I think I have got myself a bit of a reputation. Let me explain…. Whenever an obesity story hits in the UK, a new bit of research or some kind of incident that has got the medias attention…my phone starts to go. When this first started happening I got all excited and would spend days…

This time last year I was over the Olympic Park in East London close to where I live with model turned marathon runner Nell McAndrew, a small group of nervous plus size runners and a TV crew…and just my luck it was blowing a gale. This was the last prerecorded section before our live 5K…

In 2014 a GP took one look at me and made the assumption that running a marathon was beyond my capabilities. It didn’t matter that I had run one before, or that I had recently run 20 miles in Hyde Park, all he saw was a fat woman with back pain (caused by picking my…

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…

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…

Apparently skinny women find that having a Fat friend can be a real bore, well that’s according to an article in The Mail newspaper today…whatever next? And who the hell are Angela and Bernadette anyway? According to this article having a Fat friend can be real hard work, what with having to tip toe around…

Today marked my first proper race since giving birth in January, well that’s how I was supposed to approach it…like a real race. It was in fact a cancer research race for life 5k event supported by ITVs Lorraine Show under the banner of #mumsontherun. For my readers not in the UK this is like…

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