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Head says run!

Race starts, crowds yell, adrenalin begins to swell. Head says run! There’s that hill coming up, muscles clench, last month it was the bench… Head says run! Fast descent, hip starts to kill, manage to pass the rhino with all my will. Head says run! I may struggle, I may fall, I may never even … Continue reading “Head says run!”

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She

She laces her trainers and adjusts her cap, She checks out her route and hopes that it’s flat. The road it is calling, some time to herself, She’s got to make her move, not get left on the shelf. The weather is kind and the sun beams down She sets off in earnest and tries … Continue reading “She”

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Have a scream

Under cover of darkness I set out to run, It can’t be that hard, it might even be fun. Couch to 5k was the goal I had set, After just 30 seconds I was dripping with sweat. Fun? This isn’t fun and I uttered a curse, The rate I was going I would be needing … Continue reading “Have a scream”

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Running

Running Running forward Problems melting behind One step in front of the other The weight of the world disappears in a flash On and on Just me and the wind Nobody around to create havoc Heart beating, blood pumping Muscles working, feet pounding Miles in front, Miles Behind Distance separating the person from the role … Continue reading “Running”

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Do you know Tom?

‘Do you know Tom?’ My friend Vicky asked. I didn’t know Tom but my ears had perked up with the words running and endurance challenge that had come before his name. ‘I’d like to meet Tom!’ I said. And I did on one of the strangest Friday afternoons of my life. I say strange because … Continue reading “Do you know Tom?”

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Toilets Issues!

So, we all run. We all enjoy it. However, we all know running can bring on a sudden urge to ‘go to the loo’ – even Paula Radcliffe got caught short! A visit to the toilet is a pre-race necessary and MUST be done. There’s no pain like ‘that pain’ when your stranded a few … Continue reading “Toilets Issues!”

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#BeBoldForChange

#BeBoldForChange Be bold for change they said to me Which seemed easy for them with their slogan tops and skinny capris. Be bold for change they shouted out If only they understood, the self-loathing, the doubt You see, I’m not a runner I whispered back I’m wobbly and chubby and my legs are too fat … Continue reading “#BeBoldForChange”

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We are Women

We are women. We are mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, carers and friends. We are midwives, nurses, pt’s, celebrities, bloggers, writers, volunteers, entrepreneurs and leaders. We are independent. We are strong. We are confident. We are determined. We set ourselves goals. We do not give up. We are fighters. We kickass. We are fierce. We make … Continue reading “We are Women”

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International Women’s Day

Every International Women’s Day there are an abundance of pictures, memes and quotes all about amazing women doing amazing things. Many were celebrating of women achieving an incredible range of sporting achievements, from scaling mountings, to cycling across tough terrains and running marathons. Looking at these images rarely had the desired effect of inspiration on … Continue reading “International Women’s Day”

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