On The Run

Five Ways To Deal With Post-Race Blues

Training for a big race can be all-consuming. For months, everything is centred around it – the structure of your days, your nutrition, your sleeping schedule, your weekend activities, and yes, even your conversations. As you approach the race, you visualise all that will follow – the finish line, the photos on social media, the… Continue reading Five Ways To Deal With Post-Race Blues

On The Run

Let’s Talk: Running And Mental Health

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week, is an annual event which shines a much-needed spotlight on mental health. Although the event started in the UK, it has become one of the biggest awareness weeks globally. In Botswana, as in many other countries, there is a stigma that surrounds mental health but… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Running And Mental Health

Race Recap

Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (May)

Just a week after the first race of the Spar Community Challenge, we were at it again! On the 7th May 2022, I participated in the Challenge’s second race at Airport Junction Mall. This is a 9-part running series with monthly runs from April until December, with two distances to choose from – 5K and… Continue reading Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (May)

Guest Blog · Hiking

Interview | Conquering Mt. Meru, Tanzania

In June 2021, I interviewed Ebulani on her momentous journey up Mount Kenya. What took me by surprise was that she made her 4,985m ascent to the famous Lenana Point only a year after becoming a hiker. That post was the highest read of 2021 and the fourth highest in all my years of blogging.… Continue reading Interview | Conquering Mt. Meru, Tanzania

Race Recap

Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (April)

On the 30th April 2022, I participated in the Spar Community Challenge Series at Airport Junction Mall. This is a 9-part running series with monthly runs from April until December, with two distances, 5K and 10K. There is a leader board for each race (and series) with overall winners to be announced at the final… Continue reading Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (April)

On The Run · Guest Blog

Interview | From Asthma To Marathons

Although I have such huge admiration and respect for the Isaac Makwalas and Gerda Steyns of the world, the stories that motivate me the most come from ordinary runners, like you or me, who usually started running later in life, who once believed they couldn’t run or who don’t fit the typical “athletic mould” and… Continue reading Interview | From Asthma To Marathons

On The Run

Running The Alphabet | A – G

This series of posts is inspired by Judy from Chocolate Runs Judy who recently used the alphabet to share places she has visited or lived in, and very importantly whether she has run there or not. As someone who loves running to explore new places, her two posts struck a chord with me immediately and… Continue reading Running The Alphabet | A – G

On The Run

Life Lessons From Running An Ultra | Part 2

Running is one of the greatest metaphors for life. As I’ve been reflecting on my Ultra-Trail journey, I’ve found so many parallels and critical lessons. In my last blog, I shared some of them including the importance of dreaming big, remembering that pain is temporary but regret is forever, that you get what you put… Continue reading Life Lessons From Running An Ultra | Part 2

On The Run

Life Lessons From Running An Ultra | Part 1

It’s been three weeks since my Ultra-Trail Marathon on the mountains of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It was an incredibly tough challenge that tested me on so many levels – but somehow, I ran, walked and crawled my way to the finish in 9+ hours. When we travelled back in the open safari… Continue reading Life Lessons From Running An Ultra | Part 1

Guest Blog · Hiking

Guest Blog | Holiday Hiking In South Africa

Written By Guest Blogger Ticha Pfupajena The past two years have been very tough for most people – pandemics, lockdowns and basically worlds turned upside down. However, it hasn’t been all bad as one of the good things to come out of this craziness is that our family has used it as an opportunity to… Continue reading Guest Blog | Holiday Hiking In South Africa