Happy 6th birthday Impact Online

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in business, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
Happy 6th birthday Impact Online

From Glasgow to Aberdeen to Edinburgh and from Facebook pages to business pages, kind of a lot has happened in the last six years.
The beauty of working in the media is the variety. One day I’ll be interviewing an entrepreneur who’s just sold his business for £50 million and the next I’ll be explaining the […]

Janathon Day 25: Trainer graffiti

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Janathon Day 25: Trainer graffiti

Well today I certainly made up for missing a few days of Janathon.
I couldn’t do much last week for two reasons (reasons, not excuses). First, a tonne of work landed on my desk, which was brilliant but took up every minute I wasn’t being mum – and secondly, I was mum for a load of […]

Janathon Day 18: Strength

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Janathon Day 18: Strength

The day – and therefore the week – started well. When I dropped the boys off at nursery neither cried or made a fuss. This is a major breakthrough for the smaller one. I drove off through the rain smiling, wondering if maybe spring would actually come one day.
I think January is a great time […]

Janathon Day 17: The snow workout

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Janathon Day 17: The snow workout

Today’s Janathon was exhausting – resistance training. First I had to push a heavy buggy through the snowy pavements, then I ran up and down hills with a sled.
Too bad I couldn’t take my car out…

Janathon Day 14: Waisting away

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Janathon Day 14: Waisting away

I had a good effort last night and I plan a river run tomorrow morning, so today I just wanted a really good stretch plus a bit of pilates.
I did the ten minute pilates waistline trainer from FitSugar (thanks YouTube) and then sat watching Luther on the floor doing some deep stretching. One day I […]

Janathon Day 13: Steps, snow and the Spanish subjunctive

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Janathon Day 13: Steps, snow and the Spanish subjunctive

I planned to go out for another three miler at 6.30, but Rod was held up at work and as I sat waiting in my kit the snow began falling and the beer began calling (Innes and Gunn Rum Cask).
With a will of steel I resisted – and at 7.30pm I opened the front door to […]

Janathon Day 11: Golden Globe inspiration

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
Janathon Day 11: Golden Globe inspiration

One of my best friends from school is now a television host in LA.
I woke up this morning to the most fabulous pictures all over Facebook of Carly Steel in a J Mendel dress and Aruna Seth jewels, looking a million dollars as she held her ET mike on the Golden Globes red carpet.
If ever you […]

Janathon Day 10: Swimming with the fishies

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Janathon Day 10: Swimming with the fishies

Today was another improvised workout with two small children in the pool.
There was the walking-with-resistance as I carried the one-year-old and strode through the water from one end to the other.
There were the overhead presses as I lifted the one-year-old over my head, threw him up in the air and caught him. A million times.
There were […]

Janathon Day 9: The soft play workout

Posted by on Jan 9, 2016 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
Janathon Day 9: The soft play workout

I am aware this is a bit of a stretch, but I really couldn’t get any exercise shoe-horned into today and a visit to soft play with two small boys is actually quite strenuous.
Even going to a soft play on a Saturday requires a certain amount of mental strength.
However, the frost had come overnight, so […]

Janathon Day 8: Weights and water

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | One Comment
Janathon Day 8: Weights and water

Today is my first full day back at work – I’m grabbing a quick wrap and writing my blog in between a conference call and tackling a big feature.
After dropping the boys off at nursery at 8 I drove straight to the gym for my weights programme. I know it backwards so could zone out […]