#ThisGirlCan SUP and Cycle

I’ve never been one to sit still for long, as a child I was
always doing some activity or other. Horse riding, gymnastics, swimming,
sailing and athletics are just some of the sports my parents ferried me to and
from on a regular basis and you know what? I loved it!


As I’ve got older and life has got busier some activities
have been left at the wayside but with the amazing launch of the This Girl Can campaign I’ve been
inspired to make more time for the activities I love and try new ones.

There are so many ways to get fit and stay healthy without
having to slave away in the gym for hours on end, although I do make a conscious
effort to attend an Insanity class each week. I regularly ride my horses every
weekend which is a great way to get fit but, I’ve been riding for the best part
of 27 years so I think my muscles are so used to the movement it doesn’t make
that much difference now.

My boyf and his friends are super keen cyclers having cycled
from John O’Groats to Land’s End for charity and they are known to regularly go
out for 50 mile rides and have bee badgering me for a while to invest in a
bike. Until I have resisted mainly because I don’t actually like cycling on the
roads for fear of being squashed but…… I have given in a bought myself a bike. I
bought it from Specalized
and they guys in the store were fantastic especially when my main concern was
the colour and how pretty it is! I can safely say I’ve been out on my maiden
ride and didn’t get squashed!

My second purchase has been an inflatable SUP board. I first
tried stand up paddle boarding earlier in the year on holiday in Turkey and
loved it so have decided to invest in my own, although I have a feeling that it’s
not going to be quite as warm here!

This is purely childish and made me giggle!

We’re off to Wales today so I’m looking forward to trying
out all of my new toys. 


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