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Will I ever reach my goal?

A vandalised bike with no wheels or saddle

I’ve not been posting much recently for a number of reasons. I’ve been thinking (dreaming!) about becoming an Ironman and wondering “Will I ever reach my goal?” Excuses, excuses There hasn’t been much to post recently. I’ve not been exercising much and it definitely shows. I was trying to swim Read more…


I’m in the Top 10 UK Triathlon Blogs

Women spraying each other with champagne on a triathlon podium

Thanks to Feedspot for placing Fat Girl to Ironman at #5 in their list of the top UK triathlon blogs and websites based on Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites Quality and consistency of posts. Feedspot’s editorial team and Read more…


Top 67 Fitness Blogs

Arms holding a trophy aloft

Thanks to Lost Empire Herbs for including Fat Girl to Ironman at number 35 in their list of Top 67 Fitness Blogs.   Lost Empire Herbs I’ve checked out the full list of blogs at Lost Empire Herbs and have found that I’m in good company. If you’re interested in Read more…


Planning for 2018

Planner with the words 'Make it happen'

I usually spend some time on New Year’s Eve planning my races for the following season, but of course, I start thinking about what I want to achieve before then. This year was no different, but I’ve been so busy that it’s taken until now for me to write down Read more…


Outdoor, walking, hiking and camping blogs

Winfields Best Outdoor Blogs 2018

Thank you to Winfields Outdoors for listing Fat Girl to Ironman as one of “the best outdoor, walking, hiking and camping bloggers you need to follow in 2018.” There are some fantastic blogs and bloggers in the list, so it’s worth checking out if you want to find some new reading Read more…


I managed a sprint tri in the space of a week

Fitness instructor course materials.

I really thought that I was going to get back into a routine of work, training and blogging with M starting nursery… but three weeks in and her attendance is 25% 🙁 The poor thing has picked up every illness going and shared it with the household, so I’ve not Read more…


Please vote for me in the 2018 Running Awards

Nominated for The 2018 Running Awards. Please vote for me.

Fat Girl to Ironman has been nominated for The 2018 Running Awards. I’d love it if you would vote for me. Vote for Fat Girl to Ironman. If you vote in 5 different categories in the 2018 running awards you’ll receive a 10% discount with the top Online Running Retailer of Read more…


Naked Nutrition Best Fitness Blogs of 2017

Naked Nutrition Top Fitness Blogger badge

Some miscommunication meant it took a while for me to hear about this. I was delighted to find that this blog has been included in the Naked Nutrition Best Fitness Blogs of 2017 list.   Please check out the list as there are loads of great blogs included 🙂   Read more…


Lee on Solent parkrun and some info about Hants Run Blogs

The sea at Lee on Solent

Southampton parkrun was cancelled today because a large event (Gung Ho!) was taking place right across the Common, so this gave Stuart and I the chance to do a bit of parkrun tourism. I’d like to try the new(ish) event at Whiteley, but I knew that would be busy, then Read more…


158 Best Outdoor Blogs, Instagram and Twitter Accounts in 2017 (as chosen by Winfields Outdoors)

Winfields Best Outdoors Blogs 2017 badge

Winfields Outdoors recently published the 158 Best Outdoor Blogs, Instagram & Twitter Accounts to follow in 2017. It was lovely to learn that Fat Girl to Ironman has been included on this list. There are some blogs that I really admire on this list. If you’re looking for some new Read more…