Wednesday, 19 January 2011

It all started with a tweet

This week has been a good week for me. It’s Janathon day 19, the day after boxercise and I am feeling good. I was raring to go tonight and I ran a different route. A change is as good as a rest so they say. Well, rest didn’t come in to it and I ran 6.5k. I was positively glowing when I got home. Well, I was a sweaty mess but I was still smiling.
I have a busy day planned tomorrow and after work I’m getting the chance to meet up with some of my fellow Bangs on the Run team mates in real life, not just in cyberspace. I can’t wait! I love the supportive tweets, blog comments and facebook posts but I’m really looking forward to seeing the girls in person. We can share stories using more than 140 characters, exchange tips, and I will get the chance to meet some of the team that I’m yet to meet. It’s amazing that we have all met through twitter. A year ago I barely tweeted at all and now I have to confess, I’m a little bit of a twitter addict. I’ve even managed to get my boyfriend involved and he loves it too.
I know this sounds like something from a reality TV show and I can’t quite believe I’m even saying it but I really feel like I’m on a journey. Even more excitingly, I’m actually making progress on this journey and it all started with a tweet. I feel more determined to succeed everyday and when I’m sore from exercise I feel satisfied that I’ve worked hard. I keep reading about people losing weight but I don’t seem to have got to that stage just yet despite exercising a lot. However, the tin of Mingles left over from Christmas may have something to do with that.
 I love to receive tweets and comments from people that have been inspired by me (yes, little old me that could barely run for 5 minutes a year ago).  It is such a lovely feeling and makes the sweat and tears worth it. We are training to raise money for Refuge but on top of that it feels like we are making a difference. As well as motivating and inspiring each other it seems we are having the same effect on other people in cyberspace too which is just incredible.
I don’t know about the other girls but I have received quite a few comments from people that have started exercising after reading my tweets and blog posts. Who said that modern technology makes people lazy? The power of twitter is getting people off their bums.  If you’re still on your sofa then go on, give it a go. Get up off your backside, pull on some lycra and do some exercise. It really does make you feel good. If you can’t peel yourself off your sofa then just click on this link and donate some of your hard earned pennies. It will make you feel good, it will make the Team Bangs Girls smile and train even harder than they are already!


  1. I've been reading your blog without commenting over the past few days and I seriously thought Janathon was called Jonathan and that you were marking the days that you saw him.

    You have inspired me to get off my backside and start doing some working out..I've been doing my cross trainer all week and I'm slowly building up my times and distances.

  2. Your post really did just make me laugh. I live with Jonathan so we see each other every day.Haha!
    Janathon is a challenge that I started on 1st Jan and I am trying to exercise
    Great to hear you've been exercising too!
    xxx xxx