It was my birthday yesterday, but I wasn’t much in the mood for celebrating. On Saturday I spent an awesome afternoon in the sun with friends, family and women from The Clubhouse having a birthday picnic, there was cake, gifts, fizz and oh so much laughter, with the best bunch of women ever, so I…

On Monday night I headed to a track night led by East London Runners, who are my local club. I started attending track in 2013 while training for the Brighton Marathon. I had not long had a baby and was starting from scratch again when it came to my fitness, so track was perfect because…

Do you fancy doing Spartan with me Sis? Yeah OK, why not? Went the initial conversation in a bar over a few shandies a couple of weeks ago, and then last week she started to google what Spartan was and the fear began to set in But I don’t like Mud… Or heights… Or enclosed spaces……

So let’s get one thing straight….I am a runner…thats what I do, however what you might not know is I am also quite partial to trying other fitness stuff too…I swim, I cycle, I do yoga (badly) and very occasionally I do try more extreme things like circuit training, body pump and kettlebells, I just never…

Yes you read that right. After saying NEVER AGAIN after my last terrifying obstacle race (which you can read about here) I have done a complete U turn and now have a place for a SPARTAN RACE happening in just 2 and a bit weeks time. Why? Well, because there is one taking place right…

Despite the fact most people’s new years resolutions are long forgotten, it seem like the focus on health and fitness in the media is still going strong as we approach the end of January, with various bits of research coming to the surface, and prompting behavioural change whilst we are still in that “this is the…

Did you know that next Monday, the 19th January is otherwise known as ‘Blue Monday’, the day where most Brits suffer from an overwhelming combination of Post Xmas Blues, holiday debt and a lack of sunshine? Well, the UK’s largest gym chain Fitness First are joining forces with the UK’s best loved Olympian and fitness…

Last month I changed the look of our Runner of the Month feature to make it easier for people to see who we have heading up this amazing community of plus sized runners, and when I looked at the new layout I realised something so obvious. All of the runners I had featured thus far were white….

Do you want to know the easiest way of getting off the “oh you should take up running” hook? Easy…respond with an “I would love to but unfortunately I’ve got dodgy knees” combined with a “whats a fat girl to do” kinda look – hands in the air and eyebrows raises are optional, but add value nether the…

So a few months ago I got this crazy idea that I would like to do an obstacle course race, one of the few challenges I had left to try. My sister-in-law suggested joining her Tough Mudder team “Beast Mode On”, the clue should have been in the title. Billed as the toughest obstacle course…

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