The inspirational story of Jo Pavey, the runner that mums and the mum that runs. Jo Pavey was 40 when she won the 10,000m at the European Championships. It was the first gold medal of her career and, astonishingly, it came within months of having her second child.
The media dubbed her ‘Supermum,’ but Jo’s story is in many ways the same as every mother juggling the demands of working life with a family – the guilt, the sleepless nights, the endless nappy changing, the euphoric highs and the desperate early-morning lows. The only difference is that Jo is a full-time athlete pushing a pram on her training runs, fitting in her core work on the sitting room floor while her daughter has her lunchtime nap, and leaving her children to build sandcastles in the long jump pit while she hits the track. This book follows Jo’s roundabout journey to the top and is packed full of hard-won advice.