I feel like Victoria Pendleton is becoming my personal trainer

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To encourage commuters to run home, me and my friend Ashley James did a 6 mile run led by World and Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton to kick start Fitness First home run initiative. I’ve done a spin class led by Pendleton before so now that we’ve ran together too, I feel like she’s somewhat becoming my personal trainer. Having just cycled 71 miles the day before, the initial topic of my conversation with Victoria related to bums, namely mine, which was terribly sore. I asked how on earth she did it? As a professional cyclist surely her backside must be hurting all the time?!  The secret is cycle more, and your derrière gets used to it. Simple. Cheeky chat over, we limbered up ready for our 6 mile run and were on our way.

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We took in all the sights, through the busy streets of Camden, past the Arsenal Football stadium all the while chatting, panting, sweating… When we crossed the finish line I took some sweaty pictures before heading home in what I’m referring to as my “post race gift”, a taxi.

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Musicals aren’t really my thing but when I got invited to see  the musical production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Rufus Hound and Robert Lindsey, I couldn’t resist. I went along with comedian Joe Lycett and what I was initially dreading turned out to be a really fun show. It was fantastically camp, hilarious throughout and Rufus Hound sings in it… Like, really well! Who knew?!

In other news, I popped along to the London Gay Pride parade on Saturday and participated with campaigners, students, health organisers, friends in what was a very special day. There were dance and street artists performing, really impressive floats and I met a man who had the most amazing head piece on. I need it!

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Cheerio!

AJ Odudu

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