Friday 26 September 2014

#StrikingMums being different

Kate has set us this week’s questions to consider.

1. Are you different and, if so, how?

Not as different as I used to be! When I was at primary school I was super tall and wore glasses.. Not only that but a few times I was the new girl at school from another part of the UK. Always a bit of a tomboy too. I even played the trombone and then took up rugby. Not sure how different I am these days..

2. Do you celebrate your uniqueness or strive to fit in?

As a younger child I did my best to fit in - I picked up the local accent as soon as possible, avoided wearing my specs (thank goodness for the invention of contact lenses!) etc. As I grew older I have grown proud of my specs and my height and tell my children its cool to be different!

3. Are you ever judgemental of other mums who are different from you? Answer honestly even if only in your own head.

Its almost impossible not to be! Then again in the back of my mind I do wonder what judgements other people make of me..

4. What would you like to be different about you?

I'd like to be quieter and slimmer!!

5. Have you ever being attacked or bullied for being different? How did that affect you?

At primary school I was called names for my height such as Godzilla and called Specky Becky. As an adult I did have a few years of being deemed too posh by other school mums due to my Buckinghamshire accent. Otherwise OK!

6. If you had to write an advert for yourself as a limited edition ,what would you say to make people think you were great?

I had to ask my kids! Apparently I am cuddly and clever oh and pretty ;-)

I would like to think that I am inspirational to other mums to be positive and to other unfit folks that getting out there and running is possible for anyone!


  1. You are doing really well. Lovely that you had a chat with someone as well I can imagine that it gets a bit lonely sometimes running on your own and having someone to run with is good :) x

  2. Blimey, how on earth do you hold a conversation when you're running. I hobble along gasping for breath after just 1k. You are AWESOME!

  3. wow! well done. I did a couch to 5k to get started with running but didn't realize there was a 10 program as well... I have signed up for my first 10k and can't seem to move beyond a 5k run. Off to google 10k running program!

  4. IT was nice but she was faster than me!

  5. proves I could run faster! working on stamina first ;-)

  6. 10 k runner app on iPhone is what I use, work out which week is equivalent to running 5 k then go from there... I am on week 10 as its 60 minute of running but not non stop..

  7. Wow! I might try this running lark when baby is here. I started doing a little bit with the pram last summer on the school run so might take it up again as I was quite enjoying it. Don't think I'll ever get to your level though! x x

  8. I am not particularly speedy I just plod along ;-) A good exercise with the pram


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