Andrea McLean kick-starts her lockdown running regime - and she's running further than ever!

Andrea McLean has started running again in lockdown and she's doing better than ever

Andrea McLean seen outside the ITV Studios carrying a drink and brown takeaway bag
Andrea McLean outside ITV Studios
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Andrea McLean has kick-started her running regime in lockdown part two and she's already running further than ever before.

The Loose Women host, who recently admitted she suffered a breakdown last year, has been trying to get back into shape mentally and running appears to be going her some good.

Andrea, 51, who smashed The Vitality London 10,000 after running the 10k race in just her underwear last year, took to Instagram this week to share her technique with her 279k followers in order to pass on a little inspiration - especially if a fitness tracker watch on the best Black Friday watch deals isn't motivating you enough.

She uploaded a selfie of herself wearing a baseball cap while out on her run.

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She captioned it, "I have started running again. I’m not a natural runner. I always go too fast with terrible technique and hurt myself... so today I forced myself to go slow... so slow that grannies could have overtaken me."

But in doing so, Andrea revealed that she "went further than I have done since I started running again". She added, "I didn’t hurt as much. I felt GREAT when I got home."

The TV presenter detailed the other parts of her fitness routine. She explained, "I did some weight training in my bedroom then popped in my headphones and meditated for 15 minutes. I’m late to my desk today working on This Girl Is On Fire." 

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The Sunday Times bestseller, continued, "But it’s a beautiful day, the sky is clear blue and I feel invigorated, clear-headed and GRATEFUL for what I was able to do this morning. I will put the link to the meditation I did in my stories if you’re interested in trying it. It is 13 minutes long, and it’s ethos is ‘No one needs anything from you right now. You deserve to relax...’ If this resonates with what you need, give it a go. Have a beautiful day."

"You deserve to relax"...we won't argue with that!

Selina Maycock
Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life.

Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. Having spent the start of her career working on local newspapers and online, Selina spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she dug into hard news stories, conducted interviews, covered court reporting, features, and entertainment, whilst going to gigs in her spare time.

Whilst at the paper she was awarded an O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart through a successful newspaper campaign. Things like this are close to her heart when it comes to using journalism to make a positive difference in people's lives.

Selina later branched further into all things celebrity to became a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine, covering red carpet events, showbiz parties, and various launches before going freelance for two years. One of her biggest celebrity achievements - aside from generating celebrity exclusives - was interviewing Take That (including Robbie Williams) and bumping into Simon Cowell so much at events she told him 'I'm calling you my showbiz dad!'

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a senior reporter on Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly celebrity desk before branching online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first.

When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.