Happy New Year Folks. How you holding up? Been for your first run yet (me neither ooopps) Had enough of the diet adverts across the media yet? Or the constant flow of healthy food and exercise segments on day time TV? Hmmm, me too. I have not started a new diet…and I have not set…

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…

Well, that got your attention didn’t it? Which is ironic really because that’s kind of the point of this particular blog post rant. You may (or may not have seen) whats been going on via social media over the last few days in regards to a new online diet plan/book being launched by Australian Nutritionist…

So in 2005 after coming dead last in a race and feeling remarkably cross that the finish line had been dismantled before I arrived I started a running blog. At the time I didn’t really know what blogging was, but figured I would use it like a diary and see if it would motivate me…

I am always slightly amused at the reaction I get when people ask me the name of my blog. “The Fat Girls Guide to Running” I say proudly. Sometimes I get a laugh, sometimes I get a quizicle, slightly uncomfortable look and often particularly from slim people who just don’t understand why I would say…

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…

So last night was the much anticipated and eagerly awaited UK Blog Awards night, a classy red carpet affair in a Central London hotel where I would find out if my much loved (by me anyway) blog had won the coveted prize of being named Best Individual Health Blog. I had been quite nervous about…

I follow a few thousand people on twitter, many of whom are runners of some description and I often see statements which make me raise an eyebrow, or wind me up slightly but I accept that this is part and parcel of this particular social media channel, so on the whole if someone really irritates…

The term Virtuality means the quality of having attributes of something without sharing its real or imagined physical form…however in the case of virtual running I think perhaps this is a little misleading, I mean you do have to run ultimately and that is kinda physical…like really!! Virtual running is not a completely new concept…who…

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