People often believe my first big race must have been a running event, but in fact this is not true it was actually a Triathlon. In 2005 I was working as a volunteer coordinator for Newham Council and one of our annual gigs to provide support to was The London Triathlon. Now I didn’t even know what…

Over the weekend I went to the amazing phenomenum that is parkrun* *note the small p folks, its never a big P with parkrun Now you may be thinking “So what you ran parkrun?” 85,000 people run parkrun every week in the UK, and you have been running it for years Julie, you did your 50th…

With just a week and a bit to go until Xmas many of us are starting to wrap things up (physically and psychologically), review our year and set goals for 2016. Some of us may be thinking about setting a New Year Resolution or Resolutions, and worst still some of us may have given ourself…

When my phone starts going nuts first thing it normally means one thing…an obesity story has hit the morning news and everyone wants my view on it. So I am up and at my desk writing this in my PJs whilst eating a slice of gluten free toast with coconut oil as spread (just in…

My alarm went off at 6am this morning and I was extremely tired after having a very restless nights sleep dreaming about cream cakes, biscuits and chocolate. Now this is not a normal occurrence for me, I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth but also do not unnecessarily restrict my intake of such things if…

It appears that all of a sudden the world’s media wants to talk about plus size running, after the cover of the US version of Womens Running went with a cover using plus size model 18 year old Erica Schenk running. Great hey? Well no not really. Because I don’t look like Erica when I run and…

Well come on…you didn’t expect me to actually go there did you? Really? Well, unlike some media channels I could mention, at The Fat Girls Guide to Running blog we prefer to focus on love not hate, so rather than run through the characteristics of “That” woman, much of which has already been debated, I instead…

I am always slightly amused at the reaction I get when people ask me the name of my blog. “The Fat Girls Guide to Running” I say proudly. Sometimes I get a laugh, sometimes I get a quizicle, slightly uncomfortable look and often particularly from slim people who just don’t understand why I would say…

No the final word in my title is not one of my typos, “discussting” is a word, well apparently it is if you are an ignorant, coward of an internet troll, one who takes the time to leave a comment on my blog. Over the years I have had a few rude messages left on…

I am so angry right now so apologies in advance for an almighty rant coming your way. I know I am a big girl right, and I know that being big sometimes (but not always) can come with health complications which can impact on NHS resources. However, I do not smoke, I do not drink (much,…

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