Guest Blog · Inspiration

Beast Mode State of Mind

Written By Guest Blogger Ticha Pfupajena There’s a quote I heard somewhere that has stuck with me “Opinions are like armpits – everyone has them, and some of them stink”. This is especially relevant now during the current coronavirus pandemic as everyone seems to have an opinion on something – whether it’s wearing masks in… Continue reading Beast Mode State of Mind

40 By 40 · Hiking

Hiking With The Kids In Mogonye

How often do we dream of visiting far-off places and overlook what’s on our very doorstep? This was one of the reasons I chose ‘Go Hiking in 4 New Places in Botswana’ as part of my #40By40 Challenge. The few hikes I’ve done in the past have opened my eyes to the natural beauty of… Continue reading Hiking With The Kids In Mogonye

On The Run

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

On The Run

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

40 By 40 · Race Recap

How I Trained For And Ran A Sub-60 10K

Around 9km, Zurika and Ditiro had pushed ahead so I had a target to chase. Gape remained by my side with the tough job of making sure I kept up. We had just battled a stiff wind and an unexpected incline that had thrown me slightly off target pace. For the first time that morning… Continue reading How I Trained For And Ran A Sub-60 10K

I Run Gabs City

Exploring Gaborone On The Run – 1

Botswana is a popular tourist destination but its capital city Gaborone with its government ministries, shopping centres and suburban sprawl is often overlooked as a place of interest. I would argue that although it doesn’t have the vibrant feel of some of Africa’s big cities, many fall in love with its relative calm, cleanliness and… Continue reading Exploring Gaborone On The Run – 1

Goals · Review

Focus: Fight: Finish (Mid Year Review 2020)

My running theme for 2020 is “Focus – Fight – Finish” but of course when I chose those words I had no idea just how much I’d have to focus and fight to finish all the goals I had set. A year dedicated to my first marathon and 19 other exciting races (local and international)… Continue reading Focus: Fight: Finish (Mid Year Review 2020)

On The Run

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

On The Run

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

40 By 40

Running Towards 40 (Update 1)

Remember my #40By40 Challenge? When I turned 39 last year, I decided to come up with a list of things I wanted to achieve by my 40th Birthday. The list is specific to fitness and running with a huge dose of travel and adventure, friendship, giving back and personal development. I gave myself two years… Continue reading Running Towards 40 (Update 1)