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 here to say one thing – If you’re reading this and going through a hard time, keep going. My pastor used to quote: If you’re going through hell, keep going. Why? We often get stuck in our own personal or professional ‘hells’. And rather than … Continue reading Unstuck. Moving Forward.
#AskAbs: Following injury, what inspired you to get back to fitness and improve your PB? (See previous post) What advice would you give to athletes recovering from serious injuries or life setbacks? So my advice would be to ask yourself (and honestly answer) a few questions if you’re recovering from a big injury/life setback…  Consider what you really want Do you really want to compete again or is this what everybody else wants for you? For life setbacks, consider whether you really want to go back to the life you were just living. What can you switch up? Do you want … Continue reading #AskAbs – Part 2: How do I bounce back from big injuries & setbacks?
My second winter in Phoenix, Arizona I was a broken, drained and frustrated young woman. At a quarter of a century old, a month shy of my 26th birthday, I heard a song that broke my heart in two yet mended me from the inside out. By the way, I am trying to write consistently daily, but to do that it means I truly have to dig deep to write something meaningful and hopefully impactful, if not unusually short and sweet. That’s why I’m sharing this with you. The first time I heard this song, in the front few rows … Continue reading I’m no longer a slave to fear
I have no words. I’ve lost my voice. I can barely speak at a whisper, and last night I discovered that me straining to speak at a whisper is doing more harm than good. In this case, being quiet for … Continue reading Speechless: What silence will teach you
I’m not good enough as I am. What’s my gimmick? What’s my USP? What thing can I find about myself or my story to draw clients in? Obviously I need a gimmick or USP because, by myself, I’m not good … Continue reading Are you good enough?
It’s funny how people – friends and family – may be going through the darkest tunnels and yet you can be so clueless to their struggle. It’s not funny. It’s horrible. It’s so sad because suddenly you feel like you’re trying to pull your friend out of this huge chasm but it’s harder when they’re already so deep in and fallen so far; sometimes it feels like the safety rope you’re offering them simply isn’t long or strong enough; or that you don’t have the power within you to lift them up – your words of comfort or hope are … Continue reading How to save a friend
Do you ever just want to cry for no real reason? That was me on Monday. Adulting is hard sometimes! I was just despondent and disappointed and feeling a little bit like I had lost control for a moment. Life has been going relatively well this 2017, so this bump in the road felt more aggressive than it probably should have. I was unaccustomed to the setback. Ha! The irony! (If you know anything about me, you’ll realise I have experienced quite a few major setbacks in my life and athletics career, which is why the realisation was so ironic.) … Continue reading Adulting is hard sometimes, but I’ve got you!
“Very inspiring and helpful [teaching me] how to become a better version of myself.” “I learned a lot of valuable and helpful skills…to achieve my aspirations.” “Genuinely very helpful.” “Very interesting and relatable.” “Showed me that I can overcome any … Continue reading You Can Overcome ANY Obstacle