Around October last year, there was a buzz of excitement in Gaborone with news that a speciality running store was opening up in Sebele Mall – aptly named GRIP Runner. I recently had the privilege of interviewing Gobona Mantle who is a co-founder of GRIP Runner which she expertly juggles with her cycling coaching school… Continue reading Interview | GRIP Runner Co-Founder Gobona Mantle
Although I have such huge admiration and respect for the Isaac Makwalas and Gerda Steyns of the world, the stories that motivate me the most come from ordinary runners, like you or me, who usually started running later in life, who once believed they couldn’t run or who don’t fit the typical “athletic mould” and… Continue reading Interview | From Asthma To Marathons
I visited Singapore for a conference in 2010. As it coincided with my 30th birthday, Ditiro joined me and we had a fabulous week. I remember how immaculate everything was and I was in awe of the sophisticated transport system, all the high-end shopping malls, the multitude of colourful cuisines and the organised markets with… Continue reading Fancy A Run In Singapore? Let’s Go!
Runner blogger Wanja from Nairobi, Kenya has been running on and off since 2013 and has participated in several races including four Half Marathons. Having run in Kenya, Tanzania, Gabon and Mauritius, she’s experienced some of the rich culture and diversity of Africa. Her favourite distance is 10km as it’s enough not to require multiple… Continue reading Let’s Run In Nairobi, Kenya!
Are you more mindful of what you eat when you are training for a race? Do you make any specific changes to your eating plan? If you do, what are some of the things you consider? When I started running in 2017, I saw it as great excuse to eat anything I wanted because “I’d… Continue reading Soweto Training Eating Plan
I have gotten into the terrible habit of not packing lunch for work. Let’s blame winter for this as I had such a good routine going until the cold set in! But around 12 pm I start feeling hungry and by 1 pm I am grabbing anything I can find in my drawers – usually… Continue reading Five Healthy and Delicious Lunch Ideas
I am so excited to have one of my dearest friends guest blogging today. I met Tafadzwa or Taffy (as she is fondly known) when we were both terrified little 13 year old girls starting Secondary School. We immediately clicked and so grew a remarkable friendship that has spanned decades and has seen us get… Continue reading Five Healthy Soups and Stews for Winter
My dear friend Polelo is no stranger to this blog! She has been right beside me, physically and emotionally on my journey to fitness and on my mission to conquer 17 races this year. She has encouraged me when I have felt down and she has held me accountable for getting my workouts done. I… Continue reading Five Things I Gained from BOOT CAMP