I never get it when the first thing people ask when you complete an important race is, “What time did you do?” Like I get it if they are a running friend, and you have had a prior conversation about pace, or your goals…but when an almost complete stranger asks the question I’m a bit…

Happy New Year…or is it? Are you heading into the New Year under enormous pressure to get fit, lose weight, earn more money, have better sex, travel the world, get a better job, have a capsule wardrobe, find the man (or woman) of your dreams? Well, do you want the good news or the bad…

Come on ladies let’s face it, once Halloween is out of the way, all eyes turn to Christmas, don’t they? And whether we like it or not it has an impact on our health and happiness. Some people love the festive countdown, but many of us hate it. Family politics Difficult logistics The expense Loneliness…

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…

Core Blimey It’s Hot! As a fellow running blogger at Helsbels, I’m really excited to be working with Julie on her latest programme for summer – Core Blimey It’s Hot! We got into the running blogger world at similar times and have followed each other for a long time. What stood out to me about…

It ain’t half been hot recently in the UK Now listen guys I am a summer baby, I love the sunshine, I love how from my birthday (in early June) right the way through to mid September the pace of life changes for me, and for a change I’m not all, work, work, work all…

I remember the first time I ever run on Christmas Day, I had not long moved into a place of my own so didn’t have the familiarity of waking up at my mums house, with a stocking at the end of my bed and the smell of breakfast cooking downstairs. Nope…I was a grown up…

Back in January I received a call from a producer at ITV interested in turning my Slouch to 10K book into a feature on This Morning. However, they only had 6 weeks on air time to do it in, so I said I would go away and think about what could be achieved in a…

Last week Running Bug launched the This Girl Can #1milechallenge to encourage more women to get active by showing their friends it’s possible and encourage them to do the same, and a few ladies from The Clubhouse  (our online running club) added their videos to the gallery to get things started…so now its over to you….

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