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.

Comrades Fever - Again!

June 1, 2024

Comrades is rolling around again, but for some it is not THE running event of the week. Nearby some highly specialised elite athletes will be facing off in an event they have been training for most of their lives, and I can't wait.

Labradors, Ladysmith and Other Ramblings

April 11, 2024

My Ladysmith run went very well, our labrador seems to be supportive of my treadmill preferences, and my nightmares probably don't need a psychotherapist to explain. So all in all, things are on the up.

Yin For The Win

March 18, 2024

Recovery is going to play a major role in my long road to Cape Town, and Yin Yoga is my new secret weapon.

Eating an Elephant

March 2, 2024

Elephant eaters may be a little frowned upon these days, but if there is one thing they can teach us, it's that we should tackle an enormous task one small bite at a time. So that is exactly what I'm doing.

Messy Runs and Beautiful Landscapes

February 2, 2024

Things got a bit messy on my run this morning. But at least I didn't soil myself, and actually it may have been productive at the end. So onwards and upwards.

Taming Tigers

January 23, 2024

Things may just be looking up, but I don't want to say too much as it is still early days. But I'll say this much, if you're a tiger from Boksburg you best steer clear.

Power Walking is a Thing

January 15, 2024

It's not normal walking, and it is not hiking. But it is working. I've learned that power walking is a skill all on its own, and it may just be the thing I need to tackle my lofty goals.

Back To The Country Roads

December 23, 2023

I've been getting far too comfortable with my treadmill, one shouldn't be surprised if I run in my pyjamas. However, with a recent visit from family, I have been forced to dress myself and get back out onto the roads, and by gosh, I am loving it!

Just Love It

November 23, 2023

I'm hitting the road, and I'm not ashamed to say that it feels oh-so-good. Grandchildren be damned, I'm living my life 25 quarter miles at a time.

I Have Staggered

November 18, 2023

The Sani Stagger is done, and so am I. Although hard times on the mountain also meant good times on the weekend. And the Old Goat toys with death.

It's Madness!

November 11, 2023

After vowing to never return a decade and a half ago, I have decided to sate my appetitie for self-inflicted punishment by attempting the Sani Stagger Trail.

Trying Again

November 3, 2023

It has taken decades, but I think my offspring have finally produced something of value, and it turns out to be inspiration. In the meanwhile, my Old Goat seems to have been making decisions.

Bokkiesberg, a Training Hike for the Sani Stagger Trail

October 29, 2023

Bad weather, pesky baboons and murderous elevation, what is not to love about hiking? I actually had a great time at Bokkiesberg, as I prepare for the Sani Stagger Trail.

Anyone for a Jog?

July 13, 2023

Aside from falling off the treadmill in front of my biggest fan, things are ticking along slowly and steadily.

Chariots of Fire, and Other Exciting Stuff

June 29, 2023

How I'm avoiding my treacherous local roads, but still putting in the time and effort to pursue my goals of getting back into longer distances.