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9 Lessons From The 9×9 Spring Challenge

After an epic 10K time trial in mid-July, my mood plummeted with several dark days as I relived the loss of my mum a year ago. Throw in a sudden 2-week lockdown in August as well as the usual Covid-19 anxieties, winter wasn’t the best time for me. So it was almost with a sense… Continue reading 9 Lessons From The 9×9 Spring Challenge

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How A Running Coach Can Help You

When I first hired a running coach, my parents and husband thought I was crazy. I think their shock was largely because coaches have long been associated with elite athletes and here I was ‘Miss-Dodge-Running-At-All-Costs’ getting a coach! Admittedly, at the start, I felt embarrassed telling people I had a coach. But looking back, having… Continue reading How A Running Coach Can Help You

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My Most Unforgettable Race Moments

At midnight on the 30th of July, the Greater Gaborone area was placed under lockdown for two weeks as there was a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases. This was a terrible set-back for all of us as we had slowly started getting back some semblance of “normal” albeit with compulsory masks, temperature checks and registrations… Continue reading My Most Unforgettable Race Moments

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Six Annoying Things About Running In Gaborone

I can spend hours talking about my love for running in Gaborone. I love the familiarity of my neighbourhood and surrounding roads as well as the excitement that comes with visiting a new area of town. I love knowing the distances between various landmarks and charting new routes depending on the distance I’m doing or… Continue reading Six Annoying Things About Running In Gaborone

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8 Important Tips For Running With Your Dog

Running with your dog has numerous physical and mental health benefits for both of you. You both get to exercise and in between all your work, family and social commitments, it’s a perfect way of spending quality time together. I asked Jessie from The Right Fits blog what she loves about running with her gorgeous… Continue reading 8 Important Tips For Running With Your Dog

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Embracing Life With The Un-Canceled Project 2

A few weeks ago, I shared my experience with The Un-Canceled Project organised by Run The Edge and spoke of how the challenge had helped me channel so much positivity during the lockdown by getting me to focus on key themes each week – gratitude, hope, humour, inspiration, courage and commitment. So successful was the… Continue reading Embracing Life With The Un-Canceled Project 2

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7 Key Benefits of Running Solo

It’s no secret that I love running with my friends and I’ve often encouraged newbie runners to join groups or find a running buddy – knowing someone is waiting for you, often gets you out of bed and running with faster friends can make you push yourself a bit more. Also, when you’re struggling, there’s… Continue reading 7 Key Benefits of Running Solo

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10 Ways To OUTRUN Your Excuses

In “My 10-Step Guide to Get You Off The Couch” one of the things I mentioned was that when I come up with an excuse not to run, I play devil’s advocate with myself and critically analyse each excuse. More often than not, I find myself putting on those running shoes… if begrudgingly at first! So… Continue reading 10 Ways To OUTRUN Your Excuses

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How The Un-Canceled Project Kept Me Positive During Lockdown

I first heard of The Un-Canceled Project  organised by Run The Edge when fellow blogger Wendy wrote about it. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. At that point, we were days away from a complete lockdown and I was feeling quite overwhelmed. Run The Edge was offering a free virtual race series with several… Continue reading How The Un-Canceled Project Kept Me Positive During Lockdown

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What I Miss Most About Outdoor Running

In this era of COVID-19  with its social distancing, race cancellations and banning of outdoor running, I’ve been so proud and inspired to see how runners around the world have tried to adapt to these new circumstances. Many are participating in virtual strength and aerobics sessions, some have registered for virtual races, others have started… Continue reading What I Miss Most About Outdoor Running