I woke up in a strange bed this morning to the sound of my alarm. It was 6.30am I switched it off quickly not wanting to wake anyone else up. I got out of bed and changed from my PJs into my running gear before leaving the guest bedroom and walking quietly down the stairs…

When I first started running I didn’t know a single other runner. Like seriously. The only people I knew who run were guys from my estate who spent their teenage years running away from the police. It is hard to imagine that now, as 80% of the people I spend my time with these days are…

People often ask me what the best time to take up running is, or what time of the year I like running most and the Autumn wins hands down. In January when most people tie up their trainers with renewed enthusiasm, filled with new years resolutions…well…the weather is still shite here in the UK, and…

I love parkrun I do I can’t deny it. I love its simplicity. I love how inclusive it can be. And I love that it is always there, even when I am not. And most recently I have not been there that much at all. Saturday mornings have become problematic for me…with my 4 and…

Sitting on the gym floor back against the wall covered in sweat I could have cried. I mean seriously. I was fighting back tears and we were only 10 minutes into the class. As I looked around the box nobody else seemed to be struggling, just me. Everyone else looked super fit, super toned, super…

Did I ever tell you story about when I was 10 years old and I cycled from my home in Upton Park to Barking on my new BMX bike and somehow ended up on the motorway and had to be rescued by the police who escorted me away from the busy traffic? Then there was…

In September a team of 22 Too Fat to Run ladies are off to EuroDisney to take part in a weekend of themed races, so we have experienced Disney race enthusiast clubhouse member Jessica Guth here to give us the low down on everything you need to know. The magic of runDisney is as difficult…

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 am super nervous about running with other people. It took me 6 years of running alone before I plucked up the courage to join a running club, and I have had a love hate relationship with group running ever since. What if I am too slow and everyone just leaves me? What if someone…

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