Thithi Nteta

Sunday, August 24, 2014

It seems like people do not really read anymore. Book shops are closing as people move to the digital format of publications, I think I am one of the few people of this generation who still prefers physical magazines and books. Blogging is taking over and social media is on the rise. It is such an honour to feature one of south africa's most stylish woman, who is also a blogger. 

I did say, she was stylish...

Q. Tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do for a living?
A.   My name is Thithi Nteta and I work for myself as a project manager, marketing and brand consultant in the areas of PR and Events. I also run a blog called, which is about fashion, beauty and I guess life ;) and co-host an event called THE WKND SOCIAL with a collective of four other women called The Other Girls.

Q. How do you balance your exercise regime and your professional life?
A.   Now that I work for myself, it is much easier, but harder to find time for exercise. It is easier, because if I wake up late or something I can squeeze in a run at 11:45 or go to a spinning class at 1pm and on the flip side it is harder to balance because now I don’t have a strict day plan that forces me to go running or go to gym at a certain time everyday day.

Q. What does your weekly fitness regime consist of?
A.   At the moment I am basically at the mercy of the Coach programme on the Nike Running App. So it is generally 4 runs a week, 1 day of cross training - where I go to spinning class and  two days of rest. I am on this programme because I am training for the Nike Soweto Marathon in November and I have registered for the half marathon to motivate myself to stay on the programme.

Q. When and why did you start running?
A.  Running has always been part of my life. My father is an avid and serious runner. I recall memories of my childhood where we would go support him at these big long marathons and he would come back completely exhausted, but with a medal for completing the marathon. So, I have been running since I was in high school, but never seriously and with a serious goal in mind.

Q. What is the longest distance you have ran?
A.   10km

Q. What do you  love about running?
A.   I like the peacefulness I experience when running on the road and the feeling of adrenalin I have when I have reach my running goal.

Q. What do you hate about running?
A.   Nothing. There really is nothing to hate, because it is all you and how determined you are to get through the run.

Q. What gives you the confidence to run in the streets?
A.   For me running on the streets is not about confidence, it is really about challenging yourself and making sure that I complete the run.

Q. How do you think running can empower women?
A.   I think running can empower anyone, because it is all about putting your mind to getting through the run and that is basically a life skill for anyone, male or female.

Q. What would you like to achieve in the future in terms of running?
A.    I would like to complete the half marathon in November.

Q. How do you envision the future of running?
A.    I am really taking it one day at a time and my goals at the moment are around consistency.

Q. What was your best running experience?
A.    My favourite running experiences are always when I am running with my Dad and my siblings. It’s always funny, fun and tough.

Q. What was your worst running experience?
A.    I don’t have one.

Q. How do you push through the pain?
A.    I try focus on the music

Q. What is your favourite shoe to run in?
A.    At the moment I am enjoying running in my Lunar Flyknit 2’s

Q. What can you not run without?
A.    Music

Q. What advice can you give somebody who wants to start running?A.    Just start. It is really the only way to do something. Just start.

Q. Which Social media sites are you on and how can one follow you?
A.    Twitter,Instagram: @teeteenteta. 
       Snapchat: teeteenteta

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