Breaking down my own barriers…

Okay, so unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you really can’t have missed the fact that I have set myself the aim to compete in the Vendee Globe in 2020. That’s the dream… It is written on my wall, it’s been embedded in my brain, on my mind since…

Closing one chapter and moving on…

It’s been 10 months since I’ve officially been a part of the British Sailing Team, and I’m finding my new found freedom slightly strange. After all, living each day with just one goal in mind, winning a Paralympic Gold medal, drove me forward for 16 years. Looking back now, I realise how much I appreciated…

September reboot…

Is it me, or does September weirdly feel like a reboot month? Despite the fact that it isn’t even a halfway point of the year, or even a significant part of the year, there’s a lot of evidence that is claiming “September is the new January”. I personally love September! It’s that weird time of…

The Last Kingdom

Today is the day peeps!! I’m a little excited for the start of season 2 of the Last Kingdom!! Now for those of you that have been living under a rock, the Last Kingdom was first shown on BBC America and BBC 2 in October 2015, however I discovered it slighlty later- during the Paralympics….

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. – via International Women’s Day This year saw the theme #beboldforchange taking centre-stage. As a result, I was very kindly invited to head to…

Rio…

I’m sure a lot of you are wondering why it’s taken so long to write about the Paralympics… Well the truth is, I haven’t been able to find the words. To say I’m gutted would be an understatement. I’m disappointed, upset, frustrated, angry and I’ve felt pretty much every negative emotion in between. Working through…

Fear of Flying…

I hate flying… Which when you consider how many flights I take a year, its pretty ridiculous. Currently I’m trying to get over the anxiety induced by a flight on the tiniest plane I’ve ever been on out to Guernsey ahead of a charity event the Team is doing. I’ve been getting better and better…

Appreciation…

How often do you really take time to appreciate things? I don’t mean the sending out thank you cards to everyone for presents received kind of appreciation, nor the “thank you” you give to someone for holding a door open for you type of appreciation. I’m talking more the time to really think, look, and…

Never Giving up..

My Uncles words to live by… This journey so far has taken over 14 years of my life, which is pretty much half of it, and for what- one medal… It sounds a little bit crazy when you think about it; especially now having the World title back under our belts… I once heard a…

2016 – The Year of Fearless

Now I don’t normally do shameless plugs, but I’m making an exception for a friend… Everyone head on over to my friend Adrianne’s website: http://www.worldsupbikerun.com She’s off on an epic adventure in 2016, and if you’re short on motivation or inspiration for the upcoming year, you’re sure to find it here!! 2016 really will be…

Battling the negatives…

We all have those mean and negative voices in our heads, but needless to say, some of us have better control over the beasties that others… One particular voice that I’ve been struggling with a lot recently is my self image, and in particular my weight… Coming home from a recent training trip to Rio…

Nail varnish life…

When people have a look at my left hand they might wonder how on earth my nails are done, or maybe they think; surely a brush is a better tool for nail varnish than a paint-ball gun?? It’s taken me a little while and a professional nail course to learn a method that doesn’t get…