11 Things

Kat at Tailfish tagged me in her ’11 Things’ post. I thought it would be fun to share my answers to these questions…

1) Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging almost two years ago when I had a little time off between jobs. I was obsessed with reading other fitness blogs and thought I’d start my own to document my training, racing and fitness goals. 

2) How do you read other blogs? e.g. online, RSS reader?
I follow my favourite blogs through Bloglovin. I’m adding to my feed all the time and currently following over 500 blogs! I don’t have time to read each and every post, so I just browse through my feed and pick those which look most interesting.

3) What is your favourite website?
Other than all the blogs I follow, I really like Total Women’s Cycling and Triathlete Europe for news, tips, advice and reviews.

4) If you could do any sport what would it be?
Triathlon obviously! No, I’m also keen to try SUP and I’d like to get back into skiing and snowboarding. 

5) What is your most used item of technology?
My iPhone 6. I’m on it all the time for social media, email, music and apps. I couldn’t live without it sadly enough!

6) How do you manage to juggle day to day life and blogging?
I struggle to be honest! I tend to write blog posts when I am having a rest day from training, or squeeze in a little writing on my lunch break or before work. Sunday evenings are usually spent catching up on blog comments, emails and scheduling posts. 

7) What is your day job?
I’m manager of two fitness studios- Cycle Rhythm and Bikram Yoga Essex. My job involves marketing and promoting the studios, retaining clients, recruiting instructors and day-to-day maintenance of the facilities. 

8) Is it what you set out to do when you left school?
No, I wanted to be a fashion designer and that was actually my career for 8 years, but I changed direction into fitness early last year. I never would have dreamed of working in fitness when I left school!

9) What is one thing you have achieved that you didn’t think you could?
I never thought I’d be able to complete a triathlon! I couldn’t swim up until two years ago, or ride a bike up until last year!

10) Carbs, good or bad?
I’d say they are an essential macronutrient which make up a balanced diet alongside protein and fat. I don’t tend to think of food groups in terms of ‘good’ or ‘bad’. 

11) What do you want to achieve this week?
Get my bike repaired. Cycle from London to Southend on Sunday. Paint my garden shed. Finish writing and submit an article for Triathlon England. Publish another blog post. Various tasks and jobs at work. 

Fancy answering these questions? Share your link with me in the comments, I’d love to read your answers. 


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