Training was going amazing, and then I had a ridiculous nerve issue which caused me pain in my foot. I missed two running sessions and a pole vault session. Just when everything was going so well. Then, on top of that the first pole vault session back I broke a pole didn’t I? This caused … Continue reading Give me a break!
Way back in the day, when roofs were still thatched and your car was fuelled by grass, because it was a horse, athletes used to work full-time jobs AND train. Crazy huh?! I think I may be one of the few athletes left competing in Britain who still refers to the British Trials as the … Continue reading Who got on to (crowd) funding?
I doubt many of you saw me at the British trials indoors, but I was wearing a t-shirt that read “Running is Mental”. Now I can’t take all the credit, I didn’t design the t-shirt, I just bought it. Hopefully I get my act together soon and get the line of QA t-shirts rolling out … Continue reading Running is Mental
Watch any motivational video on youtube and the question usually posed is “How much do you want it?”. This is usually reinforced by a sexily cut montage of either epic performances or the really tough work-outs that led to these performances. But I ask you this question, of all the athletes who give up their … Continue reading When do you want it?
When I was young, I loved maths and science. I got asked a question and knew I could give a right answer. I couldn’t stand the foofiness (pronounced foo-fee-ness) of say English Language, where I was asked to interpret a poem, and then told that my interpretation was wrong, as if the teacher had been … Continue reading The Dangers of an Open Mind