For a while I have been struggling with the question of whether the women in technology movement is necessary, helpful or just reinforcing gender bias within the field. Today I read a blog by Karoliina Kettukari entitled I’m an IT expert, not a gender (it's here if you want to have a look too https://www.sharepointeurope.com/im-an-it-expert-not-a-gender/). … Continue reading Gender Bias in Technology
In the wake of the high profile ransomware attack that hit the NHS in the last few days, several people have asked me for my tips on 'safe' computing. So I'm putting down the rules I follow to try and avoid viruses and other computer nasties. That said, I'm not a security expert, so my … Continue reading Safe Computing Tips
In the modern App Store culture, where if you have a problem there’s an app for that, consumers During discussions with customers I hear the phrase, we need to collaborate better, more or som… Source: There's an App for that...
Before I expound on my Saturday morning exploits at the Lewa marathon event, I feel honour bound to point out that I completed the half marathon. To those (including my husband) who completed the full marathon, I salute your bravery, stamina and foolhardiness with a degree of awe! So, to an account of my 21km … Continue reading My Lewa Marathon for Tusk Trust
Here in Lewa and getting nervous. We've had our race briefing where the excellent security & safety features of the event were detailed along with the rules. We are staying at the fabulous Lewa Safari Camp, as we did when David ran the marathon last year. They are doing a splendid job looking after us … Continue reading Tomorrow is the big day
I just received the following email - even more motivation! #RunWild for a Reason! There are some of you out there who run because you genuinely enjoy running... well done, that's awesome for you! 👏 To the rest of you who gulp a little harder each day as race day approaches 😳 here are some … Continue reading #RunWild for a reason
It's 91 days until the Lewa half marathon. So today I've started working on my speed training. Never was a phrase more inappropriate. Fast I am not. Good job my approach is more tortoise than hare. I'm aiming to increase the duration of my running legs so have found a 2.5km circuit and did my … Continue reading 91 days and counting
So I've been thinking about race training for novice runners and after extensive internet research, I have decided that training appears to cause more injuries than races! That doesn't mean I'm considering not training at all, however it does mean that I need to seriously consider my strategy (after all completing the event at a … Continue reading Novice runner training guru wanted!
Today my fundraising page happily informed me that there are 150 days until the Lewa marathon event! Yikes! However I am proud that I have filled my circles (Apple Watch) each day since signing up. I've used the 7 minutes app to boost up my active calorie burn and activity count. It's not much but … Continue reading 150 days to go
Last June (2015) my husband completed his first ever marathon; the Safaricom Marathon held in Lewa Conservancy, Kenya. I was fortunate enough to be able to take holiday to accompany him, along with our son who was aged 10 at the time. So why, over 6 months after the event, am I now writing about … Continue reading A bit of a diversion