Welcome to a new series on my blog called “Top Five Friday” where I’ll be sharing my Top Five anything in running and blogging! For the very first Top Five Friday, I’m sharing my most-read blog posts of all time and why I think they were so well-received. 1/ Five Tips for Running with Natural… Continue reading Top Five Friday | My Most-Read Blog Posts
Almost six years ago, I started running and blogging – pretty much at the same time. I was committed to getting fit and chose running as the means to do so, and blogging was the tool I chose to keep me accountable. So, I’ve never actually experienced one without the other! From outer appearances, they… Continue reading 8 Similarities Between Running and Blogging
On Sunday, I challenged myself and the family to a fun and exciting adventure – a Three Peaks Challenge (Gaborone Edition). The three peaks in question were Kgale Hill, Tlokweng Hill and Oodi Hill. Technically speaking, all three peaks are not in Gaborone, but they do surround the city. Kgale sits on Gaborone’s border with… Continue reading Three Peaks Challenge | Gaborone Edition
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?
It’s my birthday!! I started my day with a beautiful run in Central Gaborone where many of the Jacaranda trees are now in full bloom and displaying their magnificent and magical purple colour. I couldn’t have found a greater way to start my day. I haven’t been running for a few weeks (due to a… Continue reading 8 Things I Know Are True At 42
On Saturday 8th October 2022, I was overjoyed to be part of a final celebration of my secondary school’s 50th anniversary, together with my husband and son, as well as my good friends, Polelo, Elisa and Tapiwa, all of us proud members of MAP Class of 1998! Maru-a-Pula, translated as ‘Clouds of Rain’ and fondly… Continue reading MAP Fun Run in the Sun! | 5K Race Recap
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!
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
When you’re gluten-intolerant, there are certain foods you get used to living without – a burger is one of them! The burger bun for obvious reasons, but did you know that most store-bought burger patties or burgers served at restaurants contain gluten as they are often made using breadcrumbs or can be cross-contaminated with gluten-containing… Continue reading Hearty Healthy Gluten Free Burgers | Recipe
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?