With the arrival of a New Year, you may have decided to start running! If you have, CONGRATULATIONS on the best decision of your life! This was a decision I made five years ago and I haven’t looked back since. That’s not to say it has been easy. In fact, I really struggled at the… Continue reading How To Start Running In 2022
In Usain Bolt’s words, “Dreams are free. Goals have a cost. While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price”. This has really hit home the last few weeks as I train for my first ultra-trail (44km) – the Addo Elephant Trail Run. It’s easy to dream about the adventure – running… Continue reading Goals Don’t Come Without A Price
Around this time last year I wrote a post titled, Is It Foolish To Plan For 2021? Given how the year turned out, it might well have been foolish! But I still stand by what I said in that post, “Goals keep me showing up and pushing myself to be and do more. Do I… Continue reading What’s In Store For 2022?
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!
Doesn’t it feel like I’m always training for Addo?! Let me share some background for those who may have forgotten my Addo Story. In July 2019, I attended the Gauteng Trail Clinic in South Africa where I entered a draw to win an entry to the Addo Elephant Trail Run. This event was the first… Continue reading Take 3: Training For Addo Ultra-Trail!
My post on why and how my toenails were removed reached a wide audience, becoming the 7th most-read post of 2021, shortly after it was published! So it’s only fair that I give you an update. Around Day 10 post-surgery, I stopped wearing bandages and the healing process continued without any problems. Four weeks post-surgery,… Continue reading What’s It Like Running Without Toenails?
Why does summer never seem to ease in slowly, at least in Botswana?! We get two minutes of beautiful Spring with the Jacarandas in their full glory and then we suddenly jump to scorching, sticky, sweaty summer! This past weekend we had highs of 36˚C and it’s only going to get worse as we approach… Continue reading Is It Too Hot To Run?!
A few weeks ago I shared what it was like to run #RunEveryStreet in one of Gaborone’s neighbourhoods – Marapoathutlwa. I enjoyed the experience so much that I quickly moved onto another neighbourhood, Peolwane, formerly known as Ditimamodimo, and commonly referred to as Block 7. Peolwane is a swallow in Setswana and in Botswana this… Continue reading Yes, I Ran Every Street In Peolwane Too!
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