Survived yet another week. I was determined not to give into the running nose which was trying to take hold of my body.
Runs ticked off, a couple felt ok. I think I was trying to test my body this week. Included a HIIT class and started tap dancing lessons. My calves didn’t thank me for this on the following evenings run. Continue reading “Week 3 “
Survived week 2. Not getting any easier but I am going a little quicker. Even managed a HIIT class too, though could definitely feel it in my glutes from squatting. Continue reading “Marathon progress”
My names Gina and I’m about to put myself through hell. Well hell to me before the haters try to put there perceptions of hell on me. Anyone can run but it takes a special kind of nutter to contemplate running a marathon. Continue reading “Confessions of a marathon girl “
Yes it is that time of year when you reflect on the years events and look forward to the next adventures. A recurrent phrase but where has this year gone? The weeks fly by and months disappear before your eyes. 2016 has certainly been a busy year, I can sleep when i am dead. With more and more people I know being diagnosed with cancer, makes you want to seize life even more, as you don’t know what is around the corner.Continue reading “Resolutions”
What does Christmas mean to you? I probably sound like the grinch but it mean unrealistic expectations. Christmas puts a lens over it. Highlighting dysfunction. I hate this time of year, the constant questions:Continue reading “Christmas”
My name is Gina and I have finally joined the FITBIT revolution. How many times have we heard people say I must get my 10000 steps done. I am usually a runner interspersed with some fell walking or walking to and from the pub. With being poorly and not having done much exercise, thought I would get one as an inspiration to get out. Continue reading “Fitbit”
This quotation, from Theodore Roosevelt, argues that comparing your work, your life, or whatever else will only serve to make you unhappy. It does and whilst you shouldn’t it’s human nature to sometimes focus on the negative. Continue reading “Comparison is the thief of joy”
Someone asked me the other day “what did you do before social media?” After contemplating for a moment or two I said “exactly the same as I do now” Remember the days before the Internet? Well, if you are over 25, you should have some vague memories on how life was back in the days with no Internet access and the “what’s the wifi code?” being our first question when going places. Continue reading “Before social media”
Starting running again after a break is hard. Not running for several weeks and starting again due to injury, starting from what feels like scratch again feels horrible. Luckily my calf has healed well and it’s time to be brave and venture out. Continue reading “Road to recovery “
I was incredibly honoured to be asked by Radio Cumbria to feature on the segment “life stories”. My first reaction was really? Would people find my life story that interesting?
Kevin Fernihough is so lovely and made me feel instantly relaxed when we did my interview. I had spoken with him a few times in the past when I was asked to go on the Biz quiz (reigning champ with 3 consecutive wins). I had spoken to a researcher to give a brief synopsis of my life and Kevin took it from there.Continue reading “Life stories”