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 →
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 →