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.

Dear Coach #5

August 18, 2019

I know exactly what my Super Power is - it’s forgetting pain super-quickly. How else would I have had four children? How else would I have entered a 50-miler not once but twice?

Dear Coach #4

August 11, 2019

I know I should have done 32 km, not 28, but I did cycle the day before, 26 km with 400 metres of elevation, which kind of killed my glutes and destroyed my lower back. I know I will get stronger, hopefully in time for the 50-miler in 6 weeks.

Dear Coach #3

August 3, 2019

I cross the finish line in front of the Old Goat for once. Meanwhile he nearly gets arrested for assault and battery due to a flashback to his snake fighting days. It has been a wild time on the running circuit. Next up is an 18km trail.

Dear Coach #2

July 28, 2019

Only eight weeks to go and despite the best efforts of the East Griqualand weather gods I am still in possession of 10 fingers and 10 toes.

Downward Dog

July 24, 2019

For me, the yoga moves downward dog and upward dog involve moving an actual dog from the bottom of the mat to the top of the mat and back again.

Dear Coach #1: Karkloof 50-miler 2019

July 22, 2019

Only nine weeks to go Coach - less if you exclude our taper week! How did this beast creep up on me unannounced?

Paleo Power

July 14, 2019

Eat it with meat and gravy or eat it as a pudding, but when you are going the distance in your training and you feel you need extra carbs, this is the bomb.

Just Get it Done

July 7, 2019

Under Coach Mo's instruction, we've started using cycling as cross training for our 50 miler. Here's what I've learned so far.

A New Season, A new Love

July 5, 2019

Once again I have a new love in my life - move over Old Goat! Let me introduce my lovely new New Balance 890 V7s

Thank You Snoopy!

June 8, 2019

One needs look no further than Snoopy for wisdom and inspiration. This time it is all about finding balance in life and in running.

Black Mamba

June 2, 2019

The Old Goat’s new bicycle has arrived, a beautiful beast to behold. It has been named The Black Mamba.

Release your what?

June 2, 2019

The psoas is a deep-seated core muscle that attaches your thigh bone to the vertebrae of your lower back. Apparently it needs to be released.

Where are the Bloody Cattle When You Need Them?

May 25, 2019

I only have one complaint. The trails at the top of the mountain are overgrown. It’s a matter of running through long veld grass which does nothing for my tortoise-like shuffle. So where are the bloody cows?

Another Year Bites The Dust

May 21, 2019

My Old Goat turns 62 today. He is strong as an ox and never shows pain – my daughters seem to have inherited that from him. I sometimes feel I’m in the wrong family – I was clearly in the wrong queue when VASBYT was being handed out.

Long Slow Distance Is All Relative

May 18, 2019

Danger Potholes is a 15 year old semi-sausage dog who we rescued as a two-year-old from the SPCA. Feisty is her second name, and, considering she is 105 in human years, she is most definitely my role model.