In no particular order….. mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend….. academic, lecturer, writer (it counts if it isn’t published!)…. marathon runner (once counts!!!!), inca trail trekker, mountain climber (Kinabalu…highest in South East Asia, I’ll have you know), but ….. and this is a big BUT…. latter three ALL achieved before kids.  So now, the biggest challenge of my life – not the cold, not the long walk, not the sleeping in tents under the stars – fitting training in around the kids schedule.  Wish me luck.