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…

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…

Don’t you just hate that word SHOULD??? I am asked about “Shoulds” all the time though in my line of work… How many times a week should I be running? How long should it take me to train for a 10K? How much should I spend on a pair of running shoes? And the answer…

So this is a post I have thought about writing for a long, long time. And today seems like as a good a day as any to pluck up the courage and simply write it. I am often asked, what will you do when you lose all your weight? when talking to people about my…

I’ve never been one for speed related running goals really. When I take on a race I kind of know roughly how long its going to take me to get round based on lots of years of experience. I tend to have 3 time goals 1. Best Case Scenario 2. Will be Happy with 3….

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…

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…

This is not the first time I have spoken in this blog about fear, and it probably won’t be the last. It seems like every single day it is the common denominator in my conversations, whether its women talking to me about the fear they feel about running in public, or the fear that business…

Sorry ladies prepare yourself for a bit of a rant coming your way. Each week at TFTR HQ I receive loads of email and social media messages from women around the world who have just discovered my blog or my ebooks, and their messages often start with something like this…. Hi Julie, I hope you…

Finding kit that fits is a huge issue for big women, in fact its a problem for all sorts of women because funnily enough we are all different sizes and more importantly different shapes, and with sports wear we can’t always be as creative as we can be with every day fashion items you know…

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