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?!
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
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
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
I’ve always stuck to main roads when running, mostly for safety reasons. But my recently completed challenge to #RunEveryStreet in my neighbourhood meant I had to weave through several small, unfamiliar streets. Early on, I realised I’d have to learn to deal with roaming dogs if I was to succeed. I’m using the word roaming… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Roaming Dogs While Running!
A month ago, I took to the blog to talk about my 6-week running slump. When I started this blog, one of the goals I set was to always be open and honest. I never wanted to portray my running journey as just smiling selfies and great cappuccinos (although there’ve been several!). I wanted to… Continue reading So What Happened After My Runfession?
Women are superheroes! In 1996, Uta Pippig won the Boston Marathon in pain and discomfort, with blood running down her legs. In 2002, Paula Radcliffe broke the world record in Chicago after suffering period cramps in the last third of her race. This is just one more thing women have to deal with. Being on… Continue reading Five Tips For Running On Your Period
Arifa graduated in 2005 from the University of Cape Town in South Africa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy. Her passion for working with people and improving their health motivated her choice in the Allied Health field. She has had extensive working experience in both Botswana and Canada. As a keen runner and cyclist, she… Continue reading A Physio’s Guide To Avoiding Running Injuries
Ebulani from Nairobi, Kenya has only been hiking since July 2020 but has already been to such amazing places – Elephant Hill, Rurimeria, Mt Kipipiri, Gatango Forest, Sleeping Warrior and Ugali Hills, to name a few. I met her on Instagram and was quickly drawn to her adventurous spirit, incredible hiking trails, amazing photography and… Continue reading Ebulani’s Epic Journey Up Mount Kenya
Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link. Oodi is an unassuming village in Kgatleng District, 20km north-east of Gaborone. I’ve participated in a few Y-Care Charity walks on the outskirts of Oodi and also hiked up the distinctively rounded Oodi Hill a couple of times. But I’d never run through the village itself. So on Sunday… Continue reading Exploring Oodi On The Run