Can you remember when or how you learned to swim? I can’t really. I guess it would have been in East Ham Baths back in the early 80s…an old red brick building which has long since been knocked down and turned into a snazzy something or other. I can still remember the hot buttery toast…

One of the most frustrating aspects of running is that it doesn’t take long to go from being on top form to feeling like you are starting from scratch again. Like seriously. Sometimes I go out for a run and I’m like WTF??? Like those 5 marathon’s I’ve run are actually a figment of my…

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…

Are you already thinking about what you might achieve next year? In your running? In your career? In your relationships? Do you allow yourself to dream about the things you want? Or do you hold them in because it’s too scary to admit to them? Or simply easier to keep them to yourself in case…

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 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…

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…

So I guess you can gather that I am the kind of person who enjoys BIG challenges. Nothing I do is ever small, or unassuming. I am always about pushing the barriers, stretching myself to the limits…seeing what my body, mind and spirit can achieve. This often means BIG ADVENTURE, and sometimes, just sometimes it involves…

In 2018 one of my major goals for the Too Fat to Run movement was to showcase more of our wonderful community of runners….because for as much as I front up this brand, it so isn’t about me anymore. Of course, we have our runner of the month feature but I didn’t think this went…

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