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LowlyJ

Hi, I'm Lowly.

Running happy well into my twilight years is my mission- join me on my journey, as I indulge myself in loads of research and experiments to achieve just that. Also, my second child is by far my favourite child.

Mastering the Hedgehog

March 21, 2021

My plucky Comrades Project Partner and I have fallen on hard times, and on hard roads. Now facing uphill battles to attain my new grand goal, will the humble hedgehog be able to set me back on course?

What Now, Body?

February 23, 2021

My abdomen has decided it is its turn to trouble my battered old soul. But once I have beaten that insurrection back down, I shall be setting my sights on the Backyard Ultra.

Ramblings on Housework

January 21, 2021

Dogs shedding faster than Eskom? Paternalistic, non-democratic governments? I am almost overwhelmed with opportunities to grow stronger.

The Obstacle is the Way

January 4, 2021

It is not often that I feel the need to tell people what to read, but "The Obstacle is the Way" is not a book that comes around very often. And let us be honest, there is no shortage of obstacles these days.

An Audacious Goal

December 21, 2020

With the deafening silence from Athletics SA concerning Comrades 2021 and the requisite qualifiers, it is time to change tack. Of course this involves a brief descent into madness and panic.

The Road Ahead

October 18, 2020

The road that lies between us and Comrades 2021 is very different for me and my partner in this blogging adventure. I contemplate what it will take for us to get down that road, and where exactly it ends. Possibly with a baby in a bag.

Building a Base

October 13, 2020

Steph's diary

Just under 20 weeks postpartum, and my plucky partner is already clocking times that would make many a seasoned runner jealous. She says she got there by building a base, but seeing as I have no military experience I'll let her explain.

Pride and all that...

September 25, 2020

I get the chance to put my speedwork to the test. I make a valiant attempt at it, despite the conditions, but it comes at a cost.

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

August 31, 2020

The old saying is true. Every cloud does have a silver lining. It’s just that sometimes you have to search damn hard for it.

Finding the Time

August 26, 2020

Steph's diary

Following a schedule is impossible with a little baby, which means I am going to have to figure some stuff out on my road back to peak fitness. This is how I am doing so far.

Madness They Say!

August 19, 2020

Coranavirus and the resulting lockdown have brought us many things, but when all is settled and done, I will still have a special place in my heart for Irene Running Club. Read on to see why.

I'm trying, I'm trying

August 4, 2020

A fast and furious tortoise is a terrible thing to behold. His eyeballs bleed. But ask that tortoise to go far and he will plod along for days, no questions asked.

Starting Slowly

July 30, 2020

Steph's diary

I want to get back to my fit and fighting shape, but I know that rushing it holds very real risks. This is how (and when) I began exercising again after giving birth.

Times are Tough

July 23, 2020

The ban on booze has me questioning my mental health, but all is not lost. Speed work makes the dream work, so I am keeping my eye on the prize, having just found a new toy to help me along.

A Bone of Contention

July 17, 2020

I finally get some answers to my medical woes, and it tuns out life has kicked me in the ass one time too many. Without provocation, I might add. Turns out I have a cracked sacrum, but that won't be holding me back