At the start of the year, I set six major goals, each with a number of mini goals embedded in them. When I look at them now, I don’t think they were overly ambitious, in fact, unlike previous years, they were quite achievable. But this year has just felt off for me, fitness-wise. Admittedly, I’ve… Continue reading How I Plan to End 2022 with A Bang!
I’ve spent a week working in Dar es Salaam, beautifully translated from Arabic as “Abode of Peace”. With an estimated population of over six million people, Dar is the financial hub of Tanzania. Nestled along a natural and quiet harbour on the Indian Ocean, Dar is a multicultural city – home to African Tanzanians, Arabic… Continue reading Running in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
How’s that for an attention-grabbing headline?! And it’s true… well, partly! My team was asked to facilitate a meeting in Ghana set for Friday and Saturday. Needless to say, we spent more time travelling than actually being in Ghana! We were at the Airport in Gaborone by 08:30 on Thursday morning for a 10:30 flight… Continue reading I Flew To Ghana For My Weekend Run!
My 16-week journey to the Addo Elephant Ultra-Trail has been anything but easy. I always knew the training would be tough but I didn’t expect all the setbacks, from poor fitness levels, motivation struggles, work travel, food poisoning and even Covid. With only 463 of 750km run, I know I go into this race undertrained.… Continue reading It’s The Final Countdown!
I ran in Ghana for the first time in September 2021. It was such an incredible experience and never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d get to do it again so soon. We landed at 10pm on Saturday and as such couldn’t make the trip to the Eastern Region until the next day.… Continue reading I Run Africa: Eastern Region of Ghana
A work assignment has brought me back to Ghana, the friendly country in West Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, and neatly tucked between the French-speaking countries of Côte d’Ivoire and Togo, with Burkina Faso straddling its northern border. Last year, I visited Big Ada and had the amazing opportunity to run in this rustic town, absorbing the… Continue reading Not The Run I’d Planned In Accra, Ghana!
This post was meant for New Year’s Eve but after my last blog a few days before Christmas, I took some time off blogging to focus on family fun and holiday festivities. But I’m back and ready to officially close my year of running and blogging in 2021! In 2018, 2019 and 2020, I followed… Continue reading Looking Back At 2021!
When running is part of your daily or weekly routine, it is very difficult NOT to run. But what happens when you have to travel for work, especially for several days or weeks at a time? Work travel often involves quite new and demanding tasks in an unfamiliar environment as well as social/client engagements, culminating… Continue reading How To Run When Travelling For Work
Above and beyond the physical and mental health benefits of running, what I love most about this sport is exploring new places – noticing the small but significant features that define a place, sensing its spirit, pulse and culture, observing people in their natural space, and for a moment, feeling like there is no other… Continue reading I Run Africa: Big Ada – Ghana
I’ve already done a recap of the 12 races/ challenges I did this year. But to review the year, I’m going to use a format from previous years – 2018 and 2019 where I follow a series of prompts to discuss various elements of my running year, beyond just racing. 2020 – Focus, Fight, Finish Best… Continue reading Year of Running 2020