"So, wait a minute," Mark said, clearly trying to take stock. "You don't like running outside because it makes your legs hurt, plus it's too cold, icy, windy, too hot, foggy, dark and there are 'people'?" "Right." "But you don't like running at the gym because...it's boring?" "Correct." He paused. Thinking. "I'm just wondering if… Continue reading My Love/Hate Relationship With Running.
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.
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).