Spar Women’s Race
It was only after a massive car accident that Thule started running … something she’d enjoyed during her school years but hadn’t done for a while. ‘After my accident, I realised I needed to take better care of myself and my health, so I started running again. It’s allowed me to clear my mind and get rid of unnecessary stress … I find it has a really calming effect on me’ says this 26-year-old.
Thule usually runs three times a week, mostly around the suburbs of Morningside and Bryanston, where she feels safest. Now, however, with The Spar Women’s Race coming up, she’s running more often, if not on the road, then on a treadmill or the track at the gym.
‘I’m trying to run five times a week, which is really doable as I stick to shorter distances, but focus on my time.’
For those who are just starting out on their running journey, this marketing consultant has simple advice. ‘Just breathe!’
A determined young woman, she also suggests you keep pushing yourself. ‘Just as you think you’ve reached your limit, you’ll find you can push through and that your body can do more for you,’ she says.
From running as a form of post-accident therapy to winning the Face of Spar Women’s Race, Thule’s doing just fabulously. We’ll be running with her on October 7 … wave if you see us.
Get It Joburg North November 2018Summer