The Running Mummy

All of the Running related posts under a nifty Toolbox Name – are you a running mummy too?

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Finding Running Motivation On A Bad Day

Some days I don’t want to run…at all and finding running motivation on a bad day can be really hard.   I get it, sometimes motivating yourself to run is easier said than done, especially if you’ve had a bad day, mustering the will power to go workout can prove to be just another hurdle […] Read more…

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Why Runners Need ICE Cards (+Free Printable)

Safety is important so I am about to get real for a second because ICE cards could literally save your life and here’s why.  It’s not nice to think about but accidents can happen and runners in particular, tend to be more at risk for road accidents. Whether it’s listening to music, unsafe crossings or […] Read more…

The Run Reigate 10K 2016 recap, review and some insider photos on how the day went, along with sporting icons, the good, the bad and the delicious.

Run Reigate 10k Recap + Review

Family bonding, sporting icons, a great finish and lots of food at the Run Reigate 10K Name: Run Reigate Where: Reigate, Surrey Distance: Yes, it’s shockingly 10k Sponsors: Jellyfish, Intersport, and others. Terrain: Undulating, Road My Time: 55:27 (Official) It was a new experience for me this year because I usually run the Run Reigate […] Read more…

Summer Running Essentials - kit, tips and advice for running in the summer and being able to progress in the heat

Summer Running Essentials

Surprisingly, summer has actually kicked in over here in the UK and it is hot, hot, hot right now! This is fantastic news for my pale, milk bottle legs but not so much for running improvement. Over the winter I discussed: The Dos and Don’t of running in the dark Tips for running in winter […] Read more…

I run because I get to live so much more in a single day - The real (selfish) reason why I run

The Real (Selfish) Reason I Run…

I get told almost constantly “I can’t run” ” I don’t see the point” “I don’t see how you do it…or why?” “why would you just run?” (among others, so I decided to address the real *selfish* reason that I run) Sure I am getting fit and yes it keeps me healthy… aren’t these selfish […] Read more…

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Kenley 10K New P.B & Recap

Wine, Birthdays, Hawaii and a very unexpected P.B  Name: Kenley 10k Where: Kenley Aerodrome, Surrey Distance: You guessed it – 10K Organiser: MCC Promotions My Time: 50:58 – New P.B Before I do the usual.. blah blah this is how it was, you need a bit of backstory for this run! The night before we decided to […] Read more…

Valentine’s Day 10k 2016 P.B Recap

So this Valentine’s Day was a bit different because I decided to start my 10K season early with a new event that I’ve never tried before!…  here’s how I got on! Name: Valentine’s 10K (V10k) Where: Chessington, Greater London   Distance: You guessed it – 10K   Organiser: 26.2 Road Runners Club Surbiton My Time: 51:40 […] Read more…

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Teach Yourself To Enjoy Running

How do you enjoy running? Running has been the subject of a lot of my conversations recently (with New Year’s resolutions looming many friends want to know more about it) and a lot of people tell me they don’t run which for me is terrible because you are really missing out. Particularly parents. The two […] Read more…

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