Episode 105: Running Special with Ruth Field

How do you get motivated to do exercise? Is running better than sex? And what did Kriss Akabusi say to Ellie that almost made her glasses fall off? We answer all these questions and more!

Our guest is Ruth Field, author of the brilliant Run, Fat Bitch, Run, which is out now. She tells us what gets her off the couch, why running can have mental health benefits, and why she doesn't think exercise has to be fun.

We find out how Ruth helped Helen run her first 5K, and Helen reveals her top running songs. There's also some chat about Ruth's career as a criminal barrister, which mainly involves a lot of reminiscing about This Life.

This episode's Scummy Mummy Confessions are sponsored by Acamar, creators of CBeebies favourite Bing. We are running a fabulous competition with them to celebrate the launch of the new Fisher Price Toilet Train Bing toy. The winner (as judged by us) will receive a special visit to their nursery or preschool, along with some ace Bing goodies.

You have until 15 August to enter - just share a photo of your latest parenting "challenge" with us on Instagram, tagging @scummymummies, @bingbunny, #WhatWouldFlopDo, and also tagging two friends who might want to join in. If your account is private, you'll need to make it public until the closing date or send it to us a DM. Visit @bingbunny for full terms and conditions.

You can follow Ruth on Twitter @gritdoctor. And do buy her book, it's great.

The Scummy Mummies book is OUT NOW! We hope you like it, and if you do, we'd love an Amazon review!

**SEE US LIVE** Come and see us in Bromsgrove on 16 September, Sutton Coldfield on 7 October, and at various venues this autumn. To buy tickets, and for more dates, visit ScummyMummies.com.

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