April 19th, 2018 / by / in: The girls / 2 Responses

Age: 48
Home: Farnham, Surrey

Overweight, under height, and definitely unfit – what was I thinking? I’m never going to get a wetsuit to fit me! I’ve been calling myself 50 for some time but by the time the Henley Mile comes round I will be in the last year of my forties. After dedicating the last decade to work, kids, husband and home, I am now starting to panic and exercise is becoming something I can no longer afford to ignore. It’s not that I am a newbie to sport, it’s just that with a 15 and 17 year old daughter – both fab swimmers, I have become somewhat of an armchair expert in several different sports – swimming, dancing, rowing, Tae Kwon Do, not to mention cycling, which my other half enjoys. I am hoping that by making a public attempt at what will be a very real challenge for me, I am not going to be able to let myself off the hook, I’m going to have to get fit and get going!

2 Comments to Jenifer

  • Claire says:

    Hi Jennifer, I’ve entered the Henley Swim too and like you I’ve vowed to get fit and get going.

    I have 3 girls aged 12,11 and 9 and like you I have watched them grow and get into all sorts of sports – trampolining and football are the latest trends.

    Now it’s my turn. I am determined not to be permanently wobbly in the middle and am getting into some training for the event.

    I hope that I will see the This Girl Can group in the day. You are all a great inspiration.

    • TGCSJenifer says:

      Ahh, good to hear that you are also giving it a go Claire! Hope your girls are going to come and cheer you on. Thank you for the encouragement.

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