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Fit or flabby?


As anyone who’s ever attempted to do a physical and mental challenge before will know, time suddenly starts flying. It’s only 3 months to go now until my charity Kili challenge and I have to say if anything my fitness levels are waning, not gaining. 2 weeks away in the States storm chasing was exhilarating for my adrenalin but not for my muscles, followed by 2 weeks doing weather for BBC South East with no time for exercise…and now it’s suddenly June!


Chasing bad weather across Tornado Alley in May

However, I did manage the Three Forts Half Marathon near Worthing just before I left in May, undertaking it as a power hike rather than a run, and I’m signed up for another Half Marathon next month…so progress is, well, progressing. I also have a new car…a distraction that is probably not a great idea as driving is in no way part of the punishing training regime that I should be on.


My fab new Santa Fe

But I’m still smiling, still fundraising like mad (currently up to about £1,800 on justgiving, with a further £2,500 for the charity coming my way from corporate sponsorship) which is great as that’s what I’m doing this for. Raising money for charity, and getting fit (slight grimace) in the process.

If you’d like to help me with my target I would be delighted if you wished to donate – every penny will be appreciated by both me and the charity. And by way of thanks I’ll even write to you personally and send you a signed piccy! (just leave me your address on my ‘contact’ page).


A lady orchid, named because each flower looks like a pretty little lady in a white frilly dress and red bonnet! Adorable!

Thank you, and watch out for Kaddy’s Kili updates coming soon in the Courier newspaper…I suspect there’ll be new training techniques, camping adventures and photographs showing the fear in my eyes!

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