Hi, I’m Katherine and I’m a 30-something runner living in London. I love running, I love talking about running and I love running with the Clapham Chasers (undeniably London’s best running club…) Welcome to my blog, you’re getting a little piece of my soul right here…
I haven’t always been a runner, at school I came last in cross country and I hated it, I wasn’t the athletic type. My parents, especially my Dad, have been runners for as long as I can remember and they always encouraged me to try and get out the door for a run. I remember when I used to come back from a 3 mile run gasping for breath, moaning about how far it was. But those days are gone.
I’m not one to give up and, slowly, my confidence grew and I progressed from 5k’s through to half marathons until I finally completed my first marathon in London 2011. To date I have completed 13 marathons and I haven’t stopped yet!
I’m also a fan of slightly more crazy races and have completed Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest, the Warrior Adrenaline Race, and HellRunner 4 times. You don’t know cold until you’ve jumped into the Bog of Doom in -6 degrees on a November morning!
Beyond the simple pleasures, running helped me win a battle against an eating disorder. Through my love of exercise and learning about nutrition, I managed to overcome my illness and have never been happier.
I’ve learnt a lot over the years. Most importantly I’ve learnt that distance running is about so much more than putting one foot in front of the other, you need to have a lot of heart. It’s about mental as well as physical strength, it’s about discipline, it’s about not giving in when everything is telling you to just give up, it’s about sacrifice, and it’s about believing in yourself.
You can find me on Twitter @KToTheFry or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whilst I hope to inspire and motivate people to achieve their own goals, I am not a qualified sports scientist, personal trainer or nutritionist. I have a keen interest in health and fitness and this blog represents my own personal experiences, opinions and thoughts only.
As always, if you are considering taking up a new fitness regime, or embarking on a marathon challenge, it’s always wise to seek professional advice first. I hope you enjoy your own experiences as much as I enjoy mine!