On The Run

What Are The Benefits Of Hill Training?

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?

Race Recap

How Was The Kgosi Malope II 10K Race?

Located around 85km from Gaborone, Kanye is the eighth-largest village in Botswana and the administrative capital of the Southern District. Steeped in cultural, traditional and political history, Kanye is also well-known for its rolling hills, beautiful gorges and stunning scenery. More significantly to me, it is my husband Ditiro’s home village, a place he believes… Continue reading How Was The Kgosi Malope II 10K Race?

Race Recap

BDF AC Half Marathon | What Went Wrong?

On the 28th August 2022, I participated in the BDF AC Half Marathon in Mogoditshane, a bustling peri-urban town in Kweneng District which borders Gaborone. The last time I was here was in 2018 when I did the 10K route. I had such an enjoyable time exploring the vibrant streets of Mogoditshane, navigating curious goats… Continue reading BDF AC Half Marathon | What Went Wrong?

On The Run

My Half Marathon Journey | No. 5 – 8

I’m looking back at my Half Marathon journey to remember how far I’ve come, to build back some of the confidence I lost in my ninth Half a couple of weeks ago, and most importantly, to look ahead at what I want to achieve going forward. My first four Half Marathons showed me that I… Continue reading My Half Marathon Journey | No. 5 – 8

On The Run

My Half Marathon Journey | No. 1 – 4

A couple of weeks ago, I ran my ninth Half Marathon and to my shock and disappointment, the result was a Personal Worst (PW) time. The course was not hilly or particularly difficult, in fact, I found it really enjoyable (until I started struggling). When I reflected later, there were many reasons for my dismal… Continue reading My Half Marathon Journey | No. 1 – 4

On The Run

Fit Five Friday | Let’s Catch Up Over Coffee!

Can you believe I haven’t blogged in over a month! I’ve had a lot going on with work – many stressful moments but thankfully some great opportunities, so I’m not complaining! But it has meant I haven’t been on my blogging A-game, so a catch up over coffee is long overdue and what better way… Continue reading Fit Five Friday | Let’s Catch Up Over Coffee!

Race Recap

SPAR Women’s Challenge 10K | Race Recap

On the 9th July 2022, I participated in the SPAR Women’s Challenge 10K Race which is organised by the Lady Khama Charitable Trust and supported by the Gaborone Runners Club, Botswana Athletics Association and Botswana National Sports Commission. I had the most amazing time and to think I almost missed it…! When the date was… Continue reading SPAR Women’s Challenge 10K | Race Recap

Goals

Am I On Track With My 2022 Goals?

At the start of the year, I set five major goals with an additional BONUS goal thrown in for good measure. Most of the goals have a number of mini-goals/targets embedded in them which makes them a lot more challenging than I’d thought when I was setting them with all the vigour and energy that… Continue reading Am I On Track With My 2022 Goals?

On The Run

I Finally Ran In Molepolole!

Given its proximity to Gaborone as well as its significant historical, cultural and religious relevance to Botswana, I’ve long wanted to run in Molepolole, an urban village about 50km from the city and the official gateway to the Kgalagadi Desert. Named after the Molepolole River, Molepolole is the capital of the¬†Bakwena tribe who were forced… Continue reading I Finally Ran In Molepolole!

Race Recap

Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (June)

On the 18th June 2022, I participated in the Spar Community Challenge’s third race. This Challenge is a 9-part running series with monthly runs from April until December, with two distances to choose from – 5K and 10K. You’ll find my first recap here, and my second here. There is a leader board for each… Continue reading Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (June)