I woke up in a strange bed this morning to the sound of my alarm. It was 6.30am I switched it off quickly not wanting to wake anyone else up. I got out of bed and changed from my PJs into my running gear before leaving the guest bedroom and walking quietly down the stairs…

I’ve had a bit of a nagging feeling today, a feeling of…I should actually be running. I should. I have a half marathon in a fortnight and a full marathon in just over 2 months and I simply ain’t running. My daughter starts primary school on Thursday so my running routine will return and besides I…

People are obsessed with my size and it’s just so bloody annoying. The meant to be helpful comments from friends and family Oh you’ve lost weight? Erm nope…don’t think so, not last time I looked. Or journalists who are doing a story about me who insist on knowing my dress size…when the piece is not…

This month we take a look at the awesome Laura (Lou) Stevens, who is 29 from Twickenham in London and a very inspirational and active member of The Clubhouse. She is a brilliant example of how you can surprise yourself and go from non sporty to marathon runner. I love how she is always up for…

When I first started running I didn’t know a single other runner. Like seriously. The only people I knew who run were guys from my estate who spent their teenage years running away from the police. It is hard to imagine that now, as 80% of the people I spend my time with these days are…

Believe it or not I have not always been a plus size athlete or a blogger, and before turning my blog into a business I had a very varied career. It all started off aged 13 when I got my first job in Wimpy…I was a waitress earning £1.50 an hour after school and at…

People often ask me what the best time to take up running is, or what time of the year I like running most and the Autumn wins hands down. In January when most people tie up their trainers with renewed enthusiasm, filled with new years resolutions…well…the weather is still shite here in the UK, and…

I love parkrun I do I can’t deny it. I love its simplicity. I love how inclusive it can be. And I love that it is always there, even when I am not. And most recently I have not been there that much at all. Saturday mornings have become problematic for me…with my 4 and…

Sitting on the gym floor back against the wall covered in sweat I could have cried. I mean seriously. I was fighting back tears and we were only 10 minutes into the class. As I looked around the box nobody else seemed to be struggling, just me. Everyone else looked super fit, super toned, super…

Did I ever tell you story about when I was 10 years old and I cycled from my home in Upton Park to Barking on my new BMX bike and somehow ended up on the motorway and had to be rescued by the police who escorted me away from the busy traffic? Then there was…

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