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What Did I Get Up To On My Birthday?

I’ve had so many thoughtful comments from yesterday’s Birthday Reflections blog that I’d like to summarise a few that resonated with me – learning to practice gratitude and appreciation (especially in difficult situations), letting go of being tied to pre-planned outcomes, becoming more comfortable in your skin, that hope is a doing word, that you… Continue reading What Did I Get Up To On My Birthday?

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Let’s Catch Up Over Coffee… Okay, Maybe Lemonade!

I’m so excited to be linking up with My First 5K and More, Running With Attitude, Run Laugh Eat Pie, Runs with Pugs, and Zenaida for Fit Five Friday as well as with Running with Perseverance and Confessions of a Mother Runner for the Ultimate Coffee Date.  As I write this, I’m struggling in 36˚C heat so I’m going for some ice-cold lemonade today, instead… Continue reading Let’s Catch Up Over Coffee… Okay, Maybe Lemonade!

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In Pursuit Of Great Content | Blogging Tips

I recently told my friend Elisa about the lengths I’d gone to, to get a photo for social media. My plan was to go up Kgale Hill with Botswana’s flag to get a photo for Independence Day. But with a million things to do, we set off rather late. We scurried up the hill at… Continue reading In Pursuit Of Great Content | Blogging Tips

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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!