I came across a wonderful internet meme a few days ago that summed up how a lot of folks feel about winter running. With a picture of a little black girl with a defiant glance (much like the ones I get from my own little girl) with the words reading… I know I said I…

First things first…is don’t panic. Now look…let me be frank with you. You know you should have started before now, and I know you should have…but hey, shoulda, woulda, coulda. We are where we are right? Now before I give you some advice about what to do if you find yourself in the first week…

Happy New Year…or is it? Are you heading into the New Year under enormous pressure to get fit, lose weight, earn more money, have better sex, travel the world, get a better job, have a capsule wardrobe, find the man (or woman) of your dreams? Well, do you want the good news or the bad…

Are you already thinking about what you might achieve next year? In your running? In your career? In your relationships? Do you allow yourself to dream about the things you want? Or do you hold them in because it’s too scary to admit to them? Or simply easier to keep them to yourself in case…

I haven’t really run since the New York Marathon. I wanted to, as I was all fired up about my training for next years London Marathon, but I’ve just been a bit fatigued and a bit preoccupied with some pretty exciting business developments which are going on behind the scenes. However, there was one race…

Running is FREE they said? So what are all these parcels which keep being delivered to your home ha ha Running is a great spot and yes you can do it without spending a whole heap of money, but actually new things aid with the motivation to go out and actually run. You don’t need…

I can’t remember when the first time I ran on Christmas Day was, but I know it changed everything, and now it feels REALLY weird if I don’t at least attempt to get out for a run on the big day. It kind of reminds me of when I was a kid and you went…

Finding kit that fits has been a bug bear of mine for as long as I can remember. For many years I simply wore quite generic sportswear instead of actual running kit…so tracksuit bottoms and tshirts. I bought my first pair of technical running leggings online, I simply bought the biggest size (an XL???) and hoped…

So it’s two whole weeks since I ran the New York City Marathon. The hype has died down, my jet lag has gone…and life moves on. Already I am thinking about my training plan for London 2019…and thinking about my goals for that race. As marathons go, New York City Marathon was a big one. Unlike any…

Come on ladies let’s face it, once Halloween is out of the way, all eyes turn to Christmas, don’t they? And whether we like it or not it has an impact on our health and happiness. Some people love the festive countdown, but many of us hate it. Family politics Difficult logistics The expense Loneliness…

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