The Running Mummy

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

tips for running in the winter

Tips For Running In The Winter

Running in the winter can be beautiful, scenic and at times better than running in the summer but you have to be prepared, stock up and know the harsh realities out there. As someone who was incredibly under-prepared for her first winter running season and with the temperature rapidly dropping (it is the UK after […] Read more…

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Winter Running Kit Essentials

Winter running can be brutal but here are some kit essentials to keep you fit and injury-free! Winter is coming! Some people “hibernate” in winter and either take their workouts indoors or to the gym. I have a home elliptical, which I love BUT if you’re not running (at least a little) in the winter […] Read more…

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How To Kickstart Your Weight loss

Kickstarting weight loss can often be a hard first step, so here’s how to make it a little easier! Weight loss is hard, particularly when you are starting out, and for me, kickstarting when I had fallen off the food wagon was the most difficult. Kickstarting weight loss is about mentality and attitude as well […] Read more…

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My Weight Loss Timeline in pictures

My son was born in Jan 2012 and rather than lose “the baby weight” I  just obliviously, continued to put weight on On my 21st birthday, (April 2013) I weighed just over 14stone which for my 5ft 2” frame puts my BMI at 36.6 and firmly classed me as clinically obese. At the time I […] Read more…

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Beginner Runner Frequently Asked Questions

So you’ve decided to run! YAY, that’s the first step. Now if you’re a complete beginner, there are a variety of frequently asked questions you won’t even realise you needed to consider yet! Don’t worry it’s not as confusing as it looks, all of my suggestions/answers are things I tried and what works for me. […] Read more…

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Learning All About HIIT Training & How It Helps

Let’s get the low-down on HIIT training  You may hear this acronym a lot, but it can be intimidating to know what this means or what it means for you! I am answering all the questions about HIIT training and exercises. What is HIIT? It stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. As the name suggests these […] Read more…

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Strength Training Info For Beginners

Strength training has been increasingly added to athletes and runners’ training programs recently. Specifically, in the last couple of years, athletes are noticing better running times and improved performance, as well as feeling better during their activities which the attribute to the integration of strength training into their routine. Strength training is also important for […] Read more…

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Walk/Running + FREE PRINTABLE

Walk/Running, what is it and how can it help you as a beginner runner?  This post is part of the Beginner Running series and is a great place to start for those who might be apprehensive about starting a running program or who are looking to start running with no experience! With a BMI of 36 I […] Read more…

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