Happy International Women's Day! Celebrating Women in Sport

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Hello!

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!

Well, for the other day any way. There has been a lot going on but in light of the celebrations of women this week I just wanted to do a quick post celebrating women in sport! I've always been one to get involved in sport since a young age and there was a point during college when I couldn't and it really made me realise how much I missed it. There just something about being part of a team or meeting a bunch of ladies who are in the same boat as you, they just want to get fit and have fun.

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The #thisgirlcan campaign is bigger than ever with more and more clubs and societies getting involved to support women in sport and encouraging even more to feel free and confident how ever they choose to keep fit. It's such a wonderful campaign and has got millions of women joining their local sports teams or simply going to a new fitness class at their local gym.

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This time last year I remember attending my first local sports event for International Women's Day. I had already started working on my blog and I began writing about local events to show my support. It was how I began to get contacts and since then I have made so many more friends through blogging and going to similar events and simply getting involved.

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Soon after, I got involved in Lytham Sportfest and literally joined in with the 'Join In' campaign of volunteers for local sports. There was a mini event at Park View, Lytham and then on the last weekend of August 2016, Lytham Sportfest took place inviting everyone to come down and take part in a bunch of free events. It was amazing to see how many people turned up and had a fantastic weekend. I also felt proud to see a large number of women who jiggled and wiggled through every song and dance move. Including me!

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Throughout the summer I also got involved with Lytham Runhunt, a Sportivate initiative getting women into running. Similarly to Couch to 5k groups, each week the amount of km increased, aiming to reach 5k by the end of the 6 week programme. Instead we reached 8k! In between we'd solve clues and do sprint drills. If I hadn't get involved in Runhunt, I would never have believed that I could reach even 10km one day. I'm getting there and I now believe I can!

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Here I am now! Bottom right, showing off my new hockey stick! After the mad year that was 2016, I found myself beginning my first year at the University of Hull and got involved in the one sport I've always loved but never had the chance to do, hockey! This photo was taken after a match and I was knackered. I was asked to play mid field when usually I play forward so I struggled to breathe for a lot of it. But even though I can't be bothered going to training, once I get there, I love it. It is a brilliant stress reliever too and a nice change from the constant drama scene!

I recently bought new trainers so I can't wait to try them out and get back in to running. That and I really want to try out new sports!

Here's to all women in sport! You keep on doing what you love! Jiggle your hearts out!

Have a wonderful weekend!

- KC xx

Do you get involved in any fitness classes or sports? What would you like to try out?

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16 comments

  1. I do quite a few fitness classes. I definately prefer weights to cardio x

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  2. Hi Kira, sadly I don't do any fitness classes - I can totally see why people are more driven to get fit in a group though - I recently started running with a girlfriend, and it's definitely easier to run WITH her than without her!

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  3. I just started getting back in to Swimming.... I love it! Can't wait to get back in the pool! x

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  4. Interesting post! I think it's important to find exercise that suits you. Healthy body, healthy mind! Unfortunately only found walking and yoga to help me. I always found sports but failed miserably having dyspraxia at school. Kids hated me haha x

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  5. Yay for strong athletic women! I'm a big fan of sports and love all the endorphins and health benefits it brings!

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  6. You all sound like amazing women. I started getting into fitness a couple years ago, after ignoring it most of my life. I love yoga, running, swimming, and kettle bell excercises.

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  7. I love this! I've been incredibly lazy for a few years now and hardly get any exercise. Just this week though I've been out walking more often and I immediately feel the benefits. It's like my brain switches itself back on.

    I've always looked at those park fitness groups and wanted to join in. Maybe one day soon! :) It's great to see the little girl involved with the activities at the back there too!

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  8. This is such an inspiring post! I was at Cardiff City Stadium this week doing a course in media and of course, it's home to Cardiff City Football Club... the women weren't praised nearly as much as the men, which is quite sad, really. You are an amazing person.

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  9. to be honest not at the moment but I do like running every now and again

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  10. This is such a great post - I wish I was sporty, I love seeing all my friends winning medals all the time and achieving their personal goals.

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  11. I am glad that there are these initiatives to celebrate and empower women. I hope soon I can join this kind of events too.

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  12. I do a few fitness classes like Aqua Aerobics and Spin but I definitely need to do more x

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  13. Well I managed to collect my gym membership, I just need to do something with it.

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  14. Reading this post makes me realise I really need to exercise more.

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  15. It's really great to know how many amazing achievements women have in sports.

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  16. Seems like you all had lots of fun, Kira!

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