RUNHAPPY
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.

Give me Running, Give me Sunshine

April 29, 2020

I have realized that there are only two simple ingredients for true happiness in life, and I seem to have been blessed with plenty of both. I also completed a 48km ultra, and made another discover along the weary way.

A Race to Remember

April 8, 2020

I have the rare treat of running a half marathon with one of my speedy daughters. One of us is about to have a baby, and the other is about to have a heart attack.

Please don't Lynch Me

April 6, 2020

Put down the pitchforks people, I haven't left my property. Living on a farm in the middle of nowhere has it's ups and downs. In these crazy times, the wide open space and isolation is a big up.

Ultra a la Goat

March 24, 2020

It’s important that the current hiatus in running races does not demotivate us. We need to remember that we run because we love it, not just because we want to test ourselves against others. But it’s always good to have a goal on the near horizon.

The Karoo has been Ridden

February 24, 2020

The Karoo is a harsh place, and it's inhabitants are as tough as they come. But with roosterkoek, vetkoek and endless different types of konfyt on the line (not to mention the craft beer), I can be just as tough. Neither wind nor heat can keep me back.

Ready for the UK

February 23, 2020

There are many things that one simply cannot do and one of them is to enter a fell race in the UK without buying new shoes.

Tour de Old Goat

February 18, 2020

The karoo may be famous for its sheep, but is it prepared for a goat invasion? We'll find out soon enough.

And so a New Year starts... Well it did the other day!

February 16, 2020

Life in the last couple of months has been a whirlwind of family visits, airport trips, planning more visits, helping to launch a business and training for our 80km cycle in the Karoo. I need to get my running blog back on track but where do I start? With my New Year’s thoughts I suppose..

Keep Running Happy

November 20, 2019

Run Happy is more than just a catchy name for a running blog. It is my guiding philosophy toward running. However, much like in life, in running the path to happiness is not always as simple as it seems.

Loving them Mountains

November 5, 2019

What a weekend! Fabulous company, a World Cup win, an awesome trail, delicious spit braai and a 45km cycle on our beautiful country roads - definitely my kind of weekend.

What a Weekend

October 21, 2019

Throwing in a bit of a duathlon on a weekend of training leads to dreams of sprint triathlons.....but will the Old Goat take the bait?

Time for a Small Panic

October 17, 2019

Initiated by a small panic and a lack of steel gonads, Operation Maripeskop will be launched forthwith. If you need to scale a mountain on all fours, read on.

Summer's Here

October 9, 2019

Summer is coming, and with it, endless possibilities. Trails to run, roads to cycle, trips to plan. We are so incredibly lucky to have it all on our doorstep.

Dear Coach #10

September 27, 2019

I swore I would finish the 50-miler with my Old Goat, but excessive heat and a rookie error got the best of me. Disappointed to not notch up my second Karkloof 50-miler, of course, but there is more to look forward to in the future. So, as ever, onwards and upwards.

Dear Coach #9

September 15, 2019

I went to sleep on Friday with a relatively normal toe, but are runners toes ever normal? Are runners ever normal? This one is not for the faint of heart.