On The Run

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

On The Run

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

On The Run · Race Recap

10 Steps To A Successful 10×10 Challenge

The Gaborone Striders Runners Club (GSRC) organised another successful 10×10 Challenge Event towards the end of 2019 with participation increasing from a 120 runners in 2018 to 359 runners. With its popularity quickly increasing, I really hope it will occupy a place on Botswana’s Race Calendar for years to come. The Challenge itself is simple,… Continue reading 10 Steps To A Successful 10×10 Challenge

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

On The Run

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

On The Run

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

On The Run

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