Hi! I've created a podcast - Define Your Success - available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Have you listened to any episodes yet? You can also watch one of the episodes on YouTube about the power of conviction and commitment to accomplish the hard, but important and valuable things in your life. https://youtu.be/fmSI-SHOBFE That's one... Continue Reading →
But that's not what I want to share with you in this post; I want to give you the insider's view of the Olympic experience, including shadowing my steps from my arrival at Heathrow airport, Terminal 5 to the Team GB holding camp in Yokohama, Japan to entering the Olympic village filled with athletes from countless sports and nations across the world and my first look at the incredible stadium - devoid of people, but filled with the weight of expectation and thick with the anticipation of competitors, coaches and citizens of Japan, volunteering to guide, encourage and cheer us on. Are you ready? It's a long read...
Am I thinking about retiring again? Well yes, but not anytime soon! This is more of a reminder to athletes out there to prepare for life after sport and some of the options to help them do that, especially for those on the UK Sport WCPP and British Athletes. Find out more...
When finishing 11th in the world feels like failure. That’s what I originally wanted to title this blog in the immediate aftermath of my Olympic final. But thankfully I’ve had a week to reflect. (I drafted this blog on 10th August!) With friends, family and fans of the sport sending encouraging messages and celebrating my... Continue Reading →
I'M GOING TO TOKYO! I'M GOING TO BE AN OLYMPIAN! Ah! Glad I've got that off my chest! How does it feel to be selected to represent Team GB at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games? A relief. I don’t yet feel the excitement everybody seems to be feeling around me. I'm not buzzing or over... Continue Reading →
On this day in 2008, twelve years ago, I received the frustrating news that I’d once again been missed off the ‘Talent’ program for UKAthletics Funding. It seems this was my second year failing to be selected for this program (as per my silly Facebook rant - I have a love-hate relationship with these FB... Continue Reading →
"I hate salads because they never fill me up and they taste so plain. Even the thought of eating one makes me sad." ... Well, that's how I used to talk anyway. Here's how I flipped the script...
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 →
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 →
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 →