More than just a mum

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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

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