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

On The Run

My 10-Step Guide To Get You Off The Couch

Three years ago, I finally got off the couch and I haven’t been back on since. That’s not to say I haven’t had a few stumbles and momentary lapses, but for the most part I’ve managed to stick to a good running routine. Before this, I tried several exercise programs, and all failed miserably in… Continue reading My 10-Step Guide To Get You Off The Couch

On The Run · Race Recap

Five Reasons Endurance Runners Should Do 5K Races

On the 21st September 2019, I ran the Botswana Independence 5K race. One thing which really surprised me was how shocked people seemed when I said I was running the 5K, “Why not the Half? Or the 10k at the very least?!” Initially I was taken aback, momentarily embarrassed that I wasn’t doing anything longer… Continue reading Five Reasons Endurance Runners Should Do 5K Races

On The Run

The Races, The Bling, The Lessons – 2019

Running is an amazing sport. As I end my third year of running and racing, I have this to say – I didn’t really like running in my first year, I tolerated it in my second year, and in my third – well, I grew to love it. A big part of running for me… Continue reading The Races, The Bling, The Lessons – 2019

Race Recap

Botswana Life Half Marathon, Race Recap (2019)

On the 8th of September 2019, I ran the Botswana Life Half Marathon in Gaborone – it was my third Half of the year, and my FIFTH Half overall. When I started writing this recap, I followed my usual format, describing my training, the route, my splits and performance, and the pros and cons of… Continue reading Botswana Life Half Marathon, Race Recap (2019)

Training

Run the Berg Training – September

On the 28th and 29th September 2019, I took part in Runtheberg – a 2-stage trail race in the Northern Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. I chose the Challenge Race which was 17 km of climbing and running on the first day, and then 14 km on the second day, both days totaling a net… Continue reading Run the Berg Training – September