Egypt would never have been my first choice of off-season holiday destination. My vision for this final trip before returning to a hard winter of training was sun and relaxation. And Egypt didn’t seem like the best destination to achieve this. But, honestly, I got all I wanted with the bonus of a new cultural... Continue Reading →
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 →
Reflection of my first indoor competition in Karlsruhe following some timely Readwise quotes from my favourite book, The Alchemist and a popular GCSE read, A Christmas Carol!
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 →
Week Review: 1st Jan to 7th Jan 2018 What did I learn? This week I learned: the hardest part is getting started. Once you get going, the momentum will carry you through to the finish and you’ll feel much lighter, happier and victorious for having started and finished! I have been putting off writing a... Continue Reading →
This morning I've woken up rested; no alarm, no snooze. When that happens I feel as though I am invincible; as though I can fulfil all my wildest dreams and more. Want to know how to do the same so you can feel the same or even better? Go to sleep with a passionate purpose... Continue Reading →
My book is 10% complete.
Well, the first draft is anyway...
Just as I have managed to hit the 10% mark in one week, I have also managed to achieve some other significant milestones through...
I dared to challenge myself, for the second time in two years, to a reading challenge. I've been useless at updating my stats on Goodreads, but I've recorded it on my own personal journal, and I will be writing monthly/bi-monthly/sporadic book reviews on each book I read, like the ones I wrote in the past... Continue Reading →
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength". Those were the first words that came to my mind when I was feeling slightly stressed and overwhelmed by the enormity of life recently. Whether you work a 9 to 5 or attend college or university for sporadic hours throughout the week; whether you're... Continue Reading →