Family and Fitness · Hiking

Three Peaks Challenge | Gaborone Edition

On Sunday, I challenged myself and the family to a fun and exciting adventure – a Three Peaks Challenge (Gaborone Edition). The three peaks in question were Kgale Hill, Tlokweng Hill and Oodi Hill. Technically speaking, all three peaks are not in Gaborone, but they do surround the city. Kgale sits on Gaborone’s border with… Continue reading Three Peaks Challenge | Gaborone Edition

Hiking

Kgale Hill: Let’s Clean Up Our Act!

Located on the southern outskirts of Gaborone on the A1 to Lobatse, Kgale Hill, loosely translated as “The Place That Dried Up” is a national treasure. A visit to Gaborone isn’t complete without a hike up Kgale Hill which has a summit elevation of 1,287 metres (4,222 ft) above sea level. For those who are… Continue reading Kgale Hill: Let’s Clean Up Our Act!

Race Recap

PPC Kgale Hill Challenge, Race Recap

On the 24th June 2018, I participated in the PPC Kgale Hill Challenge for the first time. This is a 15 km race and includes the beautiful yet punishing Kgale Hill. It is one of the older races on the Botswana race calendar and this was its 20th anniversary. For several years, it has been my… Continue reading PPC Kgale Hill Challenge, Race Recap

Training

Diacore 10k Training Recap: Week 6

How did we get to Week 6 of my 8-week Diacore Training Cycle? I have been so lucky to work with Coach Nicola from Running Happy who has put together a great training plan that makes my job a whole lot easier. My main task has just been to get up and make sure I… Continue reading Diacore 10k Training Recap: Week 6

Training

Diacore 10k Training Recap: Week 3

What a disaster – in summary, “cough, cough, splutter, splutter, sneeze, sneeze” – REPEAT! 😦 Boy, oh boy! Confession time: when my kids and husband were sick, I didn’t really take them seriously. I may even have muttered the term “man-flu” in the direction of my husband a couple of times. But this week was definitely: The Gaborone Runner… Continue reading Diacore 10k Training Recap: Week 3

Training

Diacore 10k Training Recap: Weeks 1 – 2

I somehow made it through three races this year with no clear “plan” other than to walk/run at least three times a week and to give it my very all on race day. However, I no longer want to simply focus on doing “17 races in 2017“. I want to become a better runner and to work towards my equally… Continue reading Diacore 10k Training Recap: Weeks 1 – 2

Training

Medihelp 10k Training Recap: Weeks 1 – 3

Three weeks have flown by since I last wrote. My initial aim was to post weekly updates leading to my next race on the 4th March, but these weeks were plagued with immense self-doubt, a whopping migraine and a tummy bug! Week 1 Sunday: Immediately after the Jack’s Gym 5k Trail Run, I felt energised, excited and… Continue reading Medihelp 10k Training Recap: Weeks 1 – 3