Did you know, the average woman in the UK spends 31 years on a diet You would if you have watched my recent TEDx talk all about how womens preoccupation with being smaller, has affected our ability to live BIGGER more fulfilling lives. In a recent poll with 100+ women from my online running club it…

I love sport, I always have. At primary school, I tried every sport and physical activity going, rounders, cricket, football, ballet, athletics, judo, taekwondo, barn dancing, brownies, tap dance…run outs, knock down ginger, climbing trees, running away from trouble. I loved to move my body. That was until I started believing that my body wasn’t…

I get asked to review a lot of Health & Fitness products and services, AND a lot of “Diet” related products. I say “Thanks but no thanks” a lot!!! I shift between frustration and boredom when I receive emails from PR companies that start with “We think this would be a great fit for www.toofattorun.co.uk”…

You know there are some times when you just don’t want to run, let alone race. This weekend was one of them. But when you are training for a marathon you really don’t have the luxury of saying, Nah I don’t fancy it today I had had a busy week, finishing with speaking at a…

I still can’t believe I have NOT done the Great North Run. Every year I say I am going to do it, and every year it creeps up on me, and I somehow miss it. But never fear, we always have an awesome team of TFTR ladies taking part, and this year was no different….

When I first started running I had the luxury of not being tied down by anything. Of course I didn’t realise it at the time, and absolutely took that luxury for granted most of the time. I had been running for around 6 years when I ran my first marathon, and then I found out…

So yesterday I spent most of the afternoon feeling sick. Like really sick. The moment I have been waiting for had arrived. The TEDx talk I had recorded back in July had gone live on YouTube…..eeeeekkk. So many emotions, What if people didn’t like it? What if nobody bothered to watch it What if people…

I have 5 siblings. Yes…I am one of 6 children. What can I say? We do things BIG in our family. None of my siblings are particularly sporty. Jennie was as a teenager, she was proper into Sport as a kid, trained as a lifeguard, did a sports course at college, even worked in a…

It’s not easy keeping the kids occupied and away from the technology during the summer holidays, especially when the weather isn’t great. But today we found just the thing. An activity which we could both get involved with, and one which was 100% free. Together with local partners Park Lives is a series of free, family-friendly…

I don’t know about you but I never knew what sleep deprivation was until I became a parent. To be quite honest I don’t think I ever gave it much thought. If I missed out on sleep through socialising, or staying up late watching TV one night, I could make up for it the following…

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