Running

No excuses!

No excuses!

If you want to lose weight and get fitter, you just have to flipping do it! Last night, it was cold, dark and very rainy but 17 of my beginner runners turned up and ran round the streets with me and my fellow leader blowing […]

What excuses do you use?

What excuses do you use?

People will often comment that they can’t lose weight or can’t run. Some people may have genuine reasons but in the most part, people are fat because they simply eat too much and they are unfit because they take the option of sitting on the […]

Want to start running? Found Couch to 5k too hard?

Want to start running? Found Couch to 5k too hard?

If, like me, you have started but failed to complete c25k many times or have got as far as downloading the App but have not found the time, motivation or courage to get out and do it, then think about joining a local running group […]

Do you look longingly at colourful work out gear and wish you didn’t feel like you had to wear black?

Do you look longingly at colourful work out gear and wish you didn’t feel like you had to wear black?

And do you feel like exercise is beyond you? Do you worry that people will see you when you are out running? Do you compare yourself to the slim exercisers and want to go and hide? Do you feel embarrassed that you won’t be able […]

People should just get out there – no matter how sweaty and red they may look after exercise!

People should just get out there – no matter how sweaty and red they may look after exercise!

Just as my H&M water bottle states “I don’t sweat, I Sparkle”. Pah, who am I trying to kid! This is me after Parkrun today. Red, very sweaty and just a little bit knackered. If I spent time worrying about what I looked like during […]

Losing 5 stone certainly makes running easier!

Losing 5 stone certainly makes running easier!

Having just completed the Great Eastern Run (aka the Peterborough Half Marathon), I have looked back at what I looked like in 2015 when trying to run. It wasn’t pretty but I got out there and did it. It would have been very easy to […]

I completed a Half Marathon – that’s over 13 blooming miles!

I completed a Half Marathon – that’s over 13 blooming miles!

Well I completed my first ever Half Marathon. My foot injury meant I lost 6 weeks of training and that hurt me as my legs had lost some of the strength I’d been building up over the months. But, I finished, and raised over £800 […]

I spent too much time on the sofa, now I’m a runner!

I spent too much time on the sofa, now I’m a runner!

As a chubby child I avoided any sort of running. My thing was ballet and gymnastics and so I was always more flexible than fit. Flexibility comes in handy to a certain extent but it doesn’t help the heart in the way cardio can. I’ve […]