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What Are The Benefits Of Hill Training?

Gaborone is as FLAT as a pancake, which often lulls runners into a false sense of security. We feel we’re getting stronger and faster, until we leave the confines of the city and get bamboozled by even the slightest of elevations! During the Phikwe Half Marathon, I met a runner from Gaborone, and for the… Continue reading What Are The Benefits Of Hill Training?

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My Half Marathon Journey | No. 5 – 8

I’m looking back at my Half Marathon journey to remember how far I’ve come, to build back some of the confidence I lost in my ninth Half a couple of weeks ago, and most importantly, to look ahead at what I want to achieve going forward. My first four Half Marathons showed me that I… Continue reading My Half Marathon Journey | No. 5 – 8

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My Half Marathon Journey | No. 1 – 4

A couple of weeks ago, I ran my ninth Half Marathon and to my shock and disappointment, the result was a Personal Worst (PW) time. The course was not hilly or particularly difficult, in fact, I found it really enjoyable (until I started struggling). When I reflected later, there were many reasons for my dismal… Continue reading My Half Marathon Journey | No. 1 – 4

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Fit Five Friday | Let’s Catch Up Over Coffee!

Can you believe I haven’t blogged in over a month! I’ve had a lot going on with work – many stressful moments but thankfully some great opportunities, so I’m not complaining! But it has meant I haven’t been on my blogging A-game, so a catch up over coffee is long overdue and what better way… Continue reading Fit Five Friday | Let’s Catch Up Over Coffee!

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5-Day Self-Care Challenge For Runners

Running is a way I manage stress and anxiety and it also keeps me productive, confident and living a more balanced and healthy life. But as runners, we often neglect to incorporate some basic self-care activities to rejuvenate our physical and mental wellbeing. A few weeks ago, I set myself a 5-Day Self-Care Challenge. I… Continue reading 5-Day Self-Care Challenge For Runners

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How To Connect With Other Runners

Over the years, I’ve connected with so many runners, both in person and virtually. Who else, than a fellow runner, understands your need to talk about the time you ran a marathon or an injury you’re struggling with? Who else gets that you need an early night before that intimidating long run? And who else… Continue reading How To Connect With Other Runners

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I Finally Ran In Molepolole!

Given its proximity to Gaborone as well as its significant historical, cultural and religious relevance to Botswana, I’ve long wanted to run in Molepolole, an urban village about 50km from the city and the official gateway to the Kgalagadi Desert. Named after the Molepolole River, Molepolole is the capital of the¬†Bakwena tribe who were forced… Continue reading I Finally Ran In Molepolole!

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I Flew To Ghana For My Weekend Run!

How’s that for an attention-grabbing headline?! And it’s true… well, partly! My team was asked to facilitate a meeting in Ghana set for Friday and Saturday. Needless to say, we spent more time travelling than actually being in Ghana! We were at the Airport in Gaborone by 08:30 on Thursday morning for a 10:30 flight… Continue reading I Flew To Ghana For My Weekend Run!

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Why Taking Your Kids To The Stadium Is A Must!

The Gaborone International Meet is the only international track and field competition hosted in Botswana. It is organised annually by the Sports View Runners Club and is aimed at providing a platform for upcoming and elite athletes to showcase their talent as well as prepare and qualify for international competitions such as the World Championships,… Continue reading Why Taking Your Kids To The Stadium Is A Must!

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Five Ways To Deal With Post-Race Blues

Training for a big race can be all-consuming. For months, everything is centred around it – the structure of your days, your nutrition, your sleeping schedule, your weekend activities, and yes, even your conversations. As you approach the race, you visualise all that will follow – the finish line, the photos on social media, the… Continue reading Five Ways To Deal With Post-Race Blues