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Dear Max

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about setting challenges and how hard it is to make them, execute, and reach them. More about it here.

On the weekend, my bestie – and Hello Kitty fan – Joanne messaged to say that she’d been challenged to run a 10km by the end of the year, and within five minutes we had set a date (Nov 4, Nedbank Soweto 10km) and were recruiting people on Twitter, and we now even have a hashtag, #RunSoweto10km.

I’m a fan of running, and the confidence it builds, and the way it reshapes your body and outlook. And I love that people are facing their fears and doing something that’s difficult. It ain’t easy reaching high and venturing into the unknown. But I promise there is so much good when you reach there, provided it’s something you want to do (and not forced there with bribes/threats/false promises/unlimited episodes of Shaun the Sheep).

I lift my running cap to all those who see a finish line, and who work to get there. Respect.


PS: If you’d like to join me and around 20 (so far) other runners tackle our mostly first 10km race, please let me know and I’ll add your name to our register at

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  1. I’m keen… it’s on my list of stuff to do this year… and I’m more likely to get on the road if I have a goal

    • Awesome! Well done. If you can bungee, you can do this. Your name is down 🙂

  2. *Shudder!* Here goes! I have never run 10k’s, and now I barely make 2 on the treadmill!
    Put me on the list!
    I have started on the healthy road again, and this will help! (Now if I can get my hubby to join…)

    • Well done Karen! You’re on! I seriously think dreadmill running is harder than on the road. You’ll be great! Your name is down (no pressure).

  3. I would love to run this race. Having a baby end of September so hopefully I will be ready by 4 November. This will be great motivation to get back into shape.

    • Wow Esethu, that’s dedication! I’ve put your name down. All the best with the rest of your pregnancy!

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