In 77 days 14 nervous but excited ladies from the Too Fat to Run community will be heading to the airport about to embark on adventure….as they join me and my incredible retreat staff for 7 days on the Greek island of Rhodes for a week of fitness, food and fun, and you could be…

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…

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…

I have always been considered a slow runner, even when I almost dipped under 30 minutes for a parkrun (30.06 Hackney Park Run 31st May 2014) this was still pretty much considered a pretty slow time for a 5K…oh how I long to be that quick these days. But how useful is that S word anyway,…

My fitness journey started for real back in 2006 after returning home from a week long weight loss bootcamp in Devon at a time when I couldn’t even run to the top of the road I lived at…I came home 6lbs lighter, with some new ideas for food and a surprising enjoyment of running up…

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…

It’s been a busy month, and as we head into Marathon season this months podcast we see the launch of a new feature “No such thing as a stupid question” so its a bit of a mixed bag, but lots of updates about where we are going with Too Fat to Run and our expansion…

When I made the decision to go full time with my blog in the spring 2014 I sought some business advice and was told by one cheery chap in a suit that there was no way I could earn a living from being a blogger and that I should keep it as a hobby rather…

When I first started running all those years ago I never really had a plan. OK lets rephrase that… When I first started running I NEVER had a plan. Nope. That’s right I had no idea what I was doing. I simply put my gym trainers on and headed out the front door. I did…

This morning while working hard to maintain a consistent pace around my breezy and damp local parkrun I thought to myself Wow, if I’m finding this tough how the hell am I gonna cope with tomorrows planned 15 miler? As you may know I am marathon training, with just 56 days 5 hours and 32 minutes to…

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