Do you ever wish you could celebrate yourself the way kids do at every single achievement - big or small?! I was at the hairdressers this week and one of the women in the shop saw her son do something that obviously warranted celebration because she kept repeating this phrase with incredible enthusiasm: 'Clap for yourself. Clap for yourself!' When was the last time you clapped for yourself like this?
Fuelled by positive media write-ups Did you see these two articles written by the Finnish media about me the day preceding the Paavo Nurmi Games, Turku? It may sound odd, but reading these gave me a confidence-boost despite the interrupted preparation. Because it made me think, well, if they want to share my story with... Continue Reading →
Last Wednesday, Sleep and Weight Loss: Sleep More to Lose More was published, garnering some interesting responses and sparking conversations beyond sleep's contribution to weight loss. And of course, as an athlete and someone seeking to achieve high-performance in every area of my life, I'm not just bothered about sleep's contribution to weight loss; I'm... Continue Reading →
Hey! I’m sure you’ve already seen my Athletics Profile on the About section of my site, but why not check it out again for a video update and some additional info on my 2020 season! My first competition was okay - my furthest indoor season opener ever (by 1cm ha!). You can read more about... Continue Reading →
Perks are numerous. And it was initially really difficult for me to think about the negatives. But I wanted to give a balanced and honest assessment of my training regime, because Maris asked. And maybe others are wondering the same. Control For a start, I like to curate my own training program (from Dan Pfaff's... Continue Reading →
Hey! So I thought I’d have plenty of time over the two-weeks + stay in the Middle East to write up this blog. What a myth! I believed the blog would be a positive distraction, a pleasant activity to relieve the boredom. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I wasn’t bored. I didn’t need... Continue Reading →
I am the UK's number one long jumper! That feels AMAZING to say right now. And I have a NEW PB! This year has been such a dream. I know some of you have been waiting on updates. (Thank you for your email prompts. It's nice to know I'm actually writing for somebody, and not... 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.
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 →