Hi, I’m Charlie. I’m a 30 year old Dietetics student, living with my husband in Henley on Thames (just outside London), training for my ninth marathon. I’m not a natural runner, in fact I have to work really, really hard (and try to reduce the amount of gin and cake I consume) but I truly believe that anyone can run a marathon if they want. And I’m proof of that.

My goal is to champion the journey to a healthy, more active life where honest fitness and food makes wellbeing more accessible to all – without losing sight of the real lives we lead’. 

Making fitness and healthy eating simple, approachable, realistic and without missing out on any of the good things in life.

Running the Berlin Marathon
I started this blog to document training for my first marathon as a non-runner, and I discovered that I loved sharing my fitness story and helping people start their journey to a healthier, more active life. I recently ran my fifth 26.2, the Chicago marathon, and although it didn’t go to plan, I hope someday to run a Boston Qualification (3.35 for women under 35). My current marathon PB is the Tokyo Marathon in 3.44.
I aim to ‘pace the way to healthy, without missing out on any of the fun’ sharing workouts, exercise class reviews, running tips and race recaps as well as healthy recipes and lifestyle posts. I enjoy travelling and trying out new restaurants, both in the UK and abroad, so expect to see a little of that too! Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram if you like!
I believe in an 80/20 balance when it comes to eating, a lot of what’s good for you and a little of what you love. I don’t follow a specific diet, I just try to eat real, whole foods. I’m currently in the (long) process of training to become a Registered Dietitian, and am in my final year (of 4!) at London Met Uni.
Cycling at Woburn Abbey
I completed my first marathon in April 2012, running alongside one of my best friends, Emily  and we finished it in 4.54.59! I ran the marathon in memory of a very good friend, Vic, and raised money for MIND. I managed to raise over £4000! I’ve since run the New York, Paris and Berlin marathons, improving on my finishing time in each race. My goal is to run all of the Marathon Majors (New York, London, Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago and Boston) before I turn 30!4 down, 2 to go…
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you’ll have a look around my blog before you go. If you’d like to get in touch, I love hearing from readers, brands and PR at therunnerbeans@gmail.com
Hiking the pitons St Lucia Fit Holiday
 Wholefoods Run Richmond Park