Give me a break!

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!

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Who got on to (crowd) funding?

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?

What time does training start?

10am when you arrive at the track? 9am when you do your visualisation to maximise todays session? 8.30am when you eat the appropriate fuel for the session? 8am, when you get up with enough time to be 100% ready for your session? 10.30pm as you go to bed with enough time to get a good … Continue reading What time does training start?

Running is Mental

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

Luck, the uncontrolled variable

Eggs I went to the market the other day, trying to get some extra large, extra delicious farm fresh eggs (the extra large ones have a 72% greater probability of being double yolkers, true fact). The market runs from 9.30am till 1pm. I arrived at 12.30pm and they only had large ones left. This was … Continue reading Luck, the uncontrolled variable