September 23rd, 2013


30 Years of Inspiring Women

In the year I turn 40, PWG (Professional Womens Group, Zurich - the networking group I helped lead for 4 years), turned 30! Last Tuesday I went to the 30th Gala dinner and had a wonderful time. I haven't been regularly to meetings for a while. After 4 years in the lead, it was time to step down and away. What was lovely about the evening was that I met a lot of old friends, remembered how grateful I was to PWG, and was delighted to see that in the 2 years since i have been away, there are lots of people that I don't recognise and a lovely buzz to the group.

The executive committee has made a video about the history of the group and I got quite choked up watching it!

I am really proud to have been part of group which helps women create an inspiring, international career support network.

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Running again after a long break....

I have been inspired by a few things this week:
* Visit by "south africa sal" (best mate who is training for comrades double marathon in 2015 and is my running inspiration - *waves to Sal!*
* Feeling more energetic because I am eating better
* want to run a half marathon next Spring (location to be decided!) as part of my @40 challenge
* Reading the 20th anniversary edition of runners world (thanks to it being donated to by my Sal!) & getting some good ideas

And so I have been getting my running legs back. The last 2 weeks I have been doing some brisk walking for an hour. Today I did my 7km circuit in 1 hour, 2 mins walking, 2 mins running and I got home feeling pretty good.

Long may it continue... watch this space :-)

Sheffield Snippets

I am tackling the box of memories, bits of papers, things I can't throw away from the past 3 years of my life. And here are some final Sheffield snippets... it's my blog and I can wallow in nostalgia if I want too :-)

Student Helen in 1995
1995 sandywood

Arts Tower, Sheffield University
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