On The Run

Hiking the Akwamu Gorge in Ghana

Wanting to venture further afield than my runs could take me in Akosombo, I searched for nearby hiking opportunities and found the Akwamu Gorge Hike on the Akwamu Forest Hills located between Atimpoku and Akwamufie on the eastern side of the Volta River. The next step was organising a guide and transport. I searched online… Continue reading Hiking the Akwamu Gorge in Ghana

On The Run

Running in Akosombo, Ghana | First Impressions

My first-ever visit to West Africa was in 2021 when we landed a work project in Ghana. Having heard so many wonderful things about Ghana’s warm people, flavourful food and rich culture, it felt like a dream come true. As luck would have it, the scope of the project expanded, and this is now my… Continue reading Running in Akosombo, Ghana | First Impressions

On The Run

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!

On The Run

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

On The Run

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

On The Run

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

On The Run

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

Review

I Wrote 100 Blogs in 2022!

In 2021, I wrote 49 blogs which at that point was my highest ever total for a year. At the end of that year, I set a goal to write 100 blogs in 2022. It was a big audacious goal if ever there was one… and my year was chaotic with several changes, challenging projects… Continue reading I Wrote 100 Blogs in 2022!

Goals

Finding My Flow in 2023

I’m at my best when I have some goals to work towards. Even when they are not fully achieved, they act as a guiding light of sorts, keeping me showing up and pushing myself to be and do more. I’m so excited to share my running goals for 2023. Some are quite similar to the… Continue reading Finding My Flow in 2023