My better half, partner in crime and one has well and truly been making me proud. We are both quietly sporting sore knees and still getting shit done – by shit I mean running! No offence to my compadre Cath but I never thought that my training inspiration would be you! I’m not sure where this smug athlete has been hiding but I’m so proud you have found it!

As I am having to mix my training up in preparation for the triathlon – I decided to sport a t-shirt and pumps and get on my bike this morning.

It’s Friday morning, Cathy has run 6.5 miles,  I’ve cycled 14 miles, we’re at our desks and we’re ready to take Friday on!

So here’s to you Catherine Fuller, you are my Friday inspiration – SMUG SUNS ALL ROUND!




Here is a Friday shout-out to my hero of a brother. He is a true Champion and an amazing person in my life. He inspired me to run the marathon and enter The London Triathlon. He is also trying to convince me to get an Iron (wo)Man under my belt…watch this space.

So here’s to Russell Champion YOU DA MAN!



Today’s post takes shape in the form of a ‘Throwback Thursday’. Last July we ran Cancer Research’s Race for Life, 10k, a walk in the park for Ria and not so much for me!

Set in Hyde Park, it was the perfect setting for a Sunday run however for a girl that hadn’t done any exercise since the days of P.E (and I didn’t do much then), it was pretty horrid.

I didn’t really train (does two panicked 5k runs the fortnight before count?!), which meant that this was actually tough for me. That combined with 30 degree heat and one water station at 5k (ONE?!!) meant I moaned quite a lot (sorry Ria). But I still made it and we raised just over £300 for Cancer Research – job done. I must say that although I hated it I did love the feeling afterwards so I’m pinning my training for the Hackney Half Marathon on that feeling.

This year I feel really differently about running and training, I’m going into it with a positive head and I feel pumped! We’ve signed up for Nike’s We Own The Night 10k in May and I can’t wait (god I’ve changed).



A quick post this morning, just a little midweek Mo for you. The true people’s champion and one of our inspirations; Mo Farah for Nike.