On who you are…

I am an introverted Art Director and closet singer of Zambian and South African descent. I am a sneaker lover and scarf collector with aspirations of learning how to speak Chichewa. I loves dogs because I don’t like cats. 
 
 

On running…
 
Running has been my greatest teacher-arming me with resilience and discipline in many factors of my life. I’m not a “talker” so my runs are my therapy sessions. The only time where I really get to let loose and clear my mind. 

On your First Run...

I can’t really remember my first run, I’d have to search my emails for this one. I do however believe that I had more than one first runs. The year that me and my friends decided to become official road runners, we registered for every single race that was not too far from where we lived and we ran all of them. Because we were “first time” runners, every run came with a very painful but appreciated lesson (Still does but we’re “experienced” now.). We couldn’t believe how much support you get from strangers while running and that for me is the beauty of this culture. 
 
 

On Street culture…

Street culture is a beautiful language that everyone understands (Well at least everyone I know), whether spoken or unspoken, it’s a culture that anyone can be a part of. What makes it so interesting is that it consists of so many different characters but there’s always that one thing that connects everyone. It’s a very beautiful and colourful culture! 

On running culture…

This is a beautiful culture that we see grow bigger every single day. My mom always laughs at me when I tell her that I wish I could drive around with a louder because the feeling I get every time I see someone running on the road is so overwhelming. I feel like a mother watching her child run towards the finish line and I just want to shout “Keep going! Don’t give up! You’re almost there!”
 
On gadgets…

I’m not big on gadgets, I guess it’s because I’m not big on spending. Gadgets are expensive! The only two gadgets I need in my life are my laptop for work and my phone for communicating and for running and training. 

On injury…

I haven’t experienced a serious running injury or any injury that has prevented me from running or training. I’ve seen people stay away for as long as a year from pulling something while running so I always try and listen to what my body communicates.
 

On achievements…

There’s no greater feeling than when you open your running app to read notifications and you hear “You just ran your fastest 5km at a pace of…” To think that at some point in my life, I couldn’t even imagine running 5km in 30min or less is unbelievable. This is still by far the greatest running achievement for. 

On future goals…

21km in 1H30? Absolutely! I cannot wait for that day! A lot of people always ask whether I see myself running a full marathon and my answer is always No! I’m not there yet, let me run fastest 21km first then we’ll start talking about running 42km. 
 
 

On your social media…

Its crazy how a simple post about how hectic or how great your running or training session was, inspires and motivates so many people. I use my social media for general things; selfies, family, friends, events and every once in a while I post about my running and training sessions. Lately, every picture I post about running or training leads to a few private messages of people asking me how they can join me or even a few tips of how they can squeeze in exercise sessions at home after a long day at work. That, for me, is way better than any number of like! 
 
 

On Pink…

The singer, any day! The colour, no thank you! I’m yet to find the perfect explanation of why this colour is associated with women. 
 

“The pink is the colour of universal love of oneself and of others. Pink represents friendship, affection, harmony, inner peace and approachability.” Does this not sound like someone whispering sweet nothings in your ear to get you to fall in love with them? 

On Pain…

I used to hate the saying; “No pain, no gain” until I started running. Only after you’ve ran a race that has a steep that has made you feel every single muscle in your legs, will you start appreciating the hectic hill training sessions that you get at run club. Pain is temporary; it’s what comes after that makes it all worth it! 

On women’s running…

For kick ass legs, an amazing booty and killer abs! The one thing that women really appreciate in their lives is having a community that loves and supports us in everything that we do. Through running, I’ve experienced everything of that and more! 

On the Past you…

Why did you stop? What were you doing? No answer will ever be good enough! Look at us now gurl! 

When I die…

I will have lived my life in full and fulfilled my purpose! 
 
#RunRevolution


On You...
 
10 facts about me:
1. A 28 year old daughter, little sister and single
2. Living in Aarhus - “The City of Smiles” (second largest city in Denmark and the world’s smallest big city)
3. Have lived in Bangkok, Berlin and Hamburg
4. Have a MA degree in International Business Communication
5. Working with communication and innovation within the public healthcare sector
6. Speak Danish, English, German and Spanish, but can say “cheers” in 8 languages
7. Member of the running community RUNAAR (Run for Aarhus) #RUNAAR
8. Awarded “Smile of the year” among fellow runners
9. Adidas Ambassador
10. Sneeze when looking at the sun 
 
On Running...
 
I started running when I was about 16 years old to keep staying active after quitting handball. But to me running became much more than just a way of being physical active, it was also a way to clear my mind, to recharge and to strengthen my mental health. It still is. Furthermore, I enjoy both exploring nature and different cities and countries wearing my running shoes. For many years I ran by my own but in the last years I’ve discovered the surplus energy that the company of others can give you. 
 
 
On Your First Run...

I don’t remember my first run. But I know that I have been addicted to running ever since. 
 
On Street Culture...
 
Even though Aarhus is a small city compared to the world’s big metropoles it still has a lot to offer, including street sports such as non-commercial and non-professional running communities. These growing running communities have added an extra dimension to running that is otherwise often associated with team sports: the social dimension. 
 
 
On Running Culture...
 
I’ve noticed a huge development during the last 12 years since I started running myself. Running as a primarily one man sport is now much more characterized as a social sport, especially because of the many urban running communities that arise mainly in the big cities. Several times per week I take part myself in the running community RUNAAR (Run for Aarhus). More than 100 people across gender, age, religion and ethnicity gather to run together in the streets of Aarhus. When we don't run, we cheer; hang out together and party #crewlove
The social dimension of the urban running communities can very well be combined with personal goals, effort and development at your very own level. You're independent and yet a part of a community, which is driven by a common passion for running and an interest in meeting and getting to know other people.
 
 

On Gadgets...
 
I always wear my running watch, and I can’t go for a run anymore without tracking it. I like to see my performances graphically visualized and to be reminded of the little improvements and victories. But other than that I prefer as few gadgets as possible. I don’t even listen to music while running.
 
On Injury...
 
Running is such an important influencer on both my physical and mental health as well as my social life. Not being able to run because of an injury would therefore be a huge loss. The other way around those important factors would make it possible to fight even harder to get back in the game instead of giving up. 

On Achievements...
 
The second you realize that you have reached your goal it is a big relief. But to me reaching a PB will never be more important than maintaining the joy and passion for running. That said, I do get very motivated by future goals. In May this year I had my first marathon experience. The heat was terrible, but I’m very aware of the strengths and limits of my own body. Thus a lot of water, my competitive mind and the cheering of friends & family got me through the Copenhagen Marathon. It was a great experience! 
 
 
 
On Future Goals... 
 
I’ve lived in Berlin and would love to run another marathon and other circumstances and through the streets of the German capital. But the most important goal is to maintain my passion for running. 
 
On Your Social Media... 
 
Social media is a fantastic opportunity to share experiences and memories trough pictures, facts and descriptions with people who share the same passion for running, both close friends and people from around the world. Among other things I share my running experiences on Instagram @kirstineskytt
 
 
On Pink...
 
Pink is a strong color both visually and symbolically. I have a special pink running T-shirt that I wore for a run to support the fight against breast cancer. 
 
On Pain...
 
Pain is a natural part of running. But it is meant in a good way. When you challenge yourself and push yourself to the psychical and mental limit you feel the pain. But it is temporary and it will make you stronger.
 
 On Women's Running...
 
You get to know yourself better; your body as well as your mind - strengths and weaknesses. You’ll stay healthy, can eat more and you'll live longer in a hotter body :-)
 
 
On the Past You...
 
 “I bet you can't run 5k in a month". That would get me going.
 
When I die...
 
I hope my (running) spirit will carry on...

#RunRevolution

On who you are…

I am a 27 year old teacher, wife, Yorkie mom and only recently a runner. I do all things in life with passion and enthusiasm. My determined, outgoing nature is what got me into running. I was never the fitness type, and hated going to the gym. From a young age my hobby was dancing but never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would trade my tap dancing shoes for running shoes. Running has shown me a part of myself that I didn’t even know existed and taught me that I am capable of so much more than I ever imagined.

On Running…

Balancing my fitness regime, marriage, family, career and my sanity can definitely be difficult at times, which is why I am so grateful that I have discovered my inner runner. Running has become my outlet, hobby and my much-needed “me” time. It still feels strange to call myself a runner, but it has now become part of who I am. I plan and organize my weeks ahead to make sure that I run at least 4 times a week. I have even incorporated my passion for teaching with running by starting cross-country at our school. Running is a great activity to help kids build endurance, confidence, stronger self-esteem and I have seen first-hand the positive impact that it has on their academics. 
 
 
On your First Run...

I was reading our local newspaper when I saw an article on a race being held at a school in Klerksdorp. I wanted to make a change in my life regarding to fitness and being healthier, so what better way to start! On 23 October 2015, I competed in my first ever race, it was a 5km road race held at a local school in Klerksdorp. My hubby came along for moral support which I was very grateful for, I was terribly nervous! I finished the race and was extremely proud, the wooden medal has a special place on my wall. That 5km race was only the beginning, I was hooked! 
 
 
 
On running culture…

Running is an incredible sport that can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime. It is one of the best types of exercises and has numerous health and fitness benefits. Running is a great way of meeting new people and seeing new places. There is no better feeling than the pre-race vibe you get, the excitement, adrenaline and nervous energy. Running culture for me is being part of a group of people just as crazy as you are, willing to encourage you when you need it and being part of a community.
 
On gadgets…

I don’t take running too seriously so I don’t have expensive gadgets or gear. I did however after accomplishing my goal of 5km’s under 25 minutes, I rewarded myself with a Garmin Forerunner 25 which I never go without. It is very handy when you want to check your pace, distance and calories (to know how many chocolate brownies you can have afterwards!) 
 
 
 
On injury…

Knock on wood, I luckily have never suffered a serious injury after or during running. I make sure I warm up appropriately and always have my Arnica ice cooling gel or spray at hand for sore muscles. I do tend to get plantar fasciitis especially after a week of heavy training, but I focus on doing my stretching first thing in the morning and after training. 
 
On achievements…

Ever since my first 5km road race I have done numerous races and local Parkruns. I even competed in my first rookie warrior race! Recently I competed in my first 18km trail run with a time of 1:47:27. It was a tough off-road trail and I had to dig deep. I am proud of every race and achievement and I am working hard to fill up my medal hanger with even more medals. 
 
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 On future goals…

I’m currently training to compete in next year’s Two Oceans Half Marathon! It’s a dream of mine to one day complete a full marathon, but you have to start somewhere. I am very proud of my progress in only a years’ time so who knows where I might be competing in the years to come! 
 
 
On your social media…

Social media is my way of sharing my proud running moments with family and friends. I am on Facebook (Tina-Marie Nelson) and Instagram (@tinksnelson). I also use social media to connect with other runners from all around the world, exchanging tips ideas and advice.
On Pink…

The colour of my favourite running shoes!

On Pain…

The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow – Ritu Ghatourney 
 
On women’s running…

Running is not just a men’s sport! The biggest reason why women don’t run is because they feel that they are unable to - when in reality not only can we keep up with the boys but beat them! Running has so many benefits for us women, not even to talk about the weight-loss and health benefits. There is no better stress reliever than putting on your running shoes and going for a run to clear your mind. Plus it is cheaper than therapy! 
 
 
On the Past you…

Don’t worry how you look while you’re running. You will not look like a gazelle running. Just run despite of that! 
 
When I die…

I want my tombstone to say “She lived fully”.
 
#RunRevolution


On who you are…
 
I am a wife, a sister, a friend. Full of life and love health and fitness. Stubborn and strong willed 

On running…
 
I got into running by chance, I actually suck at running. I’m very slow, but that’s why I do it J . I wanted to lose weight that I had gained after an operation in Jan 2012. I had my second myomectomy after a fibroid was discovered (had the first one removed in 2009). It’s basically a C-section, same scar but no baby. This was a result of a condition I have which was also picked up in 2009 called endometriosis. I won’t go into detail about what it is but I suggest every woman familiarise themselves with it because I was clueless and it just made it that much harder to deal with. I will say though that it involves pain, physical and emotional. I’m grateful that I’m able to run, slow as may be but I do and have found a way to really enjoy it and appreciate life. I’m a runners nightmare, the guy that you don’t want passing you because if I do, chances of you making cut off are slim. I AM A SUB FINISHER. Everyone who knew me pre 2013 still doesn’t believe this is me running. I was never sporty or athletic, even my mother is still confused by my running. But I love the challenge. I don’t compete because I know my limitations. I’ve made great friends through running. I have lots of fun on the road with the friends I’ve met. I also love running because I get an opportunity to appreciate nature.I have great prayer times during my runs. I pray even more during marathons and ultras, lol 
 

On your First Run... 
 
 I did the 702 walk the talk 8km in 2012, and my feet were so sore afterwards I realised how unfit I was. My first official run was the Totalsports 10km women’s race in Aug 2012. I half walked half ran, but enjoyed it. 

On Street culture…
 
eish not sure I understand street culture, I am 34 remember , lol 

On Running Culture… 
 
runners are the most encouraging people I’ve ever met! We are like family. Kind, helpful. We are all equal on the road, size and age don’t matter. 

On gadgets… 
 
I love gadgets but sadly can’t afford most of them because I’d rather spend the money on running shoes which are also costly. I just own a basic Garmin watch and an apple watch thanks to vitality J, I don’t run with music anymore as much as I love it, it’s not safe, and I now find it easier without it because I can meditate. 

On injury… 
 
injuries are from the devil!!!Killer of dreams. I suffered badly this year with and an ITB injury and lower back injury. But I honestly just refused to let them stand in my way. This year was my running year…and nothing was going to stand in my way. I probably saw 4 different physios and a chiropractor to get myself fixed 

On achievements… 
 
This year I ran my first ultras, 50km Om die dam, 2 Oceans and my biggest one comrades. This is not just about the medals. It means so much to me because Ive only been running seriously from 2015 and being a very slow runner plagued with injuries, chances of not finishing were very high. 
 

On future goals… 
 
I’m working towards my comrades back to back medal next, I don’t really need a better time, Im just hoping to run pain free and injury free next year, I might do 2018 comrades as well but that’s for a friend, I promised to hold her hand through it. After that I’ll stick to shorter ultras and maybe marathons in different countries :). I’m skating on thin ice, my body is not really conditioned for long distance running.I’m just stubborn. 

On your social media… 
 
Zamangoma Matlhare on FB, @zamangoma on twitter and zamangoma on Instagram. I love social media, that’s where I met most of my running buddies, I ran solo before I discovered we can start a movement for the slow runners :)
 


On Pink… 
 
cancer, I have a friend who won the battle, but I know many don’t sadly.
 
On Pain… 
 
pain is a distraction; it’s there to prevent you from reaching your goals. When you have the end in mind nothing else matters. For me as long as I’m still breathing and my legs can move, I move forward. Maybe its because I have a condition that has forced me to deal with pain… 

On women’s running… 
 
It’s the best hlasela mafutha you will ever find! And it challenges your body and mental strength. You will be surprised at what your body can do. You get to bond with yourself and your maker 
 

On the Past you… 
 
you are beautiful…get out there and LIVE!
 
 
When I die… 
 
I want to have no regrets, that’s why I’ve decided to live now and enjoy life’s experiences

#RunRevolution
 
On who you are…
 
I am a very interesting woman. I am the most positive and great personality I have ever met. I am the coolest daughter, friend and mom. There is absolutely no dull moment with a fine personality like me. I do not waste time on things I do not benefit from. I am not afraid to let go of anything that serves no purpose in my life, hence I am mostly in a good space/ mood. I am a Sagittarian. Born on 18th December (same day as Steve Biko) so it must tell you… “I am brave, I speak my mind”. I believe life is for the living, we are living on borrowed time… we never know when all this will end. So, I live life like someone left the get open! J I’m the type you NEVER FORGET. I dress well… Image is everything. 
 

I enjoy events management, motivational speaking, photography, music, running, travel, movies, cooking, singing and meeting interesting people and learning about their cultures. 

On Running…

I found love… when I found running. I was a good athlete in high school so this isn’t really new. I have always been an active person.

I started taking running seriously as a hobby in 2011 when I became responsible for the CSI programmes at one of my previous employers. Then in 2012 when I left a long time relationship, I thought I had to take up a hobby to get my mind clear of things. I started attending weekend races, I met cool running buddies and the interest just developed so much! We started travelling outside Johannesburg for running or supporting fellow runners. Running has brought so much fun, good friends and fitness in my life. I will run till I die. 
 
 
On your First Run...

Ha ha ha! My first run must have been with at the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in 2011. I was the team leader and coordinator of our company runners. I was forced to be good and lead by example! It was hard, my chest was on fire. Lol! But I finished well my 5.8km and at the finish line I was like “When is next race?” Never looked back since that day!

On Street culture…

Being born and bred in Soweto, street culture plays a big role in my life. It has contributed to the friends I keep, the knowledge I have as a mentor for teenage girls. It has influenced my style and fashion in the best way. It is very important to be streetwise when living in Jozi too. South African street culture has evolved amazingly in the past 10 years or so! I am so proud of how the youth are becoming “Proudly (Black) South African” and unapologetic about it. POWER!! 
 

On running culture…

Now this is the Iiiiiish! Dope! Rocks! Fashionable! It’s a must join, must try, must enjoy! It is the coolest way to connect with friends and create new ones. It is the cheapest way to shape up. It’s about time everyone gets some cool snaps for their social network accounts too! Running will definitely Hook you up!! Running culture is the new “Sexy”. You will be surprised how it can change your reasoning capacity and definitely HOW YOU LOOK AT LIFE. You see running is not an easy sport. It does not only require your body to be fit. You must be psychologically fit too. It tests your courage and faith in starting a project and making sure you complete it… NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES YOU. But, the FINISH line will separate boys/girls to men/women. 

On gadgets…

I am not that big on gadgets. I still need to familiarise myself with most of them. I know and have seen a lot of running watches which I like. My smartphone does almost everything I need for my running, so I am not bothered. 
 
 
On injury…

Injury must be a fear of any sports person, not only runners. It is important to make friends with your body, listen to your body, know it and understand it. Eat and exercise right. Run with proper running shoes and watch your step always. If injury happens, take it easy and see the doctor if needs be. Also, make it your responsibility to ask other runners how to avoid injuries. 
 
 
On achievements…

I have achieved the art of living a meaningful, beautiful and content life. I am wiser as a woman, mother and a black female in the corporate world. I am more at peace with the woman I have become. I am more happy than unhappy. That to me is SUCCESS. I continue to achieve by sharing my knowledge with my children and mentees. I feel blessed! 
 
 

On future goals…

My future goals are to own a mini CafĂ© where I can put my culinary skills to practice. I love cooking…it is so therapeutic for me. I want a place where I can also host empowerment sessions, live bands and ladies nights! Secondly I would like to take my mentorship program to another level. Help our challenged youth of Mzansi to lead meaningful lives. “Le ojwa le sale metsi” (start them young) because I believe and I have experienced that no matter what you do in this life. “The choices you make today, will GREATLY affect you entire life. CHOSE WISELY”
On your social media…

If done right, it is a great platform for showcasing your brand as an individual. It allows freedom of expression, friends’ connections and an opportunity to learn about the world we live in. You can easily visit interesting holiday destinations digitally. It keeps the world moving. The most important thing though is… Social media can Make or Break You. Think before you post anything. Be wise. 
 
 

On Pink…

It’s a fun and happy colour. You can’t wear it if you lack self-confidence. I love it. 

On Pain…

All I can say is sing; “Joy and Pain! Are like Sunshine and Rain” They feed into each other to make life interesting. Also, I don’t think I would be this wise about most things in life had I not felt the amount of PAIN I have felt so far in my life. So pain is Good for Growth.
On women’s running…

Women are stronger and have more endurance than men. Women should try it out. It’s a Great way to relieve life’s stresses. Good for menstruation cycle. Coolest way to keep in shape, make friends and be in control of your life. You will never be bored again. You will be too busy planning for your next race! 
 
 

On the Past you…

What a boring life you had baby! Now your life will never be the same. 

When I die…

I want my 3 daughters to be fully equipped with all the survival skills of life that I try to teach them daily. 
 
 
#RunRevolution


 
On who you are…


Loving and caring person. Devoted mother to a beautiful 13-year old daughter, Ntsika (Roro, Rosty, My Angel). I was born on 17th July 1982 in a small town called Umtata in the Eastern Cape. I relocated to Johannesburg 
in 2000 leaving behind my entire family; my mother, brother and two sisters. 


On running… 
I was not athletic when I was growing up. Infact I avoided physical training at all costs. However, it was compulsory to play at least 1 sport in high school, so I chose what I consider today to be the most bizarre sport, turniquet. (anyone knows  tourniquet?)

On your First Run...

After waking up one sad day in December 2007 weighing a whopping 92.8kg, I decided to take up gym membership for the first time in my life. I was living in the South of 
Johannesburg at the time. In early 2008, it happened one day that the suburb was experiencing load-shedding and most equipment at the gym were not working. Disappointed that I could not exercise, I overheard some ladies in the change rooms discussing that they were going out for a run around FNB Stadium. I joined them reluctantly as I was worried I wouldn’t cope since I had never run on the road before. We covered a distance of about 8km and coming back I was elated and in total disbelief at how strong I was still feeling. That following week on 4th April 2008 I ran my first race, the Nedbank Matha series 10km in Emmarentia where a couple of the ladies I had met were running the full marathon distance. I have never looked back since. 


On Street culture…

Runners are generally friendly and concerned for one another.I always smile and wave whenever I pass another runner on the road.















Runners also pick up and motivate one another whenever the spirits are down during a race or in training. It's what I call the ethos of our sport. It has been there since I started running  and has remained steadfast for all these years. 














When it comes to motorists and pedestrians... I have come across the kind and polite, those who make way when they see a runner on the side of the road. Some even greet, hoot, clap hands and spurr you on as you run past them. What about the stares, whistles and comments? Those can be bothersome at times especially when I’m running alone, but for the majority of the time I just laugh the situation off and carry on running. 
















Unfortunately you also get rude non-runners/by-standers. I always advise fellow runners to 

exercise caution at all times.










Then my favorite is the Aunty who sees me running hill repeats up and down her street and immediately calls local armed response to report an African woman behaving “suspiciously". And in a flash there are cars from different armed response companies patrolling the street I'm running on.
















On running culture…





I am always asked if I never get tired of talking about running and every time my answer is 
always the same, accompanied by a huge smile: "No, I don't hey! Now, what was I saying about that hill/race/cramp/pace?" I know I am not the only one who carries on this way... 














On gadgets…

I always run with either my Tom-Tom forerunner or Polar M400 watch to mark my routes and 
measure my distances & speed. By syncing my watch to the App I can draw stats, review my performance as well as keep track of my overall goals. 










Also, I can never go without my media player and skullcandy earphones for my solo runs.
 For me running is spiritual and so is the music I listen to when I am running. 







I must admit that sometimes I put on my earphones without playing any music just to avoid small conversation.








On injury…




Over the years I learned that at one point or another every sports person will pick up an injury; whether serious or minor. An injury will test the depth of your patience (Or should I say jealousy). When you see others running and you can’t, you feel down and frustrated. This happened to me when I experienced one nasty injury on the pelvis in 2014. I was 

unable to run for the best part of that year. As a result I was not at the starting line-up for the Two Oceans and Comrades Marathon. During that time I learned that listening to the doctors is crucial and that patience eventually pays off. I also learned new and interesting work-outs which were still safe for me to do  while at the same time I was able to play a supporting role to my running friends.





On achievements…

One of my greatest achievements has to be participating and finishing the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon(4 medals) and Comrades Marathon (5 medals). I also have a passion for helping others and seeing them grow in the sport. This passion led me to partnering with a colleague in 2015 to establish a running club at my workplace. I see this as my way of givin
back to the sport. The club has been growing steadily and to-date boasts over 75 members and I was recently elected as President of the club.












On future goals…

This year my goal was to run a race in each of the nine South African Provinces. So far I have managed to run in 5 Provinces and I am still on track to complete the remaining 4 before the year ends. 





Next year, I plan on running the Victoria Falls Marathon as well as the New York or Paris Marathon. 



I also dream of running the Comrades Marathon with my daughter one day, that's if she can one day soon be persuaded to even like the sport.










On your social media…



I am

Tyopo_ec on Instagram

Ncumisa Tyopo Unathi Roshe on Facebook 





Unathi_Roshe on Twitter 







I am most active on Instagram than other social media platforms. I like interacting with people from all walks of life, across South Africa and all around the world... People who share the same passion for running and fitness. Through social media, we keep one another motivated and we exchange information, ideas and personal experiences. 






Being able to go to church with my daughter on Sundays yet still run my favourite races on the Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) calendar has to be one of the most difficult balancing acts I do.


On women’s running…

Women, young and old, should run to fight common illnesses & diseases as well as to 
deal with everyday stress. 

As born nurturers, women are often renderers of service (family, friends, workplace, etc) and in the process we forget to take time out for ourselves. Running is a great way of doing something for self (self pampering). It is the much needed me-time, prayer time, singing time, quiet time to craft strategies for our multi-faceted lives. Above all, isn't running a fabulous way to keep in shape (sexy) and energized!
 

On the Past you…

I would say “Do not let unpleasant childhood memories about running in the dusty fields of Gxulu village and Ngangelizwe location put you off ever running again or intimidate you into thinking that you are not cut for running. Running is fun and easy. All you do is put your right foot in front of your left foot and then left foot in front of the right foot. Repeat. Hold your head high, smile and enjoy the scenery. And behold you are a runner and don't you dare let anyone tell you otherwise!” 


When I die…

I wish to die with no regrets. I want to be content and convinced that I lived my life to the fullest. That I positively impacted the lives of the people whose paths I crossed and that I made a difference. I would like to die knowing that my daughter would remember me with valuable life lessons and fond & happy memories. That I would be missed by my family and community.
#RunRevolution