It was a busy weekend – on Saturday I met the gang that are joining me in a brand new TV programme called ‘Get Off The Couch’.
This 6-part series with Athena Media & the BAI on Setanta TV, is aimed at encouraging a bunch of enthusiastic candidates from all over the country to get healthy and improve their fitness, using our beautiful great outdoors. Say a big friendly adventurous ‘hello’ to Damien McElligott, Karen Bowers, Joe Grey, Maryanne Treacy, Cathy Whyte, and Eamonn Waldron – our GOTC team for 2013.
Adventure is the name of the game, but if Saturday’s ‘meet and greet’ was anything to go by, it’s also going to be a lot of craic, fun, and teasing the girls….. The boys wound us up a bit over a fitness test. They had to do it first – and they let on it was much worse than it was. I’m not sure they knew what they were unleashing. Girls never forget!
We started out on Saturday with a leasurely ‘walk in the park’ – the Phoenix Park that is. It was beautiful; fuelled by yummy scones and lashings of tea from Helen, in the park’s gorgeous Visitors’ Centre. Ok – it’s Lent now, and the scones may have to go, and the exercise will have to get a bit more animated. Yes it’s all ahead of us!
Next weekend, the girls are off to Limerick to bond and learn about triathlons. Lads – I think ya better look out! 😉