Plus sized runner Julie shares her perspective as a Stratford mum

Julie Creffield on the cover of her new book

Julie Creffield on the cover of her new book - Credit: Archant

Julie Creffield is a committed size 18 runner despite the insensitive and sometimes downright rude comments she gets while pounding the streets of Stratford.

In her latest column She talks about her experience as a runner.

“Are you a mum on the run?

Before becoming a mum my idea of a treat was a night out or a mini break somewhere exciting, but these days my desires are much simpler.

As a busy mum to my 14-month-old daughter the thing which is lacking in my life is not luxury, it is time – as there never seems to be enough of the stuff.


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My day is not my own anymore, what with my child’s needs and desires; some days I am lucky if I even manage an hour to myself for a bath.

So you can see perhaps why exercise for mums can slip way down on the priority list, and why walking and housework tend to be the activity of choice.

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But there are so many other ways to ensure your health and well-being are not completely forgotten and this is the whole concept of my new eBook “99 ways to run with a baby” which is available on Amazon for £2.99

Tip no 17 is to try a Baby Bootcamp session like the one I run in Abbey Lane Park on a Wednesday morning.

I am starting one in the Olympic Park on a Wednesday afternoon from April 2.

These sessions are a great way to get your heart pumping and your muscles working all in a friendly fun environment.

To book a place at the launch of my eBook on Wednesday, March 26, at the Unity Café at 1pm contact me at fattymustrun@hotmail.com. Local mums are particularly welcome and will receive a FREE copy.”

You can also see Julie’s blog at http://thefatgirlsguidetorunning.com/

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