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Why My Toenails Were Removed

DISCLAIMER: NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS When I announced on social media that my toenails had been removed, many assumed it was “Runner’s Toe”, and in fairness, it was an easy assumption to make! Runner’s toe affects many runners as well as rock-climbers, footballers, squash and tennis players. It usually occurs when your toe repeatedly rubs… Continue reading Why My Toenails Were Removed

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I Ran Every Street In Marapoathutlwa

Earlier this year, I was inspired by Run Myf Run‘s mission to #RunEveryStreet in her district. I had started to feel quite uninspired with my running and needed a fun challenge. I signed up to City Strides which imports data from various apps and maps out all the streets you have run. However, I quickly… Continue reading I Ran Every Street In Marapoathutlwa

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Running: The Ultimate Metaphor For Life

I haven’t had the best luck with marathons! The three I’ve trained for have been postponed or cancelled a few weeks from Race Day. When my last one was cancelled, I made the hasty decision to run the distance as planned. But a few days later, I changed my mind – it’s simple, I still… Continue reading Running: The Ultimate Metaphor For Life

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Chasing Jacarandas In Gaborone

Exhausted from my recent travels to Ghana and Kasane, I was looking forward to a rare lie-in this weekend. But Ditiro was quick to say, “We can’t miss the jacarandas. They are out in full bloom now!” Ah yes, my favourite time of year to run in the city… The Jacaranda mimosifolia is a sub-tropical tree… Continue reading Chasing Jacarandas In Gaborone

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Run Kasane: Land of Baobabs And Elephants

Following my incredible trip to Ghana, I spent a day in Gaborone, just enough time to unpack and re-pack my suitcase for the 12-hour drive to Kasane in the Chobe District of northern Botswana. Remember my marathon in Kazungula/ Kasane that was cancelled? Well… as we had already paid for accommodation and promised my dad… Continue reading Run Kasane: Land of Baobabs And Elephants

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I Run Africa: Big Ada – Ghana

Above and beyond the physical and mental health benefits of running, what I love most about this sport is exploring new places – noticing the small but significant features that define a place, sensing its spirit, pulse and culture, observing people in their natural space, and for a moment, feeling like there is no other… Continue reading I Run Africa: Big Ada – Ghana

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Like Seriously, Will I Ever Run A Marathon?!

Where do I even begin to tell this story?! In January 2020, I started training for my first marathon. The pandemic happened, the race was cancelled. I thought about continuing to train and running the distance on the day but decided not to as I wanted the whole package – the vibe, the crowds, the… Continue reading Like Seriously, Will I Ever Run A Marathon?!

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Finding Faith On The Run

When the world was in the throes of the pandemic, Botswana had it relatively easier. Yes, our lives changed with lockdowns, alcohol bans, home-schooling, mask-wearing and frequent sanitising, but looking at what was happening in other countries, we were luckier. But this year, cases have increased and alongside them, devastating losses. Ironically, as many countries… Continue reading Finding Faith On The Run

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Running Rules For Villages In Botswana

Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link. After our lovely running exploration of Oodi, we were keen to venture further afield. Thamaga seemed a good choice, given its proximity to Gaborone and its interesting landscape. It is the third largest village (in both size and population) in Kweneng District and is located about 40km west… Continue reading Running Rules For Villages In Botswana

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Gaborone Runs With Cardiff

When Myfanwy asked me to put a team together for the She Runs: Cardiff Summer Relay, I immediately agreed, and for 12 hours on the 3rd July, I had the great honour of leading Team: We Run Gaborone, a group of 15 amazing runners who ran or walked with heart, courage, determination and soul. Some… Continue reading Gaborone Runs With Cardiff