With the arrival of a New Year, you may have decided to start running! If you have, CONGRATULATIONS on the best decision of your life! This was a decision I made five years ago and I haven’t looked back since. That’s not to say it has been easy. In fact, I really struggled at the… Continue reading How To Start Running In 2022
In Usain Bolt’s words, “Dreams are free. Goals have a cost. While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price”. This has really hit home the last few weeks as I train for my first ultra-trail (44km) – the Addo Elephant Trail Run. It’s easy to dream about the adventure – running… Continue reading Goals Don’t Come Without A Price
This post was meant for New Year’s Eve but after my last blog a few days before Christmas, I took some time off blogging to focus on family fun and holiday festivities. But I’m back and ready to officially close my year of running and blogging in 2021! In 2018, 2019 and 2020, I followed… Continue reading Looking Back At 2021!
Doesn’t it feel like I’m always training for Addo?! Let me share some background for those who may have forgotten my Addo Story. In July 2019, I attended the Gauteng Trail Clinic in South Africa where I entered a draw to win an entry to the Addo Elephant Trail Run. This event was the first… Continue reading Take 3: Training For Addo Ultra-Trail!
When running is part of your daily or weekly routine, it is very difficult NOT to run. But what happens when you have to travel for work, especially for several days or weeks at a time? Work travel often involves quite new and demanding tasks in an unfamiliar environment as well as social/client engagements, culminating… Continue reading How To Run When Travelling For Work
My post on why and how my toenails were removed reached a wide audience, becoming the 7th most-read post of 2021, shortly after it was published! So it’s only fair that I give you an update. Around Day 10 post-surgery, I stopped wearing bandages and the healing process continued without any problems. Four weeks post-surgery,… Continue reading What’s It Like Running Without Toenails?
Disclaimer: This post contains one affiliate link As we draw closer to Christmas, you may have started thinking about what you would like to gift the runner in your life. When I started running, I was told it was a very cheap sport – well, five years on and I beg to differ! Early on,… Continue reading 30+ Gift Ideas For The Runner In Your Life
Why does summer never seem to ease in slowly, at least in Botswana?! We get two minutes of beautiful Spring with the Jacarandas in their full glory and then we suddenly jump to scorching, sticky, sweaty summer! This past weekend we had highs of 36˚C and it’s only going to get worse as we approach… Continue reading Is It Too Hot To Run?!
A few weeks ago I shared what it was like to run #RunEveryStreet in one of Gaborone’s neighbourhoods – Marapoathutlwa. I enjoyed the experience so much that I quickly moved onto another neighbourhood, Peolwane, formerly known as Ditimamodimo, and commonly referred to as Block 7. Peolwane is a swallow in Setswana and in Botswana this… Continue reading Yes, I Ran Every Street In Peolwane Too!
DISCLAIMER: NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS When I announced on social media that my toenails had been removed, many assumed it was “Runner’s Toe”, and in fairness, it was an easy assumption to make! Runner’s toe affects many runners as well as rock-climbers, footballers, squash and tennis players. It usually occurs when your toe repeatedly rubs… Continue reading Why My Toenails Were Removed