Hi, I’m Caroline, founder of Run With Caroline – a running, fitness and nutrition blog

How it all  began

My love affair with running started back in 2008 when I had just graduated from university. Following years of partying, poor food choices, nights sitting in front of the TV and a virtually non-existent fitness routine, I embarked on my very first run.

To say it was hard is an understatement. I remember that day so clearly. I couldn’t even run for more than 10 metres without getting out of breath. I remember thinking at the time how could this get any easier. My whole body felt like one giant, immovable lump.

I knew something had to change so I set about running more regularly. I loved how it felt to be in the great outdoors, doing something that was not only good for my health but for my soul too. I soon clocked up the miles and with them my confidence and self-esteem grew. My body was getting stronger and I no longer found myself getting out of breath.

Bumps along the road

It hasn’t been a straightforward journey. In 2018, I was diagnosed with endometriosis – a life-long condition which can have a significant impact on your life, and indeed running and fitness. You can read more about my diagnosis here. There have also been moments of self-doubt and crises of confidence along the way.

Despite all this, I was determined to keep up the running as it was my release.

New beginnings

Fast forward to 2021 and I’ve run countless Parkruns, 5k and 10k races and half marathons. I’m a UK Athletics Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF), Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) and Level 3 NASM Personal Trainer. I work with beginner and intermediate runners alike near my hometown of Cambridge, UK.

I’m also passionate about raising awareness of endometriosis and showing women that even with a chronic illness like endo, you can still lead an active lifestyle. 

I started this blog to share my love of running in the hope that it might inspire and empower you to take up running. I truly believe in the physical and mental benefits of running, and want to make it as accessible to as many people as possible.

Feel free to contact me at [email protected] or follow me on social media.