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,…

You know what it’s like. The weather is grim. Your motivation is at an all time low. But you’re training plan says 8 miles, or 10…or perhaps you don’t have a plan but you know if you don’t get out the door soon you may never again. So you head out…but your legs feel like…

I have been writing about being a plus-size runner for a whole decade, but you do know I had a life before TFTR right? I spent 10+ years prior to setting up my blog working as a drama facilitator, community engagement specialist, volunteer coordinator, trainer and consultant. I like people, and I like nothing better…

There are currently 200 women signed up to my popular beginners’ programme 5 weeks to 5K and I can’t wait until next Monday when I open the doors to the private facebook page and we get started. I’ve been fielding quite a few questions about the programme over the last few days so I figured…

I don’t do party politics. But I do, do politics. Politics is everywhere around us, our whole lives have been forged out of someone else’s political choices and vision for a better world. When I was a kid and was asked “what do you want to be when you grow up? I’d always answer “a…

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