40 By 40 · Race Recap

How I Trained For And Ran A Sub-60 10K

Around 9km, Zurika and Ditiro had pushed ahead so I had a target to chase. Gape remained by my side with the tough job of making sure I kept up. We had just battled a stiff wind and an unexpected incline that had thrown me slightly off target pace. For the first time that morning… Continue reading How I Trained For And Ran A Sub-60 10K

I Run Gabs City

Exploring Gaborone On The Run – 1

Botswana is a popular tourist destination but its capital city Gaborone with its government ministries, shopping centres and suburban sprawl is often overlooked as a place of interest. I would argue that although it doesn’t have the vibrant feel of some of Africa’s big cities, many fall in love with its relative calm, cleanliness and… Continue reading Exploring Gaborone On The Run – 1

Goals · Review

Focus: Fight: Finish (Mid Year Review 2020)

My running theme for 2020 is “Focus – Fight – Finish” but of course when I chose those words I had no idea just how much I’d have to focus and fight to finish all the goals I had set. A year dedicated to my first marathon and 19 other exciting races (local and international)… Continue reading Focus: Fight: Finish (Mid Year Review 2020)

On The Run

Embracing Life With The Un-Canceled Project 2

A few weeks ago, I shared my experience with The Un-Canceled Project organised by Run The Edge and spoke of how the challenge had helped me channel so much positivity during the lockdown by getting me to focus on key themes each week – gratitude, hope, humour, inspiration, courage and commitment. So successful was the… Continue reading Embracing Life With The Un-Canceled Project 2

On The Run

7 Key Benefits of Running Solo

It’s no secret that I love running with my friends and I’ve often encouraged newbie runners to join groups or find a running buddy – knowing someone is waiting for you, often gets you out of bed and running with faster friends can make you push yourself a bit more. Also, when you’re struggling, there’s… Continue reading 7 Key Benefits of Running Solo

40 By 40

Running Towards 40 (Update 1)

Remember my #40By40 Challenge? When I turned 39 last year, I decided to come up with a list of things I wanted to achieve by my 40th Birthday. The list is specific to fitness and running with a huge dose of travel and adventure, friendship, giving back and personal development. I gave myself two years… Continue reading Running Towards 40 (Update 1)

On The Run

10 Ways To OUTRUN Your Excuses

In “My 10-Step Guide to Get You Off The Couch” one of the things I mentioned was that when I come up with an excuse not to run, I play devil’s advocate with myself and critically analyse each excuse. More often than not, I find myself putting on those running shoes… if begrudgingly at first! So… Continue reading 10 Ways To OUTRUN Your Excuses

On The Run

How The Un-Canceled Project Kept Me Positive During Lockdown

I first heard of The Un-Canceled Project  organised by Run The Edge when fellow blogger Wendy wrote about it. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. At that point, we were days away from a complete lockdown and I was feeling quite overwhelmed. Run The Edge was offering a free virtual race series with several… Continue reading How The Un-Canceled Project Kept Me Positive During Lockdown

On The Run

What I Miss Most About Outdoor Running

In this era of COVID-19  with its social distancing, race cancellations and banning of outdoor running, I’ve been so proud and inspired to see how runners around the world have tried to adapt to these new circumstances. Many are participating in virtual strength and aerobics sessions, some have registered for virtual races, others have started… Continue reading What I Miss Most About Outdoor Running

Fitness

Why You Should Start Planking This Lockdown

I love running because it’s a sport that doesn’t discriminate – it accommodates all shapes and sizes, ages and fitness levels. Everyone can run and that’s why I advocate for it so passionately at every opportunity. But the more I run, the more I’m made aware that a lot actually goes into running. Although not… Continue reading Why You Should Start Planking This Lockdown