Earlier this year, I was inspired by Run Myf Run‘s mission to #RunEveryStreet in her district. I had started to feel quite uninspired with my running and needed a fun challenge. I signed up to City Strides which imports data from various apps and maps out all the streets you have run. However, I quickly… Continue reading I Ran Every Street In Marapoathutlwa
Exhausted from my recent travels to Ghana and Kasane, I was looking forward to a rare lie-in this weekend. But Ditiro was quick to say, “We can’t miss the jacarandas. They are out in full bloom now!” Ah yes, my favourite time of year to run in the city… The Jacaranda mimosifolia is a sub-tropical tree… Continue reading Chasing Jacarandas In Gaborone
Where do I even begin to tell this story?! In January 2020, I started training for my first marathon. The pandemic happened, the race was cancelled. I thought about continuing to train and running the distance on the day but decided not to as I wanted the whole package – the vibe, the crowds, the… Continue reading Like Seriously, Will I Ever Run A Marathon?!
When Myfanwy asked me to put a team together for the She Runs: Cardiff Summer Relay, I immediately agreed, and for 12 hours on the 3rd July, I had the great honour of leading Team: We Run Gaborone, a group of 15 amazing runners who ran or walked with heart, courage, determination and soul. Some… Continue reading Gaborone Runs With Cardiff
Disclaimer: I received the Forerunner 245 from Extreme Brands, Botswana’s Garmin Distributors in exchange for my honest review and feedback. The Garmin Forerunner 35 was my loyal running companion for two years, seeing me through epic races and personal bests. It delivered on the key criteria I’d set – simplicity, affordability, GPS-enabled with a good… Continue reading My First Impressions: Garmin Forerunner 245
I was that girl who loved bright and colourful stationery. The shops would sell brown paper covers for school books but I always chose the brightest paper and folders I could find. Remember those pretty letter and envelope sets? I’d always get several for Christmas and there was nothing I loved more. Even today, I… Continue reading Is It Foolish To Plan For 2021?
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
My theme for 2020 was FOCUS – FIGHT – FINISH, largely because I had such mammoth goals, including 20 races. We all know what happened next. Shortly after my third race, the world shut down and life as we knew it changed, perhaps forever. I can’t quite describe the feelings I had as my neat… Continue reading The Races, The Bling, The Lessons – 2020
The third quarter of the year is done and dusted! I started on a high, took a bit of a nose-dive somewhere in the middle but ended with lots of smiles and tired muscles. Although I’ve gotten used to our altered state of affairs, I still long for pre-pandemic times. I miss racing, like real… Continue reading Let’s Keep On Keeping On
Running and blogging started simultaneously for me almost four years ago and opened up a whole new world. I’ve absolutely loved being a runner blogger but admittedly when I first started out, I didn’t realise how much work was involved in both running and blogging. A few people have asked how I come up with… Continue reading Behind The Scenes Of A Runner Blogger