December 31, 2015

Milly started running purely for fitness and health, it was a means to an end and she’d go out, pounding the road and the pavement but never enjoying it. But that all changed when she went off road running.

Running no longer felt like a chore or just a means to keep fit. She found a real passion and love for it.

Milly shares her story and talks about making the change to off road running and how she wen...

December 30, 2015

Warm Up - Foam Roll, Band Hip Flexor, Inch Worm Cobra, Squat Rotation, Single Leg Bridge, Overhead Squat, Lunge Knee Raise, A-Skip.




1a -  Split Squat (3 sec pause at the bottom) - 3 SETS


Load - 30 kg

Reps - 6


1b - Single Leg Hop & Hold 


Reps - 4



1 Min rest between sets



2a - Chin Ups


I couldn't do these from home as I don’t have a chin up bar :-(

But while out running, when I passed a...

December 30, 2015


I took up skiing in my thirties and everyone was so much better than me! All my friends would be zooming off and I would be stuck on the baby slopes. I loved the skiing but, I hated being so rubbish at it. With skiing holidays you normally only go for a week, by the time you start to get good, you have to head home. I knew I was never going to get good at skiing by only skiing for a week at a time wi...

December 29, 2015

Here’s what Elisabet has to say about the race, “The MDS is a magical race and I can honestly say that the two times I have run it (2012 + 2015), it has been a life changing experience in different respects. Whether you look at it as a fun holiday, a race, a trek or an adventure that has been on your bucket list for 20+ years you probably won't be disappointed. It can be as hard as you want it to be (...

December 28, 2015

It’s the final week of the year and what a week it’s going to be! 



I can’t wait to share the following stories! I’ve been speaking with Elisabet Barnes all about her experience of running in the Marathon des Sables and winning the race!


I also speak with Milly Voice an Ultra Runner and blogger who shares her story of how she got into running any why she keeps going back for more!


Tuesday 29th Decemb...

December 24, 2015


Susie started running later on in life, she used to be a single mother, who loved drinking and smoking, but running had a profound effect on her and after doing one half marathon that was it, she was hooked.

Two years later she was entering and running ultra marathons. 

During this podcast we discuss:

-Her first race and what happened before, during and after

-How she swapped her bad habits for good one...

December 23, 2015


Thank you - that’s very kind of you!


I’m inspired by so many different women, not just the women who’ve gone out and climbed the highest mountain in the world, or have run 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents, or the women who’ve rowed oceans and sailed around the world. More and more I’ve come to realise women are the back bone of everything. They look after families, they work and they put other p...

December 22, 2015

During this episodes we chat with Mimi Anderson, who describes herself as a wife, mother and grandmother, who likes to run. We get to share in some of Mimi many challenges, from racing in some of the most extreme environments on the planet, from the heat of the desert to the bitter cold of the Arctic. She shares her experiences, the highs the lows, and what she learnt from the races. She provides advi...

December 21, 2015


The weeks are just flying by! I hope you’ve been enjoying the extra podcast each week! Over the coming few weeks I’m going to be speaking with some of the most inspirational female ultra runners around.


They come from all background, all walks of life and they all have amazing stories to share. Listening to these women will encourage you to put your trainers on and just get out there, and go for a r...

December 17, 2015

Nat Taylor - British Army Dr, Adventure runner & training for the Ex Ice Maiden Challenge!

December 16, 2015


I love these campaigns and I am so proud of what they have done and how they have encouraged women to get involved in sports and to get fit and active.


I was chatting to Stacey Copeland - an awesome boxer who come on the Tough Girl Podcast in November and she made a great comment - “playing sports is not just about what you look like, its about how it makes you feel”


I promise you now - if you go...

December 15, 2015

Nics Wetherill - British Army Dr, Ironman finisher & training for the Ex Ice Maiden Challenge! Plus -The 6633 Ultra Race - One of the toughest races in the world. Held in the Arctic!

December 14, 2015

This week on the Tough Girl Podcast we’re talking to the women behind the Ex Ice Maidens Challenge. A British Army team of Women who’ll attempt to cross the Antarctic landmass under their own power. The team will walk 1700km in temperatures down of - 80C and wind speeds of over 60mph.



Nics Wetherill and Nat Taylor are Doctors in the British Army, between them they’ve done adventure racing, Ironm...

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