And I’m already knackered

So tired today. Couldn’t bring myself to do anything structured so instead just did a bit of upper body stuff with my 8kg Kettlebell. The strength in my arms is almost laughable so am considering buying a pull up bar thingy to add to my indoor gym. If I have any hope of doing monkey … Continue reading

Up bright and early with the Mosquitos

Monday morning and the alarm went off at 7.30, I don’t hurt too bad from yesterday’s session but I am generally quite tired. I met a client who lives in my apartment complex for her weekly PT session. Last week we worked on her running technique in the underground carpark but with no sign of … Continue reading

Goal Posts and Madras

Wow, wow, wow. What a way to kick start Juneathon. Today I headed over to South London to meet up with my fellow team mates from our Tough Mudder collective AKS Beast Mode On. The fact that most of these guys work in a gym or in leisure jobs of some sort does not bode … Continue reading

What does June have that May doesn’t?

No its not a joke…its Juneathon of course. What do you mean you don’t know what Juneathon is? Where have you been? Ok. Lets start at the beginning. I got involved in Juneathon this time last year fitting in perfectly to my goal of getting fit and losing some of my baby weight now that … Continue reading

Juneathon Round Up

I am sitting here writing this on my phone whilst Rose is crying on the floor out of frustration (she’s learning to crawl…or not which is why she’s making such a fuss) You’d think after the past exhausting 30 days I would take a break today but no I decided to walk to the doctors … Continue reading

A Comedy of Errors

Today is the last day of Juneathon and the hottest day of the summer so far, well by my estimations anyway. So I was up and out early with Rose. My other half had an essay to write (or at least start) so I thought it best to stay out of his way. I figured … Continue reading

10,000 steps a day?

After yesterday’s disappointing result at Weightwatchers it could have gone two ways, I could have given up and gone on a 24 hour binge wallowing in self pity or else I could suck it up (and in) and refocus my energy into getting a better result next week – so that’s what I did. I … Continue reading

It’s all going on in Stratford Park tonight

This evening, seeing as the weather was still so nice I decided to go to my local sweatshop stores running club. I went to this for a while last year before getting pregnant and quiteenjoyed the 5K route, which went from Westfield in stratford to Forest Gate and back again, and fancied some of the … Continue reading

Introducing Tina

So last month I told you about the fabulous and inspirational Jen, one of my 16 fattymustrun marathon challenge recruits, and today I thought it was about time I introduced you to another one of my amazing ladies Tina AKA “therunningranny” I am picking on her this month as she kept asking on twitter “who’s … Continue reading

Should Mummy Run?

On Tuesday, the day before my 35th birthday I asked my daughter Rose, “When you gonna say mum?” and at 4 months and 3 weeks old my little girl replied “Mum, Mum, Mum” as if to say, right now will you just drop it and let me get on with playing and stuff. Of course … Continue reading

How to Create the Perfect Running Top

So I ran today. Nothing new there then. It’s Monday and Monday means track night. A challenging session led by my running club at a local running track. I’ve been going for a few months now and am seeing a real improvement. Only problem today, the sun is out and I had no top to … Continue reading

A Pretty, Shitty, City

I have been dreading my run all day. This morning I slept in until…get this…12.15pm, and woke up to find I could barely walk, my calves were so tight (probably from all those stairs yesterday), and seeing as my partner had sorted out the kids for half of the day I felt like I was … Continue reading

Only 29 More Days 2 Go

You would think with something as monumental as Juneathon starting today I would be up and out the door in a flash, I mean I didn’t even touch a drop of wine last night in preperation. My plan was to tackle parkrun without a hangover and with fresh legs (I haven’t run at all since … Continue reading

May Day, May Day

I am sitting here trying to write this post with Britain’s Got Talent on in the background, my 5-year-old nephew Rio camping (in an actual tent) in the spare room, and a teething and restless Rose waking up every few minutes to be comforted. Why the hell did I not buy wine at the supermarket … Continue reading

50 Reasons NOT to Run

Today I came across a great post outlining the many reasons why we run…and I thought ok how many of these apply and actually there wasn’t a single reason that didn’t apply to me…however there was a pretty big one that was missing for me, which was I run to prove to others that I … Continue reading

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