Stop ignoring objectification of women in sport

You know what upsets me? Objectification in sport. No sport is free from it. The culture is deep, it is embedded and it has to change. Forgive me if this post descends into a rant. I have been quietly simmering all day. A friend of mine earlier today sent me a link to a forum post that he found. The post was written by an individual calling himself “Aslan,” presumably after the wise, compassionate and brave King of Narnia. However, this Aslan would perhaps be better named “Cowardly Lion.” Because surely that is a better… View Post

Support and an unexpected fast mile

Running is strange sometimes. Following on from my last blog post where I talked about starting again with 5k, I got into a discussion on Facebook messenger with my friend Stephen of How Many Miles. We had decided to start sharing something positive with each other every day and he messaged me to say that he was off out for a ten minute run. Although I jog/walked a couple of laps at Spitfire Scramble, I haven’t been for a “run” since I’ve been unwell. I’m still tired, my rib still feels slightly tender. But when… View Post

5 weeks to 5k

I’ve really been struggling the last few weeks with my lack of running. While I haven’t put on weight according to my bathroom scales, my body doesn’t feel good. I miss being active. Prior to having Rose, I was a much quicker runner. I wasn’t giving Mo Farah anything to worry about, but I could routinely bang out sub 27 minute 5ks. Over the longer distances, I could keep to a steady 10 minute pace or so for a couple of hours without feeling the need to walk.     Since Rose, even after 3… View Post

Musing about sports bras

While I’m still on my enforced layoff and dealing with my running envy, I got to thinking about sports bras and breasts. This is actually a fairly frequent occurrence in my life – you don’t have a bust like mine and go without noticing it several times a day.     I digress. I know far better than most how important it is to have a good sports bra. You can check out my bra guide, or perhaps you might enjoy this post. Back to musing. We’re rightfully taught the importance of a gait analysis… View Post

The impact of words

We’ve all heard the term “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” But how true is that? Last year, I worked with an insurance brand on a fantastic campaign. But all I could focus on was one idiot commenting on my stomach on Facebook. Those were words and those words hurt. The thing is, I don’t think we stop to think about the implications that words have on people. They can hurt. They can cause unhealthy relationships with food, exercise, all sorts. We live in a world where we’re… View Post