Monday Morning Motivation: The meaning of physical activity

Someone on a board in the sea at sunset

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is something a little bit different. It’s an interview with Joelle White where she talks about how physical activity gives her life meaning. Thanks to JT (The Lost Gentleman) for sharing this video with me. What gives your life meaning?


My new SOAS kit and a long run

New Team SOAS kit

I was so excited to receive my new SOAS kit… especially as the parcel contained a handwritten note from Steph (owner and founder of SOAS Racing). I had completely forgotten about the extras that I added to my order this year. I’m so glad I got the puffa jacket, even Read more…


I heart Heartlands parkrun

Heartlands parkrun route with mining headstocks in the background

This weekend, Stuart M and I headed down to Cornwall to visit my family. I’ve not been home since Christmas, so I was looking forward to it. I was also looking forward to trying out a relatively new parkrun at Heartlands. It’s now the nearest parkrun to my mum’s house. (It’s Read more…


London Landmarks Half Marathon

LLHM medals being held by a Pearly

I was looking forward to the London Landmarks Half Marathon even though I hadn’t trained adequately for it. My goal for the race I’d originally expected to run Reading Half the week and the Southampton Half a few weeks later. My goal was to get a PB in Reading and then Read more…


Ponies, pushchairs, peaks and parkrun

Cycling selfie of Teri and Tamsyn

M has been ill again this week, so I ended up not doing a midweek run. Then my friend Teri invited me to go for a bike ride on Friday morning. I love New Forest cycling, so I was definitely up for it. I had hoped to get myself organised Read more…


parkrun #250 – done!

Screenshot of information about when Tamsyn claimed her parkrun club t-shirts

As usual, I had a busy weekend, so there wasn’t much time to be able to update my blog, but I did manage to get a couple of runs in. I can also confirm that I completed parkrun #250 🙂 It was really nice to get home and receive the following 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…


My journey to my 250th parkrun

parkrun 250 t-shirt

Tomorrow (all being well), I’ll finally run my 250th parkrun. It’s taken me a long time (nearly 8 years) and there has been a lot of change in that time. I’ve run 6 marathons, learnt to swim and completed two Half Ironmans. I’ve also had a baby 🙂 The beginning Read more…


Swimathon 2018 #SwimForAll

Montage of images showing Tamsyn at Swimathon 2018

It’s been a while since I last blogged, but I wanted to share my experiences of Swimathon 2018 with you. Endless illness I started this year with so much enthusiasm, but the last few months have been really tough. M has caught every illness going. She has had chicken pox, gastroenteritis Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: In the swim

This weekend is Swimathon, so I thought I’d theme my Monday Morning Motivation around it. Enjoy! Are you taking part in Swimathon? Good luck if you are!