Appreciate your achievements

The last three months have been a challenging balance between uni/career commitments, training, and injuries. But, they’ve also been full of accomplishments and successes: I got my first 80 mark for a uni assessment, I’ve been accepted onto a PhD course (providing I get my grades! 🤞), ran personal bests (PB’s) in both 60mi and…

Patience is a Virtue

The title of this blog post is pretty self explanatory – patience really is a virtuous trait. It’s arguably one the hardest things to develop as a person in modern society; everyday we give and receive immediate demands with high expectations. From responding to emails, to a train being on time, this way of living…

It’s a Balancing Act: Part II

Sometimes I don’t feel like an athlete… and, to be honest, sometimes I don’t want to feel like one. Although I know the main reason I came back to uni was to help my athletics career, sometimes I just want to be a student and do student things without having to worry about training. I’ve…

Happy 2 Years …?

February 2019 marks two years since I’ve been classified as a T44 para athlete, arguably the decisive moment when I started my training journey. Quite possibly the longest relationship I have ever had with anything/one, my two and bit year anniversary with athletics has led me to reflect on my time so far, the changes…

’19 Comp 2

I’d be lying if I said I was expecting BUCS National Championships to go well – I wasn’t. If anything, I was stressing I would let the team down and disappoint myself. Why? To be honest, I couldn’t tell you, but I think it could still be something to do with my own opinion of…

Semester Two

Well, the first semester of this Masters has absolutely flown by and, now that Christmas and New Year are firmly out the way, the second (and last! *Sad react*) semester of the course is all that stands between me and the summer competition season. Safe to say I am now very much wishing the course…

Foam Rolling: An Express Guide

After many requests here is a blog on foam rolling! Thank you to everybody who sent me additional questions on my Instagram account (@diaryof_t44 if you’re wondering… 😉 ), and thanks for clicking the link and finding your way here! Also a quick thank you needs to go to the lovely White House Physiotherapy Clinic…

’19 Comp 01

Honestly, I’ve been sat staring at this blank page for a solid twenty minutes and I have no idea how to start this so, I will start here – my first ever 60m indoor went as well as should have been expected, but not as well as I had hoped. Before even getting to the…

Sport Psychology…Your Athletic Zone

Ever since first being introduced to psychology during my A levels, I have always been fascinated by it. The mind and its workings are intricate, complex, and cross-wired. But there is so much more to psychology than mental health and disorders. It wasn’t until I really started to take athletics seriously that I began to…

Same Body, New Me

“New year, new me,” the most well-known fallout saying of every New Year’s Eve and Day. Every year, thousands of people join gyms and head to TK Maxx for some discounted sports wear in a bid to support a new found desire for fitness and weight loss. However, so many fall of the band waggon…