It was Monday morning 8am, and there was nobody in the sea. I didn’t know if actual swimming was a thing on this beach, but I didn’t care. When I parked the car I walked past a shop that had snorkelling masks, and so I grabbed that along with a bottle of water. I’d chosen…

I realised earlier today that I have been living a bit of a secret life. I posted a photo of me running…I ACTUALLY FLIPPING RAN…A WHOLE 5K….and a woman asked, “Where are you? I’m sure you live in London” As my face was clearly lit by warm and glowing sunshine. I am in Greece, the…

It’s taken me a while to know what I should write in this blog post. I noticed that over the past 8 months I have written only 14 blog posts…that’s less than two per month. I’ve even struggled to post in my groups and pages the last few weeks. Why? Maybe it’s because I haven’t…

I have been in Rhodes in Greece for just over a week. I came to escape London for a bit, recover from the last few months…oh and write my next book “Leading from the Back” Rhodes is where I run an annual retreat, and despite having been here 4 times before I never really understood…

I sat this morning with the rain tipping down contemplating a run, much like I did yesterday and the day before. I am not going to lie I don’t always enjoy running in the rain. When I’m marathon training in the UK it’s kind of a given, but with no race to train for and…

If you have been reading this blog for a while you will know I am quite partial to a BIG fitness challenge. 5 marathons, an ultramarathon, 2 triathlons, a few mountains, a few tough mudders…you get the drift. But riding 100 miles on an indoor bike? Really Julie? I always fancied the Prudential Ride 100…I’ve…

Do you ever get a little seed of an idea and then before you know it you are booking flights and going off on an adventure? Or you see something online and think “that looks a bit mad, but I wonder if?” Well, that’s kind of how I live my life. I love a good…

Fear has always been a useful emotion for me. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been a little bit excited by being afraid. I used to head out on my bike at aged 10 and literally cycle until I got lost, I’d climb walls, and at the beach always go out just a…

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…

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