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…

I couldn’t sleep on Saturday night. Not sure why. I wasn’t even running in the morning. But I slept just like I have before any big race…not very well. I had panic dreams about not waking up on time and a dream about Tower Bridge being closed meaning I couldn’t get my car and all…

Now I will be completely honest with you guys here. I have a real love hate relationship with yoga…well with any kind of stretching or slow contemplative movement really, but it is something I have tried time and time again over the years with little success. I can remember going to a class at my…

Yesterday I headed out for my first long run of the year (I know I know its March, I have been unwell OK) and as I plodded around East London ticking off the miles I had a little laugh to myself at just how crazy this running thing is. Just because you have run marathons…

It’s funny really, before starting up my blog I hadn’t been a regular reader of other peoples blogs but once you realise what goes into writing one of your own, you become much more interested in other peoples. This increased tenfold when I was nominated for the 2014 Blog Awards and then the Running Awards…

It appears that all of a sudden the world’s media wants to talk about plus size running, after the cover of the US version of Womens Running went with a cover using plus size model 18 year old Erica Schenk running. Great hey? Well no not really. Because I don’t look like Erica when I run and…

It was working on ITV’s This Morning back in April that I came across Elle Sports, they are one of those brands that of course I knew about I just never really considered them as a place for me to buy kit. That was until on week 2 of my “Run for your life” feature…

Around this time last year I was job searching, the blog was going well but after 18 months of being on maternity leave I knew it was time to get back to work. I applied for a few jobs in project management, and even a running development job, but I didn’t get them and secretly…

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…

It is the last Sunday of the month today, which means only one thing at the Fat Girls Guide to Running HQ – #onebigfatrun the FREE virtual 5K for plus sized runners that I coordinate. You see I have a dreamt get 1 million FAT runners taking part in this event to show that overweight…

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