More than just a mum
AM not a fitness fan.
I know and understand how good exercise is, but I just can’t find anything I enjoy doing. Nothing holds my interest for longer than a few months and it seems to take ages before I see any benefits.
But as regular readers of my column will know, this year I hit the big 4.0. and to mark the beginning of my mid-life crisis I decided to take part in the Great Eastern Run.
I started training back in March – and have been well and truly put through my paces by Gemma Caitlin, a personal trainer working a Planet Pulse in Werrington. I was just starting to see some improvements (I had lost nearly two per cent of my body fat and was running more than four miles, three times a week) when disaster struck.
I was trying to change a light bulb, which had been smashed in the light fitting (thanks to my seven-year-old son, who seems to be on a mass destruction spree at the moment) and unfortunately, I didn’t realise the light was still on.
I put my fingers up inside the fitting to pull the bulb out and got a massive electric shock. I was literally blown across the room and