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…?
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
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
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…
I've been in the room for a fair few memorable team captain speeches. But, perhaps for the pure simplicity of it, Jodie Williams' 2021 European Indoor Champs speech is the stickiest. Two words: Back yourself. It sticks all the more because of what I know (who really knows what someone has or is going through?)… Continue reading 2022 Part 2: Three Questions to ask for a better shot next time!
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 My Olympic Debrief: I’m An Olympic Finalist + BONUS Coaching Tips!
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 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... … Continue reading #AskAbs – Part 2: How do I bounce back from big injuries & setbacks?