The sun is shining in East London and I am contemplating heading out for a run this afternoon. I am attempting a 14 day run streak as part of my FREE For The Love of Running Challenge which is going great…we have over 1000 women taking part of all levels, everything from total beginner to…

I have only just got back into the swing of my running this year in the last week or so, the cold weather has been deterring me so I have been focussing on doing CrossFit 3 times a week. But on Saturday I wanted to check my pace over the 5K distance, as I have…

For such a long time I fed myself bullshit stories about my running speed. I’ll never be fast My default pace is SLOW A sub 30 5K is just too hard My life is too busy to train properly now Running fast is not that important anyway Who was I kidding? I did want to…

I remember the first time I met Jo, we were in posh glass walled offices in Central London having a development meeting and she rocked up looking absolutely amazing. Smashing all stereotypes that if you are fat you are stupid, lazy and unstylish Jo is the smartest most vibrant woman I know…and she is very…

First thing yesterday morning instead of going for a run in the cold, I was sitting at my desk waiting for a call from BBC Radio London to speak to the Vanessa Show about the concept of women being heckled while out running. This was off of the back of an England Athletics survey that…

Urrrrgghhhhh!!!! Arrrghhhhh!!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!! EEeeeehhhhkkk!!! Whyyyyyyyy???? Any of these noises sound familiar? You know that moment when you reach the end of a 5K and you look at your watch and realise you haven’t run as fast as you would have liked? Yeah me too. For the longest time I used to get really frustrated by…

I know, I know, I know…there are only a few days until Xmas, and nobody really wants to think about next year or exercise or health right now, but I am about to sign off for a few days for some much needed R&R…and I need to let you know about what is going on…

On Monday night I headed to a track night led by East London Runners, who are my local club. I started attending track in 2013 while training for the Brighton Marathon. I had not long had a baby and was starting from scratch again when it came to my fitness, so track was perfect because…

In 2013 shortly after having my daughter Rose, I went along to my local business development agency for some advice about turning my blog “The Fat Girls Guide to Running” into a business. A middle aged man with grey hair and a suit that looked older than me said, That ain’t a business love, thats…

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…

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