Goals · Review

How COVID-19 Turned My 2020 Plans Upside Down

This post was meant to be a first quarter review of my year – I was going to tell you how my marathon training was going, the races I’ve done as part of my #20in20 Race Challenge and all the races I could look forward to in the second quarter of the year. Well… the… Continue reading How COVID-19 Turned My 2020 Plans Upside Down

Race Recap

Gabane 20K Trail Run, Race Recap, #3/20

I challenged myself to run 20 races this year as part of my #20in20 Race Challenge. With the COVID-19 global crisis, that may be very difficult to achieve now. I’m not calling it quits yet but no one could have predicted the start that we have all had to this year. As it stands, all… Continue reading Gabane 20K Trail Run, Race Recap, #3/20

Race Recap

Phobians Pretoria Half Marathon, Race Recap, #2/20

I’m on a mission to complete 20 races this year as part of my #20in20 Race Challenge. With multiple races currently being cancelled or postponed because of the COVID-19 global crisis this goal may be harder to achieve than I had originally anticipated. Be that as it may, I’m going to stay as positive as… Continue reading Phobians Pretoria Half Marathon, Race Recap, #2/20

Race Recap

Y-Care Oodi-Mmamashia Walk Race Recap, #1/20

I started running in 2017 by challenging myself to 17 races that year. This year I’ve returned to how it had all began with a #20in20 Race Challenge. Botswana doesn’t have too many races (probably less than 20 a year) so I’ve been keeping a close ear to the ground to make sure I don’t… Continue reading Y-Care Oodi-Mmamashia Walk Race Recap, #1/20

On The Run · Race Recap

10 Steps To A Successful 10×10 Challenge

The Gaborone Striders Runners Club (GSRC) organised another successful 10×10 Challenge Event towards the end of 2019 with participation increasing from a 120 runners in 2018 to 359 runners. With its popularity quickly increasing, I really hope it will occupy a place on Botswana’s Race Calendar for years to come. The Challenge itself is simple,… Continue reading 10 Steps To A Successful 10×10 Challenge

Family and Fitness

Why I Love Exercising As A Family

On the 10th November 2019, I participated in the Airport Junction Race with my father, husband and kids! We started this tradition in 2017 and it’s something we really look forward to every year especially as it comes after the tough Soweto Race held the weekend before. This time round, Ditiro did the 5K race… Continue reading Why I Love Exercising As A Family

Guest Blog · Inspiration

Five Incredible Mountain Summits

As I get older, I realise how fortunate I’ve been to have had such positive influences in my life. In all spheres, be it academia, career, motherhood or fitness, I’ve always had role models. A key influence in the area of fitness has been my Aunt Mette. She has always been extremely fit participating in… Continue reading Five Incredible Mountain Summits

Guest Blog · On The Run

The Importance of Eye Protection For Runners

We are usually quick to lather our skin with sun screen lotion when we head out for a run, but how many of us consider the need to protect our eyes as well? I, for one, am very guilty of not doing much. I usually wear a cap but with my runs getting longer and… Continue reading The Importance of Eye Protection For Runners

Race Recap

How To Conquer Your Hard At Soweto

Regular readers will know that Soweto, aptly coined ‘The People’s Race’ in Johannesburg is one of my favourite races! It’s not a course you’re likely to PB as it’s extremely hilly and scheduled in the heat of summer. But people are drawn to it for its pulsating township route, positive vibe from 40, 000 runners,… Continue reading How To Conquer Your Hard At Soweto

On The Run

8 Safety Tips For Women Runners in Gaborone

So you’ve taken the decision to run. But just how safe is it to run in Gaborone? What times are best? What areas should be avoided? And can you run alone? These are all questions that women – some aspiring runners and others, visitors to the city have asked me, so I thought it was… Continue reading 8 Safety Tips For Women Runners in Gaborone