This time of year is always a bit grim in the UK right?…and I always long for a bit of winter sun, a break…a couple of days away from the big smoke to re-energise myself…it’s not so much the cold as the lack of sun. What can I say? I am a sunshine and margaritas…

January is a time of year that lots of people take up or return to the sport of running, the festivities are out of the way, summer is around the corner and everyone is still full of enthusiasm and determination to keep up those new habits…the problem is how easy it is to keep that…

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…

Well, I guess if you went along the weekend just gone it might have been, but in today’s Halloween inspired post I want to explore what the fears are around going to parkrun are and how to overcome them. I did my first parkrun in 2008 with a friend. The movement was still in its…

Let me ask you some questions… Are you sick of dieting? Are you struggling to lose or maintain your weight? Are you worried about your health or fitness? Are you suffering with anxiety or bouts of depression? Are you ready to put your own health and wellbeing first? Are you ready for real change? And another one……

Finding the perfect pair of running tights as a plus size athlete is seriously like the quest for the holy grail. The amount of pairs I have in my wardrobe that I have to be wary of, ones I can only wear for CrossFit, but only if there is no running, and those that are…

Did I ever tell you story about when I was 10 years old and I cycled from my home in Upton Park to Barking on my new BMX bike and somehow ended up on the motorway and had to be rescued by the police who escorted me away from the busy traffic? Then there was…

Having run the London Marathon twice with varying success when it came to seeing loved ones on the course, and seeing all kinds of anxieties this week in my 15 or so ladies running it next weekend, I thought this post might be useful to anyone running a marathon or going along to support someone…

So a week on from the recent London terrorist attack on Westminister Bridge I feel inspired to write this post about safety at the London Marathon which is now less than a month away. But let me be clear this is not by any means a blog post that implies that this event is at…

Ladies. Can we talk sports bras for a minute? As a keen runner with large boobs (32G), it breaks my heart to see so many women in the wrong size bra and so many women thinking they can’t get the right bra. I know it can seem difficult, but please believe me when I say…

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