me showing up and pushing myself to be and do more. Do I… Continue reading What’s In Store For 2022?
This post was meant for New Year’s Eve but after my last blog a few days before Christmas, I took some time off blogging to focus on family fun and holiday festivities. But I’m back and ready to officially close my year of running and blogging in 2021! In 2018, 2019 and 2020, I followed… Continue reading Looking Back At 2021!
Doesn’t it feel like I’m always training for Addo?! Let me share some background for those who may have forgotten my Addo Story. In July 2019, I attended the Gauteng Trail Clinic in South Africa where I entered a draw to win an entry to the Addo Elephant Trail Run. This event was the first… Continue reading Take 3: Training For Addo Ultra-Trail!
Located on the southern outskirts of Gaborone on the A1 to Lobatse, Kgale Hill, loosely translated as “The Place That Dried Up” is a national treasure. A visit to Gaborone isn’t complete without a hike up Kgale Hill which has a summit elevation of 1,287 metres (4,222 ft) above sea level. For those who are… Continue reading Kgale Hill: Let’s Clean Up Our Act!
Yes, you read the title correctly! This non-savvy baker was back in the kitchen. After my successful endeavour at making gluten-free granola bars, I tested my shaky skills with some gluten-free gingerbread cookies. I got the whole family involved and we had so much fun on a cloudy Sunday afternoon. As usual, I hunted for… Continue reading Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies On The Run
Runners are comfortable talking about most awkward mishaps on the run but there’s one topic you don’t hear too often and that’s leaking whilst running. And yet, research has established that as many as 30% of female runners experience this at some point which is similar to the current prevalence in the general population. Well,… Continue reading Leaking Whilst Running? You’re Not Alone!
My mum was the best baker, a gift she inherited from her talented mother. Her chocolate and apple cakes were probably her best, but some might argue her carrot cake and bløtkake (Norwegian celebration cake) were close contenders. She rarely used measuring spoons and if she was missing an ingredient, she figured something out. Even… Continue reading Super Seedy Granola Bars On The Run
When running is part of your daily or weekly routine, it is very difficult NOT to run. But what happens when you have to travel for work, especially for several days or weeks at a time? Work travel often involves quite new and demanding tasks in an unfamiliar environment as well as social/client engagements, culminating… Continue reading How To Run When Travelling For Work
My post on why and how my toenails were removed reached a wide audience, becoming the 7th most-read post of 2021, shortly after it was published! So it’s only fair that I give you an update. Around Day 10 post-surgery, I stopped wearing bandages and the healing process continued without any problems. Four weeks post-surgery,… Continue reading What’s It Like Running Without Toenails?
Disclaimer: This post contains one affiliate link As we draw closer to Christmas, you may have started thinking about what you would like to gift the runner in your life. When I started running, I was told it was a very cheap sport – well, five years on and I beg to differ! Early on,… Continue reading 30+ Gift Ideas For The Runner In Your Life