Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link. After our lovely running exploration of Oodi, we were keen to venture further afield. Thamaga seemed a good choice, given its proximity to Gaborone and its interesting landscape. It is the third largest village (in both size and population) in Kweneng District and is located about 40km west… Continue reading Running Rules For Villages In Botswana
When Myfanwy asked me to put a team together for the She Runs: Cardiff Summer Relay, I immediately agreed, and for 12 hours on the 3rd July, I had the great honour of leading Team: We Run Gaborone, a group of 15 amazing runners who ran or walked with heart, courage, determination and soul. Some… Continue reading Gaborone Runs With Cardiff
I’ve always stuck to main roads when running, mostly for safety reasons. But my recently completed challenge to #RunEveryStreet in my neighbourhood meant I had to weave through several small, unfamiliar streets. Early on, I realised I’d have to learn to deal with roaming dogs if I was to succeed. I’m using the word roaming… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Roaming Dogs While Running!
A month ago, I took to the blog to talk about my 6-week running slump. When I started this blog, one of the goals I set was to always be open and honest. I never wanted to portray my running journey as just smiling selfies and great cappuccinos (although there’ve been several!). I wanted to… Continue reading So What Happened After My Runfession?
Women are superheroes! In 1996, Uta Pippig won the Boston Marathon in pain and discomfort, with blood running down her legs. In 2002, Paula Radcliffe broke the world record in Chicago after suffering period cramps in the last third of her race. This is just one more thing women have to deal with. Being on… Continue reading Five Tips For Running On Your Period
Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link. Oodi is an unassuming village in Kgatleng District, 20km north-east of Gaborone. I’ve participated in a few Y-Care Charity walks on the outskirts of Oodi and also hiked up the distinctively rounded Oodi Hill a couple of times. But I’d never run through the village itself. So on Sunday… Continue reading Exploring Oodi On The Run
Winter in Botswana is remarkably more pleasant than winter in other parts of the world. But everything is relative! For most of the year, we are forced to run at un-Godly hours just to beat the heat and sometimes by 7am the sun already feels like its piercing the skin. So when winter comes round… Continue reading Surviving Botswana Winter On The Run
Disclaimer: I received the Forerunner 245 from Extreme Brands, Botswana’s Garmin Distributors in exchange for my honest review and feedback. The Garmin Forerunner 35 was my loyal running companion for two years, seeing me through epic races and personal bests. It delivered on the key criteria I’d set – simplicity, affordability, GPS-enabled with a good… Continue reading My First Impressions: Garmin Forerunner 245
If ever there was a year to fall off the running wagon, it was 2020. So imagine how proud I was to get to the end of that very tumultuous year having achieved so much! First, there were all the runs and challenges I did during restrictive lockdowns in the country. Then getting two new… Continue reading How To Get Back On The Running Wagon
When I was training for my ultra-trail, my husband accompanied me on most of my long runs as he was to pace me at the race. It was on one of these runs where things went pear-shaped… We were running past Ping Pong Shopping Mall in Tshweneng, heading towards the Railway Line, when it all… Continue reading Pros And Cons Of Running With Your Spouse