The key to your running transformation is...

Taking things (ridiculously) slow*

*just like the kids do when tying their shoes every morning. 

Umm… Has anyone told you how AMAZING you are lately?

The world has thrown some curveballs your way in the past couple of years, and you are still here, looking for ways to get back into the game.

You’ve got the grit, the passion, and the perseverance to do anything you set your mind to.

The only thing left for us to do?

Making sure you don’t crash and burn the first time your feet hit the road.

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Albus Dumbledore (but also me to everyone I meet, and especially you, my friend)

Here's what I want you to know....

Not being able to run doesn’t mean you are weak. 

It doesn’t mean that you have let yourself go.

Or that you are any less wonderful than all those ultra-marathon-running, green-smoothie-making mums out there.

All it means is that somewhere along the line, you took a detour.

And that detour?

I bet it has taught you a thing or two. (Patience, maybe?)

Either way, it’s time for you to get back in the game.

Here’s how:

1. Focus on your posture

There are a few super basic things you may not know about injury-proofing your running form.

The simplest one to fix? Your posture.

Next time you head out for a run around the block, imagine someone pulling a string up through your head.

Keep your shoulders low and loose, and your back comfortably straight.

And… Run!

2. Kiss your ego goodbye

When you are trying to return to running after an injury or illness, you have to leave your ego at the door.

When you get out there for your first run, you might get overtaken by someone walking.

A toddler might be faster than you.

(And they might let you know that, loudly.)

That’s OK!

Trust me, in a few months, with a little consistency, you will be swooshing past that toddler, no problem.

3. Listen to your body

Always, always listen to what your body is telling you.

If you have an injury that is flaring up, stop, come home, rest, and see your doctor or physio.

If you had a terrible night’s sleep, shorten your session, or consider swapping your workout for a stretching session.

The world won’t fall apart, I promise.

Remember: being a runner is not about hitting a certain pace or distance.

It’s about finding the magic in the most mundane moments out on the road.

The time and space to just be with your thoughts.

The feeling of achievement after you return home.

So pick up those running shoes, friend, and come join me out there.

I’ll be waiting for you out there on the road!

But wait… Who the heck am I, and how did I figure this all out?

Short answer? The hard way.

While competing in a 100km ultra-marathon in the Australian outback in 2011, I encountered an out-of-control grassfire. Trapped by the flames, I suffered burns to 65% of my body.

Surviving against overwhelming odds, I’ve since rebuilt my life and defied every expectation placed on me.

I’ve written three best-selling books, coached over 40,000 people in my digital courses, shared a stage with Tony Robbins, competed in the Ironman World Championships, sailed a boat around French Polynesia, walked the Kokoda Trek, met some amazing people and I’ve grown a team and a business that I’m truly proud of.

And… I’ve done quite a few of those things while being a Mum, and scheduling my runs and speaking gigs alike around the needs of my family.

If I can do it, you can, too. I believe in you.

Feeling inspired to lace up your running shoes?

You may be interested to know that my RUN with Turia program is opening up soon.

It’s a fun, flexible, and BS-free running program for Mums (of teens, toddlers, or even corgis).

I’m gonna keep you in the loop with more info, OK?

Pssst! I made you something!

A Spotify playlist to help you get out the door and into the zone before someone can ask “Mum, can I come running with you?”

OK, so you still don’t think you’re a “runner”?

That’s what these legends thought too.