You know there are some times when you just don’t want to run, let alone race. This weekend was one of them. But when you are training for a marathon you really don’t have the luxury of saying, Nah I don’t fancy it today I had had a busy week, finishing with speaking at a…

I still can’t believe I have NOT done the Great North Run. Every year I say I am going to do it, and every year it creeps up on me, and I somehow miss it. But never fear, we always have an awesome team of TFTR ladies taking part, and this year was no different….

When I first started running I had the luxury of not being tied down by anything. Of course I didn’t realise it at the time, and absolutely took that luxury for granted most of the time. I had been running for around 6 years when I ran my first marathon, and then I found out…

So yesterday I spent most of the afternoon feeling sick. Like really sick. The moment I have been waiting for had arrived. The TEDx talk I had recorded back in July had gone live on YouTube…..eeeeekkk. So many emotions, What if people didn’t like it? What if nobody bothered to watch it What if people…

I have 5 siblings. Yes…I am one of 6 children. What can I say? We do things BIG in our family. None of my siblings are particularly sporty. Jennie was as a teenager, she was proper into Sport as a kid, trained as a lifeguard, did a sports course at college, even worked in a…

It’s not easy keeping the kids occupied and away from the technology during the summer holidays, especially when the weather isn’t great. But today we found just the thing. An activity which we could both get involved with, and one which was 100% free. Together with local partners Park Lives is a series of free, family-friendly…

I don’t know about you but I never knew what sleep deprivation was until I became a parent. To be quite honest I don’t think I ever gave it much thought. If I missed out on sleep through socialising, or staying up late watching TV one night, I could make up for it the following…

Can we talk short shorts for a moment? It took me a long old time to pluck up the courage to wear shorts to run in? I’m not sure why? I mean sometimes it’s bloody hot, and wearing even capri leggings just adds a whole new level of effort to a humid run. Sometimes it is…

In today’s guest blog we hear from the powerhouse that is Dorinda who I first met at St Pancras station as we were both about to make our way to the EuroDisney half, she was an absolute darling and it was a joy to see her around the park with her running crew…never one to…

In a few days time, my Tedx talk all about how you live a bigger life will hit YouTube…eeeekkk. I open the talk with a bit about running marathons, I say that when it comes to marathon running people tend to fall into one of three categories Those who have run a marathon Those who…

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