British 10k 2014

“Tigers re supposed to run fast” she screamed leaning over the barrier. “Raarrrgggghhhh” I replied baring my teeth. How the hell are you supposed to explain to a 7 year old whilst running at 13 miles per hour that you’re a little bit tired and a little bit hot after running 9.5 kilometers in a … Continue reading

Why can’t I run away from my bad eating habits

I guess this is a call for help, a big fat shout out to anyone who can give me the advice, support or kick up the backside I need to get back on track with my eating. Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will know that despite the apparent … Continue reading

Runner of the Month – Sue Lenton

Name Sue Lenton Age 52 Where do you live? Sidcup BMI and/or Dress Size I don’t like being defined by a number but BMI is 30. When did you start running and why? I started running at age 50, I wanted to find a form of exercise I enjoyed. In October 2011 I was 21 … Continue reading

Get your “Too Fat to Run?” T-Shirts & Hoodies NOW!!!

So it really is happening folks. Last night I spent the early evening frolicking with 9 amazing women in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on a fun photoshoot wearing my new “Too Fat to Run?” clothing range. OK…clothing range may be pushing it a bit…but “Too Fat to Run?” is a concept and we are … Continue reading

Juice…oh how I have missed you!!

Juice in our house growing up meant one thing…Orange or Lemon SQUASH!! I guess having 6 hungry mouths to feed on a low income meant that fresh juice was a bit of a luxury and something which we enjoyed only on rare occasions like Christmas, or in hotels on holiday. Wow I sound like I … Continue reading

Runner of the Month – Zoe Davies

Runner of the month

  When did you start running and why? I always got out of cross country due to Asthma and other illness when I was younger, and anyway I hated running and PE at school and the thought of it made me feel physically sick. But in September 2013 I started running again in preparation for … Continue reading

The secret to being a PROPER runner!!

So the secret to being a proper runner is…. Wait for it…. Listen in… …If you run, if you move your feet one after the other faster than walking pace and with a little bit of space between your trainers and the floor…guess what?? YOU ARE ALREADY A PROPER RUNNER There is no secret, well … Continue reading

Why every FAT person should run a Marathon

As you read this post I am somewhere along the route of a 26.2 mile race on the south coast of England, I am running a marathon. The Brighton Marathon. However, I am not a marathon runner in the normal sense of the word. I do not have a running coach, or a sponsor or … Continue reading

Being FAT is NO Joke

Why Fat is not Funny

I’ve had the title for this blog hanging around for a while, so seeing it is April Fools day why not use it hey? I remember a few years ago watching something on daytime TV about a new miracle weightloss product not realising it was April 1st. The feature showed a special cream that is put … Continue reading

Are you Pregnant…or just FAT?

Would you like my seat? How far along are you my dear? You are simply blooming!! When is it due? These are simply THE worst comments a FAT woman can hear when she’s not actually pregnant. And I can’t count the number of times it’s been said to me over the years, and every time … Continue reading

Are you a big FAT bore of a friend?

Apparently skinny women find that having a Fat friend can be a real bore, well that’s according to an article in The Mail newspaper today…whatever next? And who the hell are Angela and Bernadette anyway? According to this article having a Fat friend can be real hard work, what with having to tip toe around … Continue reading

Just look how far I have come

In life when you have been on a very long journey, one which has spanned over ten years with numerous ups and downs and the odd moment which has taken you off track all together, its easy to forget just how far you have come…and difficult at times to even remember where you started in … Continue reading

Me in a big fat tutu?

Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of being a dancer.   I went to dance school between the ages of 3 and 11, and loved every part of that world. The costumes, the music, the competition, the friendships. It really shaped my early life.  But as I got older I became really … Continue reading

Running: I Don’t know much…but I know I love you!!

Its been a weird old day today. At 3.24 this morning I was still up on my computer working which is very unusual for me. I do normally wait for Rose to go to sleep before I blog but staying up THAT late is very unusual for me. So what was I doing you ask? … Continue reading

Me and my DODGY knees

I am FAT and I RUN so it’s hardly surprising that I have knee pain right? Cos everyone knows that running seriously takes its toll on the knee joints particularly if you are overweight, have bad form or crap trainers. So considering my weight and the amount of running I have done over the past … Continue reading

One Big Fat Run Review

Last Sunday overweight women and a few men too, from all over the land got up, put their trainers on and completed a 5K run. As part of the inaugural BigFatRun a FREE virtual 5k run for overweight runners we saw loads of overweight (and some not so overweight) runners tackling a 5k route of … Continue reading

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