I love running, but I love racing more. And by racing I don’t mean going hell for leather trying to finish as quickly as possible or getting on the podium (like thats ever gonna happen), no I mean I just like to sign up and run at organised races. I did my first one back…

I love running in Central London, and I don’t even mind running in the cold (or rain) so I was excited about having Cancer Research’s Winter Run as my first race of 2016 in my diary…HOWEVER….I didn’t actually do much training in preparation. Well I did lots of cross training, just very few runs…even to…

So today we are going back to basics and simply reviewing the very best ways to begin your running journey with some suggestions for how to start…none of them are particularly easy, but nothing worth having in life is right? 1. Just start running today – As in put your trainers on this very minute and…

Don’t you just love it when the first day of a month also happens to start on the first day of a new week? What better excuse to get out of bed and go for a run first thing? That and the fact I failed to do my #onebigfatrun yesterday as promised. It was a…

I have always believed that having a race in the diary is THE best way of motivating yourself to run and to stick to a training plan, but what do you do if you are not quite ready for an actual race, or the thought of running with other people scares the living hell out of…

Back in 2013 whilst struggling to get back into my running after having a 9 month baby growing break, I figured that although I couldn’t run for more than a few minutes at a time myself, I still had the know how and knowledge needed to support other plus sized ladies to reach their marathon…

Welcome, welcome, welcome….and well done for even thinking that running might be the sport for you, that in itself should be congratulated because running often gets a bad press really, and can seem very daunting at first, especially if you don’t quite have the body of Paula Radcliff. Oh and apologies for the dodgy picture, I…

Many of you will know that I don’t normally focus on speed when talking about running, because I believe as long as you run you are a runner regardless of speed, and continuously beating yourself up or comparing yourself to other runners is unhelpful and demotivating. But over the last few months I have been…

Last year the BBC published a list of the 10 different types of runners there are, unfortunately the only reference to women of size was the use of running for weight-loss, I mean its impossible to think that us larger ladies simply just like running for the sake of it, with or without the weight-loss. Here is…

Last night I asked the following question over on our active Facebook page “Who knows what #HAES stands for” It was met with a few wise arse comments, a couple of “I dunno’s” and a few “I knows” If truth me known a year ago I didn’t know what it meant either, as it is…

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