It was Monday morning 8am, and there was nobody in the sea. I didn’t know if actual swimming was a thing on this beach, but I didn’t care. When I parked the car I walked past a shop that had snorkelling masks, and so I grabbed that along with a bottle of water. I’d chosen…

I realised earlier today that I have been living a bit of a secret life. I posted a photo of me running…I ACTUALLY FLIPPING RAN…A WHOLE 5K….and a woman asked, “Where are you? I’m sure you live in London” As my face was clearly lit by warm and glowing sunshine. I am in Greece, the…

It’s taken me a while to know what I should write in this blog post. I noticed that over the past 8 months I have written only 14 blog posts…that’s less than two per month. I’ve even struggled to post in my groups and pages the last few weeks. Why? Maybe it’s because I haven’t…

I have been in Rhodes in Greece for just over a week. I came to escape London for a bit, recover from the last few months…oh and write my next book “Leading from the Back” Rhodes is where I run an annual retreat, and despite having been here 4 times before I never really understood…

I sat this morning with the rain tipping down contemplating a run, much like I did yesterday and the day before. I am not going to lie I don’t always enjoy running in the rain. When I’m marathon training in the UK it’s kind of a given, but with no race to train for and…

This blog post was first written and published almost 10 years ago…on Saturday the 5th September 2010 in fact. There was no photo attatched originally, as for the first 2 years of writing this blog it was annonymous, I didn’t share photos or my real name for fear of ridicule. How things change. This Saturday…

If you have been reading this blog for a while you will know I am quite partial to a BIG fitness challenge. 5 marathons, an ultramarathon, 2 triathlons, a few mountains, a few tough mudders…you get the drift. But riding 100 miles on an indoor bike? Really Julie? I always fancied the Prudential Ride 100…I’ve…

Do you ever get a little seed of an idea and then before you know it you are booking flights and going off on an adventure? Or you see something online and think “that looks a bit mad, but I wonder if?” Well, that’s kind of how I live my life. I love a good…

Fear has always been a useful emotion for me. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been a little bit excited by being afraid. I used to head out on my bike at aged 10 and literally cycle until I got lost, I’d climb walls, and at the beach always go out just a…

When I first started The Fat Girls Guide to Running a whopping ten years ago…I was very much on a weightloss journey. I was a frequent attendee of slimming clubs, bought every diet book going and thought weight loss was the thing which would bring me happiness and success. A few years into writing the…

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