A word on motivation in sports

When we last left our heroine she was diligently preparing for a Half Ironman Triathlon in the town of Pescara. She knew she only had 8 weeks to train for it, which if you’re going to complete a 1.9 km swim, 90 km bike, and a 21km run all in one shot, fifty-six days is… [Read More]

A day in the life of a running addict

6.00 am Wake up. Think to how crazy you are that you’re actually getting up on a Saturday at six in the morning. Six in the morning! Make coffee, oatmeal, boil an egg and cut up some fruit. It’s going to be a long day and you’ll need your energy to last for hours. Remember… [Read More]

Running with your children

A lot of women I know (yes, you!) use their children as an excuse for not doing physical activity. They have nobody to watch them, they tell me that they  don’t want to “waste” time on themselves and would rather do something with their children. I’ve always tried to incorporate my children into my physical… [Read More]

What I see (Avon Running 2011, Milan Italy)

I see a group of women, most of whom started running a mere 18 months ago I see a group of women who are all smiling I see a group of women who unknowingly color coordinated themselves I see 1 woman who didn’t feel well but wanted to be there anyway I see 2 breast… [Read More]

May day! May day!

One day last Fall I was pondering 2011… “Mmmm Julia, now what are you going to do for your 2011 challenge?” In the last few years I’ve come accustomed to doing an athletic event a year  that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Last year it was swimming the Messina Strait, and… [Read More]

Congratulations Philippa – London Marathon runner!

We love a good marathon race report here at Up & Running and we couldn’t resist sharing this one in particular. Philippa Moore is an Australian living in London who is a pretty kickarse kind of lass. She’s not only maintained a 30 kilo weight loss for five years, she’s also transformed from couch potato… [Read More]

Mediterranean Cruise

Last summer my editor from Correre, the Italian running magazine that I write for, interrupted my nap on the hammock at our beach house with a phone call. He never calls, but when he does all his conversations are quick and to the point. “We’re organizing a cruise for runners in the Mediterrenean next spring…. [Read More]

The 5K course is go!

The very first Up & Running course started this morning. We’ve got a wonderfully global group, with runners joining us from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. This week is the Warm-Up Week, with no actual running yet. It’s all about… [Read More]

Message for our 5K Up & Runners

Just a quick message for our 5K Up & Runners – we’ve sent you an email with details on how to access the Course forums. If you have any questions about this, please let us know: hello at upandrunningonline.org. Cheers!

Just a few spots left on the 5K course

Don’t forget that Monday 14 March is the last day that you can sign up for the 5K course at the special earlybird rate of £35. The course is very close to being full so if you’re feeling fired up to getting running this spring, come along and join us! UPDATE: Just to clarify, the… [Read More]