We've got a new colleague, similar age, also with 2 boys the same age as mine with similar "histories", and we get on really well. She already knows way more about me than many longer-standing colleagues. But she doesn't know that I try to fast on Fridays. "Why?" She said at lunchtime "you don't need it!" Then she looked me up and down "you really don't". Hooray, hooray!

So I told her why I really do, if only for maintaining purposes. "And I suppose you went running this morning, didn't you?" She added, slightly enviously. "Well, yes, I did!" Was my answer. "I'm cycling into work these days" she added a touch wistfully "and I WILL get back to doing some exercise" (to be fair, she has been ill, she's not overweight and I'm sure she will).

But blimey, at what point in this long journey did I become the thin, sporty type that others aspire to?

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  • The perfect role model.

    You put me in mind of Juju and Rignold, who obviously haven't reassessed their own body images recently, when they announced their video enterprise, aimed at and run by a couple of normal middle aged people........I remember Julia saying years ago, she was terrified by the sporty mums.............mmmm, how time (and exercise) can change us.

  • To be classed in the same league as Ju-Ju and Rignold is an honour indeed. No way! I am speechless - they are sooo fit! But thank you very much, that's even more of a compliment!

    That's made my day. No, that's made my year!

  • Oh my..... that is super!!!! Go you!

  • Woop! You totally deserve it. Not just what you've achieved, but the evident self-discipline is very admirable too :) Lap it up I say :)

  • You worked hard for that JSS! Lap it up ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • She sounds like a great workmate, and its always lovely to get a compliment! You should feel proud, you've put in the hard work! :)

  • I know! Crazy int it! I went from blimp to running nut in seemingly no time at all ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

    You worked hard so take the compliment you richly deserve โœ”๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • You mean you weren't always a running nut? ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Well, you have Skinny in your user-name, and you're one of our most regular distance runners. Of course you're now a sporty type that people want to be like!

  • Yeh, I was skinny as a kid and up to the birth of my second child. So would love to be so again - hence the name. And it's great to be called a distance runner! Thanks๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

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