Who else is someone who, in general, catastrophises? For instance, you have a bad competition opener and immediately your thoughts spiral into how this will be your worst season ever and maybe it’s time to throw in the towel and I’m clearly hanging on too long and oh dear, what if I never jump far… Continue reading This is a catastrophe! Or is it…?
I compete tomorrow for the first time in nine months. How do I feel? Nervous. But then again… because the science tells me the physiological response my body has to the label "nervous" or "nerves" is the same as to the label "excitement" or "excited", I drop the nerves and pick up excitement only. (NLP… Continue reading It’s Competition Time!
In mid-April, I spent a few days in Portugal - my first time abroad all year. It’s crazy to type that, as my ‘past’ life feels like I spent more time OUT of the country than in the country. ‘The country’ meaning the UK - Manchester, England to be precise - for those who are… Continue reading Familiarity Breeds Content: How to Find Joy in Familiar Places
Friends and family celebrating weddings deferred in favour of surprise baby announcements. A new home-owner finally closing the deal, signing on the dotted line and getting the keys to live in her first ‘own, owned place’; another friend getting the keys to her first investment property - a home to tear apart, remodel and ‘flip’,… Continue reading New Babies, Homes & Record-Breaking Performances
18 athletes, coaches and their high performance team consultants feature in this latest episode of the Define Your Success podcast that was released on Tuesday 10th January 2023. The aim is weekly releases each Tuesday, featuring in-depth conversations with Britain's best athletes - Olympians, Paralympians and their High Performance Teams. I also have guests that… Continue reading How Britain’s Best Athletes Define Success
The beauty of family coming together. There's nothing quite like it. Yet, my two week Christmas break was a whirlwind. That's one of the reasons I decided to have a solo birthday treat. (I'll share the other reasons below.) Happy Birthday, Abs! #33 I spent the 2nd to the 3rd of January in the Lake… Continue reading A Loud Christmas & New Year. A Solo Birthday Retreat
Nope, being an athlete is not my full time job. At Host 50, Salford speaking at the final event of the FreelanceHer100 Business Accelerator Even when I wasn’t ‘working’ in terms of curating my career and being paid, even then, I still didn’t do athletics full time. I’ve been a student-athlete. I’ve been a working-athlete,… Continue reading Ask Abs: Is being an athlete your full time job?
What brings you most joy? 'What brings you most joy?' is a question I wrote and reflected on recently as I soaked tired and sore legs in a much-needed Epsom salt bath. Why that question? Well, I'm keen to get the most out of my life! I want to live life and live it abundantly… Continue reading Travel Diaries: 4 Places to Visit in Munich (Munchen), Germany
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
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…