February 12, 2018
Annette FNB 10KM 2016

What Annette has to say about her coaching experience

I started on my running programme with Staci in August – one of the best investments in time and money I have ever made!   From the first gentle run with Staci in Rivonia I felt that I was with someone highly professional, organised and also warm and always encouraging but also realistic as to my […]
February 5, 2018

Six running goals that aren’t Comrades

The South African running world seems to revolve around the Comrades Marathon. Certainly, the race calendar supports the Big C with plenty of marathons on offer as qualifiers from January to May. The month of June has less than 40 races country-wide compared to an average of 60 races in March and April. For 21 […]
January 29, 2018

Self-care for real women in the real world

I’m big into self-care, which might be an obvious statement if you know me even just a little. The whole thing that you can’t help another if you are depleted of energy translates to not being able to care for another if you can’t/don’t care for yourself. I’m big on talking kindly to yourself, cutting […]
January 22, 2018

Goals trump resolutions. Always.

At the start of a new year, it’s common to hear people sharing their new year’s resolutions. According to an article in The Telegraph the most common resolutions for 2017 were: to lose weight exercise more eat more healthily take a more active approach to health learn a new skill or hobby spend more time […]
January 15, 2018

Word for the year

I’ve been doing a word for the year since I started running in 2009. My first word was FURTHER. I had it engraved on a silver pendant that I wore almost daily throughout 2010. I’ve spent a few days going through a process to uncover my word for the year 2018 and it is ….EMBODY. […]
January 8, 2018

2017 in Review

As I finish running with the ladies in my groups and the roads get quiet as businesses close and people leave the city for the sea, I take time to review my running year and start to look ahead to what and where I want to run in 2018. My dear husband had done his […]
January 6, 2018

Welcome to the blog

I don’t think of myself as a blogger, never mind as a writer, but here I am writing a blog post.  So I suppose that like the statement: “If you run, you are a runner”, I must be a blogger. Welcome to the Fitter Faster 5 to 10 blog. The intention here is to include […]