This post is inspired by a quick conversation I had with one of my followers. If you have a question like this one, keep reading and if you have any questions at all, get in touch. The answer to your question may spark my next #AskAbs post… What wisdom might u have for someone who can’t achieve his dreams because of [lack of] finances and nationality? Hey, I’m not in your position so I don’t know the full story. But I think we can’t allow excuses like a lack of finances or our nationality to stop us from pursuing our dreams. … Continue reading #AskAbs: How can I achieve my dreams without money or privilege?
I’m back. Three years on, I’m back in Phoenix, Arizona. I left this place believing I’d retired from the sport I dearly love and enjoy. I left here with a broken heart (dramatic, I know but so true). Because when … Continue reading Back home where my heart is: Phoenix, AZ
“It’s not fair!” That’s what I heard a couple of times last week when training in the gym and at the track. “It’s not fair that you have a body like that.” Erm. I actually think it is fair. Why? … Continue reading 4 Healthy, Home-Cooked Meal Ideas to Get & Stay in Shape
Hi! Did you catch me on your screens on BBC 2 this weekend? If not, check out this ‘Moment’ for an update of my performance, placing & reactions at the European Indoor Championships, Glasgow 2019. I’m too overwhelmed & slightly … Continue reading Indoor Competition 5: European Indoor Athletics Championships, Glasgow 2019
An update on my performances over the last two competitions (both in Birmingham), the challenges and the successes, and a tip that’ll help you re-frame your perception of your unique gifts to find more enjoyment in your work. Continue reading Indoor Competition 3 & 4: Spar British Champs & Muller Grand Prix (Birmingham) – Feb 2019
Because everyday should fill you with joy and make you smile. And when you’re looking forward to at least one ‘big’ event each month – planning, reflecting, etc. – you’re sending signals to your brain to be happy, to be hopeful and to believe in better days. So here’s my list… Continue reading 12 Fun Things to Do in 2019
My first England vest since 2008! I won! And I jumped the European Indoor Champs standard! I am also currently ranked amongst the top-ten female long-jumpers in the world right now. So many good feelings right now! 🙂 I had a mediocre series, at best. By series, I mean the jumps I took in each of the six rounds. But thankfully, I kept improving through the rounds, culminating in my BEST jump in the final round six – 6.55m! Pray for me this weekend (10th Feb) as I compete at the British Champs. See the rest of my comps and … Continue reading Indoor Competition 2: Vienna International – Team England (Jan 2019)
I opened up with 6.29m and a medal. A gold one. I’m North of England 2019 Indoor Athletics Champion. Women’s Long Jump Northern Champ. And hilariously, I’m probably the number one female long jumper in the country right now (we’re … Continue reading Indoor Competition 1: Northern Champs, Sheffield (Jan 2019)
This ‘Chunky Winter Vegetable and Lentil Soup‘ , which you can find in the ‘Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook’ by Sarah Flower, may just become your absolute fave winter warmer this year. Try out the recipe above and find out why. … Continue reading New Year Dining 2019 – The Best “Quick” & Healthy Vegan Slow- Cooker Recipe Ever!
2018 Reads – Amazon Kindle, Audible Audiobooks, Paperback and Hardcover Yesterday, I received this message from my brother: ‘How many books did you read in 2018?’ So, in response, I drew up my list, as I always do at the … Continue reading Top Reads in 2018 & What I’m Reading in 2019…