Our Runner of the Month for May is the wonderful and hugely inspiring Jo Gennari from London. Let’s find out what she has been up to recently…including her ULTRA MARATHON….YES you read that right…an ULTRA MARATHON. When did you start running and why? 5 years ago I was a member of a weight loss forum…

Despite my blog being about Running, the real focus of my blog and online training programmes is in fact more general health and happiness for women, running just so happens to be the primary driver for the work. But this is still quite problematic, because what do we actually mean by Health and Happiness…what do…

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics coming to my neighbourhood played a massive role in me finding the joy in sport. Living and working around the emerging Olympic Park as it turned from urban wasteland to a global mega event destination made me fall in love with my city even more, and I feel privileged…

When I first took up sport again as an adult I had one key objective. WEIGHTLOSS I didn’t really get the whole exercising for mental health thing, or exercise as a way of expanding my social circle, or the achievement of running goals as a sign that I could achieve big things in other areas…

I don’t know about you, but I am pretty exhausted right now. I have lots of plates spinning, lots of exciting things on the horizons, but also lots of worries and fears about where my life is leading. So its just as well I am off for a bit of a break next week. Well…

Ooopppps that was a bit or a typo!!! It should have read, The 1 fundamental way you know you are a proper runner And the answer of course is IF YOU RUN!!! You don’t have to be fast You don’t have to run far You don’t have to be part of a club You don’t…

I remember the first time I ever got spotted at a race by one of my followers, it was shortly after I started posting photos of myself, because up until that point “The Fat Girls Guide to Running” had been completely anonymous. It was a really funny moment, I was taking part in a race…

Speed is not everything…trust me I know this, but I also know how frustrating it can be to not feel like you are making any improvements with running, and improvements in time over a distance is of course one way of assessing this. Women often refer to themselves as plodders, as shufflers…telling me “Oh I’m…

Everyday…and I do mean EVERY DAY I get emails from brands offering me money to partner with or endorse them in some way. Nine out of ten times these brands are completely inappropriate for me to partner with, despite there being huge financial incentive for me to do so. Sometimes these are just brands where there…

Thinking of reducing the amount of meat that you eat this year? Well apparently you’re in good company as around 1 in 3 Brits are cutting down on the amount of meat they eat (Source: NatCen 2016) and some of the biggest food stores are now even creating special sections that help make the ‘flexitarian’…

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