Friday, 25 March 2011


Last few weeks have been somewhat hard on me. Just as I started to get back into some training three weeks ago I was struck by very bad tonsillitis. I was on antibiotics for 10 days and felt quite ill. I cannot remember the last time I felt that sick. Needless to say no training was done. I was really annoyed with it. I didn't go to work for couple of days and I was fed up with daytime tv. I was not fun to be around. Finally after couple of weeks and finishing the course of antibiotics I started training again. And I have been trying to do as many scheduled workouts as I could but work picked up and I am so busy every day. It is very annoying because I see most progress and feel best about the sporting goals when I train consistently. My parents are in town for a week and whilst I took couple of days off work to spend with them, the rest of the time I had to work. I think they were shocked on Wednesday when they did not see me the whole day. I left home at 7 am and came back around 10.30 pm when they were already in bed and then carried on working at home until 2 am. I felt so bad for abandoning them like that but there was not much I could do. I don't think they knew before how busy and stressful my job can be and this was a real eye-opener for them.

The problem I have when I work a lot is my food. I tend to eat rubbish food, raiding the office vending machine late at night for some sugar fix. It is atrocious. What do people do (and eat) when they work late. So after few weeks of late nights I feel terribly fat and unfit (probably because I am). Ugh.

On a more positive note I am off to Tucson next week for Jen's training camp and I cannot wait. Yes I will suffer and all that (Jen. please go easy on me) but it will be great to get some good workouts in and finally meet few people in person. Yay!!! I am flying into LAX and will then drive down to San Diego to see some fun people. So so looking forward to that.

OK and finally a paragraph which is really what this title is about. I am very proud of my husband today who has been awarded Mention in Dispatches for his service in Afghanistan last year. You can read about the awards here. Mention in Dispatches is the British Armed Forces oldest gallantry in combat award awarded to those who distinguished themselves by exceptional heroism, service or achievement. I am so very proud.

Monday, 7 March 2011


Yes I know, I am copying you all but I don't feel like writing a proper blog so here it is:

A. Age: 32, very soon to be 33 :(((

B. Bed size: Queen, but am thinking of getting super king. Queen was always fine for me but after Shaun being away last year for 7 months I kind of got used to more space.

C. Chore you dislike: Cleaning!!!

D. Dogs: Chocolate Labrador Millie, but considering that Shaun's parents fell in love with her and took her away for "couple of weeks" I am not sure we will get her back. We had a Dalmatian in the past called Rex who was the cutest and naughtiest dog in the world.

E. Essential start to your day: Cup of hot water with some lemon juice.

F. Favourite colour: Brown. I know, very exciting.

G. Gold or silver: Silver, actually platinum would be the best.

H. Height: 5'8"

I. Instruments you play(ed): None.

J. Job title: Associate. People think my job is like Ally McBeal set. It is so NOT.

K. Kids: None (yet).

L. Live: Marlborough, UK.

M. Mom's name: Mitra, but we have given her plenty of nicknames over the years.

N. Nicknames: Gina, Angie and a number of those given by Shaun which shall remain secret.

O. Overnight hospital stays: None.

P. Pet peeves: When people are inconsiderate to others on public transport.

R. Righty or Lefty: Righty.

S. Siblings: Biljana, four years older who lives in New Zealand so I don't get to see her as often as I would like.

T. Time you wake up: Week-days between 4:30 and 6 am (depending on whether I'm training or not), weekends anything between 7 and 11 am (I love my lie-ins).

U. Underwear: Calvin Klein or Marks & Spencers

V. Vegetables you don't like: I love vegetables.

W. What makes you run late: Waiting for Shaun, getting the car defrosted in the morning, clients.

X. X-rays you've had: teeth, fingers.

Y. Yummy food you make: I am not a great chef but I do make a great salmon pasta.

Z. Zoo animal favourites: Bears and lemurs.