MY name is Gemma – I am a happily married 34-year-old mother of 3. Next year I’m going to do something pretty amazing by my standards. I’m going to run the 2012 Virgin London Marathon. I’ll be doing it for a local charity, the Laura Mcphee Memorial Fund, and I feel honoured to be able to do so.
In May 2009 I weighed in at 20 stone and embarked on a crazy journey that has brought me to where I am now. I now work as a Fitness Instructor teaching Zumba Fitness across my area most nights of the week. I am an active member of Cleethorpes Athletics Club, I run around 20 miles a week give or take depending on what I am training for at that time, and have represented my club in a variety of races from 5k to half marathon. The best bit is I’ve managed to lose almost half of my entire body weight in the process.
I intend the first few posts of this blog to cover the back story to how I’ve got to this point from being morbidly obese and then I will begin my journey to London which I’m sure is going to be quite a ride!
Thanks for reading x