“I Did AfricanX With My Bestie — Here’s How It Puts A Friendship To The Test”

It’s not often you find out you’ll be running a three-day stage race two days before the event. But that’s what happened. My workout buddy, Carla, had signed up for the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS a while back, but in the week before the event, she found herself in need of a new partner. So I was in…

The First Hurdle…

The first spanner in the works: I had a wedding on Day 1. Obviously I couldn’t bail on my cousin’s wedding, but the great people at Stillwater Sports are truly accommodating and made this exception for Women’s Health. I was in for Day 2 and Day 3. Carla would run Day 1 with someone else.

I packed a crazy amount of things, yet I still felt completely unprepared. The furthest I’d ever run was 30km. Day 2 is 35km and 1 500m elevation! No small feat…

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