I don’t know about you, but I am pretty exhausted right now. I have lots of plates spinning, lots of exciting things on the horizons, but also lots of worries and fears about where my life is leading. So its just as well I am off for a bit of a break next week. Well…

Ooopppps that was a bit or a typo!!! It should have read, The 1 fundamental way you know you are a proper runner And the answer of course is IF YOU RUN!!! You don’t have to be fast You don’t have to run far You don’t have to be part of a club You don’t…

I remember the first time I ever got spotted at a race by one of my followers, it was shortly after I started posting photos of myself, because up until that point “The Fat Girls Guide to Running” had been completely anonymous. It was a really funny moment, I was taking part in a race…

Speed is not everything…trust me I know this, but I also know how frustrating it can be to not feel like you are making any improvements with running, and improvements in time over a distance is of course one way of assessing this. Women often refer to themselves as plodders, as shufflers…telling me “Oh I’m…

Everyday…and I do mean EVERY DAY I get emails from brands offering me money to partner with or endorse them in some way. Nine out of ten times these brands are completely inappropriate for me to partner with, despite there being huge financial incentive for me to do so. Sometimes these are just brands where there…

Thinking of reducing the amount of meat that you eat this year? Well apparently you’re in good company as around 1 in 3 Brits are cutting down on the amount of meat they eat (Source: NatCen 2016) and some of the biggest food stores are now even creating special sections that help make the ‘flexitarian’…

I couldn’t sleep on Saturday night. Not sure why. I wasn’t even running in the morning. But I slept just like I have before any big race…not very well. I had panic dreams about not waking up on time and a dream about Tower Bridge being closed meaning I couldn’t get my car and all…

Let’s face it, training by yourself is pretty tough right? You have to organise your own plan, motivate yourself to get out the door, and when things go a bit pear shaped (as they often do) there is nobody to ask advice from or even just have a good old moan with. A couple of…

So we are almost there folks, the weekend that myself so many of my Clubhouse members look forward to each year. Whether they are running it, spectating at it, cheering at it…or simply watching it from afar, the London Marathon is a major celebration for us all. My whole journey started back in 2005 with…

I am a proud Londoner, I always have been. London is in my blood, it’s in my bones (as Adele sings in her song about the River Lea) as at least 5 generations of my family have lived in this wonderful city. The only time I’ve ever lived outside was when I was studying for…

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