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

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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

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How The Gauteng Trail Clinic Helped Me Run The Berg

Shortly after signing up for the Run The Berg Trail Race, I started panicking – “What have I gotten myself into?” But as luck would have it a couple of months later, I saw a Facebook ad for the Gauteng Trail Clinic on the 27 and 28 July 2019 to be hosted at the Walter… Continue reading How The Gauteng Trail Clinic Helped Me Run The Berg

Guest Blog · On The Run

Five Tips For Running With Natural Hair

I started my natural hair journey around the same time I started running in 2017. But although I know a lot more about running now, there is still a lot I need to learn about taking care of my natural hair. For one, how does one maintain a healthy afro when leading an active running… Continue reading Five Tips For Running With Natural Hair

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Why Coming Last In A Race Is OKAY

I’ve made no secret of the fact that signing up for races motivates me to stay on track with my running. But I know there are many people who think, “I won’t put myself through that. What if I come last?” An easy response to that would be “Don’t worry, there’s a very slim chance… Continue reading Why Coming Last In A Race Is OKAY

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My 10-Step Guide To Get You Off The Couch

Three years ago, I finally got off the couch and I haven’t been back on since. That’s not to say I haven’t had a few stumbles and momentary lapses, but for the most part I’ve managed to stick to a good running routine. Before this, I tried several exercise programs, and all failed miserably in… Continue reading My 10-Step Guide To Get You Off The Couch

On The Run · Race Recap

Five Reasons Endurance Runners Should Do 5K Races

On the 21st September 2019, I ran the Botswana Independence 5K race. One thing which really surprised me was how shocked people seemed when I said I was running the 5K, “Why not the Half? Or the 10k at the very least?!” Initially I was taken aback, momentarily embarrassed that I wasn’t doing anything longer… Continue reading Five Reasons Endurance Runners Should Do 5K Races