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-shapedโ€ฆ 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, irrelevantย 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

On The Run

Was Training For A Marathon I Didn’t Do Worth It?

Around 18km into a 25km run, I turned to my husband and said, “I can’t do this”. Sensing how low I felt, he didn’t chip in with a cheerful, “You’ve got this, let’s go”. Instead he said, “Let’s walk for a bit.” Exhausted, I responded, “I’m not enjoying this. I’ve lost so much confidence in… Continue reading Was Training For A Marathon I Didn’t Do Worth It?

On The Run

We Run The World – 3

Running shoes on? Garmin charged? Good! Because we’re off on our THIRD run around the world! We start in Norway’s Oil Capital, Stavanger where Peggy treats us to a run along the soul-fulfilling fjords. We then hop over the North Sea to the small village of Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire, UK for a run in the… Continue reading We Run The World – 3

Announcement

Afrobloggers 2020 – Blogger Of The Year

The 16th of February started like any other Tuesday. When the alarm sounded at 05h30, I lay in bed for a little while, mentally preparing myself for another chaotic school morning – waking the kids, getting them dressed, preparing breakfast, supervising the actual eating and packing lunches, all whilst trying to maintain a level of… Continue reading Afrobloggers 2020 – Blogger Of The Year

On The Run

Feeling Bored? Let’s Spice Up Your Runs!

Are you sticking to your running routine but not enjoying yourself as much as you used to? Do you sometimes get bored with your runs? Are you struggling to motivate yourself out the door? Like most runners, your answer is probably yes to some or all of these questions, if not now, then at some… Continue reading Feeling Bored? Let’s Spice Up Your Runs!