It has been a while since my last post and a lot happened.
After attending ICONUK in Brighton in September and the Leadership Alliance in Boston two weeks ago I went back home to train for the Zevenheuvelen loop. A 15k race in November that Silverside traditionally competes in with a company team. This year would be even bigger as we have 3 teams of employees, customers and relations lined up. People who know me know that I love running even though I’m an absolute lousy runner (I’m undoubtedly the slowest of the bunch). So doing a 15k is not something I take lightly and I had been training for it for months. Unfortunately all that was for nothing as an overlooked curb last week means that I broke my foot and will be confined to wearing a cast and stumbling around on crutches for the next few weeks. So no running for a while!
Luckily all this happened after I returned home from my trip and from seeing New York and the NY Giants. Yes, I know, not all of you might get this but after the virtual Super bowl party we had two years ago a big dream for me was to go see an actual NFL American Football game in one of those enormous stadiums. As we do not have any American Football here that meant a lot of organizing and planning but last month it all came together and together with Mitch Cohen (who, after all, got me hooked on the game in the first place!) I got to see the NY Giants beat the Minnesota Vikings in the Metlife stadium in New Jersey. It was an all around great experience and one I won’t forget any time soon!
A thing I’m not going to be involved in for a while is Social Connections. Two years ago I was adopted into the Social Connections team by Stuart McIntyre, Simon Vaughan, Sharon Bellamy and Lisa Duke to help organize the events and since then I’ve been involved in helping out with the organization for SOCCNX Dublin, Amsterdam and Zurich. It was a roller coaster of fun and challenges and a steep learning curve in organizing events but each one was more fun then the one before and I wouldn’t have wanted to miss it for the world! Unfortunately it’s also a lot of work and with the already heavy workload I’m facing I decided after the event in Zurich that it was time to take a step back. I’m grateful to the rest of the team for making me a part of such an incredible team and who knows, I might be back for a future one!
So that’s it for now. I will be out of the running for a while trying to get back on my feet (literally) but I’ll be online on Facebook, Skype & Twitter so don’t hesitate to ping me!