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!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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