Thanks to the Airbnb Athlete Travel Support Credit granted in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the next couple of months of winter training and travel between Manchester and Loughborough and back again are covered. This is a short and sweet post to say - thanks! A little support goes a long way, so… Continue reading Airbnb x IOC Olympic Partnership: With Thanks
Laugh Out Loud Go-Tos: My Top Three
There's not much that makes me laugh out loud these days. But here are three generally sure-fire laugh out loud go-tos to help you beat a funk, moments of depression or sadness and tackle stress.
Mastering Public Speaking & Social Anxiety
This week, I attended a Toastmasters club for the second time in a row. It’s a speaking club where you practice impromptu and rehearsed speeches! Here’s the format - at the beginning of the meeting, following introductions, we dive straight into ‘table topics’ - an opportunity to practise impromptu public speaking based on an unknown… Continue reading Mastering Public Speaking & Social Anxiety
2022 Part 3 (Finale): A little secret…
I'm going to let you in on a little secret... But before that, let me remind you of the first two parts in this series - In Part 1 of my 2022 season debrief, I remind myself and you guys of the victories I’ve achieved in this second wind of my athletics’ career, culminating in… Continue reading 2022 Part 3 (Finale): A little secret…
2022 Part 2: Three Questions to ask for a better shot next time!
I've been in the room for a fair few memorable team captain speeches. But, perhaps for the pure simplicity of it, Jodie Williams' 2021 European Indoor Champs speech is the stickiest. Two words: Back yourself. It sticks all the more because of what I know (who really knows what someone has or is going through?)… Continue reading 2022 Part 2: Three Questions to ask for a better shot next time!
2022 Part 1: Disappointment and Shame
This second wind of my athletics career was supposed to be smooth sailing, but 2022 has proven that expected truth to be a complete fallacy. In 2018 (my first comeback year post-achilles tendon rupture and mini retirement) I jumped 6.60m+ to qualify by distance for the European Championships in Berlin that year. Unfortunately, at the… Continue reading 2022 Part 1: Disappointment and Shame
14 Years Later… I’m Going to The Commonwealth Games!
I first competed at the Commonwealth Games (albeit the youth version) in 2008. Fourteen years later, I've been selected to represent Team England at my first (real) Commonwealth Games (the Commonwealth Youth Games doesn't count at the Senior performance level). If I'm honest, this one has taken longer to achieve than my Olympic dream. In… Continue reading 14 Years Later… I’m Going to The Commonwealth Games!
#AskAbs – Long Term Tendon Health Strategies
Another post answering a popular FAQ that I've received either as emails or DMs on a regular enough basis that it deserves its own #AskAbs feature post response....
Excellence with Empathy – Healthy Leadership for Yourself & Your Teams
I run a business. I’m also a very type-A, hard-as-nails, okay-with-criticism type of person. I see all the faults and all the flaws. I’m hard on myself and others. It’s a little bit of my perfectionistic nature coming through. It’s a toxic trait, perhaps. But it’s also very helpful. It’s why I’m great* at consulting,… Continue reading Excellence with Empathy – Healthy Leadership for Yourself & Your Teams
More Than An Athlete with British Champion, Naomi Metzger
A podcast partial-transcript of key quotes, links and facts from a conversation with 9 x British Triple Jump Champion, Naomi Metzger on what she does aside from sport - dabbling in NFTs, cryptocurrency, blogging and brand collaborations to give athlete's ownership and empowerment around their own stories.