It's been a while. I had nothing to say before, but now I think I do. Back in a Team GB & NI vest for the third time this year, I can't believe the complete u-turn my athletics career has taken over the past 12 months. For an update, check out past posts. But I'm... Continue Reading →
#AskAbs: Following injury, what inspired you to get back to fitness and improve your PB? (See previous post) What advice would you give to athletes recovering from serious injuries or life setbacks? So my advice would be to ask yourself (and honestly answer) a few questions if you're recovering from a big injury/life setback... ... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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 →
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...
Keep updated on my 2019 indoor competition schedule here. Northern Athletics Championships, EIS Sheffield - Saturday 12th January 2019 England vs Other Nations, Vienna - Saturday 26th January 2019 Spar British Athletics Indoor Championships - Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th February 2019 https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/events-and-tickets/spar-british-athletics-indoor-championships/ Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham - Saturday 16th February 2019 https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/events-and-tickets/muller-indoor-grand-prix-birmingham/ European... Continue Reading →
Fancy an insight into my winter training diary, 2019 competition schedule and some bits of business wisdom? There haven’t been any major developments in my athletics career since my last update because I’m in the depths of winter training, but I thought something is better than nothing! What’s winter training? The hard slog. The grind.... Continue Reading →
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull I’ve heard some people describe creativity as ‘unexpected connections between unrelated concepts or ideas.’ If that’s at all true, you have to be in a certain mindset to make those connections. So when I sense we’re getting nowhere, I just shut things down. We all go off to something else.... Continue Reading →