A disturbing one in three woman have been harassed when running alone, according to the results of a new survey by England Athletics released this week. It includes being shouted at, drivers honking their horns and even men running alongside them. Perhaps unsurprisingly, just under half of the 2,000 women surveyed expressed fears for their personal … Continue reading A Third Of Women Harassed While Running.
"Have you considered eating just one square of chocolate and saving the rest?" She asked. My answer was swift, succinct and emphatic. "Never." Oh, wait, maybe she wasn't really asking me so much as suggesting this might be a way forward? I get it now. And if my will-power hadn't been disappearing at the same rate as … Continue reading Is A Health MOT At 40 Really Worth It?
Many thousands of people take part in, and love, Parkrun each week - sadly, I wasn't one of them. I was hoping to write a post about what an inspiring experience I'd had but, actually, it was the opposite. I figured if I was willing to publish a positive story I should also be honest and post a … Continue reading My Parkrun experience (it didn’t end well).
If I thought going running in my saggy jogging bottoms was daunting, wearing my swimming costume in public was a whole new level of anxiety - especially without my little human shield to wield in front of my mumtum. As part of efforts to mend my leg, I need to hit the pool (sans-child) to help build … Continue reading The secret to feeling good in a swimming costume (or why I’d go to Justin’s party).