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

On The Run

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

Fitness

Why You Should Start Planking This Lockdown

I love running because it’s a sport that doesn’t discriminate – it accommodates all shapes and sizes, ages and fitness levels. Everyone can run and that’s why I advocate for it so passionately at every opportunity. But the more I run, the more I’m made aware that a lot actually goes into running. Although not… Continue reading Why You Should Start Planking This Lockdown

Food and Nutrition · Guest Blog

Marathon Training Nutrition 101

How often have we thought to ourselves, “If only I had a bit more time, I would…”. Well, if ever there was an opportunity for us to reassess an area of our life and make changes, it’s probably now while we have more quiet moments to ourselves. One thing I’ve struggled with is ensuring I… Continue reading Marathon Training Nutrition 101

Family and Fitness

Fun Ways To Keep Your Kids Fit During A Lockdown

Well, there’s a title I never saw coming! Just a couple of months ago, I wrote a post about why I love exercising as a family. With the current COVID-19 crisis and the enforced social/physical distancing, many of the activities I listed are not quite possible now. And without the school playground, PE lessons, afternoon… Continue reading Fun Ways To Keep Your Kids Fit During A Lockdown

Goals · Review

How COVID-19 Turned My 2020 Plans Upside Down

This post was meant to be a first quarter review of my year – I was going to tell you how my marathon training was going, the races I’ve done as part of my #20in20 Race Challenge and all the races I could look forward to in the second quarter of the year. Well… the… Continue reading How COVID-19 Turned My 2020 Plans Upside Down

Race Recap

Gabane 20K Trail Run, Race Recap, #3/20

I challenged myself to run 20 races this year as part of my #20in20 Race Challenge. With the COVID-19 global crisis, that may be very difficult to achieve now. I’m not calling it quits yet but no one could have predicted the start that we have all had to this year. As it stands, all… Continue reading Gabane 20K Trail Run, Race Recap, #3/20

Race Recap

Phobians Pretoria Half Marathon, Race Recap, #2/20

I’m on a mission to complete 20 races this year as part of my #20in20 Race Challenge. With multiple races currently being cancelled or postponed because of the COVID-19 global crisis this goal may be harder to achieve than I had originally anticipated. Be that as it may, I’m going to stay as positive as… Continue reading Phobians Pretoria Half Marathon, Race Recap, #2/20

Race Recap

Y-Care Oodi-Mmamashia Walk Race Recap, #1/20

I started running in 2017 by challenging myself to 17 races that year. This year I’ve returned to how it had all began with a #20in20 Race Challenge. Botswana doesn’t have too many races (probably less than 20 a year) so I’ve been keeping a close ear to the ground to make sure I don’t… Continue reading Y-Care Oodi-Mmamashia Walk Race Recap, #1/20