Training

Journey to My First Half Marathon, Weeks 13 – 15 (Highlights)

After running 17 races last year as a complete beginner, I am now training for my first Half Marathon on the 13th May 2018. Training for a Half Marathon is hard. Not so much the running but juggling running with gym, kids’ school activities, birthday parties, work assignments and everything else in between! The last… Continue reading Journey to My First Half Marathon, Weeks 13 – 15 (Highlights)

Training

Journey to My First Half Marathon, Weeks 11 – 12

After running 17 races last year as a complete beginner, I am now training for my first Half Marathon on the 13th May 2018. I loved a blog post by Kelly Roberts from ‘She Can and She Did’ where she said of herself that “I am just not a very gifted runner”. This really struck a… Continue reading Journey to My First Half Marathon, Weeks 11 – 12

Race Recap

Botswana Independence 10k, Race Recap (#12/17)

On the 23rd September, I participated in the Botswana Independence Race (10 km). I had a great run but struggled to contain my emotions afterwards. For those of you reading my blog for the first time I am a newbie runner on a mission to complete 17 races this year! Enjoy Number 12!  The Race: The… Continue reading Botswana Independence 10k, Race Recap (#12/17)

Race Recap

Gaborone City Mayor’s Race 10k, Race Recap (#11/17)

On Saturday, I participated in the inaugural Gaborone City Mayor’s Race. I chose the 10 km distance and after a very disorganised and rocky start to the day, it was such a brilliant experience! Here is the story of Number 11…  The Race: The hype around this race was amazing – the huge billboards, exciting social… Continue reading Gaborone City Mayor’s Race 10k, Race Recap (#11/17)

Training

Road to Soweto: Training Recap, Week 1

I am training for the Soweto 10k on the 4th November 2017. The Soweto Marathon is one of the biggest races in Africa and I am really looking forward to being a part of it! I am also doing a #17in2017 Challenge where the goal is to run 17 races this year!  I felt overwhelmed… Continue reading Road to Soweto: Training Recap, Week 1

Race Recap

Rustenburg Mountain Race 10k, Race Recap (#10/17)

Last week the family and I (including my parents) went on vacation! After months of intense work schedules/ challenges, we all really needed the break and we had a fantastic time exploring the beautiful Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. Mpumalanga’s literal translation is “The place where the sun rises” and what a stunning place this… Continue reading Rustenburg Mountain Race 10k, Race Recap (#10/17)

Race Recap

Palapye 10k, Race Recap (#5/17)

For those of you reading this blog for the first time, I am on a mission to complete 17 races this year! Yesterday I ran my 5th race in Palapye which is a 3-hour drive from Gaborone. This race also served as part of my training for my goal race next week – The Diacore. … Continue reading Palapye 10k, Race Recap (#5/17)