Elfie Life

We Love The Olympics

August 8, 2012

Here’s the thing: when I was a kid I was pretty good at sport, but at that age I preferred books. I preferred books so much that I would hide in the library at lunch time until the sports teacher would find me and make me come to Athletics club, kicking and screaming. I HATED Athletics club, which I suppose was a big shame as I was such a skinny minnie until the age of 20, apparently I had the perfect runners body. If I’d got over my hatred of the cold, the rain and sweating then perhaps I would have been a part of London 2012?

Amazingly someone I went to school with (and who went to Athletics club rather than the library) won a gold medal last weekend. It could’ve been me!

As it is, I’m still a bit of a lazy person who prefers the sofa and a plate of pasta to tearing around a netball court on a cold night but since the Olympics I’m definitely inspired to get a bit more involved in physical activity. I hope Elfie and Hux will be too when I tell them how we used to watch the London Olympics together during that rainy summer of 2012.

I’ve been so inspired that this morning at 6.45 I put my trainers on and did a 2k run round the village (I’ve got to start somewhere…) then did Day 1 of the 30 Day Shred when I got home. I’m planning on going to a fitness class tomorrow morning and hopefully in a few months my mum-tum pooch will be history and I’ll have Jessica Ennis’s Abs.

I’m currently researching sports that aren’t that popular so I can get really really good at one in time for Rio 2016. Fencing? Archery? Dressage? In the meantime I’m also teaching Elfie about sports, preparing her to be an Athlete of the future. 2028 Games, prepare yourselves. Elfie is coming. Probably in nothing but a nappy:

We Love The Olympics! from Alice Harold on Vimeo.

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  • Reply From fun to mum August 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I love “elfie who won?” “more!” that is my favourite team too!
    Well done you on your run even if there is no tummy to speak about! I saw you and you are still a skinny minnie 2 kids and 2000 books later!

  • Reply Suzy August 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Brilliant little Elfie! What a star!

  • Reply Aimee August 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Oh for fuck sake, Alice. She’s so bloody cute!

    I love how she’s all, “Right, now that cheering’s over, I think I’ll have a snack.”

  • Reply HonestMum August 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Cutest video EVER!

  • Reply Alison, Not Another Mummy Blog August 10, 2012 at 10:58 am

    HonestMum took the words right out of my mouth – cutest video ever! x

  • Reply Susan Mann August 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    So cute. x

  • Reply EB December 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Hello, I realise this is a very old post now but I was wondering if you continued with the 30 day shred programme as I have just bought the DVD, with my own good intentions of getting fit (and terribly thin, hopefully). I am dreading the DVD arriving, to be honest, as I hear that it is incredibly tough! Am I right? Thanks!

    • Reply alice December 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      Shamefully, I did two days, hurt my ankle and stopped!! I haven’t gone back to it yet though I’m desperate to, I have friends who say this DVD has changed the shape of their bodies.

      Is it incredibly tough? YES!!!

  • Reply EB December 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I can’t see the problem, myself. I’ve owned the DVD for over a week now and haven’t found it at all strenuous.

    Of course, that might be because I haven’t taken it out of the wrapper yet.

    I think I might actually be scared of a DVD, which is not an easy thing to admit…

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