I met my friend Charlotte through my husband’s work colleague, almost a year ago. Despite only knowing her for a relatively short time, she has grown into a symbol of determination and courage for me. I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to witness her complete transformation as she had embarked on a journey of becoming a runner, conquering new challenges, and getting into the greatest shape of her life as a result. Charlotte has kindly agreed to share her story on my blog to help inspire others to make better choices, and to spread the message that there…

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Time for a new post! I have been experiencing some really good improvements in my running and just wanted to dedicate this post to reflect on some of the things I believe have supercharged my training. I feel like I have been reborn and am not the same person as a year ago. I have never felt more confident and closer to achieving my long coveted goals. I hope this post will help some people who are looking for some inspiration. So what is different? I believe the following ingredients have boosted my recipe for success:- 1. I drink much more…

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What can be a better way of spending the day that occurs only once every four years than doing something special at a very special place? For me 29 February has a very special meaning – exactly 5 years ago, on the last day of February, I arrived to England on a grotty winter afternoon to start a new life, with all my possessions stuffed into two oversized cases and my hopes held high. I have to say it has been a challenging but very inspiring 5 years. I feel I have come so far that it feels like I…

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Last Sunday turned out to be no ordinary Sunday. I entered a Facebook competition organised by Nike Running to win a place in a 5K run event with Mo Farah, current 5000m world champion and one of the rising stars of contemporary British athletics, proud owner  of several gold medals won in 3000m, 10000m and other 5000m championships and cross country competitions.  I was actually jumping up and down in the air for about 10 minutes when I saw the email from Nike telling me that I will be one of the lucky ones running with Mo! I caught the…

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