So I guess you can gather that I am the kind of person who enjoys BIG challenges. Nothing I do is ever small, or unassuming. I am always about pushing the barriers, stretching myself to the limits…seeing what my body, mind and spirit can achieve. This often means BIG ADVENTURE, and sometimes, just sometimes it involves…

When I decided that I wanted to run the London Marathon back in 2005 nobody ever thought I would actually achieve it…perhaps even me. I don’t even know why I initially wanted to do it…maybe it was because it felt like the BIGGEST thing you could do in the sport, an accomplishment that other people would…

6 years ago my life changed FOREVER. Actually, that’s a bit of a lie, it was way back in 2005 when I first got the crazy idea in my head that I wanted to run a marathon…it just took me a while to realise my dream, and yes over the past 12 years I have…

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…

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