When I first started The Fat Girls Guide to Running a whopping ten years ago…I was very much on a weightloss journey. I was a frequent attendee of slimming clubs, bought every diet book going and thought weight loss was the thing which would bring me happiness and success. A few years into writing the…

Many of you will know that during the last few months I have found exercising outside of my home quite difficult. At first, it was pure logistics…trying to get a 7 year old to exercise at the rate you need, when you want to go out is almost impossible. Then came the anxiety attacks every…

Seriously, I would never have carried on running for all these years if I was not completely reliant on the motivation of external factors to keep me active. Races Community And the ability to showoff on social media It’s true. Those 3 things have kept my hugely motivated over the last decade. My blog The…

My name is Julie Creffield I am a runner…but it has been weeks since my last proper run. As we entered 2020, just 4 short months ago I was busy training for my 6th Marathon…and although a little behind, I was running a strongish 10K and had covered 13 miles a few times….plus I was…

So it has been over a week now since the Corona Virus really started to impact on my life. Yes, things were a bit scary before that, but it was a week ago that I started homeschooling my 7-year-old Rose. And until yesterday it was much longer than a week of no running…a cancelled marathon…

Hey you guys. It’s 6.30am here in East London, and I am at my desk cracking on with some work before the homeschooling of my 7-year-old Rose starts at 9am…we will be doing the Joe Wicks PE lesson first and then who knows ha ha So ladies… It is difficult to know what to write,…

I just took Rose to school for the final time…which sounds so dramatic. But it kind of is. This afternoon we are going to get a kitten…trivial perhaps, but she has wanted one forever and I think if she is going to be stuck at home at least she should have a little friend to…

I stayed at home all day Sunday instead of going out for my 16-mile run. I promised my clients I’d write an article about dealing with races being canceled and postponed. But I haven’t been able to write about running. It seemed so meaningless compared to some of the other things going on in the…

Can you believe February is almost over? I know it’s a short month but OMG it feels like Xmas is just over. As you may already know I took a week off work and a week away from social media last week….AND I didn’t do any training, none whatsoever eeeekkk!!! I could feel myself needing…

I am often told “You’re nuts” Yep completely un PC, along with “Crazy”, “Insane” and “You’ve got a screw loose” in relation to my marathon running antics. It seems like it’s the go-to response for anyone who doesn’t really get it. Along with the eye-rolling and shaking of the heads of course. Marathons are extreme,…

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