You know there are some times when you just don’t want to run, let alone race. This weekend was one of them. But when you are training for a marathon you really don’t have the luxury of saying, Nah I don’t fancy it today I had had a busy week, finishing with speaking at a…

When I first started running I had the luxury of not being tied down by anything. Of course I didn’t realise it at the time, and absolutely took that luxury for granted most of the time. I had been running for around 6 years when I ran my first marathon, and then I found out…

I don’t know about you but I never knew what sleep deprivation was until I became a parent. To be quite honest I don’t think I ever gave it much thought. If I missed out on sleep through socialising, or staying up late watching TV one night, I could make up for it the following…

In a few days time, my Tedx talk all about how you live a bigger life will hit YouTube…eeeekkk. I open the talk with a bit about running marathons, I say that when it comes to marathon running people tend to fall into one of three categories Those who have run a marathon Those who…

Let’s round of this week with a running review. Not one of mine. I have only managed one solitary mile this week. Just as well we have a whole heap of awesome plus size runners waiting in the wings, training, racing and generally just being brilliant. Here is clubhouse member Lou (Laura) Stevens with her…

Like many people I know…I HATE FEET…especially other peoples, with the exception of small children that is. I don’t like looking at them, I don’t like thinking about them…and heck I sure as hell don’t like touching them, which is why I go for a monthly pedicure. But even then I dismay at the fact…

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…

OK, so I am not going to lie, this is a difficult post to write. I have been putting off writing it all week. So here goes… In all my years of racing I had never not showed up for a race I have signed up for. Not once. If it is in my diary…

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….

The sun is shining in East London and I am contemplating heading out for a run this afternoon. I am attempting a 14 day run streak as part of my FREE For The Love of Running Challenge which is going great…we have over 1000 women taking part of all levels, everything from total beginner to…

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