Inspiration · On The Run

An Incredible 400km Run To 40!

My friend Zurika had plans to run four marathons this year to mark her 40th Birthday, some of which would have likely been overseas. However, when the pandemic hit many of her plans changed. One day, she suddenly announced to our running group that she would run 10km a day for 40 days with the… Continue reading An Incredible 400km Run To 40!

Goals · Review

Let’s Keep On Keeping On

The third quarter of the year is done and dusted! I started on a high, took a bit of a nose-dive somewhere in the middle but ended with lots of smiles and tired muscles. Although I’ve gotten used to our altered state of affairs, I still long for pre-pandemic times. I miss racing, like real… Continue reading Let’s Keep On Keeping On

I Run Gabs City

Exploring Gaborone On The Run – 3

In my blog series, Exploring Gaborone On The Run, I share my favourite running routes with a small dose of history. As Botswana is celebrating Boipuso or Independence Day on the 30th September, I thought it quite fitting to design a running route to celebrate! I’m calling it ‘The Independence Route’ as the run takes… Continue reading Exploring Gaborone On The Run – 3

On The Run

Behind The Scenes Of A Runner Blogger

Running and blogging started simultaneously for me almost four years ago and opened up a whole new world. I’ve absolutely loved being a runner blogger but admittedly when I first started out, I didn’t realise how much work was involved in both running and blogging. A few people have asked how I come up with… Continue reading Behind The Scenes Of A Runner Blogger

On The Run

9 Lessons From The 9×9 Spring Challenge

After an epic 10K time trial in mid-July, my mood plummeted with several dark days as I relived the loss of my mum a year ago. Throw in a sudden 2-week lockdown in August as well as the usual Covid-19 anxieties, winter wasn’t the best time for me. So it was almost with a sense… Continue reading 9 Lessons From The 9×9 Spring Challenge

40 By 40 · Hiking

Our Adventure In Goo-Moremi Gorge

I’m on a mission to hike in four different places in Botswana as part of my #40By40 Challenge. My first two hikes were in the south-east of the country – the first was a lovely hike in the Mmamotshwane Gorge with its majestic rocky walls and the second, an epic 6-hour hike in the hills… Continue reading Our Adventure In Goo-Moremi Gorge

On The Run

How A Running Coach Can Help You

When I first hired a running coach, my parents and husband thought I was crazy. I think their shock was largely because coaches have long been associated with elite athletes and here I was ‘Miss-Dodge-Running-At-All-Costs’ getting a coach! Admittedly, at the start, I felt embarrassed telling people I had a coach. But looking back, having… Continue reading How A Running Coach Can Help You

I Run Gabs City

Exploring Gaborone On The Run – 2

A couple of months ago, I started a new series on the blog, Exploring Gaborone On The Run, to share my favourite running places with a small dose of history. The more I explore, the more I realise not enough of Gaborone’s history is easily accessible online and there are a number of contradicting versions.… Continue reading Exploring Gaborone On The Run – 2

40 By 40 · Hiking

In Search Of Botswana’s Highest Peak

Although Botswana has the potential to be a great hiking destination, there are very few recognised hiking paths or marked trails. That’s not to say there are no hiking places – you just need to have an adventurous streak and to be prepared to blaze your own trail! The Botswana Tourism Organisation highlights that the… Continue reading In Search Of Botswana’s Highest Peak

On The Run

My Most Unforgettable Race Moments

At midnight on the 30th of July, the Greater Gaborone area was placed under lockdown for two weeks as there was a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases. This was a terrible set-back for all of us as we had slowly started getting back some semblance of “normal” albeit with compulsory masks, temperature checks and registrations… Continue reading My Most Unforgettable Race Moments