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 I left I'd just ruptured my Achilles tendon and was heading home for surgery and... Continue Reading →
"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? You get out what you put in. If I feed myself with junk every day,... Continue Reading →
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 tired to write a blog, so hopefully this snippet and the link will suffice! 7th... Continue Reading →
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.
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...
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... Continue Reading →
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 only 16 days in, so it's no biggie. hehe). To me, that seems so small.... Continue Reading →
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. It's 'quick' because it takes 15 uninterrupted minutes to chop all the veg, rinse the... Continue Reading →
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 end of each year. About 35 books. Not one book a week as I always... Continue Reading →