When you’re gluten-intolerant, there are certain foods you get used to living without – a burger is one of them! The burger bun for obvious reasons, but did you know that most store-bought burger patties or burgers served at restaurants contain gluten as they are often made using breadcrumbs or can be cross-contaminated with gluten-containing… Continue reading Hearty Healthy Gluten Free Burgers | Recipe
Gaborone is as FLAT as a pancake, which often lulls runners into a false sense of security. We feel we’re getting stronger and faster, until we leave the confines of the city and get bamboozled by even the slightest of elevations! During the Phikwe Half Marathon, I met a runner from Gaborone, and for the… Continue reading What Are The Benefits Of Hill Training?
Located around 85km from Gaborone, Kanye is the eighth-largest village in Botswana and the administrative capital of the Southern District. Steeped in cultural, traditional and political history, Kanye is also well-known for its rolling hills, beautiful gorges and stunning scenery. More significantly to me, it is my husband Ditiro’s home village, a place he believes… Continue reading How Was The Kgosi Malope II 10K Race?
On the 28th August 2022, I participated in the BDF AC Half Marathon in Mogoditshane, a bustling peri-urban town in Kweneng District which borders Gaborone. The last time I was here was in 2018 when I did the 10K route. I had such an enjoyable time exploring the vibrant streets of Mogoditshane, navigating curious goats… Continue reading BDF AC Half Marathon | What Went Wrong?
I’m looking back at my Half Marathon journey to remember how far I’ve come, to build back some of the confidence I lost in my ninth Half a couple of weeks ago, and most importantly, to look ahead at what I want to achieve going forward. My first four Half Marathons showed me that I… Continue reading My Half Marathon Journey | No. 5 – 8
A couple of weeks ago, I ran my ninth Half Marathon and to my shock and disappointment, the result was a Personal Worst (PW) time. The course was not hilly or particularly difficult, in fact, I found it really enjoyable (until I started struggling). When I reflected later, there were many reasons for my dismal… Continue reading My Half Marathon Journey | No. 1 – 4
Can you believe I haven’t blogged in over a month! I’ve had a lot going on with work – many stressful moments but thankfully some great opportunities, so I’m not complaining! But it has meant I haven’t been on my blogging A-game, so a catch up over coffee is long overdue and what better way… Continue reading Fit Five Friday | Let’s Catch Up Over Coffee!
By Ditiro Coyne I live by the saying that a person is responsible for their own comfort – and this is particularly the case if you spend a lot of time on the road or trail, either running or cycling. As a mountain biker, I spend several hours in the bush on my own, and… Continue reading How To Get Your Mountain Bike Race-Ready
Running is a way I manage stress and anxiety and it also keeps me productive, confident and living a more balanced and healthy life. But as runners, we often neglect to incorporate some basic self-care activities to rejuvenate our physical and mental wellbeing. A few weeks ago, I set myself a 5-Day Self-Care Challenge. I… Continue reading 5-Day Self-Care Challenge For Runners
On the 23rd July 2022, I participated in a Half Marathon in Selebi-Phikwe, an old mining town in the Central District of Botswana. Originally named the Bosele Marathon, the Orange Phikwe Marathon is the oldest in Botswana, started in 1985 by the late Boet Kahts and Phill Roberts who was a teacher at Selebi Phikwe… Continue reading Orange Phikwe Half Marathon 2022 | Race Recap