Goals

How I Plan to End 2022 with A Bang!

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!

On The Run

What Did I Get Up To On My Birthday?

I’ve had so many thoughtful comments from yesterday’s Birthday Reflections blog that I’d like to summarise a few that resonated with me – learning to practice gratitude and appreciation (especially in difficult situations), letting go of being tied to pre-planned outcomes, becoming more comfortable in your skin, that hope is a doing word, that you… Continue reading What Did I Get Up To On My Birthday?

Inspiration

8 Things I Know Are True At 42

It’s my birthday!! I started my day with a beautiful run in Central Gaborone where many of the Jacaranda trees are now in full bloom and displaying their magnificent and magical purple colour. I couldn’t have found a greater way to start my day. I haven’t been running for a few weeks (due to a… Continue reading 8 Things I Know Are True At 42

Race Recap

MAP Fun Run in the Sun! | 5K Race Recap

On Saturday 8th October 2022, I was overjoyed to be part of a final celebration of my secondary school’s 50th anniversary, together with my husband and son, as well as my good friends, Polelo, Elisa and Tapiwa, all of us proud members of MAP Class of 1998! Maru-a-Pula, translated as ‘Clouds of Rain’ and fondly… Continue reading MAP Fun Run in the Sun! | 5K Race Recap

On The Run

Let’s Catch Up Over Coffee… Okay, Maybe Lemonade!

I’m so excited to be linking up with My First 5K and More, Running With Attitude, Run Laugh Eat Pie, Runs with Pugs, and Zenaida for Fit Five Friday as well as with Running with Perseverance and Confessions of a Mother Runner for the Ultimate Coffee Date.  As I write this, I’m struggling in 36˚C heat so I’m going for some ice-cold lemonade today, instead… Continue reading Let’s Catch Up Over Coffee… Okay, Maybe Lemonade!

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?

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!

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?

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)

Race Recap

Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (May)

Just a week after the first race of the Spar Community Challenge, we were at it again! On the 7th May 2022, I participated in the Challenge’s second race at Airport Junction Mall. This is a 9-part running series with monthly runs from April until December, with two distances to choose from – 5K and… Continue reading Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (May)