With just a few days to go until the London Marathon 2018 I should be getting nervous…and I am…well more exciting, and not because I am running it this year (You can read why here), no I am excited because this year I have a bigger team than ever from my wonderful community running it….and…

Nobody ever signs up for a marathon without the full intention of training and running it to their best ability. I never have…and never would, I have too much respect for the distance. Well, I found out I had a place for this years London Marathon in October and was absolutely over the moon. The…

Let me ask you a question? When did you go on your first diet and why? Can you even remember? For me, it is all a bit blurry. I can remember when I was still going to dance school at the age or 10 or 11 hearing the mums of other children discussing our changing…

Let me just start with one important fact… ALL TYPES OF RUNNERS GET INJURED It doesn’t matter how heavy or light you are. If you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro…injury is part and parcel of being an athlete, and illness, unfortunately, is just a part of everyday life as a human being…so…

I went for a short run in the Olympic Park in East London this morning. Nothing new there. It’s where I run. It is my local park after all. While out running I realised that it is actually 10 years (almost to the day) that I moved into my 2 bedroom flat in Stratford. Wow…

Not sure marathon running is for me, I can barely run 5K at the moment. Wow, if I had a pound for every time a woman said that to me and then 3 months later she’s back in touch saying, Hey Julie, guess what? I have a marathon place There is just something about that…

So there has of course been a bit of excitement over the London Marathon ballot result this month…I didn’t get a slot in case you were wondering. Training for a spring marathon is always tricky for me, as the spring is my busiest time…and to be quite frank I just don’t need the extra stress….

Believe it or not I have not always been a plus size athlete or a blogger, and before turning my blog into a business I had a very varied career. It all started off aged 13 when I got my first job in Wimpy…I was a waitress earning £1.50 an hour after school and at…

OK, so perhaps that is not exactly true…I do get asked quite a few strange if not stupid questions like? What happens when you lose all your weight? Or Do you have to eat loads to stay on brand? Yup, I actually get asked this stuff. But in terms of the questions women ask me…

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…

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