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

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.

It hasn’t been a straightforward journey. There have been moments of self-doubt and crises of confidence. Despite all this, I was determined to keep up the running as it was my release.

Fast forward 10 years 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 started this blog in 2018 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.

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