When I heard the Namaqualand Flower Festival doesn’t just encourage fun outfits, they reward it — I was in. That’s how I ended up running 20km like this…

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But do we ever talk about the gruelling moments in the run? That moment when you’ve only hit 600m, but you already know it’s going to be a difficult one? Or that moment when you’re 2km from completing your goal, but it feels evil to continue? For many of us, those moments can be too excruciating and end not only that one run but the motivation to try again tomorrow. But what if you could fight through those moments and come out even more victorious at your finish line? At the end of the day, your ability to push past the pain is an integral part of your running life. 

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We all know Mapule Ndhlovu as the ‘Queen of fitness’ — a pro athlete with killers abs, insane power moves and mad skipping skills — but did you know that she also loves to run? She also happens to be one of the faces of adidas’ new ‘Feel The Boost’ campaign… so she gave us the low-down on the Boost technology and what motivates her to ‘lace-up’.

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