Confessions of a Running Addict!


What a roller-coaster ride these past 6 months! So much happened. So many ups and downs (mostly downs…I think), hectic schedules, barely coping – never mind updating my blog. I missed putting my thoughts on ‘paper’, struggled to get started again, cos I was not sure how to start, where to start, what to say. But as they always say…Just Start! So here I am turning a new page, new running season, new adventure, looking forward to SUMMER!!!

I am enjoying my early morning runs again. With each run I learn more about myself, more about what I want – as wife, mother, daughter, sister, full-time CAREER woman (yes, I have made my peace with this one), a friend, a running buddy…as a runner.

With that being said I am ready to take on new challenges; take more risks; not be scared to put myself out there and go after my dreams. Some BIG ADVENTURES awaits! Not gonna be easy, but not impossible. With patience, dedication and the right training program I will be able to achieve my goals and cope with whatever life throws at me. Catch…Gotcha! :-).

I am running Jacaranda City Challenge tomorrow ( a toughie!, so I am only doing the half marathon). After Cape Town marathon I just have this desire to run all the big or major cities in the WORLD! Where best to start than in your home country. Pretoria tomorrow and then there is the Soweto Marathon coming up in November. Who knows from there. There is no limit to what you can achieve in this sport. So many opportunities, adventures awaits. I get a kick out of going farther and faster than I thought I could, who knows where I will end up.

There is just no stopping me now!!! I CONFESS – I AM A RUNNING ADDICT!

About Moerieda Mackay

Late to running and absolutely loving it! I'm married to my soulmate, Adam and blessed with 3 beautiful children. I am a Business Transformation and Innovation Professional and holds a MSc (Eng) in Industrial Engineering. Yip, a bit of a workaholic. I became addicted to ultra running whilst searching for that elusive “work-life” balance at the age of...40! I have no sporting background and with zero athletic ability running is by far the most challenging thing I've taken on but it has put me on a path of self discovery and serious transformation both physically, mentally and spiritually...and I love it!

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