When I was in primary school I did a different activity nearly everyday of the week, I lost interest in my teens, dabbled in my twenties …joining gyms, going for a month & paying membership for another six before cancelling. My early thirties weren’t much better, but my pre-forties aren’t shaping up too badly!
A few years ago after some ‘inspiring’ words from my husband (she said with a strong sarcastic undertone) gave me the boot in the b-hind I needed, I signed up for an eight week bootcamp. And now? well, two years later my little legs that had barely ran the length of them before are carrying me round half marathon courses in thirty degree heat in Mallorca! No, I haven’t suddenly become the next Paula Radcliffe (not by many many minutes per mile!!) but at thirty eight I am the healthiest I have been in my life, I am totally jumping on the ‘girls trips are good for your mental health’ bandwagon and I am loving it!
From a six a.m. exercise class, to a lunch time rugby session, a weekend hiking Snowden or a week on skis, I’ve found my happy place with some great people. I love variety in my activities so when I read about RedJanuary I decided it was the perfect opportunity to challenge myself to try some new things. And when Ruby decided to be part of Lets Get Moving Cambridge RedJanuary bloggers, we decided what better than to do it together!