Just like I have never been a great runner, I have never been too good at swimming either. I mean I learned to run like everyone else did as a kid, and I was happy enough splashing around in my local pool and at the seaside…but as I progressed into adulthood it became clear I…

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…

I have always enjoyed swimming, went a lot as a kid at school and during the summer holidays. Was never a strong swimmer but just reasonably confident in the water….and loved the hot toast afterwards (anyone else get hot buttery toast after swimming or was it just an East End thing?) During my twenties when my…

On the 14th May a group of fabulous brave, Too Fat to Run ladies from a range of backgrounds will be arriving in Pefkos on the Greek Island of Rhodes to spend a week in a luxury mountain top villa, prioritising their own health and happiness, and investigating the barriers and blockages they may have…

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…

Did you know most new years resolutions have been forgotten already by valentines day? The diets have gone out of the window, the gym is a distant memory and you have thankfully been reunited with your local pub once again. Which is why I decided it would be much better to wait until February to launch my…

So Friday is swimming day, well for Rose anyway, I just walk around the baby pool like a crab getting cramp and sing the odd nursery rhyme. But as discussed in a previous post I do normally walk the couple of miles there and back, but today I had to pop to the bank so…

Ok that sounds a little harsh But seriously…what were they on? It’s hellish. I planned to go to the gym today and do a hardcore treadmill session followed by a swim but when I got there I just enquired as to what classes were going on and you guessed it. 6.45pm SPIN What the hell,…

So today was the second of my sessions with OSS at London Fields Lido (a place I am truly falling in love with) Ok so what was different this week? 1. I did not have a hangover 2. I had a proper nights sleep 3. The sun was out, it was glorious 4. I remembered…

I always considered myself to be a strong swimmer, until today that is. So after a night of heavy drinking and about four hours sleep, I made my way to London Fields Lido for week 1 of my outdoor swimming course. Once again my preparation and attention to detail have let me down, and once…

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