Glute Exercises for Runners: My Top 10

Glute Exercises for Runners: My Top 10

Hi everyone, As you may (or may not!) be aware, I love to run. Over the years (post spinal fusion), I have ran 6 half marathons, countless 10k's and over 60 parkruns. Pandemic aside, I'm a member of a local run club and was training for a marathon this time last year. Over the last few months, I have not been able to run due to an injury to (I think) a tendon in my right leg, which causes ankle...Read More

Half Marathon Training with Scoliosis: Training Diary – 9 weeks to go!

Hi everyone, So for my next challenge... I was very lucky enough to secure a place in the ballot of the Great North Run in September! (In Newcastle Upon Tyne) To say I'm excited is an understatement. This is a huge race and a massive event in the running community. Soooo... I need to up my training that's for sure. At the beginning of this year, I got a half marathon PB at the Wrexham Half Marathon (2hrs 2 mins!)...Read More
Running Tough Mudder with scoliosis

Running Tough Mudder with scoliosis

I’m always looking for ways to challenge myself following my scoliosis surgery, and this weekend was no exception. Yesterday, I completed my first Tough Mudder – a 10 mile mud run with 20 obstacles that you have to see to believe! The obstacles are extreme and include electrocution, being plunged into ice-cold water, swimming/wading through freezing cold lakes, crawling through the mud under barbed wire, climbing (or being pulled!) over huge 12 foot walls – the list goes on! With...Read More
Half marathon training – 3 weeks to go

Half marathon training – 3 weeks to go

So, at the start of this year I (stupidly) signed up to run a half marathon in May - The Great Manchester Run. I wanted to push myself and see how far I could take my running, and after running several 10k races, a half marathon seemed the next logical step. I must admit, I didn't expect May to roll around quite so fast! It seemed ages away when I first signed up back in December. I thought I'd have...Read More
British 10K London: Fundraising for Scoliosis

British 10K London: Fundraising for Scoliosis

So, yesterday I achieved one of my objectives for the year and ran the British 10K for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund. How was it? Much tougher than I expected! Those of you who follow my blog may know that I have done several 10K races this year and ALOT of training to prepare for this event. I have been training since January, as back then I could barely run 5K! But I was determined to build my distance and take...Read More
London British 10K: 7 Days to go!

London British 10K: 7 Days to go!

London British 10K: 7 Days to go! Oh my gosh, it's really getting real now! This time next week I will have completed the Virgin Sport British 10K in London. Back in January, I set myself the challenge of completing this iconic 10K for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund. I could barely run 5K in January but wanted a fitness challenge for the new year, as well as giving something back to the Scoliosis Campaign Fund / Scoliosis Association. This week,...Read More
London British 10K: 14 Days to go!

London British 10K: 14 Days to go!

On Sunday 9th July, I will be running 10K for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund in the iconic London British 10k! This will involve a flat, fast 10K through London's most famed sites. I have also signed up for another challenge for scoliosis after this. In October, I will be taking on a trek of the Great Wall of China. This will involve 9 days of hiking on challenging and uphill terrain (a post on this is coming soon!) Through these activities,...Read More
British 10K – 9th July 2017

British 10K – 9th July 2017

British 10K - 9th July 2017 It's getting closer now! In just under a month's time, I will be running the British 10K in London to raise money for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund. Eeeek! After everything that has happened in London recently, I'm excited and proud to be involved in this event. It will be good to come together in a celebration of London and everything British. In light of the recent events, I imagine the atmosphere will be even...Read More
Running with Scoliosis: My Top Tips

Running with Scoliosis: My Top Tips

This post contains affiliate links. I have scoliosis and I had spinal fusion surgery in 2010. I am fused T3-L3. About 5 years after my scoliosis surgery, I started getting into running. A friend of mine asked me to run a Race for Life 10K with her. I had never ran before but I decided to support her. At the time, I didn't have a clue what I was doing, but I followed the training plan and ran my first...Read More