Rise Again

Double Entendre. I’m in Phoenix, and I want to rise again like the Phoenix. Hopeful & optimistic for 2016. #RoadToRio Continue reading Rise Again

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Workout Wednesday

What better way to kick off my Olympic Games Road to Rio 2016 diary than by joining in on the Workout Wednesday vibe!

This is inspired by the love my family, friends, followers and supporters have shown to a recent video post of me practising what I love – running and jumping. Visit my Instagram to watch this 15 second slow motion video of me perfecting my trade. Continue reading “Workout Wednesday”

My Fairytale Life – Liebster Award Nomination

Thank you so much, Debra for nominating me for the newbie blogger Liebster Award! I was humbled to receive the nomination. Here is a link to the answers she wrote in response to her Liebster Award nomination, I am Hit Girl!

I hope you enjoy my answers and learning a little bit more about me – Abigail Irozuru!

If you could visit a fictional world from a book or a film, where would you go?

Narnia! I loved The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe and my brother owned the whole C.S. Lewis series when we were growing up so I got to read them all. I would love to meet Aslan and live a life in a world where time literally stands still on Earth, then return home as if nothing ever happened!

You have to change your first name, what will you call yourself?

Gertrude. No, I’m kidding. Something sparkly like Diamond or Paris or Angel. Continue reading “My Fairytale Life – Liebster Award Nomination”

Still I Rise – An Interview with Serita Solomon

Country: Great Britain Discipline: 100m Hurdles, 60m Hurdles Notable Achievements: 2015 British Indoor Champion, European Indoor Bronze Medalist PB: 100mH – 12.87s; 60mH – 7.93 ‘I know it sounds a bit strange, but I don’t really look at the people – all the international stars – who are winning everything. I look more at my own age group, especially people like Dina Asher-Smith  who I actually know….the people who train where I used to train, and live the same type of lifestyle I live. If they can do it, then I can too.’ Serita is a hardworking, motivated, strong young … Continue reading Still I Rise – An Interview with Serita Solomon

The Second Coming – An Interview with Perri Shakes-Drayton

Stats: Country:  Great Britain Discipline: 400m Hurdles Noteworthy Accolades: 2012 World Indoor Champion, 2x 2013 European Indoor Champion PB: 400mH 53.67s, 400m 50.50s ‘Who would have known I would have been put in a wheelchair at the end of that race.’ ‘The hardest part it felt like something was taken away from me. Because I’d been to the world championships before and Olympic Games and it just wasn’t my time…but it just felt so right in Moscow.’ I interviewed Perri because I’m inspired by her effervescent determination and perseverance following the biggest injury of her life, and probably one of the … Continue reading The Second Coming – An Interview with Perri Shakes-Drayton

Life Lessons & Blessings – Overcoming Everyday Struggles

So I keep asking God when my time will come. Because I know as Christians we have to trust in ‘God’s perfect timing’, but at the same time missing out time and again on major championships or being unable to fulfil my potential is getting really depressing. And I mean that in the truest sense of the word. Failure is changing me. And I guess the most important thing for me this year has been to figure out how to not allow failure to corrupt me – my personality and my happiness. Because it has a habit of being destructive … Continue reading Life Lessons & Blessings – Overcoming Everyday Struggles

Is it really the taking part that counts? #OlympicDay

“On this date back in 1894, the modern Olympic Games were born…” What I learned at a Junior School Sports Day… It’s not the winning, but the taking part that counts. In the past – even in the very recent past – when I’ve heard this phrase I’ve shuddered, shaken my head and felt inner frustration and annoyance. ‘Of course it’s the winning that counts’, shouts my competitive self. So why today did I found myself uttering the unutterable? “They did so well, they should all be awarded participation medals!” Yes, I know! Am I crazy? Participation medals? Please, give … Continue reading Is it really the taking part that counts? #OlympicDay