People are obsessed with my size and it’s just so bloody annoying. The meant to be helpful comments from friends and family Oh you’ve lost weight? Erm nope…don’t think so, not last time I looked. Or journalists who are doing a story about me who insist on knowing my dress size…when the piece is not…

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…

Urrrrgghhhhh!!!! Arrrghhhhh!!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!! EEeeeehhhhkkk!!! Whyyyyyyyy???? Any of these noises sound familiar? You know that moment when you reach the end of a 5K and you look at your watch and realise you haven’t run as fast as you would have liked? Yeah me too. For the longest time I used to get really frustrated by…

This weekend I ran the fastest 5K I have run in a while, a LONG while. In fact the last time I got anywhere close to this time was about a year ago when I was bang in the middle of my London Marathon training…and probably a stone or two lighter too. Saturdays run was not…

So we are almost in 2016, and while my mind is processing the years events I figured rather than run you through my favourite races of the year what better time to have a quick reminder of some of the years most controversial and provocative blog posts. Over the last month or so I seem…

Back in January I received a call from a producer at ITV interested in turning my Slouch to 10K book into a feature on This Morning. However, they only had 6 weeks on air time to do it in, so I said I would go away and think about what could be achieved in a…

Ever since I was a teenager and my mum bought me a filofax like diary for christmas I have taken the last few days of the year to put my thoiughts down on paper about what I think I have achieved, where things have gone wrong and most importantly what my goals are for the…

Back in 2005 I worked for Newham Council trying to encourage local residents to back the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Bid by volunteering in their local community. Was I an Olympic enthusiast…NO, did I play sport…NO, did I realise what an impact the games would have on me ABSOLUTELY NOT. I can’t ever remember…

So it was brought to my attention late last night that yesterday marked the 4 year anniversary of my blog The Fat Girls Guide to Running. Wow. Four Years…who ever would have thunk it? I can remember the day I got myself a wordpress account and haphazardly thought up the blogs name, I think I…

Thought I would start the week off on a more positive note as last week was pretty difficult for me. So I have summoned the support of a fellow blogger Emma Banks to help me on this quest. Her guest blog explores the concept of planning for success, in particular starting your day off right…

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