I never thought I could run a marathon. Ten years battling obesity, negative body image and low self esteem, I had decisively written off those 26.2miles. They weren’t destined for me, and the dreams I had as a child whilst watching the London Marathon, would only ever be dreams. Assuming I would never rise to such a challenge, I decided I would forever be an average at best 10km runner. But then something changed, and within one year I went from never having run further than 10km to training for my first ever marathon, and what better way to start than with the London Marathon. This is a frank and honest account of how I went from 0 to 26.2miles, the ups and downs of marathon training and why you should never give up on your dreams. … More From obese to marathoner- my story from 0 to 26.2miles
Anyone who knows me is well aware of my obsession with nail art. From bunnies to wonder woman themed nails, I’ve had some crazy nail designs. As soon as I knew I would be running the London Marathon I started thinking about getting my hands on THAT medal, and for me that included a crazy marathon themed manicure. … More Nailing my London Marathon preparation
We kickstarted the new year with a trip to New York, something I had been looking forward to for months. It was our second trip to this magical city and I’m certainly hoping not our last! Here we’ve put together a whistle stop tour of the highlights we enjoyed in New York: from running the … More Running and refuelling in New York City
Every so often you come across a product and wonder to yourself how you coped without it! For me this is exactly how I have felt over the past two weeks whilst product testing the Pulseroll vibrating foam roller. My fall and all the subsequent aches that came with it, gave me the stark realisation … More Pulseroll Vibrating Foam Roller- Shaking up your Recovery
New Year kicked off with a new marathon training focus, a new plan and a trip to New York. I was excited to get into the swing of training for London, but with a much anticipated and eagerly awaited holiday to NYC, I knew the first week would just be a ‘do what I can’ … More Marathon Training Weeks One and Two: Snowy New York City and a Grim Ten Miler
From non runner in 2016, to Asics FrontRunner of the year in 2017 to training for London Marathon in 2018, it has been a whirlwind 18 months and I’m excited for the adventure to continue. 2017 has been the best year yet. I’m so blessed and I can’t believe how lucky I have been. Thank … More 2017- The best yet!
I still can’t believe I’m typing this, but in December this year my ASICS FrontRunner UK team mates voted Pete Nicholson and I their FrontRunners of the year. It was a shock to have made it onto the team back in February, so to be ending the year on such a high note is a … More ASICS UK FrontRunner of the year
Christmas…. a time for family, festivities and FOOD. But also a time when most training plans go AWOL and rightly so, Christmas only comes round once a year! For those of you wanting to stay active over the festive period here are my top ways to get your festive fitness fix…(just think of the pigs … More Getting your festive fitness fix
Christmas is a time for giving and sharing, whether thats friends, family, colleagues or yourself (totally acceptable haha!). For those of you looking for some running themed inspiration for a fitness addict in you life, look no further…. below I have compiled a quick list of running related gifts, all of which will definitely make … More Christmas gifts for the runner in your life
Spooky sunsets, zombies and a backdrop of autumn leaves set the scene for the London Trick or Treat Run 2017 hosted by the Human Race Events and Breast Cancer Care on the 28 October 2017 in Southwark Park, London. Having never experienced a Halloween run before I had no idea what to expect, but the … More London Trick or Treat run- an absolute Halloween Treat!